Eight gifts every theatregoer will love this Christmas

Still stuck for gift ideas with Christmas only eight days away? Fear not, Ben Hewis takes a look at eight theatrical presents that are bound to appeal to the theatre lover in your life

1. National Theatre 50th Anniversary Print

Three of the prints available in the series of artworks created to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the National Theatree
Because Banksy prints are so last year

To celebrate the National Theatre’s 50th anniversary this year, five artists were commissioned to produce these stunning prints that will look great on any theatre lover’s wall. They start at £17.50 and can be found in the National Theatre shop.

2. Twitter sensation West End Producer’s debut book

An anonymous author releasing his first book, could it be JK Rowling again?
An anonymous author releasing his first book, could it be JK Rowling again?

The masked twitter sensation’s debut book Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Acting (But Were Afraid To Ask, Dear) is packed full of the witty and mischievous gossip, insider knowledge and industry ‘tips’ that have made him such a hit. Current online price is £8.24 from Nick Hern Books.

Read an exclusive extract of the book here.

3. Digital Theatre Gift Certificate

Lights, cameras... Act One beginners
Lights, cameras… Act One beginners

The popularity of filming stage performances for screen has increased dramatically this year. Digital Theatre’s current offering includes Hattie Morahan’s award winning performance in A Doll’s House, David Tennant teaming up with Catherine Tate for Much Ado About Nothing and the WhatsOnStage Award nominated Merrily We Roll Along.
Gift Vouchers are available from £5 up to £100 and can be purchased on their website.

4.Tickets to the WhatsOnStage Awards Concert

WhatsOnStage Awards Concert - 23/02/2014
One Man Two Bake-Offs…

With Rufus Hound and Mel Giedroyc confirmed as hosts for a second year running, the WhatsOnStage Awards Concert is a hot ticket this Christmas. The line-up is yet to be announced, but with past performers including Tim Minchin, Melanie C and Brian May, you can be sure it will once again be a star-studded affair.

Tickets start at £39.50, more information about the concert and booking tickets can be found here.

Voting for the WhatsOnStage Awards is now open, choose your favourites here.

5. NOW That’s What I Call Musicals

Get your jazz hands ready...
Get your jazz hands ready

Idina Menzel’s "Defying Gravity", Alfie Boe’s "Bring Him Home" and Danielle Hope’s "Over the Rainbow" are just some of the tracks on this must-have compilation CD for theatre lovers.

Available on Amazon from £10.

6.Theatre Tokens

Buying gift vouchers isn't lazy, well maybe a little, but your loved one will love these
Buying gift vouchers isn't lazy, well maybe a little, but these are perfect for any theatregoer

Give the gift of theatre this Christmas with Theatre Tokens from the Society of London Theatre. With no expiry date, acceptance at 100’s of venues across the UK and values from £5-£20, Theatre Tokens make the perfect gift for someone in your life whose must-see list is longer than their arm.

Find out more on the Theatre Tokens website.

7. Theatre Binoculars

To see or not to see...
To see or not to see

The only tickets left to that must-see show are up in the gods? Not a problem when you receive a pair of these for Christmas. Plus, think of all the 50p's you'll save.

Available from various retailers. The pair pictured above are on Amazon for £25.

8. WhatsOnStage Club Membership

If you like a lot of theatre in your calendar, join our club
If you like a lot of theatre in your calendar, join our club

Priority booking, discount rates and free tickets are just some of the perks of being a member of the WhatsOnStage Theatre Club! What’s more, this Christmas we are offering a third off the cost of your first year (£30 instead of £40).

Take advantage of this offer and join today by visiting the club page today.

What theatre gifts are you hoping to get for Christmas? Let us know in the comments below.