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The Perfect Theatre Christmas Gift Guide

6 December 2016 by Emily Moulder
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Christmas shopping can be tough and although buying tickets to London shows is a great gift, you can go the extra mile and get theatre presents they can unwrap this December. If you’re looking for the perfect present for the theatre lover in your life, or you need to tell people exactly what to get you, we’re here to lend a hand with our stagey gift guide.

Whether the person you’re buying for is a fan of musicals, plays, dance or just wants more a little more theatre in their life, we’ve got you covered.

Cast Recordings


If your friend has been talking about a show nonstop lately, surprise them with the cast recording of the show. Recent shows like Kinky Boots, Lazarus and Funny Girl all have cast recordings available – they’ll make the perfect stocking stuffer and give them something stagey to listen to this Christmas. Take a look on Amazon, there are tonnes of albums to choose from.

A Book About Theatre

Photo Credit: Curtain Call

There are plenty of great books out there on theatre and they’ll make a great gift this Christmas. Curtain Call is a gorgeous collection of backstage photographs from big shows plus exclusive interviews with the stars – it would make a great coffee table book! National Theatre: All About Theatre features a foreword by Benedict Cumberbatch, who describes the book as, “a brilliant introduction to theatre”. If you’re buying for someone who loves a show that’s based on a book they haven’t read yet, you could get them a copy of the book – like this gorgeous cloth-bound version of Victor Hugo‘s Les Misérables.

A Theatre Gift Card


Gift cards are great for theatre fans! When you’re not sure which show they’d like to see or when they’re free, a gift card gives them control and takes the fuss out of buying tickets. You can get TodayTix gift cards here and you can put them towards buying tickets to any London show.

West End Show Shirts And Hoodies

trunch hoodie

If the person you’re shopping for likes to proudly wear their love for theatre, you could always get them a t-shirt or sweatshirt from their favourite show. They can represent their favourite show with apparel like this Miss Trunchbull inspired hoodie from Matilda. Fans of Curious Incident can show off their fandom with this cool black shirt, which is actually ideal for awkward family Christmas dinners.

Show Merchandise


Lots of shows have a selection of merchandise that would make a great gift this Christmas. This gorgeous snow globe from Wicked is perfect if you want to feel popular with all your friends, and this cool candy grabber from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will be a lot of fun on Christmas morning. For the younger theatre fan in your life (or the big kid) you could go for this adorable little genie teddy bear from Aladdin.

Tell us what you think would make the ideal gift on Twitter and Facebook. #TheatreLife


Want more? 8 Feelings You Have Before You Get To The Theatre.