At this time of year, when it’s only a matter of weeks to Christmas day, internet searches for ‘Short Nativity Plays’ go up and up, as stressed teachers who have left nativity preparations to the last minute frantically search for a quick, short, simple fix. Well, with flexible, editable scripts and running times as short as 8 minutes, we can definitely help you keep your nativity plays as short as you want. Below is a list of our top 10 shortest nativity plays, that are also very quick to rehearse.
Flexibility is key
We currently have a few dozen Christmas nativity plays on sale (with more in the pipeline), and just about all of them contain multiple script variations, with narrated versions and playscript versions. In addition, all are fully editable and allow you to easily tailor the performance to your own circumstances. With this in mind, the timings below are based on you using the simplest script variation, as well as slimming it down as much as possible, by cutting out any unnecessary scenes and leaving out some of the songs.
Short Nativity Plays or Quick Rehearsal Nativities?
Something else to consider is that when people search for ‘Short Nativity Plays’, what they often want is something that is quick and easy to rehearse. Therefore, although most of our nativity publications can be slimmed down to a 10 minute show, in this list we have stuck to the ones that are quickest to rehearse.
Top 10 Short Nativity Plays
So here is the list of our top 10 ‘Short Nativity Plays’ starting with the shortest:
- Minimum Running Time = 8 minutes
- Minimum Rehearsal Time = 1 day
- Age Range = 6 to 11
- Cast Size = 17 to 200+
DESCRIPTION: The ultimate time-saver for busy teachers! A simple, fun, alphabetic Christmas play with lots of added resources, giving you all you need for an instant, ready-to-use Christmas performance for ages 6-11.
The included playscript is titled ‘The Santa Trap’. This humorous play is set on Christmas Eve and tells the story of Santa’s secret visit to a children’s hospital ward to fill the children’s stockings. But things don’t go to plan as the children catch him and won’t let him go until he grants their wishes! Santa then asks his elves and reindeer to put on a brilliant ‘A-Z of Christmas’ performance for the patients, which your audience will love. An OPTIONAL nativity scene is also included.
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