Nine Gifts for Theatre Lovers


Need a gift for your favorite theatre fan? Here are some ideas that work for any occasion.

Whether you are looking for a birthday gift, an anniversary present, or just to treat yourself for no reason, here are some can't-miss gifts for the theatre lover in your life.

I Was Better Last Night: A Memoir by Harvey Fierstein
You can't go wrong with a memoir and this one from theatre actor and playwright Harvey Fierstein (Torch Song Trilogy, Kinky Boots) is recently released, so the gift recipient is not likely to have it yet. Not only does Fierstein recount his upbringing, but he also offers insight into the history of the gay rights movement and iconic musicals from someone who was there.

SIX: Live on Opening Night Broadway Cast Recording
Again, a cast recording is always a welcome gift, and there are plenty of options, but the SIX Broadway cast recording is new and it captures the energy of the opening night, when it was recorded. It also includes a bonus track of the alternates because understudies deserve love too.

Coloring Pages and Postcards from Coloring Broadway
Who doesn't love to color? It's a great way to relax. And Coloring Broadway offers coloring pages, postcards, and more with Broadway themes. There are holiday and show specific themes, such as Halloween Broadway, Hamilton, and Beetlejuice.

A Bag from Scenery Bags
Scenery creates bags, pouches, and jewelry from recycled materials from Broadway sets, floors, stage curtains, and more. Not only do they recycle, but a portion of every purchase goes to TDF to take students to see live theatre. You're getting a nice gift and doing a good deed.

TodayTix Gift Card
Theatre tickets are a nice gift option, but if you can't decide which show or you don't know what your gift recipient hasn't seen yet, you can give them a gift certificate to TodayTix and they can choose from all the TodayTix options.

Does Anyone Still Wear a Hat? Hat
The Sondheim fan in your life will love this hat with the Sondheim quote, "Does anyone still wear a hat?" from the song "The Ladies Who Lunch," currently sung by Patti LuPone in the Company revival.

Sugar, Butter, Flour: The Waitress Pie Cookbook
This is a gift for theatre lovers who also love to bake. The recipes in this book are inspired by the pies Jenna bakes in the Broadway musical Waitress and there are sweet and savory options.

Cards Against Humanity Theatre Pack
The popular party game Cards Against Humanity, in which you put cards together to make inappropriate jokes, now has a theatre specific pack. This game is appropriate for ages 17+ and not for those easily offended.

A Candle from Show Scents
This candle company started by an IATSE Local 1 stagehand has candles with scents inspired by Broadway shows. The names of the candles are immediately recognizable from their shows. For example, "Popular" (Wicked), "Music of the Night" (Phantom of the Opera), and "Rise Up" (Hamilton).