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Why theatre tickets are the best gift to give this holiday season

1 December 2021 by TodayTix
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year — and the busiest. We’ve all been there: You’re planning your holiday dinner, you’re worrying about what to buy or make for everyone’s parties, and you’re wondering when you’re going to have time to go shopping for gifts for your family, friends, and work Secret Santa. While we can’t help with the dinner, we do have a simple solution for all your gifting needs: theatre tickets.

Theatre tickets are a great gift for anyone and everyone, and there’s plenty of shows to choose from in your nearest city for you and all your loved ones. And the best part? You can get tickets from the palm of your hand with the TodayTix app, so you don’t have to wait in long store lines or gift-wrap dozens of boxes. Here’s why you should get theatre tickets for everyone on your list this year.

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You don’t have to wait in line. 

Holiday shopping is stressful. It seems like every store has a never-ending line at checkout (or even just to get in!) from Black Friday through Christmas Day, and by the time you’re at the front, the store is sold out of what you want. Getting theatre tickets on TodayTix as a present is a great way to avoid all that.

You don’t have to wait in line to get them — you can buy them from your phone or computer wherever you are on the TodayTix app or website. If there are no tickets left for a certain day, no sweat; you can see all the days with available tickets and choose another. 

You don’t have to worry about shipping issues. 

We’ve all heard about the global supply chain crisis this year, and while it’s a real, pressing issue for our world, it can also add additional stress around holiday gift giving. Well, with the gift of theatre, you won’t have to worry about any shipping delays or damages. When you buy tickets on TodayTix, you’ll either be sent e-tickets to your phone, or you can pick them up at the box office the day of your show. So rather than spending time worrying about shipping, you can spend that time, say, making fun cards for your recipients or planning a holiday party.

Theatre is an eco-friendly gift. 

Let’s be honest: do we really need any more…stuff? Rather than stocking up your wardrobes or kitting out your kitchen, give the gift of an experience. There will be no landfill after a night at theatre — just the memories of a special night out with the ones you love. 

Theatre is a live, communal experience.

After a year and a half of isolation, a lot of us are eager to spend time with other people in person, rather than being stuck at home on the computer all the time. Theatre is a special place where you can make a memory with family and friends and also be safe among a crowd again. Many theatres require all audiences to be vaccinated and wear masks at all times, making the experience of gathering in a crowd at a theatre a safe one.

A theatre ticket is like a gift for yourself, too.

The general public aside, theatre lets you bond with your loved ones over a shared experience. If you get theatre tickets for a date night with your significant other or your whole family, it’s like you’re getting yourself a present, too! And you come away with a shared memory that can bring you closer with family and friends. Speaking of which…

You can make a whole adventure out of a day at the theatre.

Sure, you can buy some tickets, meet your friends or family at the theatre right before the show starts, and leave right afterward. Or, you and your show-going crew can make a whole day of it, especially if you’re traveling to a city you don’t visit often for the show. If you’re attending an evening performance, for example, get to your city early and spend the day sightseeing and enjoy a pre-show meal together. You don’t need a theatre outing as an excuse to do those things, of course, but it is a pretty good one. The ticket becomes a gift that keeps on giving.

There’s a show out there for everyone.

Theatre isn’t just glitzy Broadway musicals or centuries-old Shakespeare plays. Theatre is extremely diverse, encompassing plays, musicals, operas, concerts, circuses, cabarets, comedy specials, and so much more. Even someone who “doesn’t like theatre” may just not like a specific type of show, and that’s okay! Like movies or music, not all of it is the same.

If your parents aren’t familiar with new plays or musicals, get them tickets for a revival of a classic show. Take your music-loving friend to a jukebox musical with pop songs they’ll recognize. Go to a live comedy act with your roommates for a change of pace from the Netflix stand-up specials you watch together. Plan a day during the kids’ winter break to see a Disney show or a circus as a family. The possibilities are endless!

You can get great theatre ticket deals on TodayTix.

Perhaps the best reason to get theatre tickets this holiday season: They’re easy to get for great prices. TodayTix offers great prices for theatre tickets in your city right at your fingertips, all available on the TodayTix app and If you’ve been thinking about getting a ticket for someone you know or even treating yourself to a little holiday gift, there’s no better place.

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