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Nativity Plays and Christmas Musical Resources for Schools and Children

Dotdismus is the UK's No.1 place for the very best selection of School Nativity Plays, Christmas Musical Plays and Christmas Cantatas for primary schools and young children.  You'll also find all the brand new nativity plays and Christmas musicals for from the most respected publishers and authors of children's school musical plays, all here in one place.

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Our primary school Nativity Plays (with nativity scene & characters) and Christmas Musical Plays (non-nativity) are simple to stage and have tuneful catchy songs which the children and adults will love.  Many also have flexible casts and adaptable parts plus a CD of vocal and backing tracks available for use in your rehearsals and performances too, enabling production and direction to take place without specialist musical expertise.

Recommended School Nativity Plays and Christmas Musical Plays


All About A Baby - Val HawthorneAll About A Baby
Val Hawthorne
Ages 3 to 5

Night Before Christmas, The - By Susannah Pearse and Matthew WhiteNight Before Christmas, The
by Susannah Pearse and Matthew White
Ages 5 to 11

2 reviews
Chilly Milly - Sara Ridgley and Gavin MoleChilly Milly
Sara Ridgley and Gavin Mole
Ages 3 to 7

1 review
Higgledy Piggledy Nativity - A Joyful Nativity Musical by Niki DaviesHiggledy Piggledy Nativity
A Joyful Nativity Musical by Niki Davies
Ages 3 to 7


Primary School Christmas Musical - By Andrew Oxspring and Mick RiddellPrimary School Christmas Musical
by Andrew Oxspring and Mick Riddell
Ages 7 to 11

14 reviews
Santa's On Strike - By Andrew OxspringSanta's On Strike
by Andrew Oxspring
Ages 5 to 11

9 reviews
A Really Noisy Nativity! - Alison CarverA Really Noisy Nativity!
Alison Carver
Ages 3 to 7

Stable By Starlight - By Niki DaviesStable By Starlight
by Niki Davies
Ages 3 to 7

The newest Nativity Plays and Christmas Musicals now available


Mouse In Santa's House, The - By Jane Carr and Geoff LawsonMouse In Santa's House, The
by Jane Carr and Geoff Lawson
Ages 5 to 11

Higgledy Piggledy Nativity - A Joyful Nativity Musical by Niki DaviesHiggledy Piggledy Nativity
A Joyful Nativity Musical by Niki Davies
Ages 3 to 7

Hay Presto - An Ex-Strawdinary Musical Nativity by Matthew Crossey and Tom KirkhamHay Presto
An Ex-Strawdinary Musical Nativity by Matthew Crossey and Tom Kirkham
Ages 5 to 11

Bethlehem B and B - By Nick Haworth and Andrew OxspringBethlehem B and B
by Nick Haworth and Andrew Oxspring
Ages 5 to 11


Inn Crowd, The - By Matthew Crossey and Tom KirkhamInn Crowd, The
by Matthew Crossey and Tom Kirkham
Ages 5 to 11

How Christmas Came To Be - By Andrew Oxspring and Ian FaradayHow Christmas Came To Be
by Andrew Oxspring and Ian Faraday
Ages 5 to 11

Michael Forster's Instant Nativity - An Inclusive Play For The Whole SchoolMichael Forster's Instant Nativity
An Inclusive Play For The Whole School
Ages 3 to 7

Stable By Starlight - By Niki DaviesStable By Starlight
by Niki Davies
Ages 3 to 7

View Our Best Selling Nativity and Christmas Plays


Santa's On Strike - By Andrew OxspringSanta's On Strike
by Andrew Oxspring
Ages 5 to 11

9 reviews
Shepherd Little - Sara Ridgley and Gavin MoleShepherd Little
Sara Ridgley and Gavin Mole
Ages 3 to 5

5 reviews
It's A Nativity - By Andrew OxspringIt's A Nativity
by Andrew Oxspring
Ages 5 to 7

2 reviews
A Way In A Manger - By Ruth Kenward and Caroline KimberA Way In A Manger
by Ruth Kenward and Caroline Kimber
Ages 5 to 11

4 reviews

Grumpy Sheep, The - By Caroline HoileGrumpy Sheep, The
by Caroline Hoile
Ages 3 to 7

Stable By Starlight - By Niki DaviesStable By Starlight
by Niki Davies
Ages 3 to 7

Primary School Christmas Musical - By Andrew Oxspring and Mick RiddellPrimary School Christmas Musical
by Andrew Oxspring and Mick Riddell
Ages 7 to 11

14 reviews
Behind The Stable Door - By Sarah Baker and Andrew OxspringBehind The Stable Door
by Sarah Baker and Andrew Oxspring
Ages 5 to 11

7 reviews

Shiniest Star, The - Sara Ridgley and Gavin MoleShiniest Star, The
Sara Ridgley and Gavin Mole
Ages 5 to 7

5 reviews
Nursery Rhyme Nativity - Alison HedgerNursery Rhyme Nativity
Alison Hedger
Ages 3 to 7

5 reviews
6 Minute Nativity (A Mini-Musical) - By Sarah Watts and Rowena Gibbons6 Minute Nativity (A Mini-Musical)
by Sarah Watts and Rowena Gibbons
Ages 5 to 14

Little Star's Story - By Nairne PageLittle Star's Story
by Nairne Page
Ages 5 to 11

6 reviews

Christmas Songbooks, Cantatas and Concerts for Schools and Children


One Night In Bethlehem - The Christmas Story in Nine Songs and ReadingsOne Night In Bethlehem
The Christmas Story in Nine Songs and Readings
Ages 7 to 11

1 review
The Golden Apple Christmas Songbook - Alison HedgerThe Golden Apple Christmas Songbook
Alison Hedger
Ages 3 to 11

A New Nowell - Michael HurdA New Nowell
Michael Hurd
Ages 7 to 14

Red Hot Song Library: Christmas Songs - Sarah WattsRed Hot Song Library: Christmas Songs
Sarah Watts
Ages 5 to 14


Let's Sing About Christmas! - By Andrew Oxspring and Ian FaradayLet's Sing About Christmas!
by Andrew Oxspring and Ian Faraday
Ages 5 to 11

Sing a Christmas Cracker - Jane SebbaSing a Christmas Cracker
Jane Sebba
Ages 7 to 11

Carols For Everyone - Carnegie Trust Carol CollectionCarols For Everyone
Carnegie Trust Carol Collection
Ages 7 to 16

Starshine Music: High-Quality Primary School Nativities and Christmas Plays


A Way In A Manger - By Ruth Kenward and Caroline KimberA Way In A Manger
by Ruth Kenward and Caroline Kimber
Ages 5 to 11

4 reviews
This Way To Bethlehem - By Sarah Cant and Mark DickmanThis Way To Bethlehem
by Sarah Cant and Mark Dickman
Ages 3 to 7

A Tale Of Two Birthdays - By Judy LownA Tale Of Two Birthdays
by Judy Lown
Ages 5 to 11

5 reviews
Noisy Nativity - By Gerry Page and Ruth KenwardNoisy Nativity
by Gerry Page and Ruth Kenward
Ages 3 to 7


I-SPY Christmas - By John and Ruth KenwardI-SPY Christmas
by John and Ruth Kenward
Ages 3 to 7

1 review
Snow Child, The - By Judy LownSnow Child, The
by Judy Lown
Ages 5 to 11

6 reviews
A Wriggly Nativity - By Peter FardellA Wriggly Nativity
by Peter Fardell
Ages 3 to 7

6 reviews
Christmas Recipe - By Peter FardellChristmas Recipe
by Peter Fardell
Ages 5 to 11

6 reviews

Magical Christmas Journey - By Sarah BakerMagical Christmas Journey
by Sarah Baker
Ages 5 to 11

Babushka (The Musical) - By Ruth KenwardBabushka (The Musical)
by Ruth Kenward
Ages 5 to 11

6 reviews
Match Girl's Christmas, The - By Nick PerrinMatch Girl's Christmas, The
by Nick Perrin
Ages 7 to 11

3 reviews
Donkey Seller, The - By Carrie Richardson and Clare JonesDonkey Seller, The
by Carrie Richardson and Clare Jones
Ages 5 to 11

3 reviews

Edgy Productions: Easy-to-use Nativity Play and Christmas Musical Production Packs


An Out-Of-This-World Christmas - By Andrew OxspringAn Out-Of-This-World Christmas
by Andrew Oxspring
Ages 5 to 11

3 reviews
Apprentice, The - By Daisy Bond and Ian FaradayApprentice, The
by Daisy Bond and Ian Faraday
Ages 5 to 11

3 reviews
Gimme, Gimme, Gimme! - By Lou Gardiner and Andrew OxspringGimme, Gimme, Gimme!
by Lou Gardiner and Andrew Oxspring
Ages 7 to 11

6 reviews
Santa's On Strike - By Andrew OxspringSanta's On Strike
by Andrew Oxspring
Ages 5 to 11

9 reviews

Bethlehem's Buzzin' - By Daisy Bond and Ian FaradayBethlehem's Buzzin'
by Daisy Bond and Ian Faraday
Ages 5 to 7

4 reviews
Aspects Of Christmas - By Ian FaradayAspects Of Christmas
by Ian Faraday
Ages 7 to 11

2 reviews
Mr Humbug Sees The Light - By Andrew OxspringMr Humbug Sees The Light
by Andrew Oxspring
Ages 7 to 11

6 reviews
Stable Boy - By Daisy Bond and Ian FaradayStable Boy
by Daisy Bond and Ian Faraday
Ages 5 to 7

4 reviews

What Christmas Means To Me - By Andrew OxspringWhat Christmas Means To Me
by Andrew Oxspring
Ages 7 to 11

2 reviews
Stars Come Out For Christmas, The - By Andrew OxspringStars Come Out For Christmas, The
by Andrew Oxspring
Ages 7 to 11

4 reviews
Bethlehem B and B - By Nick Haworth and Andrew OxspringBethlehem B and B
by Nick Haworth and Andrew Oxspring
Ages 5 to 11

Behind The Stable Door - By Sarah Baker and Andrew OxspringBehind The Stable Door
by Sarah Baker and Andrew Oxspring
Ages 5 to 11

7 reviews

The School Musicals Company: Brilliant, Contemporary Nativity Plays for Schools and Drama Clubs


Inn Crowd, The - By Matthew Crossey and Tom KirkhamInn Crowd, The
by Matthew Crossey and Tom Kirkham
Ages 5 to 11

Amazing Advent Calendar, The - By Tom Kirkham and Matthew CrosseyAmazing Advent Calendar, The
by Tom Kirkham and Matthew Crossey
Ages 5 to 11

1 review
Hooray In A Manger - By Jane Carr and Geoff LawsonHooray In A Manger
by Jane Carr and Geoff Lawson
Ages 5 to 11

Stable By Starlight - By Niki DaviesStable By Starlight
by Niki Davies
Ages 3 to 7


Musicline School Musicals: Professional Quality Kids Nativity and Christmas Plays


Manger Mouse - By Dave CorbettManger Mouse
by Dave Corbett
Ages 5 to 7

1 review
Rock Around Christmas - By Dave CorbettRock Around Christmas
by Dave Corbett
Ages 7 to 11

1 review
Sulky Santa And The Boy Who Didn't Believe - By Musicline PublicationsSulky Santa And The Boy Who Didn't Believe
by Musicline Publications
Ages 7 to 11

3 reviews
Little Shepherd, The - Malcolm SircomLittle Shepherd, The
Malcolm Sircom
Ages 7 to 11

1 review

Countdown to Christmas - Mike Smith and Wilf TudorCountdown to Christmas
Mike Smith and Wilf Tudor
Ages 7 to 11

3 reviews
Shepherd's Delight - By Dave CorbettShepherd's Delight
by Dave Corbett
Ages 5 to 7

1 review
Mend The Manger - By Dave CorbettMend The Manger
by Dave Corbett
Ages 5 to 7

1 review

Magical Christmas Box, The - By Craig HawesMagical Christmas Box, The
by Craig Hawes
Ages 5 to 11

4 reviews
Bethlehem Star, The - By Dave CorbettBethlehem Star, The
by Dave Corbett
Ages 5 to 7

2 reviews
Santa's Hat - By Dave CorbettSanta's Hat
by Dave Corbett
Ages 5 to 7

1 review
Who? - By Dave CorbettWho?
by Dave Corbett
Ages 7 to 11

1 review

Redhead Music: Irresistible Nativity and Christmas Plays by Sheila Wilson


Gold, Frankincense And Mirth! - By Sheila WilsonGold, Frankincense And Mirth!
by Sheila Wilson
Ages 5 to 11

Christmas Praise! - By Sheila WilsonChristmas Praise!
by Sheila Wilson
Ages 5 to 11

Mary, Mary! - By Sheila WilsonMary, Mary!
by Sheila Wilson
Ages 5 to 11

jesus @ bethlehemstable.com - By Sheila Wilsonjesus @ bethlehemstable.com
by Sheila Wilson
Ages 5 to 11


Stable Story - Christmas Glory! - By Sheila WilsonStable Story
Christmas Glory! - By Sheila Wilson
Ages 5 to 11

Nativity Rock! - By Sheila WilsonNativity Rock!
by Sheila Wilson
Ages 5 to 11

Do The Christmas Rock! - By Sheila WilsonDo The Christmas Rock!
by Sheila Wilson
Ages 5 to 11

Jump If You Love Christmas - By Sheila WilsonJump If You Love Christmas
by Sheila Wilson
Ages 3 to 7


Star Attraction, The - By Sheila WilsonStar Attraction, The
by Sheila Wilson
Ages 5 to 11

Christmas Stars! - A Nativity Musical by Sheila WilsonChristmas Stars!
A Nativity Musical by Sheila Wilson
Ages 5 to 11

1 review
Bethlehem Baby! - Sheila WilsonBethlehem Baby!
Sheila Wilson
Ages 5 to 11

Little Angels! - By Sheila WilsonLittle Angels!
by Sheila Wilson
Ages 5 to 11

Kevin Mayhew: Charming Nativities and Christmas Plays


Nearly No Nativity - Alison CarverNearly No Nativity
Alison Carver
Ages 5 to 11

A Very Magical Christmas Story - By Alison CarverA Very Magical Christmas Story
by Alison Carver
Ages 5 to 11

Michael Forster's Instant Nativity - An Inclusive Play For The Whole SchoolMichael Forster's Instant Nativity
An Inclusive Play For The Whole School
Ages 3 to 7

Star Of Wonder - Barry HartStar Of Wonder
Barry Hart
Ages 5 to 11


Gift Bringer, The - Val HawthorneGift Bringer, The
Val Hawthorne
Ages 5 to 11

A Really Noisy Nativity! - Alison CarverA Really Noisy Nativity!
Alison Carver
Ages 3 to 7

All About A Baby - Val HawthorneAll About A Baby
Val Hawthorne
Ages 3 to 5

Drummer Boy, The - By Ali DeeDrummer Boy, The
by Ali Dee
Ages 7 to 11

Sara and Gavin's Popular Nativity Plays and Christmas Musicals for Young Children


Chilly Milly - Sara Ridgley and Gavin MoleChilly Milly
Sara Ridgley and Gavin Mole
Ages 3 to 7

1 review
Tale of the Christmas Tree, The - Sara Ridgley and Gavin MoleTale of the Christmas Tree, The
Sara Ridgley and Gavin Mole
Ages 3 to 7

1 review
Shepherd Little - Sara Ridgley and Gavin MoleShepherd Little
Sara Ridgley and Gavin Mole
Ages 3 to 5

5 reviews
Shiniest Star, The - Sara Ridgley and Gavin MoleShiniest Star, The
Sara Ridgley and Gavin Mole
Ages 5 to 7

5 reviews

Pre-School (ages 3-5): Newest Nativity Plays and Christmas Musicals


Higgledy Piggledy Nativity - A Joyful Nativity Musical by Niki DaviesHiggledy Piggledy Nativity
A Joyful Nativity Musical by Niki Davies
Ages 3 to 7

Michael Forster's Instant Nativity - An Inclusive Play For The Whole SchoolMichael Forster's Instant Nativity
An Inclusive Play For The Whole School
Ages 3 to 7

Stable By Starlight - By Niki DaviesStable By Starlight
by Niki Davies
Ages 3 to 7

Pop-Up Nativity, The - By Sheila WilsonPop-Up Nativity, The
by Sheila Wilson
Ages 3 to 7

Primary and Infant Schools (ages 5-7, Key Stage 1): Newest Nativities and Christmas Plays


Hay Presto - An Ex-Strawdinary Musical Nativity by Matthew Crossey and Tom KirkhamHay Presto
An Ex-Strawdinary Musical Nativity by Matthew Crossey and Tom Kirkham
Ages 5 to 11

Higgledy Piggledy Nativity - A Joyful Nativity Musical by Niki DaviesHiggledy Piggledy Nativity
A Joyful Nativity Musical by Niki Davies
Ages 3 to 7

Mouse In Santa's House, The - By Jane Carr and Geoff LawsonMouse In Santa's House, The
by Jane Carr and Geoff Lawson
Ages 5 to 11

Bethlehem B and B - By Nick Haworth and Andrew OxspringBethlehem B and B
by Nick Haworth and Andrew Oxspring
Ages 5 to 11

Juniors (ages 7-11, Key Stage 2): Newest Nativity Plays and Christmas Musicals


Bethlehem B and B - By Nick Haworth and Andrew OxspringBethlehem B and B
by Nick Haworth and Andrew Oxspring
Ages 5 to 11

Mouse In Santa's House, The - By Jane Carr and Geoff LawsonMouse In Santa's House, The
by Jane Carr and Geoff Lawson
Ages 5 to 11

Hay Presto - An Ex-Strawdinary Musical Nativity by Matthew Crossey and Tom KirkhamHay Presto
An Ex-Strawdinary Musical Nativity by Matthew Crossey and Tom Kirkham
Ages 5 to 11

Hooray In A Manger - By Jane Carr and Geoff LawsonHooray In A Manger
by Jane Carr and Geoff Lawson
Ages 5 to 11

School Pantomime Scripts and Plays


A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Camelot - By Mark And Lisa HiltonA Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Camelot
by Mark And Lisa Hilton
Ages 7 to 11

Fee, Fie, Fo, Fum! - By Andrew RichardsonFee, Fie, Fo, Fum!
by Andrew Richardson
Ages 7 to 14

9 reviews
Panto Pandemonium - By Ruth KenwardPanto Pandemonium
by Ruth Kenward
Ages 7 to 14

1 review
Dick Whittington - By Debbie CampbellDick Whittington
by Debbie Campbell
Ages 5 to 14

Popular Christmas Songbooks and Music Books


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How to find a suitable School Nativity Play

We have a superb choice of all the best and most popular entertaining children's school Nativity Plays and Christmas Musicals to be found anywhere in the UK on our website, many with simple and often humorous scripts with flexible casts and adaptable parts to suit small or larger casts.

You can browse them all by selecting from the categories above or, if you know the name or order code of the nativity play you're looking for, you may also use the search box at the top of this page.

Our nativities are conveniently arranged in Age Range/Key Stage groups in order for you to view just the plays which are suitable for your children or group.


Sample Scripts, Cast Lists and Sound Clips

Many of our nativity plays now have sample scripts, cast lists and sound clips for you to view and listen to online, helping you to decide which play would be suitable before you purchase. Just look out for the PDF logos and sound clip icons on the detail pages of each item, where available.


Do you accept School Purchase Orders for payment upon receipt?

Yes we do. If you are ordering from a UK School and would like to pay on receipt of your order, select the "UK School Purchase Order" box in the cart checkout payment options screen and we'll send you an invoice with your order.

(Please Note: We are only able to process orders for the "UK School Purchase Order" payment option where the invoice is addressed to your school.)

Alternatively, you may post or fax an Order Form (PDF) to us.


Why buy from us?

We represent several different music publishers of nativities and Christmas plays throughout the UK and our website enables you to browse and purchase all your music in one place - plus you'll receive free standard Royal Mail UK delivery on all orders over £25.

You don't have to set up an account with us first, just add the items to your basket and proceed straight through the checkout.


Who is buying from us?

We regularly receive orders from the general public, schools, pre-schools, music teachers and music co-ordinators, education authorities and non-specialist music teachers finding themselves responsible for music in school.


How can I contact you?

If you have any further questions regarding ordering from us or would like to discuss your specific music requirements with us in more detail, then please contact us and we'll do our best to help (we have several years experience in music teaching, music theatre and musical productions).

For more information on placing an order with us, please see our How To Order page.


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