12 of our Favorite Theatre Gifts for Kids This Year

Looking for the perfect gift for that special theatre kid in your life this year? Then make sure to read through this list of our absolute favorite theatre gifts for kids. Happy shopping!

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1. Lulu the Broadway Mouse

Not only is this a great theatre gift for kids, it’s also a great inspirational book that encourages children to follow their dreams. The reading level is designed for kids aged 8-12. Need a second gift? Lulu has a sequel – The Show Must Go On!

Lulu the Broadway Mouse Book.

2. On a Scale of One to T-Rex

On a Scale of One to T-Rext is a hilarious charades-like game where your acting skill matters about zero! But you do act in a loosy-goosy silly way, making this perfect for bringing the whole family together (aged 7+).

On a Scale of One to T-Rex game.

3. Papaton Shadow Theatre Kit

This is a beautiful kit and wonderful way to get kids comfortable with the idea of theatre and performing. It’s best for kids aged 3-8 and comes with 20 specially-designed fairytale characters to perform with.

Papatan Shadow Theatre.

4. On Stage: Theatre Games and Activities for Kids

I absolutely love this gift idea, because it’s both entertaining and educational. Some of the activities might require some assistance from a grown-up, but there are also some projects that kids can work on alone (for 7-12 year olds).

On Stage Theatre Games and Activities.

5. “Be a Broadway Star” Board Game

This is a super fun gift for any theatre kid who is dreaming of becoming a star on Broadway. Encourage them to live out their dream with this awesome board game – and play it with them as a little bonus!

Be a Broadway Star.

6. My Favorite Things Picture Book

Here’s something for the younger kids aged 3-6. This is an adorable book that you can sing along with while turning the pages. And the illustrations are just gorgeous! If you need a second gift, they also have “Do-Re-Me“.

My Favorite Things Kids Book.

7. Broadway Coloring Pencils

For the creative musical theatre kid, this amazing set of Broadway-themed colored pencils would be perfect! Below is more of a general pencil pack filled with colored pencils that are themed after popular musicals. But they have a cool Wicked-themed set as well!

Broadway coloring pencils.

8. The Complete Nate Paperback Trilogy

This is a great mini book series for any theatre kid who is in grade 5-9 / age 10+. It’s about a young boy who hops on a bus to NYC to pursue his musical theatre dreams!

The Complete Nate Series.

9. Randomise

Here’s another great board game idea for both actors and non-actors to play together at one table! In this game, you’ll be given super random topics. But it will be up to you to draw, act, or describe them to the others! This is a great family-friendly alternative to charades (for ages 8+).


10. A is for Audra: Broadway’s Leading Ladies from A to Z

A is for Audra is the perfect gift for both musical theatre kids and/or their musical theatre moms. This is a beautifully designed book with a reading age for 3-7 year-olds.

A is for Audra book.

11. Play in a Box

This is an amazing kit for budding little thespians directly from the National Theatre! Inside is everything you’ll need to put on a show. Not only is this gift super fun for both kids and adults – it’s also educational!

Play in a Box.

12. Singing in the Rain Picture Book

I LOVE the idea of giving this beautiful picture book as a gift. Bonus points if the parents are into theatre too, as this is really a book you can display on the shelf. It has a reading age for 4-8 years, but this would also be such a great book to read/sing to a toddler!

Singing in the Rain Picture Book.

MORE Amazing Theatre Gift Ideas:

Theatre Jigsaw Puzzles

Musical Theatre Gifts

Gifts for Broadway Lovers

Gifts for Singers

Gifts for Theatre Lovers

Hamilton Gifts

Gifts for Actors

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Which of these theatre gifts for kids 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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Stacy Karyn, author of Theatre Gifts for Kids.
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.


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