Searching for the perfect gift for the theatre lover in your life? Well don’t fret, thespians can actually be quite easy to shop for – if you know what to buy them that is! And that’s exactly why we’re pulling together a list of some of our favorite gifts for theatre lovers (and it has been updated for 2021). Happy shopping!
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This is THE perfect theatre gift for the young and hip person in your life. In the unlikely case that you haven’t yet played Cards Against Humanity – it’s a hilarious card game with a cult-like following. And now you can even get a theatre expansion pack to go with it, which is amaaazing!
I’m almost certain that you have a thespian in your life that has said these exact words many times! And they are for sure aware of it as well, which makes this the perfect gift!
Ready to test your knowledge as a thespian? This book is packed with theatre related quiz questions regarding both musicals and straight plays!
Owning a Broadway Playbill binder is a must for any regular theatre-goer. So if you are thinking about getting this as a gift for someone, just make sure they don’t already have one first. And if they don’t, be prepared for a big hug of “thanks”!
This is such a great gift for that more classy or mature thespian in your life, especially if they happen to have some blank wall space. You can even order them in specific sizes!
Coloring Broadway is an amazing place to find creative and unique coloring sheets and postcards for the theatre lover in your life. Whether they’re into Wicked, Waitress, or Les Misérables, you’ll definitely find something that’s perfect for their taste. And they even have some super fun general theatre sheets for you to color in as well!
This is such a fun gift for any Shakespeare enthusiast. They will love pulling out these bandages the next time someone asks for one, especially since it will also provide them with some good conversation-starting insults at the same time!
Thespians are always in need of tote bags for the various activities in their life – rehearsal, auditions, meetups, etc. And there are so many great ones to choose from. Here are a few of my personal favorites.
This is the perfect puzzle for avid Broadway goers and Playbill collectors. If you’re finding it a bit painful that you can’t grow your Playbill collection this year, this might just help fill that Broadway hole in your heart for the time being. But if you’re not quite feeling the design of this one, you can check out our great list of other theatre jigsaw puzzles!
If you’re looking for a super practical book for the theatre lover in your life, this theatre dictionary will be much appreciated – especially if they are new to working in the theatre space!
This is a similar idea to the first one on the list, but this organizer is designed to hold the actual ticket stubs of performances! This is an awesome idea because not everyone knows what to do with all of those random theatre tickets, which means 100 bonus points to you for solving this little problem of theirs!
There are so many hilarious theatre shirts out there, and this would be such a fun theatre present for the thespian with a sense of humor!
And of course, I can’t leave my own book The Thespian’s Bucket List off of this amazing list of gifts for theatre lovers! It’s an interactive checklist with 1,001 items that every theatre lover absolutely MUST do and/or experience in their lifetime. This is an especially great gift for musical theatre lovers, as you’re also able to track every single show that you’ve seen!
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Which of these gifts for theatre lovers is your favorite?
Or have you ever received any theatre gifts that you went absolutely crazy for? Feel free to share in the comments below! Here’s wishing you a wonderful holiday season filled with fun and stress-free shopping. Happy holidays!
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Author: Stacy Karyn
Stacy Karyn is the founder of Theatre Trip, author of The Thespian’s Bucket List, and creator of The Cast Album List. She has a TESOL drama certificate, a BA in theatre, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.