How do you pick the perfect gift for a theatre major? Do you give them tickets to see their favourite play? Or you’re looking for something that they’ll love regardless of what they’re studying.
The theatre major in your life might have yet to pick up any skills, but they’re excited about the future. We’re here to help you pick out the perfect gift for them.
Here are some gift ideas that will wow even the most theatre-obsessed student!
It’s like a handy set of pens, markers, pencils, and other things that help students keep themselves organized.
These are great for adding to a script or for adding notes to an audition book. Gift certificates to a Broadway show or some other significant event. It may be better to give them a set of small gifts as part of a larger package.
Cool show merchandise
Merchandise from their favourite show. What could be better?
Students LOVE teasing people about the fact that they are theatre majors. It is an excellent signpost towards getting exciting gifts. Some drama majors even use their RENT t-shirts for an outfit every few days.
Get the actors some fun t-shirts, jackets, things that say something funny, or maybe even some cool badges that they can put on their clothes to show they care. Redbubble sells some pretty cool stuff you won’t find in any mainstream stores.
Tickets are a safe bet
Tickets to their favourite shows. If you’re wealthy, you could give them a certificate that lets them choose a show that they want to see.
Gift certificates to Broadway.de/Ticketmaster/etc. Are suitable for students who live near New York City. If you live far away from NYC, a gift certificate to a local or movie theatre is perfect.
Take your theatre major to a show
Take them to a show. This is as good as going to a nice dinner or a fun restaurant!
This is an excellent gift if you’ve got some pretty big money! You should take a theatre major to see a show! It’s impressive how good local productions can be. Some great ones are cheaper than touring shows. What’s a good gift for a humbling occasion or a significant milestone? You could give them a gift certificate to a show to celebrate a big event like a teacher’s birthday or even a teacher’s anniversary.
You can take the student to a Broadway show or two if you feel wealthy. It’s much better to see three cheap musicals in one night than see Hamilton from the back row. Take the major to see a good show.
Scripts to read and help with rehearsals
You can even get them some good scripts to read. Being able to read well is very important in all areas of theatre. Scripts and scripts you can use to help you prepare for auditions are great options. Playscripts are a great place to find some good advice.
Rehearsal II/Prompts. There’s an app for that!
There’re a couple of enjoyable apps that you can download for free – Rehearsal II and Rehearsal Pro. It’s costly to purchase the app, but they must start acting on the spot. This is so helpful. It makes everyone feel comfortable, which is essential. Scripts and call books. Scripts and callbooks are great for helping actors review material.
Book them a photo session
Book them an excellent, if expensive, photo session.
Actors must be able to provide professional headshots for every audition, even for their own schools. Get actors to do a photo shoot with a professional photographer to take some lovely group photos or for their resumes. You’ll love them for it.
Musical theatre majors
If they are into musical theatre, it is a certainty that they would appreciate some top-quality voice training from Singing Success by Brett Manning. It will be seen as a very thoughtful gesture and lets the young person know that you believe greatly in their future singing career.
Makeup a sure solution
It’s typical for actors to have their hair and makeup done professionally. Still, the reality is that most actors do their own makeup. A makeup kit for actors. Many good performers make their own makeup, even if it’s a simple task. Even a good set of makeup brushes, sponges, etc. It can be beneficial. Buy makeup that’ll last for an entire performance.
Check out makeup by Cinema Secret, Makeup Forever, and Urban Decay. Ben Nye’s makeup spray will work for over 36 hours in the heat. They should only need it for 4 hours! It’s a fabulous product. Smells good.
Buy expensive skincare/spa products to help them look fantastic
Actors who perform musicals are often stiff and aching all the time. Get some face masks for when their skin gets too dry from all the makeup and bathing in warm water, and a muscle massager for when that happens. They’ll love you for it.