If you’re looking for some 2021 Christmas gift ideas for a musical theatre fan here are some great suggestions.
Other than tickets to their favourite show, you may be wondering what to buy someone who loves musicals.
Most musicals and plays offer up a range of merchandise from t-shirts to keyrings. This is typically available from the theatre itself or you can purchase online via Playbill UK store with gifts for Les Mis, Phantom, Matilda, Six, School Of Rock, Miss Saigon and many more.
The Musical Theatre Card Game
The Musical Theatre Card Game is a new game where players battle it out to collect all the legendary stage shows, as they use their theatrical knowledge and competitive prowess to outwit their friends. The game features 52 vibrantly illustrated cards with quotes and stats for a range of popular shows from throughout the history of musicals, with classics such as Les Misérables and Cabaret to modern hits like Dear Evan Hansen and Hamilton. You can purchase the game from Amazon here.
Looking for something more unique? You can pick up great musical themed prints, illustrations & drawings from websites like Etsy here. More cool theatre-inspired artwork gifts can be found from illustrator Mark Manley’s online shop.
Theatre Model Kits
Also available on Etsy, Ice Cream at the Interval produces incredible Build your own Miniature Theatre Model Kits of venues in London and across the UK.
Scenery Bags offers a range of bags and other gifts all of which have been made from retired theatre backdrops, costumes and props of both Broadway and West End productions.
There are also plenty of books from actors and creatives from the theatre world such as Stephen Sondheim and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Plus, Giles Terera’s recent memoir of originating Aaron Burr in Hamilton’s West End production.
If the person you’re buying for is a musician or singer, considering buying them the accompanying instrument/vocal book for the show’s score – Amazon has almost all you could want!.
Cast Recordings & Blu-Ray/DVDs
If you do want to buy tickets but aren’t sure what for, don’t worry! Gift the enjoyment of a show with ultimate freedom with theatre gift vouchers which can be redeemed online against any show and performance. Plus, they can be sent as e-vouchers directly to the recipient with a personal message making for an ideal last minute gift.