Mother's Day Gift Guide - Gigs, Shows & More Under £50

Our ultimate Mother's Day gift guide is here!

It's time to think beyond the traditional flowers and chocolates, and instead gift a memorable experience to that important mother-figure in your life that she deserves. So we've curated a selection of all the best gigs, theatre and comedy shows, special events and beyond which are guaranteed to make your mum smile this Mother's Day. Plus, we've split the whole guide into different price sections, so whatever your budget, there is bound to be something perfect for your mum!


Under £50

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Back To The Future: The Musical

When? Booking until December 2024

Where? Adelphi Theatre, London

Give mum a trip down memory lane in this electrifying ride back in time as the 1985 blockbuster film and pop culture phenomenon arrives in London's West End as a ground-breaking new musical adventure! *Selected seats and dates available with tickets under £50.

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Beverley Knight

When? 19 - 26 September 2024

Where? Various Venues

The queen of British Soul Beverley Knight is heading out on tour this September to celebrate her recently released album 'The Fifth Chapter', which marked the singers 50th birthday. Expect a fun-filled night with all her classic hits, fan favourites and brand new songs, the perfect gift for your soul music loving mum!

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When? 25 April - 04 May 2024

Where? Various Venues

If you caught your mum listening to the Clubland dance compilation albums back in the early 2000s, then we've got the ideal gift for her this mother's day! Clubland is returning to UK arenas this April/May for fans to relive all the classic tunes and party atmosphere. With artists like Cascada, Vengaboys, Darren Styles, Ben Nicky, Basshunter and more, this is sure to be a hit.

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Daniel Bedingfield

When? 21 - 23 April 2024

Where? Manchester, Birmingham & London

To celebrate 20 years of his classic album 'Gotta Get Thru This', Daniel Bedingfield is making his UK live return with a tour this April! His chart-topping anthems were the soundtrack to the mid 00s, so if your mum used to drop you off at school blaring his tunes in the car, this could make the perfect gift!

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When? 09 May - 04 August 2024

Where? Various Venues

Across their thirty year career, elbow have become one of the UK's most enduring and beloved bands. Now, with their tenth studio album 'AUDIO VERTIGO' round the corner, Elbow are hitting the road later this year with a string of arena shows and some special outdoor summer shows in Margate, Pangbourne and Ludlow. If your mum is a fan, you can't really go wrong with gifting a ticket to this!

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Hacienda Classical

When? 13 July 2024

Where? Castlefield Bowl, Manchester

For the mum who loves a dance - Hacienda Classical are back in Manchester this July! The Manchester Camerata will be joined by guest powerhouse vocalists Ultra Nate, CeCe Rogers and Alison Limerick alongside special guest DJs David Morales, Greg Wilson and Peter Hook, plus Graeme Park kicking off the epic homecoming party. The perfect summer party!

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James Arthur

When? 16 June - 18 July 2024

Where? Various Venues.

Following the release of his brand-new fifth album 'Bitter Sweet Love', brit-billion certified James Arthur is hitting the road for a string of outdoor summer shows, bringing his powerful vocals and captivating lyrics to a venue near you. A perfect present for any music loving mum.

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When? Booking until September 2024

Where? Novello Theatre, London

One of the West End's most loved feel-good musicals, produced by Judy Cramer, this musical thriller brings the hits of ABBA to life, and is unashamedly pop! If you're mum loves ABBA, this is the perfect gift this Mother's Day! *Selected seats and dates available with tickets under £50.

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Mrs Doubtfire

When? Booking until February 2025

Where? Shaftesbury Theatre, London

Based on the beloved film, expect to laugh all the way through this comedy musical with original music and lyrics! Out-of-work actor Daniel will do anything for his kids. After losing custody in a messy divorce, he creates the alterego of Scottish nanny Euphegenia Doubtfire in a desperate attempt to stay in their lives. As his new character takes on a life of its own, Mrs. Doubtfire teaches Daniel more than he bargained for about how to be a father... Book tickets now. *Selected seats and dates available with tickets under £50.

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Opening Night 

When? Booking until July 2024

Where? Gielgud Theatre, London

The incomparable Sheridan Smith returns to the stage in the world premiere of Opening Night, a new musical featuring music and lyrics by Rufus Wainwright. Based on the legendary film, Opening Night follows a theatre company's preparations to stage a major new play on Broadway. But drama ignites behind the scenes when their leading lady is rocked by tragedy, and her personal turmoil forces everybody to deliver the performance of their lives. Gift a ticket this Mother's Day! *Selected seats and dates available with tickets under £50.

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Paloma Faith

When? 7 July - 24 August

Where? Leeds, Margate & Saltash

Gearing up for another monumental chapter, British superstar Paloma Faith has announced major outdoor summer shows in Leeds, Margate and Saltash this July & August. Fans can expect to hear all the classic hits, as well as tracks from her latest sixth album 'The Glorification Of Sadness'. Expect a empowering, cinematic and unmissable night!

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Pete Tong Ibiza Classics

When? 4 - 14 December 2024

Where? Various Venues

Firmly cemented as part of the live music calendar, Pete Tong's critically acclaimed Ibiza Classics will return with a brand-new show this winter, once again joined by Jules Buckley and The Essential Orchestra with special guest vocalists still to be announced. As the world's most iconic orchestral electronic music event, it celebrates the legacy of dance music and reimagines timeless classics. One of the former raver mums!

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Rick Astley

When? 10 July 2024

Where? Cardiff Castle, Cardiff

After his phenomenal double bill at Glastonbury last year, and the release of his ninth studio album 'Are We There Yet', Rick Astley is heading to Cardiff for a special outdoor summer show! Expect a mix of his chart topping hits like 'Never Gonna Give You Up', alongside tracks from the new album. Gifting a ticket to this on Mother's Day is sure to make you the favourite child (even if just for the day).

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Sugababes & Mel C at Nocturne Live

When? Saturday 15 June

Where? Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire

Don't miss British pop icons Sugababes, Melanie C, and Shaznay Lewis of All Saints at Blenheim Palace's Great Court on June 15th, 2024. Enjoy Sugababes' chart-toppers like 'Freak Like Me' and 'Push The Button'. The perfect gift for the music-loving mum in your life!

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When? 03 - 15 September 2024

Where? Various Venues

Following a triumphant performance on the Pyramid Stage as Glastonbury last year, Texas are returning for a run of UK arena shows this September. The shows will see them play a set of classic hits from their recently released 'The Very Best Of 1989 - 2023'. A highlight of this years gig calendar!

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TINA - The Tina Turner Musical

When? Booking until May 2025

Where? Aldwych Theatre, London

Discover the rise to stardom of one of the world’s most successful solo artists, Tina Turner, in her very own West End musical. Tina – The Tina Turner Musical reveals the untold story behind a woman who dared to defy the bounds of her age, gender and race. Treat mum to a ticket this Mother's Day! *Selected seats and dates available with tickets under £50.

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When? Booking until December 2024

Where? Apollo Victoria, London

One of the most successful musicals of all time, this must-see musical phenomenon imagines a beguiling backstory and future possibilities to the lives of the beloved characters from ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’. With the musical movie due for release this autumn - there has never been a better time to go catch it live on the stage! *Selected seats and dates available with tickets under £50.

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Under £40


Fearne Cotton's Happy Place Festival 

When? 13 - 14 July & 31 August - 1 September 2024

Where? Chiswick House & Gardens, London and Tatton Park, Cheshire 

Described as the Woodstock of Wellness, Happy Place returns to Tatton Park in 2023, with one clear ethos and ambition - to offer something for everyone to help clear the mind, bring simple joy and help unlock that inner happiness! We can't think of a better way to say thanks to mum than a ticket to this! *Day tickets under £40.

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Frank Skinner

When? 01 May - 08 June 2024

Where? Various Venues

Following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe and 7-nights at the Lyric Theatre in London’s West End, comic legend Frank Skinner is back with his critically acclaimed new show ‘30 Years of Dirt’! If your mum loves a laugh, then this is a guaranteed hit!

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John Bishop

When? 07 September - 17 November 2024

Where? Various Venues

Comedy superstar John Bishop is getting 'Back At It' – doing what he does best - with a new UK stand-up tour for 2024. Gift a ticket this Mother's Day!

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Leigh Francis

When? 15 March - 07 April 2024

Where? Various Venues

BAFTA-Award winning comedian, Leigh Francis, is going on his first ever live tour 'My First Time' in 2024. Leigh's characters and sketches have kept millions of people around the UK laughing for years, and now he's stepping out as himself. Set to be packed full of hilarious sketches with buckets of audience interaction, these aren't shows to miss!

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Paddy McGuinness

When? 24 October 2024 - 02 March 2025

Where? Various Venues

Starting in Blackburn next October, Paddy’s long-awaited return to stand-up will see him perform many dates across the UK in 2024 and 2025 including a show at London’s prestigious Palladium! Paddy is raring to get back to where he belongs – on stage, making people laugh, with his hotly anticipated show.

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Ruby Wax

When? 01 May - 02 November 2024

Where? Various Venues

After a complete sell-out first run in 2023, Ruby Wax's rawest, darkest, funniest and most compelling stage show yet announces brand new dates for 2024, thanks to enormous demand. The 'I'm Not As Well As I Thought I Was’ is Ruby’s first tour show in four years following her critically acclaimed, sell-out tour, ‘How To Be Human’. If your mum is a fan, don't miss out on gifting this!

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Sister Act 

When? Booking until August 2024

Where? Dominion Theatre, London

Based on the beloved film and featuring a marvellous Motown-inspired score by Tony and 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken, this story of music, mishaps and nuns on the run is a joyous and uplifting tale of finding your voice and singing out, with your sisters by your side. From March 15th - June 8th you can see Beverley Knight and Ruth Jones in the roles of Deloris van Cartier and Mother Superior! Treat mum to a ticket! *Selected seats and dates available with tickets under £40.

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Under £30


BBC Good Food Show

When? 13 - 16 June 2024

Where? NEC, Birmingham

If your mum is a foodie, then get her ready for an amazing culinary journey at the BBC Good Food Show Summer! Explore artisan producers, learn from celebrity chefs, and get inspired with mouth-watering summer recipes. Plus, your ticket includes entry to BBC Gardeners’ World Live. Get set for the ultimate summer entertaining experience!

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When? 27 April - 22 September 2024

Where? Various Venues

One for the dog mums, or maybe just a mum that gives your dog more love than you... The UK's largest dog-friendly festival is returning to multiple locations from April to September 2024! Secure tickets now for an unforgettable experience.

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Fleurs Des Villes

When? 31 May - 09 June 2024

Where? Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Experience Fleurs de Villes ARTISTE at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, a 2024 floral series honouring remarkable artists. Explore the historic Inverleith House transformed into floral canvases, showcasing installations inspired by Edinburgh's vibrant art scene and accomplished artists. The perfect day out for any flower lover in your life.

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Foodies Festival

When? 4 May - 8 September 2024

Where? Various Venues

Don't miss the UK's largest touring food & drink festival! Across fourteen festivals from May to September, enjoy meeting MasterChef Champions, BakeOff stars, and discovering new flavours from around the world. Plus enjoy live music from headliners like Blue and Scouting For Girls. Exciting new attractions for 2024 include a family-friendly silent disco, fire pit BBQing, and a cook school, alongside fun fair rides, and cooking classes for kids. A perfect family day out to gift mum with this year!

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Ideal Home Show

When? 22 March - 07 April 2024

Where? Olympia, London

Is your mum obsessed with all things home and interiors? Then we have the 'ideal' gift for you! Ideal Home Show is returning to Olympia, London this March - April with a range of workshops, food and drink, celebs and experts, live talks and so much more! Book tickets now.

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The Horne Section

When? 14 March - 21 November 2024

Where? Various Venues

With their own series on Channel 4, an iTunes-chart-topping podcast, and guest appearances on shows like 'The Last Leg' and 'Peter Crouch's Year-Late Euros', The Horne Section are now tuning up their instruments once more to tour the country with 'The Horne Section's Hit Show!'. Expect an unruly night with comedy, songs, enthusiastic dancing, and a lot of mucking about. Gift mum a laugh this Christmas!

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The Stitch Festival

When? 21 - 24 March 2024

Where? BDC, London

Championing creativity with hundreds of workshops, demonstrations, fashion exhibitions, textile installations, as well as exhibitors selling specialist craft supplies, if you have a crafty mum then don't let her miss The Stitch Festival this March! She can spend the day restocking her stash, watching free catwalks, learning the secrets of dressmaking and so much more, book tickets now.

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Best of the Rest

ABBA Voyage

When? Booking until November 2024

Where? ABBA Arena, London

ABBA Voyage is the long-awaited concert from one of the biggest pop acts of all time featuring a setlist of ABBA’s biggest, most popular hits – each handpicked with great care by the band. Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Anni-Frid have created the kind of concert they always wanted, performing for their fans at their very best: as digital versions of themselves backed by today’s finest musicians. A real treat for any ABBA lover!

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Bryan Adams

When? 13 – 14 June 2024

Where? Margate & Devon

Multi-million selling recording artist Bryan Adams will be performing headline shows at the iconic Scenic Stage on Thursday 13th June 2024, as part of Margate Summer Series, and Friday 14 June at Plymouth Hoe, Devon. Support comes from electro-pop singer-songwriter Cassyette! You don't want to miss this.

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When? 23 - 25 August 2024

Where? Laverstoke Park Farm, Hampshire

Returning in 2024, the UK's largest family fundraising festival is back with an incredible music line-up featuring Olly Murrs, UB40 Ft Ali Campbell, Sam Ryder, Beverley Knight and more. Plus don't forget to checkout the cars, the 'spafest', 'foodfest' and so much more! Get the whole family there this summer!

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Chaka Khan at Nocturne Live

When? 13 June 2024

Where? Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire

Chaka Khan, the music legend, and pop culture icon, joins the highly anticipated Nocturne Live concert series next summer. Celebrating her 70th birthday and 50th year in music, the 10-time Grammy winner will perform at Blenheim Palace on June 13th alongside disco legends Sister Sledge and funk group The Fatback Band. Khan's influence spans over five decades, marked by hits like 'Ain’t Nobody' and 'I’m Every Woman', with recent induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.

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English Heritage

When? All year round

Where? Various locations across the UK

This Mother’s Day, do something special and enjoy a family day out in some of the best surroundings and spectacular historical structures England has to offer. Explore the historic gardens and enjoy delicious cake in the superb tearooms.

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Glow Wild 2024 

When? Selected dates from 28 November

Where? Wakehurst, Sussex

Book today for Sussex's award-winning lantern trail at Wakehurst ✨ 30 minutes from Brighton and London Gatwick. Early-bird ends midnight on Mother's Day: save now or miss out!

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When? 30 June - 24 August 2024

Where? Various locations

Music heavyweights JLS have announced a run of outdoor shows for this summer, including Newcastle, Margate, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Shrewsbury and Taunton! Tickets on sale now

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Kew The Music

When? 8 - 14 July 2024

Where? RBG Kew, Richmond

Beverley Knight and Ronan Keating are set to be the final headliners for Kew The Music 2024! Pop legend Ronan Keating will headline the concert series on Wednesday 10th July, whilst the Queen of UK Soul Beverley Knight will headline on Saturday 13th July, with support from Asa. Other headliners include MIKA, Passenger, JLS, and Richard Ashcroft, with Monty Don in conversation.

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MAMMA MIA! The Party

When? Booking until June 2025

Where? The O2, London

For the Mamma in your life: Experience Björn Ulvaeus' theatrical dining sensation, now booking until June 2025! Transport yourself to Skopelos for a dream Greek holiday in London. Enjoy a heartwarming story, a four-course Greek meal, and a lively ABBA disco featuring hits like 'Mamma Mia!' and 'Dancing Queen'. Book now for an unforgettable evening of dining and dancing!

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Sheryl Crow at Hampton Court Palace Festival

When? 18 June 2024

Where? Hampton Court Palace, Surrey

With nine Grammy wins, Sheryl Crow's music unites people across boundaries and echoes contemporary truths. Her extraordinary career is defined by chart-topping hits that serve as anthems for the third wave of feminism, blending rock-infused pop with captivating Midwestern charm. If your mum is a fan, don't let her miss out on this show in this extraordinary setting!

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Simply Red

When? 26 September - 10 October 2025

Where? Various locations 

Iconic soul and pop band Simply Red earmark their 40th anniversary with an incredibly special UK arena tour for September & October 2025, culminating in two nights at London’s O2 Arena on October 9th & 10th, 2025.

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Tom Jones

When? 11 June - 18 August 2024

Where? Various Venues

Don't miss Tom Jones' outdoor summer shows in Surrey, Plymouth, Bedford, Chepstow, Derby, and Liverpool, beginning June 11th—a perfect Mother's Day gift! Witness unforgettable performances featuring timeless hits from his illustrious career, ranging from soulful ballads to electrifying anthems, all delivered with his iconic voice and captivating charisma.

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