The thrill of the stage, the magic of live performances, and the captivating world of theatre—these are the passions that define theatre lovers. Whether your friend or family member is an actor, director, playwright, or simply a dedicated theatre enthusiast, finding the perfect gift for them can be a delightful experience. To make your search easier, we’ve curated a list of gifts that will resonate with any theatre lovers.
1. Theatre Tickets
Let’s start with the obvious choice: tickets to a live theatre performance. Find out what’s playing in their area, whether it’s a classic play, a musical, or an avant-garde production, and surprise them with an unforgettable night at the theatre. Many theatres offer gift certificates, allowing the recipient to choose the show that piques their interest the most.
Some iconic plays are taking place in New York this coming season. In addition to tickets, you can also get them signature acting editions of these titles on Dramatists Play Service.
10/31/2023-1/7/2024 at Lucille Lortel Theatre
🛒Signature Acting Edition
2. Script Subscription
Access a treasure trove of diverse and captivating stories at your doorstep every quarter by signing-up for a script subscription. Broadway Book Club offers annual and quarterly subscriptions, 7 scripts, 4 times a year. Subscribers will receive a personally curated box by one of the award-winning playwrights from the Broadway Licensing catalog. Sign up now by December 9 to receive your box before the holiday!
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3. Acting Classes or Workshops
If your loved ones dream of taking the stage themselves, consider enrolling them in an acting class or workshop. Local theatres often offer classes for both beginners and more experienced actors. It’s an opportunity for them to hone their skills and build their confidence.
4. Curated Scripts
There’s a wealth of literature on the art of theatre. Look for books that delve into the history of theatre, biographies of iconic actors and playwrights, or guides to scriptwriting. Knowledge is a valuable gift for anyone passionate about their craft. If you don’t know where to start, don’t worry, we have some recommendations for you.
Buy a box of 5 scripts of the themed collections from Broadway Book Club, ranging from Women’s Voices to Banned books, from Paula Vogel to High School Theatre.
- High School Theatre
- College Theatre
- Banned Books
- Women’s Voices
- Black Voices
Or simply get a Signature Acting Edition for them of their favorite plays.
5. Subscription to a Streaming Service
Theatre lovers often appreciate a night in to watch recorded performances of their favorite shows, which makes subscriptions to a streaming service a good idea. You can also get a single rental on Broadway On Demand for your favorite shows.
Recommendations for the holiday season:
- NUTCRACKER: Magic of Christmas Ballet
- The Florence Foster Jenkins Story
- The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
- An Evening with Groucho
- The Choir and Conductor
The perfect gift for a theatre lover is one that reflects their individual tastes and passions. These gifts will surely resonate with the drama aficionado in your life. Enjoy the show!