Last minute gift guide

Christmas is just a few days away and, if you’re yet to start your shopping or if you’ve still go those last few tricky family members to buy for, the present panic might just be starting to set in.

But before you run to the shops and pit your wits against the scrum of other last minute shoppers, have a look at our Christmas gift guide.

We’ve rounded up a selection of tickets for shows, sporting events and gigs that are guaranteed to please even the most picky of gift receivers and keep everyone happy on Christmas morning.

For the theatre lover


This West End classic has been given a 2014 makeover with a stellar slinky cast of all-singing, all-dancing felines that includes Pussycat Doll and X-factor judge Nicole Scherzinger as Grizabella the Glamour Cat and a brand new rapping take on Rum Tum Tugger. Purrfect for anyone who caught the 80s original and wants to relive the magic of this immersive stage show.

Cats - 6th July 2014


Ideal for younger theatre goers as well as their parents, shows don’t get much more magical than Matilda. This faithful adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl children’s book is a spectacle from start to finish.

The Audience

Set to be one of the biggest and best shows of 2015, Kristin Scott Thomas will take to stage next year as The Queen in a new versions of Peter Morgan’s The Audience. Don’t miss your chance to snap up tickets for what will surly be a show fit for royalty.



This is a musical show like no other made for people who think they don’t like musicals. Set in a dystopian future where the poor are forced to pay for the privilege to pee and currently starring Phill Jupitus, this darkly comic show is devilishly funny and outrageously irreverent. Get your 2015 tickets now, before the show closes on 10 January.

Urinetown The Musical at The Apollo Theatre starring Phill Jupitus

For music maniacs


Cement your cool credentials with your friends and family by getting tickets to Hozier, one of the hottest acts of 2014. A 24-year-old Irish singer who nearly crashed YouTube with the success of his single Take Me To The Church, Hozier is touring in the UK until June 2015.

Hozier - Take Me To Church


Score some major brownie points with fans of the original bands as well as the reformed superband amalgamation of McFly and Busted. This UK Brit band are setting off on a mega tour in 2015.


Idina Menzel

A brilliant choice for any fans of the Frozen movie or Wicked the musical. This one-woman show from the powerhouse behind the voice of Elsa and the original Elphaba from Broadway is set to be a true treat.

Idina Menzel - Defying Gravity (from LIVE: Barefoot at the Symphony)

For sports fans

Harlem Globetrotters

The Harlem Globetrotters are like no sports team on earth and their trick shots, ball skills and gravity defying slam dunks are guaranteed to entertain any sports fan you might have in the family, no matter how young they are.

AVIVA Premiership Rugby Final

Make some Twickenham memories and treat the rugby fans in your life ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup with tickets to the AVIVA Premiership rugby final, which is sure to be the ultimate clash of the titans.



Perfect for any bike fanatics, this thrilling arena show is back with a bang in 2015 following a sold out tour in this year. Expect bar banging Pro and Youth racing and a world class line-up of Freestyle MX Riders that will keep you on the edge of your seats.


Top Gear Live

Three middle-aged men mucking around with some of the fastest and most beautiful cars ever made, what more could you want? Ideal for fans of the brilliantly funny BBC TV series, the Top Gear Live Tour is set to be one hell of a ride.

Stig Gold Nissan GTR Doughnuts | Top Gear

If none of these events fit the bill, you can always buy your loved ones a Ticketmaster gift card and give the gift of live entertainment.