What’s the most you’d pay to watch your child’s Christmas play?

While many of you say you'd be happy to pay a small fee, we were quite surprised at how much some schools charged...

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When we asked our mums on Facebook whether their school charged for the Christmas play, we had more than 150 responses from people saying ‘yes, they did’.

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And, for the most part, they said they had no issue with being charged to watch their child’s performance.

For example, Laura S told us she pays: “£2 a ticket at our school. I don’t mind at all.

“I have 2 children at the school and have paid more for the tickets than I would have put in a collection box so the school gets more from me this way… all good and I imagine is partly why they do it.

“I’m the type of person who forgets about collections and ends up with scrabbling round for the few coins I can find at the bottom of my bag. I can’t be the only one!”

We totally get this (we’re just a bit sad schools feel they have to charge for stuff like this to raise money – though alas, it seems many do) but we were a bit surprised when a couple of mums told us how much their schools were charging.  

“My son’s nursery is charging £5 per person,” Lauren P reveals.

While Kayleigh W says this: “£4 at our primary school. They take everyone to the cleaners! Most families can’t afford £4 a head at Christmas…

“Parents have to supply the costumes too and contribute to the raffle!”

Though Helen C says: “Wait until your child gets to secondary school – it costs from £5 -7 a show per person.”

Of course, the Nativity (or alternative) is not the only thing you pay for – there are often entry fees to school fayres and tickets for concerts to drum up a bit of cash for, too.

But if it helps the school out financially, it makes sense, right?

What do you think?

What’s the most you’d pay for a ticket to see your child’s play – or are there no limits? Tell us in the comments below or over on Facebook

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