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Unwrap the Theatrical: Creative Theatre Ideas to Make Your Christmas Special

Tis the season of merriment and joy, where the air is infused with the enchanting spirit of the holidays! It’s that magical time when giving the gift of theatrical wonder becomes as thrilling as unwrapping a surprise present on Christmas morning.

This festive season why not dive into a world of laughter and immerse yourself in arts spaces that redefine the boundaries of creativity. The theatrical treasures awaiting are bound to captivate hearts and ignite the spirit of the season.

If you're on the hunt for the perfect holiday gift that goes beyond the ordinary, look no further. We've curated a list of sensational ideas that promise to not only delight your loved ones but also champion the vibrant realm of Australian theatre. Let the gifting extravaganza commence!

Gift Ideas

Sydney Comedy Festival Gift Vouchers

The new additions for 2024 include Taskmaster comics Tom Cashman and Nina Oyama, and this year’s Thank God You’re Here favourites Rhys Nicholson, Joel Creasey, and Frankie McNair. Plus, the return of the incredible improv comedy geniuses The Bear Pack, along with beautifully brash cabaret powerhouse Reuben Kaye.

With over 200 comedians to choose from, buying a Gift Voucher for the comedy festival will be the most laugh-filled gift for the stockings.

Support Bangarra Dance Theatre with their gorgeous T-shirts, caps and bags.
Bangarra Dance Company Merchandise

Support Australia's leading First Nations dance company buy buying from their online shop. As one of Australia's leading performing arts companies, Bangarra share their culture with communities and audiences across Australia and the world through drawing on 65,000 years of culture.

Scroll through all of their available merch, from hats, to shirts it's the perfect stocking stuffer this holiday season.

Tina- The Tina Turner Musical at Sydney's Theatre Royal
Ruva Ngwenya TINA The Musical
Ruva Ngwenya TINA The Musical_credit-Daniel Boud_

With Tina wowing audiences throughout 2023, including at the NRL Grand Final, final performances are on sale next week.

Tina plays until 28th January at the Theatre Royal Sydney before heading on tour to Perth.

Wicked at Sydney's Lyric Theatre
Courtney Monsma and Sheridan Adams in WICKED
Courtney Monsma and Sheridan Adams in WICKED (c) Jeff Busby

Wicked has been painting Sydney green for the last few months and will continue to perform at Sydney Lyric Theatre until 4th February before heading to Melbourne from 6th March 2024.

Read our full review here before heading to their website to buy tickets for that special someone to jollify them this Christmas.

Chicago at Sydney's Capitol Theatre
Zoë Ventoura and ensemble All That Jazz
Zoë Ventoura and ensemble All That Jazz CHICAGO (c) Jeff Busby

Currently performing at Perth's Crown Theatre until 17th December, Chicago will have following seasons in Brisbane, Melbourne and then Sydney from 9th June 2024 before heading to Adelaide.

Get that jazzy feeling this holiday season by buying a ticket to your state's performance.

RENT's Australian Tour
Rent: The Musical Logo

Jonathan Larson's RENT begins its national tour at QPAC Brisbane on 27th January followed by seasons in Melbourne, Perth, Newcastle and Canberra.

Witness the musical that changed everything in 2024. Go with a friend, lover, or solo, it's all bohemian baby.

Grease at Sydney's Capitol Theatre

Joseph Spanti and Annelise Hall GREASE
Joseph Spanti and Annelise Hall GREASE (c) Benny Capp

You know it's the one that you want! GREASE opens in Melbourne on the 31st December, followed by Sydney's Captiol Theatre from the 24th March, 2024 and Perth in June 2024.

Get those leather jackets ready and buy a ticket for the always popular musical in 2024 for that special someone. Hey, it could even be your Mum or Dad that are dying to relive those summer nights.

& Juliet at Sydney's Lyric Theatre

&Juliet Poster

Get ready to roar as The Michael Cassel Group brings the smash-hit & Juliet to Sydney. After it's Perth season, the musical that changes Shakespeare's most famous play will land in Sydney, and they've already announced a special Mardi Gras evening!

Get tickets to the special, which includes a post-show Q&A or a ticket to any of the show's performances now.

Season Packages from Belvoir Street and the Hayes Theatre Company

Belvoir St 2024 Season Banner and Hayes Theatre Co (edited by Time Out Sydney)

For the first time, the Hayes Theatre is releasing season packages to make sure you don’t miss out on some of the best theatrical experiences that Sydney has to offer. Along with Belvoir St’s stellar 2024 season, there’s something for everyone in these packages.

Check out both seasons below and pick and choose to your heart's content!


Looking to go out instead? There are plenty of theatrical experiences you can book to mix and match your holiday festivities!

Dinner and a show – a gorgeous meal at the waterside Bayly’s Bistro before the hilarious Midnight Murder at Hamlington Hall on at Ensemble theatre, from 1 Dec – 14th Jan.

Get tickets to see the famous Choir of Kings College (as seen on the BBC on Christmas Eve) in the Sydney Opera House in 2024, as part of the Musica Viva Australia 2024 season.

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Choir Gloria! End of Year Concert celebrating all things Gloria + Christmas songs to lift your spirits in the St Stephen’s Uniting Church.

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A Cracker Kransky Christmas at Riverside Theatres on Friday 16th December, singing carols like you’ve never heard them from Britney Spears to the Spice Girls.

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Visit Artspace at their newly renovated home at The Gunnery in Woolloomooloo, with brand new exhibitions and spaces for the whole family to see.

Artspace Woolloomooloo


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