The 25 Best Gifts For Theatre Lovers: The Ultimate Guide

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Are you struggling to find the perfect theatre gift for your friend or family member who is obsessed with musicals, Broadway, and theatre shows? Look no further than our annual guide for the best gifts for theatre lovers!

Whether your loved one is a die-hard Broadway fan or prefers the intimate atmosphere of a local theater, we’ve got you covered with our handpicked selection of theatre and Broadway gifts. From show-stopping accessories to one-of-a-kind experiences, our guide is sure to inspire and delight any theater lover. So sit back, relax, and let us take the guesswork out of gift-giving for the Broadway lover in your life!

Are you short on time? Check out the editor’s top three theatre-lover gifts by budget.

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Theatre gifts for large budgets

#1 Theatre tickets

Children performing a play on stage
Theatre show

All right, let’s start with the number one gift for theatre lovers; a ticket to see a show.

Now for true fans, it doesn’t even matter which show you take them to. Because as long as they get a night out at a theatre they’re happy. So check out Ticketmaster to find all shows available in your area, or simply head over to your local theatre’s program.


#2 Broadway gift subscription box

A box filled with items related to the theatre
Photo courtesy of Cratejoy

Are you looking for gifts for Broadway lovers that they can enjoy all year?

Then this Broadway subscription box is exactly what you need.

Every month, they’ll receive a surprise box filled with fun theatre and Broadway-related items.

And the best part?

It comes with access to virtual events with actual Broadway stars and people working in the industry. So they can finally peek behind the scenes and learn more about the world they love so much.


#3 Theatre class

Masterclass acting by Natalie Portman
Photo courtesy of Masterclass

Do you need theatre gifts for someone who has always dreamed of becoming a musical or theatre star?

Then an acting course is the best gift you can get. No one is ever too old to learn, and with a subscription to Masterclass, they can actually learn from the best! With acting classes from Nathalie Portman and more, a subscription allows them to take as many classes by as many celebrities as they want.


#4 Broadway-themed clock

A clock made from an old vinyl record and with typical Broadway symbols
Photo courtesy of Time Vault Treasures

This gorgeous clock made from an old vinyl record is a great theatre gift for new homeowners. They can start to feel at home right away with a clock that shows their favorite shows in the world.

Plus they’ll love staring at this clock so much, that they might finally start to show up on time. (Or not because they can’t stop looking at it).


#5 Broadway book club subscription

Someone holding a box with Broadway sticker
Photo courtesy of Broadway Book Club

A subscription to the Broadway book club is the ultimate gift for a theatre and Broadway lover. They’ll receive a quarterly box with 7 unique Broadway scripts. From scripts that are hidden from the public to ones that feature a specific theme for that quarter.

It’s a gift they’ll enjoy year-round!


#6 Book for musical lovers

Book titled: "musicals. The definitive illustrated story"
Photo courtesy Amazon

If you’re looking for a musical theatre gift that will have your theater-loving friend or family member singing and dancing with joy, then Musicals: The Definitive Illustrated Story is the gift you need. It’s like a backstage pass to the glittering and sometimes scandalous world of musical theatre!

From classic hits like The Wizard of Oz and The Sound of Music to modern favorites like Mamma Mia and Hamilton, this book covers all the ins and outs of musical productions.


#7 Murder mystery at the theatre

A box with the game "murder mystery at the theatre"
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Looking for a theatre gift that’s a real killer for the theatre lover in your life?

Look no further than this murder mystery game!

Set in a 1920s-themed Full House Theatre, this kit will have the recipient and their friends sleuthing and scheming to discover who’s behind the dastardly deeds. And with three alternative endings, the fun can continue long after the first round of accusations and alibis.


#8 Wall art

A poster of the periodic table but with symbols of Broadway musicals
Photo courtesy of Periodic Table Bway

Are you looking for unique gifts for Broadway lovers?

Then this periodic table of all things Broadway-related is perfect.

They might finally be interested in learning about the symbols of chemistry now that it’s in a theme of their favorite hobby.

Though check out Etsy for more unique theatre-themed wall art ideas that Broadway and theatre fans will surely love.


#9 Broadway HD subscription

Sign with "Broadway HD"
Photo courtesy of Broadway HD

This is the perfect gift for a theatre lover who could go to a show every day. Now, that would soon break the bank, but with a Broadway HD subscription, they can watch as many shows as they want!

They can even watch their favorite one 20 times, without anyone judging.


#10 Blanket

A blanket with different Broadway musical posters on a couch
Photo courtesy of Apple Gift Mart

Keep  your theater-loving friend or family member warm and stylish with this Broadway-themed blanket!

It’s like wrapping them up in a warm hug from their favorite show and giving them the option to show off their passion for the stage even while cuddled up on the couch.


#11 Broadway Star board game

Board game called "Be a Broadway star"
Photo courtesy Amazon

This is the ultimate gift for theatre lovers who secretly wanted to be a Broadway star themselves. This board game can mentally take them on that journey. And instead of getting weird looks when they randomly burst into songs and choreographies, they will actually gain points for it in this game!


#12 Cinema lightbox

Cinema lightbox with letters "change it up!"
Photo courtesy Amazon

A cinema lightbox is a perfect gift for theatre lovers who want to add a little Broadway glam to their homes. With its DIY marquee design, changeable letters, numbers, and characters, this lightbox will make your loved one feel like a star!

And with 3 modes and a rainbow of colors to choose from, they can set the perfect mood for any occasion. Whether they’re celebrating a milestone, decorating for dinner, or just adding some fun to their home decor, this lightbox has got them covered!


Theatre gifts for mid-budget

#13 Trivia game

Cast party trivia game with questions for  theatre lovers
Photo courtesy Amazon

This trivia game is a great gift for theater lovers for two reasons. First of all, it’s a fun and interactive way for them to test their knowledge and show off their theater expertise. Second, it’s a great opportunity for theater lovers to share their passion with friends and family, without having to drag them to the theatres (and spending a fortune on a ticket).

Or check out this trivia lover gift guide for more inspiration.


#14 Scratch-off poster

A scratch-off poster with 100 iconic shows that theatre lovers need to see
Photo courtesy of Stage Insider

I’m sure every theatre lover will have a bucket list of all the shows they still want to see, and all the iconic ones they’ve already seen. And now, they can keep track of their theatre-bucket list in style with this unique scratch-off poster!

Not only is it a cool way to display their love for theatre and Broadway, but it’s also really satisfying to scratch off items.


#15 Playbill binder

A binder with pages for playbills
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Are you looking for Broadway gifts for people who are obsessed with ordering stuff? Or who just love collecting keepsakes of their favorite shows?

Then this Playbill binder is perfect!

Not only will it organize and protect their Playbills, but it also adds a touch of elegance to their collection. And let’s be real, nothing says “sophisticated theater enthusiast” quite like a fancy binder

It’s the perfect gift for a theater lover in your life who’s tired of rifling through a messy pile of Playbills and who is ready to take their obsession to the next level!


#16 Broadway-themed cookbook

Broadway-themed cookbook called "Break an egg!"
Photo courtesy Amazon

This is the best gift for Broadway lovers who also love to cook; a cookbook that combines their two loves!

From “The Sound of Music” to “Hamilton,” this cookbook features over fifty recipes inspired by their favorite musicals. Whip up some Eggrolls for Mr. Goldstone from “Gypsy” or indulge in the Angel (Food Cake) of Music from “The Phantom of the Opera.”

Need liquid courage?

Try Another Vodka Stinger from “Company” or The Wizard and Ice from “Wicked.”

This cookbook is perfect for those who love dinner and a show.


#17 Tumbler

Tumbler with prints of Broadway shows
Photo courtesy of Leijtens

This tumbler is not only a practical gift that will keep their drink at the perfect temperature, but it’s also a unique way to show their love for the shows, even when they’re on the go.

So if you need gifts for theatre lovers who always need their caffeine fix to get through those early morning auditions and rehearsals (or any other job), this tumbler is perfect. They’ll be singing your praises with every sip!


#18 Ticket box

Box designed as a keepsake for tickets
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Do you know a theatre lover who hoards all their used musical tickets like they’re precious gold? Do they have a shoebox overflowing with cherished memories from all their favorite shows?

Then it’s time to upgrade their ticket-keeping game with a box designed specifically for those treasured ticket stubs!

Not only will this box keep their tickets protected, but it’s also a great home accessory for any theater fan. It’s the perfect theatre gift for anyone who loves to reminisce about past performances and wants to keep those memories safe and sound.


#19 Tote bag

A tote bage with images of Broadway musicals
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Are you looking for the perfect gift for Broadway lovers?

Look no further than this tote bag! With its fun and stylish Broadway-themed design, it’s the perfect accessory for any theatre-goer. Whether they’re carrying their playbill collection or their rehearsal scripts, this tote bag is spacious and durable enough to hold all their essentials. And best of all, it’s a unique and thoughtful gift that they’ll be sure to use over and over again, reminding them of their love for Broadway every time they carry it.


Theatre gifts for small budgets

#20 Earrings

Four sets of earring studs with masks in different colors
Photo courtesy of Miki Accessories

These cute earring studs are awesome gifts for theatre lovers with a sense of fashion. They can proudly show their love for drama and still look fashionable.


#21 Theatre-themed shirts

A woman wearing a shirt with "theatre it's a stage I'm going thorugh"
Photo courtesy of Ikerson LTD

Theatre lovers are a unique breed of people who would rather be backstage than sit front row. That’s why a theatre-themed shirt is a perfect gift for them!

With the hilarious phrase “theatre, it’s a stage I’m going through,” they’ll be able to proudly display their love for all things dramatic. Plus, it’s a great conversation starter for those awkward moments when they have to explain to non-theatre people why they spend all their free time reciting monologues in their living room.


#22 Theatre expansion of Cards Against Humanity

Theatre expansion of Cards Against Humanity
Photo courtesy Amazon

This is another fun gift for theatre lovers who enjoy playing games, specifically Cards Against Humanity. They can now add a whole new level to their regular game with friends, with this expansion pack of 30 fun theatre-related cards for a regular game of Cards Against Humanity.


#23 Pouch

A make up bag with icons of famous Broadway shows
Photo courtesy of Cherie Made That

Do you need theatre gifts for women?

Then this make-up bag with a fun musical print is perfect!

She can keep all her cosmetics in one stylish bag and show her love for Broadway without bursting into random songs.

And even if you need gifts for men, this pouch can also serve as a great snack bag.


#24 Socks

Socks with a print of theatre masks
Photo courtesy Amazon

Looking for a theatre lover gift that will have your friend or family member putting their best foot forward?

Look no further than these awesome socks.

Not only will they keep their toes cozy during those long rehearsals, but they’ll also show off their passion for the stage. Plus, let’s face it, theater people are notorious for their funky and quirky fashion choices, so why not add some flair to their footwear?


#25 Funny mug

A white coffee mug with the text "all I need is coffee and Broadway"
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

If you know someone who loves theatre, chances are they just need to talk about Broadway shows in order to function. And what better way to warn others of this delightful (or horrible) quirk than with this funny mug?

It’s the perfect gift for musical theater enthusiasts who want to declare their love for Broadway while sipping their morning coffee.

Though check out Zazzle for more funny designs.


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Final notes on gifts for Broadway lovers

There are many creative and fun gifts for theatre lovers. From scratch-off posters with must-see shows to Broadway-themed cookbooks, these gifts are sure to bring a smile to any theatre enthusiast’s face. And if you need more help picking the best gift, have a look at the editor’s top three by budget.

AUTHOR

Hi, I’m Lara, a 30-year-old travel-lover (but who’s not these days?). I love reading, puzzling, world-heritage sites, researching, and making lists, which comes in quite handy when you’re making lists of travel gift ideas!