Your theatrical Christmas gift guide

Christmas at The Marlowe Theatre Canterbury. Photo by Adam Wood.

So it’s just 14 days until Christmas! Yes, really. That means it’s absolutely no-way-round-it time to get your Christmas gifts sorted.

If you can’t quite brave town or find yourself running out of time, here are a few gift ideas for the theatre-lover in your life to take the drama out of Christmas shopping… (see what we did there!)

Marlowe Theatre Gift Vouchers

A guaranteed night out at the theatre is such a nice treat. You can buy our vouchers for any amount by calling 01227 787787.

Marlowe Theatre Tickets

Again, knowing you have a night out in store would be a lovely gift. For families and musical lovers we have Shrek The Musical here in February, little ones will love Room On The Broom and Sing-A-Long-A Frozen, or maybe it’s a comedy or music fan you’re buying for. You can browse our full listings here – there really is something for everyone.

National Theatre 50th Anniversary DVD

Anyone who caught the live gala performance on television will know what a special night this was, with stars from across the eras performing excerpts from the best National plays. The DVD also includes the two-part Arena documentary on the history of the National Theatre.

£24.99, National Theatre

The Half: Photographs Of Actors Preparing For The Stage

This gorgeous book gives a glimpse into the backstage world, specifically – moments with actors during the half hour before curtain up. There are so many familiar, much-loved faces in this collection and it feels really special to see them at this usually private time.

£17, Amazon

Digital Theatre Gift Certificates

Digital Theatre now have an overwhelmingly impressive online archive of productions, each available to rent or buy. A gift certificate would give someone access to productions such as Much Ado About Nothing starring Catherine Tate and David Tennant, All My Sons starring Zoe Wanamaker and David Suchet, Frantic Assembly’s Lovesong, and many more.

Any amount up to £100

Talking Theatre: Interviews With Theatre People

Richard Eyre gives unrivalled access to some of the biggest names in theatre in this book of interviews with the likes of Arthur Miller, Vanessa Redgrave, Alan Bennett and more.

£7.99, Nick Hern

West End Producer’s book

The mischievous and anonymous producer is infamous on Twitter for his witty remarks and “guidance”. In this debut book, Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Acting (But Were Afraid To Ask, Dear), he shares his wisdom and insider gossip in trademark comedic fashion.

£8.79, Nick Hern Books

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