Skip to Content

Home / Fun Fiction Lists / Theater Fiction: The Best Books for Theater Lovers

Theater Fiction: The Best Books for Theater Lovers

As a genre, “theater fiction” refers to novels that focus on theatre, with characters that include actors, playwrights, directors, and others involved in the process of creating musicals and plays. Both of the Book Girls are huge theater fans, and Angela’s husband is even a professional musical theater actor/singer. As a result, both of us really enjoy fiction books about theater. We’re so excited to share with you our list of the best books for theater lovers!

The tilted book covers in shades of blue and green. The center book has a woman looking in a dressing room mirror with a yellow title that reads A Tender Thing.

From Shakespeare to Musicals…

Whether you enjoy treading the boards or prefer watching from the audience, theater fiction offers another way to experience the magic. From Shakespeare to musicals, and from Broadway stages to high school drama clubs, this list of books for theater lovers has something for everyone. These novels about theatre cover a wide range of genres, including contemporary and historical fiction, mysteries, and rom coms. We’ve even added a couple of young adult coming-of-age titles.

Fiction Books About Theatre

More Books for Fans of Broadway

If you’re looking for non-fiction books or memoirs that provide a behind-the-scenes look at Broadway theater, be sure to check out our list of Musical Theatre Books for Broadway Lovers.

Theater Fiction heading with the covers of three different theater realted novels



Angela & Melissa

The Book Girls are best friends who jointly read over 200 books per year. We started Book Girls' Guide in 2019 to help others de-stress and find joy through the power of a great book. We do in-depth research on thousands of novels and non-fiction titles each year to provide curated book lists covering a variety of genres.

Musical Theatre Books for Broadway Lovers: Non-Fiction and Memoirs

Saturday 2nd of September 2023

[…] fans will also want to check out our Theater Fiction list that includes the best novels for theater lovers! This booklist includes a wide variety of […]

Follow Along on Social Media

Looking for your next great read? Try one of the highly-rated titles from our curated book lists.