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Christmas Gift Guide


The SJT Christmas Gift Guide 2020

This year, everything is a little different. So we've put together a slightly different gift guide!

Scroll down to get inspired with gifts you can give that will support either the SJT, local creatives or those in the arts industry across the country.

Support the SJT

Tickets - give your loved one on a night out as their present! The Snow Queen is on until 31 December and other events will be listed here as soon as they are confirmed!

SJT Gift Vouchers
- the gift of theatre, whenever they're ready. These last two years, you can buy any amount and they these can be used for theatre shows, cinema or OutReach classes. We can also add your message to them to make it extra Christmassy. Just ask our friendly Box Office team or buy online here.  

SJT Circle Membership – the gift that keeps giving, all year long! Helping us to produce exciting and vibrant theatre, nurture new talent and provide vital support to our community projects. Gift a membership and your loved one will get various benefits, from money off tickets to seeing behind the scenes. Memberships start from £39 or £3.25 a month - click here for details.

Sponsor a seat - If you're really feeling generous or you'd like to dedicate in memory of a loved one and to show your support of the SJT, then maybe sponsoring a seat in their name is what you're looking for. Find out more here.

Support local

Shop at the SJT back open again! Check their Facebook page for opening hours and details of their wonderful makers - some of whom are below:

House of Gaia - beautiful things for you and your home
Crafty Alfredo - mosaic and stained glass items
Gaby Naptali - ceramic sculptor and mosaic artist
Lazy Day Candle Co - beautiful smelling candles
Dove Glass - kiln formed glass made by the seaside
Felix Hodcroft - the author of poetry collection Life After Life After Death and Lives of Lilo
Luckenbooth - individually-designed jewellery, collectables and more
Blands Cliff Gallery - artists-run gallery and studio
Lynn Arnison - original artwork, prints and cards

Lots of local businesses are represented on the Scarborough Small Biz Market facebook page

Gift the newly-launched Scarborough Gift Card knowing that local businesses (including ourselves) will be benefitting, whenever it's spent!

Julia Wray - one of our freelance designers is also an artist and is taking portrait commissions. 

Heather Niven - unique, one-off pieces of art work and ceramics.

Lindsey Tyson - textile art & designer creating unique home accessories.

Aldred's Fine Cheese - a wide selection of exciting cheeses plus other goodies; gift hampers available.

Clock's Home & Garden Centre & Bibelot Bee Giftorium - the largest independent DIY store for miles; upstairs you'll find Bibelot Bee with beautiful things for your home.

Savannah Storm - freelance illustrator selling art prints, cards & gifts

Check out this list from Electric Angel Design as well

Support the Arts

Many people in the arts have had to diversify this year – the links below will lead you to some great gift ideas, supporting arts professionals across the country.

The No Show Business Trade Fair - helping out-of-work performing artists by spreading the word about their new businesses.

Not On The West End - a directory of small businesses, set up to help UK theatre professionals keep going until they can get back to their jobs.

Theatre Support Fund - items featuring an iconic design made through a collaboration between London’s biggest musicals. Profits go to Acting For Others, the Fleabag Support Fund and the NHS COVID-19 Urgent Appeal.

Made Backstage - offering hand-made super-chunky infinity scarfs, Made Backstage was born in 2019 on the UK tour of Nigel Slaters Toast.

The Alliance Of Theatrical Seamsters was started to support self-employed theatrical seamsters unable to work during the pandemic and they have some beautiful items for sale.

Peter Hannah - architectural drawings of theatres by a Scottish Actor/Artist based in London

Chalk Dramaturgy - not sure what to get the writer in your life? Gift them a script report!

Cressida Cards - hand-drawn cards, posters and prints including theatre-related designs

Arts ideas for the kids

Most of the ideas above are items that are aimed at adults… but we’ve picked out a few that we think younger folks would enjoy: 

Don't forget SJT gift vouchers can be used for OutReach classes – why not give them a term of Youth Theatre (ages 4+) or our Young Voices Choir (10 - 18) for when sessions restart.
The Doorway Theatre Company - give them their very own theatre, with magicale 'tadaa' opening system for full theatrical impact!

These Boredom Bags are the brainchild of a casting director and former actor.

A selection from the Not On The West End directory spcifically for children.
50 Things To Do in Scarborough - a wonderful idea to keep families entertained while exploring the town - proceeds go towards a Camps International expedition to Kenya.

The Flying Seagull Project - circus kit and toys with every purchase helping to fund their charitable work with communities in crisis.

Messy Time Craft Shop - local business providing kids' craft kits - paint, glitter, glue, slime… aprons and table covers available!

This page was inspired by The Stage's call for out-of-work theatre freelancers who have turned to side-hustles to support themselves - their gift guide can be found here.

There's also the Out of Work Work directory, set up to help creatives from all aspects of the arts, who have been forced to use alternative financial avenues while pandemic restrictions continue.

You might also like to check out this 'Disabled, Learning Disabled & Neurodivergent Artist & Creatives List' from Jess Mabel Jones over on Twitter.

Check out these products available from The Big Issue, including calendars, cards, and gifts made from recycled magazines. 

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