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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


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

5 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

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

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

4 reviews

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

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

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

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

5 reviews

The newest Nativity Plays and Christmas Musicals now available


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

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

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

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

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

1 review

View Our Best Selling Nativity and Christmas Plays


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

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

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

5 reviews

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

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

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

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

6 reviews

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

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

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

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

5 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
One Bright Star - A Christmas CantataOne Bright Star
A Christmas Cantata
Ages 7 to 14

5 reviews
Sing Christmas - 15 Starshine Christmas SongsSing Christmas
15 Starshine Christmas Songs
Ages 5 to 11

1 review

Carols For Young Choirs - By Alison CarverCarols For Young Choirs
by Alison Carver
Ages 7 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

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


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

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

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

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

3 reviews

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

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

6 reviews

The Sleepy Stargazer - By John and Ruth KenwardThe Sleepy Stargazer
by John and Ruth Kenward
Ages 5 to 11

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

The Raggedy King - By Veronica ClarkThe Raggedy King
by Veronica Clark
Ages 5 to 7

7 reviews

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


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

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

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

9 reviews

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

5 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
Stable Boy - By Daisy Bond and Ian FaradayStable Boy
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

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

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

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

6 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


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


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
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: Top-Quality Kids Nativity and Christmas Plays


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
The Bethlehem Star - By Dave CorbettThe Bethlehem Star
by Dave Corbett
Ages 5 to 7

2 reviews

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

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

3 reviews
Christmas Rhyme - By Dave CorbettChristmas Rhyme
by Dave Corbett
Ages 5 to 7

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

The Little Shepherd - Malcolm SircomThe Little Shepherd
Malcolm Sircom
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

Redhead Music: Irresistible Nativity and Christmas Plays by Sheila Wilson


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

Tiptoe Nativity! - Sheila WilsonTiptoe Nativity!
Sheila Wilson
Ages 3 to 7

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

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


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

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

Christmas Presence - A Children's Nativity - By Sheila WilsonChristmas Presence
A Children's Nativity - By Sheila Wilson
Ages 7 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

The Star Attraction - By Sheila WilsonThe Star Attraction
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

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

Kevin Mayhew: Charming Nativities and Christmas Plays


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

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

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

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


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

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

The Carol Singers - By Val HawthorneThe Carol Singers
by Val Hawthorne
Ages 5 to 11

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

1 review

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


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

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


Stable By Starlight - By Niki DaviesStable By Starlight
by Niki Davies
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

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

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


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 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

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).

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


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