The holidays are fast approaching, but there's still time for some last minute shopping! If you've got a theatre fan on your Christmas list, Playbill has you covered. Playbill's curated Holiday Gift Guide highlights great gift ideas for every theatre fan on your holiday list.
From musical-themed ornaments to beautify your Christmas tree, to cozy Playbill lounge pants that you can wear while you sip cocoa by the fire, grab some of these gifts for your family (and maybe pick something up for yourself).
Check out PlaybillStore.com for even more gift ideas, including merchandise from currently running Broadway shows such as & Juliet and A Beautiful Noise, canvas prints of memorable Playbills, and even Playbill furniture! Make sure you get your order in by December 16 to get your gift under the tree by Christmas Eve!
For the bookish theatre fan: a Playbill Subscription
You don’t need to go to the theatre to get a Playbill (though we recommend it). You can also get Playbill’s monthly print magazine delivered to your home. The subscription edition of Playbill contains the same articles and quizzes that you find at your favorite Broadway theatre, and some extra goodies as well (such as a crossword, tour listings, and more in-depth features about what’s happening in theatre now).
For the theatre fan who likes to entertain: Sondheim Celebration Rocks Glasses
Unleash your inner Joanne with these Sondheim-inspired old-fashioned glasses. These four glasses, encased in a special gift box, are lovingly decorated. They each contain Playbills from four different Sondheim shows, with 16 shows in all. You and your guests can show off your Sondheim knowledge at this year’s holiday party—and we’ll drink to that!
For the shoe-loving theatre fan: Billy Porter Holiday Ornament
Billy Porter won a Tony Award portraying the fabulous drag queen Lola in Kinky Boots. Now you can invite Lola into your home with this fabulous ornament (which is approved by Porter himself). Proceeds from the ornament benefit Broadway Cares. This ornament is so beautiful and contributing to such a good cause that it will be sure to “Raise You Up.”
For the WFH theatre fan: Playbill Lounge Pants
Just because you’re sitting at home doesn’t mean you can’t show off your theatre love. These black drawstring lounge pants feature Playbill covers from new and classic Broadway shows. They are also soft and cozy, perfect for writing that play you’ve been meaning to finish or flipping through the latest Playbill.
For the theatre fan with the biggest Christmas tree: 11th Annual Playbill Ornament Set
Themed trees are all the rage. What better way to show off your theatre love this holiday season than by making a theatre-themed Christmas tree? Playbill can help with our new set of musical-themed ornaments. This is our 11th year doing this set, where every year we feature a new musical. This year’s set includes Playbill covers of the following musicals: The King and I, Moving Out, Promises, Promises, 1776, Sugar Babies, and Guys & Dolls. With these ornaments, you can deck the hall with musical theatre!
For the theatre fan who’s a planner: 2023 Playbill Calendar
List your show-going schedule in the 2023 Playbill Calendar—and this year's edition is Sondheim themed! The “Not a Day Goes By – Celebrating Sondheim” Playbill calendar spotlights a different Sondheim show every month, and features notes on each musical written by Playbill’s resident theatre historian, Logan Culwell-Block. In the new year, let Sondheim help you keep track of your day (after day, after day, after day).