Ideas for Christmas Gifts: Give the gift of theatre tickets
Stuck for present ideas? Don’t waste your money on oranges, socks and cheap chocolates, book special Christmas gifts to a West End show. Whether you’re looking to see a festive production to get in the Christmas spirit or you’re wanting to treat yourself with tickets to that show you’ve always wanted to see, make this the most wonderful time of year to see a West End show with your family or friends.
West End Christmas gifts
The Book of Mormon
One of the West End’s hottest tickets since 2013, The Book of Mormon is an uproarious comedy that will have you laughing out of the aisles! When two Elders are unexpectedly paired together on their mission, they’re wishing for somewhere sunny and bright – like Orlando. Instead, they’re sent to Uganda, plunged into a completely different culture that’s intolerant to change. As Elder Price and Cunningham try to spread the word of the Latter Day Saints, can they confront their own beliefs to become better missionaries? If you’re looking for theatre Christmas gifts, you’ll want to book The Book of Mormon tickets.
Now in its 14th year in the West End and seen by 10 million people in London alone, Wicked has turned the West End a shade of green since it flew into the Apollo Victoria Theatre! When Elphaba and Glinda meet at Shiz University and learn they’re sharing a room, they can’t believe their unfortunate luck. However, as the pair learn more about each other, the witches become unlikely friends, with their relationship tested at a crossroads with the Wizard of Oz himself. Becoming the Good Witch and the wicked witch of the West, get ready for Wicked, a show packed with spellbinding sorcery and plenty of wonder.
The Lion King
Set in the magnificent Serengeti plains with the haunting sounds of Africa echoing around the Lyceum Theatre, redefine the meaning of live experience with tickets to The Lion King. 200 hand-crafted puppets breathe life into each animal, with glorious staging choices and stunning special-effects transporting you even further into the heart of Africa. Give your loved ones one of the best Christmas gifts of a lifetime this holiday season and see The Lion King.
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
Whisk your teen away from their phone this Christmas and give them an experience they won’t forget at a show all their friends are talking about. Inspired by the BBC documentary ‘Jamie: Drag Queen at 16’, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is a brave, reckless and unconventional tale about finding yourself and being who you want to be. Supported by his incredible mother, Jamie New overcomes the prejudice that he faces and decides to make his dreams come true.
Les Misérables is a piece of musical theatre history that tells the epic tale of one man’s struggle to break free from his past and create a new life for himself and his surrogate daughter in post-Revolutionary France. Soon, discontent amongst French students boils over to create a powerful story of liberté, égalité and fraternité. Featuring the most powerful, spine-tingling songs to ever have graced the West End stage like “I Dreamed a Dream”, “Can You Hear The People Sing”, “On My Own”, “Bring Him Home” and “One Day More”, Les Misérables is London’s longest-running musical now at the Sondheim Theatre – it never fails to amaze.
The Phantom of the Opera
For over 30 years, West End audiences have stepped into Her Majesty’s Theatre to witness The Phantom of the Opera, a grand musical combining love stories and lush, sweeping music that’s recognisable worldwide. Telling the story of a phantom who wears a mask covering half his face, the Phantom falls in love with Christine Daae, the Paris Opera House’s newest soprano. Keeping Christine in an underground lair when news of her previous suitor arises, can the Phantom change his behaviour? Get ready for the music of the night to come alive this Christmas at The Phantom of the Opera.
Reprising her iconic role as Deloris Van Cartier as made famous in the 1992 film, don’t miss Whoopi Goldberg star in Sister Act at the Eventim Apollo. Playing for just 39 performances next year, it’s set to be one of the biggest shows of 2020, so get ready to raise your voice with one of the best Christmas gifts anyone could wish for!
A Christmas Carol
Returning to The Old Vic for a third season, Jack Thorne’s joyous adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol reimagines the timeless classic into the 21st cenutry. Filling the auditorium to the brim with mince pies, entrancing lanterns, music and merriment, Paterson Joseph stars as Ebenezer Scrooge in a festive production that’s a love song to the season and the power of both forgiveness and redemption.
The Snowman returns to the Peacock Theatre for a record-breaking 22nd consecutive Christmas! Based on Raymond Briggs’ classic book and subsequent film, this much-loved festive tale follows a young boy whose snowman comes to life with the pair flying away together on a night-time, Christmas Eve adventure. With Howard Blake’s ‘Walking In the Air’ performed by a live band as well as spectacular costumes and dancing, make sure your Christmas is complete with tickets to The Snowman.
Still struggling to decide which Christmas gifts to choose for that special someone? Why not give the gift of choice with our gift vouchers! Redeemable against tickets across our entire catalogue of West End shows, attractions and live entertainment, explore everything that the West End has to offer and decide together! If it’s making sure you’ve got the hottest tickets in town or you’re wanting to save them for a rainy day, gift vouchers make an excellent Christmas present for any theatre lover!
West End Theatre Breaks
Plan a getaway to see London’s twinkling lights this Christmas with a West End theatre break. Select a show of your choice and a hotel that you’d like to stay at and we’ll do the hard work for you!
Going to New York this Christmas…
If you’re taking a bite out of the Big Apple for extra-special festivities, why not book your Broadway theatre tickets ahead of time! With our wide range of tickets available on a whole host of Broadway shows including Moulin Rouge: The Musical and the world-famous Radio City Rockettes, make sure you’ve got your tickets to the newest shows in town.