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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


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

6 reviews

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

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

The Donkey Seller - By Carrie Richardson and Clare JonesThe Donkey Seller
by Carrie Richardson and Clare Jones
Ages 5 to 11

3 reviews
Little Angel Gets Her Wings - By Nick PerrinLittle Angel Gets Her Wings
by Nick Perrin
Ages 5 to 7

5 reviews

The newest Nativity Plays and Christmas Musicals now available


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

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

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

Hooray In A Manger - By Jane Carr and Geoff LawsonHooray In A Manger
by Jane Carr and Geoff Lawson
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

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

It's Chr-i-i-i-stmas! - By Andrew Oxspring and Ian FaradayIt's Chr-i-i-i-stmas!
by Andrew Oxspring and Ian Faraday
Ages 5 to 11

Follow The Star - By Niki DaviesFollow The Star
by Niki Davies
Ages 3 to 7

1 review

View Our Best Selling Nativity and Christmas Plays


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

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

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

6 reviews
Hosanna Rock! - By Sheila WilsonHosanna Rock!
by Sheila Wilson
Ages 5 to 11


A Little Nativity - By John and Ruth KenwardA Little Nativity
by John and Ruth Kenward
Ages 3 to 7

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

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

1 review
The Donkey Seller - By Carrie Richardson and Clare JonesThe Donkey Seller
by Carrie Richardson and Clare Jones
Ages 5 to 11

3 reviews

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

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

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

5 reviews

Christmas Songbooks, Cantatas and Concerts for Schools and Children


Come On Christmas - Bright Seasonal Songs for ChildrenCome On Christmas
Bright Seasonal Songs for Children
Ages 5 to 14

4 reviews
On The Road To Bethlehem - By Steven HarderOn The Road To Bethlehem
by Steven Harder
Ages 7 to 14

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

Manger Tom (Score/CD) - Richard Allain/Thomas AllainManger Tom (Score/CD)
Richard Allain/Thomas Allain
Ages 7 to 14


9 Carols and Readings for Choirs - Carol Concert Package9 Carols and Readings for Choirs
Carol Concert Package
Ages 7 to 16

4 reviews
One Bright Star - A Christmas CantataOne Bright Star
A Christmas Cantata
Ages 7 to 14

5 reviews
The Golden Apple Christmas Songbook - Alison HedgerThe Golden Apple Christmas Songbook
Alison Hedger
Ages 3 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


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

6 reviews
A Little Nativity - By John and Ruth KenwardA Little Nativity
by John and Ruth Kenward
Ages 3 to 7

5 reviews
Miracle Child - By Ruth KenwardMiracle Child
by Ruth Kenward
Ages 7 to 14

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

3 reviews

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

The Snow Child - By Judy LownThe Snow Child
by Judy Lown
Ages 5 to 11

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

1 review
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
NOT Such A Silent Night! - By Nick Perrin and Ruth KenwardNOT Such A Silent Night!
by Nick Perrin and Ruth Kenward
Ages 5 to 7

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

6 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

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


Stargazers - By Daisy Bond and Ian FaradayStargazers
by Daisy Bond and Ian Faraday
Ages 5 to 11

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

6 reviews
The Apprentice - By Daisy Bond and Ian FaradayThe Apprentice
by Daisy Bond and Ian Faraday
Ages 5 to 11

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

3 reviews

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

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

2 reviews
Gabriel's Big Break - By Daisy Bond and Ian FaradayGabriel's Big Break
by Daisy Bond and Ian Faraday
Ages 5 to 11

4 reviews
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


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

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

4 reviews
Baa Baa Bethlehem - By Daisy Bond and Ian FaradayBaa Baa Bethlehem
by Daisy Bond and Ian Faraday
Ages 5 to 11

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

4 reviews

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


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

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

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

1 review
Follow The Star - By Niki DaviesFollow The Star
by Niki Davies
Ages 3 to 7

1 review

Musicline School Musicals: Top-Quality Kids Nativity and Christmas Plays


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

1 review
Shepherd's Delight - By Dave CorbettShepherd's Delight
by Dave Corbett
Ages 5 to 7

1 review
The Star and the Animals - By Peter CanwellThe Star and the Animals
by Peter Canwell
Ages 5 to 11

Santa's Setbacks - By Dave CorbettSanta's Setbacks
by Dave Corbett
Ages 5 to 7

1 review

Penguin Pete - By Dave CorbettPenguin Pete
by Dave Corbett
Ages 5 to 7

1 review
Follow That Star - Gawen Robinson and Stephen RobertsonFollow That Star
Gawen Robinson and Stephen Robertson
Ages 5 to 11

1 review
Happy Birthday Jesus - By Mike Smith and Keith DawsonHappy Birthday Jesus
by Mike Smith and Keith Dawson
Ages 5 to 11

1 review

Christmas Is Forever - By Dave CorbettChristmas Is Forever
by Dave Corbett
Ages 7 to 11

5 reviews
Ebenezer (Junior Version) - By Malcolm SircomEbenezer (Junior Version)
by Malcolm Sircom
Ages 7 to 11

3 reviews
Starlight - By Dave CorbettStarlight
by Dave Corbett
Ages 5 to 7

2 reviews
Having Fun At Christmas - By Les TitfordHaving Fun At Christmas
by Les Titford
Ages 5 to 11

1 review

Redhead Music: Irresistible Nativity and Christmas Plays by Sheila Wilson


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

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

Peace On Earth! (Everyone's Christmas Wish) - By Sheila WilsonPeace On Earth! (Everyone's Christmas Wish)
by Sheila Wilson
Ages 5 to 11

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


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

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

Scrooge ... A Ghost Of A Chance - By Sheila WilsonScrooge ... A Ghost Of A Chance
by Sheila Wilson
Ages 7 to 14

The Nativity Party! (Bring Your Own Lamb) - By Sheila WilsonThe Nativity Party! (Bring Your Own Lamb)
by Sheila Wilson
Ages 3 to 7


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

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

Rock The Baby - By Sheila WilsonRock The Baby
by Sheila Wilson
Ages 5 to 11

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

Kevin Mayhew: Charming Nativities and Christmas Plays


The Fleas' Christmas Story - By Ali DeeThe Fleas' Christmas Story
by Ali Dee
Ages 5 to 11

The Christmas Spies - Alison CarverThe Christmas Spies
Alison Carver
Ages 5 to 11

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

The Gift Bringer - Val HawthorneThe Gift Bringer
Val Hawthorne
Ages 5 to 11


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

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

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

Knock, Knock! Who's There? - By Val HawthorneKnock, Knock! Who's There?
by Val Hawthorne
Ages 3 to 5

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
The Tale of the Christmas Tree - Sara Ridgley and Gavin MoleThe Tale of the Christmas Tree
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
The Shiniest Star - Sara Ridgley and Gavin MoleThe Shiniest Star
Sara Ridgley and Gavin Mole
Ages 5 to 7

5 reviews

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


Stable By Starlight - By Niki DaviesStable By Starlight
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

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

Follow The Star - By Niki DaviesFollow The Star
by Niki Davies
Ages 3 to 7

1 review

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

The Inn Crowd - By Matthew Crossey and Tom KirkhamThe Inn Crowd
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

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

1 review

School Pantomime Scripts and Plays


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

Sleeping Beauty's Dream - By Nick ToczekSleeping Beauty's Dream
by Nick Toczek
Ages 5 to 11

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).

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