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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


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
Hans Christian Andersen's Snow Queen - By Kaye Umansky, Ana Sanderson and Stephen ChadwickHans Christian Andersen's Snow Queen
by Kaye Umansky, Ana Sanderson and Stephen Chadwick
Ages 7 to 11

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

6 reviews

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

5 reviews
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

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

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

5 reviews

The newest Nativity Plays and Christmas Musicals now available


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

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

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

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

1 review
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

View Our Best Selling Nativity and Christmas Plays


Hans Christian Andersen's Snow Queen - By Kaye Umansky, Ana Sanderson and Stephen ChadwickHans Christian Andersen's Snow Queen
by Kaye Umansky, Ana Sanderson and Stephen Chadwick
Ages 7 to 11

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

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

Little Star's Story - By Nairne PageLittle Star's Story
by Nairne Page
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
Hosanna Rock! - By Sheila WilsonHosanna Rock!
by Sheila Wilson
Ages 5 to 11

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

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

1 review

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

5 reviews
Five Gold Rings - By Ruth KenwardFive Gold Rings
by Ruth Kenward
Ages 7 to 14

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

6 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

Christmas Songbooks, Cantatas and Concerts for Schools and Children


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

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

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


Here Comes Christmas - 25 Festive Songs for ChildrenHere Comes Christmas
25 Festive Songs for Children
Ages 5 to 14

3 reviews
Glad Tidings! - A Complete Carol ServiceGlad Tidings!
A Complete Carol Service
Ages 7 to 11

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


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
Jesus' Christmas Party - By Roger ParsleyJesus' Christmas Party
by Roger Parsley
Ages 5 to 11

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

5 reviews
Raggedy King, The - By Veronica ClarkRaggedy King, The
by Veronica Clark
Ages 5 to 7

7 reviews

Sleepy Stargazer, The - By John and Ruth KenwardSleepy Stargazer, The
by John and Ruth Kenward
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

Five Gold Rings - By Ruth KenwardFive Gold Rings
by Ruth Kenward
Ages 7 to 14

4 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

Home For Christmas - By Jo Sands and Ruth KenwardHome For Christmas
by Jo Sands and Ruth Kenward
Ages 7 to 14

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

5 reviews
Babushka (The Musical) - By Ruth KenwardBabushka (The Musical)
by Ruth Kenward
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

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


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

2 reviews
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

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

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

3 reviews

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

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

4 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

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


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

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

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


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


Bethlehem Bandits - By Dave CorbettBethlehem Bandits
by Dave Corbett
Ages 7 to 11

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

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

1 review
Ebenezer (Junior Version) - By Malcolm SircomEbenezer (Junior Version)
by Malcolm Sircom
Ages 7 to 11

3 reviews

Creepy Crawly Christmas - By Craig HawesCreepy Crawly Christmas
by Craig Hawes
Ages 7 to 11

3 reviews
Star and the Animals, The - By Peter CanwellStar and the Animals, The
by Peter Canwell
Ages 5 to 11

Census Sums - By Dave CorbettCensus Sums
by Dave Corbett
Ages 5 to 7

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

1 review

Jesus In The Manger - By Dave CorbettJesus In The Manger
by Dave Corbett
Ages 5 to 7

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

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

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

1 review

Redhead Music: Irresistible Nativity and Christmas Plays by Sheila Wilson


Rock The Baby - By Sheila WilsonRock The Baby
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
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


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

Christingle Rock! - By Sheila WilsonChristingle Rock!
by 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


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

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

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

Rock Around The Flock! - By Sheila WilsonRock Around The Flock!
by Sheila Wilson
Ages 5 to 11

Kevin Mayhew: Charming Nativities and Christmas 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

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

Christmas Spies, The - Alison CarverChristmas Spies, The
Alison Carver
Ages 5 to 11

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


Jerusalem News - Denis O'Gorman and Kevin DuncanJerusalem News
Denis O'Gorman and Kevin Duncan
Ages 5 to 11

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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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