Give these theatrical gifts to the theater lovers in your life this holiday season
As the holiday season approaches, it’s likely your thoughts have turned to buying presents for your nearest and dearest. With lots of shops shut, it can be difficult to get inspiration for that perfect gift. We’re here to help with a theater gift guide for 2020.
Browse through our top picks for gifts this year, all chosen with theater lovers in mind.
Do you know somebody who likes to bake? Share the secrets of Waitress’ delicious pies by gifting this official cookbook, complete with dozens of pie-related tips and tricks. There’s recipes for those looking to perfect the traditional pies; apple pie and pumpkin pie anyone?
But, if you know an adventurous chef, there’s also bakes with a twist; mermaid marshmallow pie anyone? The Sugar, Butter, Flour cookbook really is the perfect gift for anyone who spends hours whipping up tasty treats in the kitchen. Then, you as the gift giver get to eat the pie too, so it’s a win win.
2020 will go down in history as the year that everything was cancelled. If you know someone that’s got a ton of events planned for 2021, why not gift them this Broadway-themed calendar? Behind each month, there’s Playbill covers of some of the greatest shows to have graced the stage, including West Side Story, The Sound of Music and The Music Man. You can even use the calendar to mark off all the dates you’re seeing live theatre in 2021.
Trying to teach children the alphabet and the importance of theater at the same time? That’s made easy with this alphabetized guide to Broadway’s leading ladies. Starting off with Audra McDonald and Barbra Streisand, this handy book serves as an academic tool and a comprehensive guide of Broadway starlets. It’s also a gift for you too, as you can reminisce with friends and family about the performers you’ve seen live.
Know someone who thinks they’ve got what it takes to make it on the Great White Way? This game will test your talent and your luck where participants compete to be a Broadway star! Start off in acting school and graduate before your first audition. Good rolls will thrust you into the spotlight, but a bad move will see you kicked out of the chorus line forever. Find out who the star is in the family once and for all with this hilarious game.
Do you know someone who is missing the atmosphere of live theatre? Why not give them a miniature theatre model kit, where they can create their very own theater at home. The set includes sheets of card, painstakingly crafted to look just like the real venue, with instructions on how to slot them together. Once it’s made, they’ll feel as if they’re at the theatre 24/7. £1 from every purchase goes to the Fleabag Support Fund, so it’s a charitable buy.
As well as being a West End actor, Peter Hannah is a keen artist. Since appearing in the London production of Waitress, he’s opened up an Etsy store filled with detailed drawings of West End theatres. So far, there’s nine pieces to choose form, including Dear Evan Hansen, Hamilton, and Six themed artwork. If you know someone who likes to collect Broadway and West End memorabilia, this is the perfect gift.
Know someone who watches a lot of television? Have they “completed” Netflix? They’ll love this DVD compilation, with nine full productions to keep anyone entertained. From The Phantom of the Opera, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, they’ll be watching these musicals on repeat all year long.
Instead of buying a gift for someone, why not donate to a theatrical charity in their name? We’ve listed all 1300 (yes, 1300) non-profit performing arts institutions that TodayTix partners with that you can donate money to. All donations will be gratefully appreciated by every organization, so feel good this Christmas by giving your money to others.