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Best Broadway Gifts for Fans

Published on: Jul 11, 2022
Last Updated on: Nov 5, 2023
By: Kathryn Willingham
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Do you need the perfect gift for the theatre lover in your life? Maybe a birthday or anniversary is coming up, or maybe you want to get them something just to let them know you're thinking about them. Whatever the occasion, you'll find the the best Broadway gifts for your loved one in this article.

Check out our gift guide below for some great gift ideas, from the romantic to the silly to the beautiful. Happy shopping!


A Broadway Gift Card

Give them what they really want…a way to see more Broadway shows. Broadway.com offers a gift certificate that can be used for any Off-Broadway or Broadway tickets sold through their site. For a full list of gift card options, check out our article on Broadway Gift Cards!

TKTS Gift Certificate

Another way to give the gift of live theatre, TKTS gift certificates are available in denominations of $25, $50, $100, and $150 and work like cash at the TKTS booth when purchasing a Broadway ticket.

Playbill Binder

Give them a place to store their many playbills with this Playbill binder from the Playbill Store.  It’s a great way for a Broadway fan to organize their collection and is specifically made to fit contemporary sized playbills. 

“These binders are fabulous…I'm getting ready to order my sixth one” - NCD

Playbill Collage Keepsake Box

For another unique storage option, this handmade, custom Playbill collage box features dozens of Playbills in its design and is 12"x7"x5". Great for storing Playbills or other treasures. 

“Looked great in person and matched the description perfectly. Perfect for storing playbills and old tickets…and it’s so cute, I’d consider it for general storage. You can tell that the person who made it put a lot of love into it.” - Janice Bergeron

Subscription to a theater digital streaming service

For a way to see even more shows when they can’t make it to the theater, there are multiple streaming services that offer hundreds of shows that can be streamed from the comfort of a couch. Check out the options in our article about Streaming Broadway Shows.


Broadway Star Pillow

This Broadway Star pillow is the perfect addition to any bed or couch and is made from high-quality Simplex knit fabric. It’s 16’’ x 16’’ square and machine washable.

Personalized Star Dressing Room Sign

A personalized dressing room sign lets your budding Broadway performer customize the space of their dreams.  

“The signs were a big hit! Our friends’ kids are into acting/theatre and loved the signs for their bedroom doors.” – Susan Shirer

“Future Broadway Star” mug

Drink coffee or tea in style with this Future Broadway Star Mug. Great for the actor in your life!

“My Broadway friend is going to love it!” - Madilyn

Personalized Theater Trophy

This trophy is based off a Tony Award and can be personalized to celebrate your very own theater star. 

“She loved it! Two thumbs up all the way. Adorable and the engraving was great.” - lindaxchristine


A Musical Theater Songwriting Class

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (the songwriters of Dear Evan Hansen, The Greatest Showman, Dogfight, A Christmas Story, and La La Land) offer a musical theater songwriting class. The class is structured to fit within 30 days, a total of 7-10 hours a week for 4 weeks. At the completion of the class, students should have a roadmap of their show’s story and two finished, original songs. 

“This comprehensive online class is for all levels, from experienced industry songwriters who want a structured approach to mastering the craft all in one place, to new songwriters and fans of musical theatre who want to get under the hood of their unique creative process.” - Variety

A Memoir by a Broadway Legend

Hat Box: The Collected Lyrics of Stephen Sondheim: A Box Set is made up of two books: Finishing the Hat and Look, I Made a Hat. Finishing the Hat covers Stephen Sondheim’s work from 1954 to 1981 and was one of The New York Times’ 10 Best Books of the Year. It offers readers a rare look into Sondheim’s personal life as well as into his legendary productions like West Side Story, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, and Sweeney Todd. Look, I Made a Hat picks up in 1981 and covers musicals like Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, Assassins and Passion. Sondheim dissects his own lyrics, gives advice on songwriting, goes into theater history, and gives behind-the-scenes anecdotes for all of his productions. Perfect for Broadway lovers, budding Broadway writers and composers, or anyone interested in theater history. 

“After reading ‘Finishing the Hat,’ I felt as if I had taken a master class in how to write a musical. A class given by the theater’s finest living songwriter.” – The New York Times

A journal or diary

Your Broadway lover can jot down song lyrics and Broadway show ideas in this Broadway Journal. This 6.5’’ x 8.75’’ journal is filled with 80 college ruled pages and lay flat spiral binding.

Broadway themed colored pencils

Broadway-themed Colored Pencils

These Broadway themed Colored Pencils include colors like “Moulin Rouge,” “A Chorus Lime,” “Pinky Boots,” and “Seize the Grey.”

“Item came quickly, exactly as described. Perfect gift for theater folks!” - MWM

Sheet Music

Check out Broadway Sheet Music from Musicnotes. Musicnotes has a wide selection of sheet music for piano, guitar, voice, woodwinds, brass, and string, and it includes both stage and movie musicals. Learn “Waving Through a Window” from Dear Evan Hansen,  “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” from Encanto, “Maria” from West Side Story, “You’ll Be Back” from Hamilton, and many more. 

Badass Composer Mug

A “Badass Composer” Mug

This mug is dishwasher and microwave safe with vivid print.

Broadway Records

Broadway Records is a Grammy-winning record label dedicated to releasing the most popular and current Broadway and Off-Broadway cast recordings. Albums include: Caroline or Change, Once on This Island, Patti Lupone: Far Away Places – Live at 54 Below, Laura Benanti – Songs from My Fair Lady, The Lightning Thief, and Some Lovers, a concept album by Burt Bacharach and Steven Sater that features on-stage and screen co-stars like Jonathan Groff and Lea Michelle, Santino Fontana and Laura Osnes, Kristin Chenoweth, and Ramin Karimloo. 


Home to the world’s largest play collection, get your theater lover a play they’ll love to read. Stageplays has everything from the classics to brand new Broadway plays, so there’s something for everyone. 


Coloring Broadway

Coloring Broadway has Broadway musical collections just waiting to be colored. Great for kids AND adults. Collections include Grease, Dear Evan Hansen, Come From Away, Phantom of the Opera and many more. 

The Musical Theatre Coloring Book

Musical Theatre Coloring Book

This musical theatre coloring book includes pages dedicated to Hamilton, Come From Away, Heathers, Dear Evan Hansen, Frozen, Little Shop of Horrors, Waitress, and more!

“This book contains a lot more pages than I could hope for and the pages are lovely and thick! This item is a gift, and I think they will love it!” – Charlotte Tomlinson

Musical Theatre Kid’s Brain pillow

This pillow shows a Musical Theatre Kid’s Brain filled to the brim with random choreography, lyrics, theater puns, and backstage drama. Made from high-quality Simplex knit fabric, 16’’ x 16’’ square, and machine washable. 


This fun microphone has LED lights and is available in multiple colors, can be used wirelessly, and even has a voice changing function!  

“I bought this mic for my daughter and she absolutely loves it. Easy to connect to Bluetooth with iPad mini and sounds amazing. Would definitely recommend this product. Has great sound system and very long battery life.” – Will - dabeast

Broadway Musical Puzzle

The Periodic Table of Broadway Musicals Jigsaw Puzzle is 16 inches by 20 inches, has 520 pieces and catalogues 118 Broadway Musicals. The perfect cold or rainy-day activity!

The Musical Theatre Card Game

For ages 4 and up, and great for teens and adults as well, this handmade card game features vibrant illustrated cards for popular musicals like Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Hamilton, Hadestown, and Six

“Absolutely perfect. I was looking for a secret Santa present for a theatre obsessed colleague and this is perfect.” – Jennifer Amos


Personalized Playbill Art Collage

This custom artwork allows you to select up to 8 different shows that will be used to create a unique and personalized Playbill collage. A wonderful gift for Broadway fans and a great way to memorialize a trip to New York or a theater fan’s favorite shows. 

“Such a beautiful piece, such a unique gift. Absolutely perfect in every way.” – Adreinne Leigh

Musical Scratch-Off Poster

This interactive poster contains 100 musicals that everyone must see and allows the recipient to scratch off the Broadway show once they’ve seen it. 

“Absolutely perfect!! I’m so excited to get to use this with my Sister. We’re both fanatics and this will be a fun way to keep track of all we’ve seen together!!” - Carolocityme

Broadway Drawing

This 15 inch by 30 inch picture is a lithograph print of a freehand ink drawing of the New York City Theatre District. It includes all the Broadway theaters and other structures in and around Times Square. A beautiful rendition of the Great White Way.

“I can't get over how detailed this is and the time it must have took to make the original drawing. It's so impressive. I already gave it to my daughter and she loves it. She is going to hang it above her bed.” - Gina

Broadway Destination Sign

This rustic, handmade, vintage wooden sign makes a gorgeous addition to any home. Made to order, this sign can be cut in a variety of sizes.  

“Perfect sign!! LOVE it - great quality and workmanship - thanks so much!!” - Cynthia

The Broadway Musical History Subway Map

This map is available as 24 inches x 36 inches or 16 inches x 24 inches (unframed). Perfect for any theatre nerd, this map is full of trivia facts about Broadway history and information on directors, choreographers, composers, and lyricists.

“Incredible piece of artwork! Love it as a talking piece in my living room. Incredible work!” - Matt

Playbill Musical Theatre Light String Clips

This great bedroom, living room or even classroom light string decoration is fully customizable and a great way to highlight your favorite shows. It holds up to 20 playbills and spans 10 feet with 20 LED light clips. You can choose either white or multicolored lights. A perfect addition to a theatre lover’s wall decor. 

“I could not be more pleased with my order! I surprised my daughter with this beauty for her Broadway themed room and she went CRAZY! I loved that I was able to personalize it just for her by picking out her favorite shows!” – Tara Mackey

Handmade Broadway Musical Theater LED Flameless Candle

This candle celebrates the theater nerd. 3 x 6 inches, and includes a timer! This artist also offers custom candles.

“I am a repeat buyer since Michelle is amazing. Not only are her products beautiful, but she is fast, kind and packages them so nicely. She is also a great communicator.” - carriebb

Miniature Audrey II for planters

Because sometimes you need something as unique as your theater nerd. This itty bitty Audrey II sculpture from Little Shop of Horrors is the perfect accent to your potted plant.

“Perfect addition to my mini-greenhouse/terrarium. Thanks!” - Shanelle


T-Shirts of Current and Recent Broadway Musicals:

Bright Star

This shirt features the Bright Star musical logo. Available in many colors and sizes. 

Pullover Hoodie with Hadestown Logo


This pullover hoodie features the Hadestown logo and is available in many colors and sizes. 


This Six-themed shirt features the names of all six wives of Henry VIII. Available in many colors and sizes. 


This T-shirt celebrates Henry VIII’s ex-wives with the popular rhyme “Divorced, Beheaded, Died, Divorced, Beheaded, Survived.” Available in many colors and sizes.

Tina Turner Musical T-Shirt


This shirt features the logo of the Tina Turner Musical. Available in many colors and sizes.


This shirt features a pie and the words “Sugar, Butter, Flour” from the opening song of the musical Waitress. Available in many colors and sizes.  


This shirt features the Wicked Musical logo. Available in many colors and sizes. 

Classic Broadway T-shirts:

These classics never go out of style.


Everyone’s favorite red-haired orphan, this shirt features the show’s logo and is available in many colors and sizes (including the classic red).  

Les Misérables

This shirt features the classic logo of the hit musical Les Misérables. Available in many colors and sizes. 


This shirt features the logo of the musical Ragtime. Available in many colors and sizes.


This shirt features the logo of the musical Fame. Available in many colors and sizes.


Playbill Earrings

These earrings come in a variety of options and feature Playbill images from contemporary Broadway shows.

“These were SO cute! bought them for my daughter. May have to get a pair for me! :)” – kmh81

Broadway Charm Bracelet

This bracelet includes charms from shows like Dear Evan Hansen, Wicked, Hamilton, The Lion King, Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera and Heathers

“This is the most beautiful bracelet for all my favorite Broadway plays. The quality is superb! I highly recommend this product to everyone! My daughter is going to love it!” – Customer Review

To Thine Own Self Be True Shakespeare Bracelet

This inspirational bracelet quotes the character of Polonius in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Made out of solid sterling silver, it is about 3mm wide and 2 mm thick. The metal strip is 6 inches in length and will fit most wrists.

“So beautiful! Perfect size.” - Laura Zweep

Comedy Tragedy Mask Necklace

This necklace features a stainless steel chain and alloy pendants of the Comedy and Tragedy Theater Masks. 

“Very quick delivery, beautiful packaging, and beautiful necklace. Just like the picture. I’m so excited to wear this to my rehearsals!!!” – Victoria H

“Not Throwing Away My Shot” Hamilton Necklace

This necklace features Lin Manuel Miranda’s lyrics “Not Throwing Away my Shot” from the musical Hamilton. Layered with gold, rose gold and silver color, this is perfect for the fashion forward theater lover. 

“Bought this for my daughter because she loves Hamilton. She absolutely loves this. It is exactly as described. High quality and she wears it all the time.” – Customer Review


Broadway Theatre Ornament

This Broadway Ornament features a New York cityscape and street signs for Fifth Avenue and Broadway.

Broadway Pop Acrylic 2D Ornaments

These made to order ornaments are up to 5 inches tall, and there are over 120 Broadway characters to choose from. 

“This is adorable and may need to stay out year round.” – Karen B

Broadway Cares Holiday Ornaments

Check out holiday ornaments from Broadway Cares. Every purchase goes to benefit Broadway Cares / Equity Fights Aids which supports programs like The Actors Fund HIV/AIDS Initiative, The Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative, and the Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic. 


If you’re in New York and want to buy a gift in person, check out:

One Shubert Alley

Just West of Times Square, this store is located at 268 W. 44th Street in the former star dressing room of the Booth Theater. It’s full of posters, books, T-shirts, CDs and DVDs, mugs, magnets, pins, theater souvenirs and Broadway gifts of all kinds.


Hamilton: The Store

Located at 235 W. 46th, this store has all the official Hamilton merchandise from Alexander Hamilton flat brim caps, classic T-shirts, Eliza and Angelica face masks, even scarves and character portraits. Visit in person or order online.

The Drama Book Shop

Located on 266 W. 39th Street, The Drama Book Shop has been a mainstay of the New York theater scene since 1917. This independent bookstore won the 2011 Tony Honor for Excellence in Theatre and has a wide selection of play and musical scripts, books about theater, notebooks and stationery, and apparel. Shop in person or online.

Access to Broadway Shows

Want to give the gift of a Broadway Show? Check out our article on Best Broadway Musicals or Best Broadway Plays for tips on what to see!

Kathryn Willingham

Head of Creative Development at Jean Doumanian Productions

Kathryn Willingham has worked in entertainment for over ten years, and recent credits include: Co-producer of SHRINK currently streaming on Peacock, Associate Producer of the independent film UNA, and Creative Executive on multiple theatrical productions including HANGMEN by Martin McDonagh on Broadway, NASSIM by Nassim Soleimanpour Off-broadway and Associate on productions EVERY BRILLIANT THING by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe and THE EFFECT by Lucy Prebble. She was Producer of Todd Almond’s musical travelogue “Wyoming and Parts of Kansas” and Production Coordinator for Karen O and KK Barrett's “Stop the Virgens.”


Education: B.A. in English, Literature & Creative Writing from Rhodes College
Knowledge: Theaterical Production


Jul 11, 2022

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