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14 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!

* Last updated on 5/31/2023

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1. Theatre Nerds Sticker Collection

This would be such an adorable mini gift or stocking stuffer for that kid who loves musical theatre. It’s a pack of four stickers that are perfect for laptops, cell phones and notebooks.

Colorful theatre sticker collection.


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 get to act in a loosy-goosy silly way, making this the perfect way to bring the whole family together (aged 7+).

On a Scale of One to T-Rex game.


3. Kids’ Broadway Songbook

If that special theatre kid in your life also happens to be a singer, this is in amazing book filled with sheet music to accompany vocals! There are 21 amazing musical theatre songs for kids inside.

Kids' Broadway Songbook.


4. 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.


5. 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.


6. “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.

7. 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.


8. 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 Broadway musicals. But they have a cool Wicked-themed set➝ as well!

Broadway coloring pencils.


9. 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.


10. Randomise

This is a really fun board game idea for the aspiring actor! 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+).



11. 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 adults. This is a beautifully designed book with a reading age suitable for 3-7 year-olds.

A is for Audra book.


12. B is for Broadway Book
This is a new follow-up to the A is for Audra book. It’s amazing for kids, adults, and especially new parents! It’s such a fun way to introduce young people to theatre, and maybe you’ll even get some calm and inspiration through reading this yourself!

B is for Broadway.


13. 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.


14. Lego Friends Theatre School Play Set

I am definitely saving the best for last here, because if I was a kid, this is what I would pick! It’s an adorable theatre Lego set featuring a stage, dressing room, orchestra, and even light rigging!

Theatre Lego set.


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 holds a BA in theatre, a TESOL drama certificate, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


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