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Known as the entertainment capital of the world, it’s no surprise that Las Vegas welcomes over 42 million visitors each year to enjoy its array of nightclubs, restaurants, hotels and shows.
The internet is full of activity guides and survival tips, but whether it’s your first time visiting Vegas, or you’re a season regular, watching a world-class performance is a must. You’ve arrived, you’ve dolled yourself up, but where do you go for top-flight entertainment? Read on to find out.
1. Cirque du Soleil
The Cirque du Soleil offers eight fantastic shows that you can go and see all year round. Whether you like music, magic or acrobatics, there’s something to suit everyone. Each show is around 90 minutes long but it’s 90 minutes you’ll never forget thanks to the amazing talent of the entire production company.
Book tickets online at cirquedusoleil.com.
2. Celine Dion
If you’re heading to Vegas later in the year then the leading lady, Celine Dion will be taking to the stage at Caesar’s Palace. What’s perhaps so remarkable about this show is that, just like Elvis, Celine is carrying the whole show herself as the only person on stage.
This is probably a once in a lifetime opportunity – we’ve not seen a one-man, or woman, show since Elvis – so don’t miss out!
Book online at caesars.com.
If variety’s your thing then Absinthe is sure to tickle the senses. From enchantment to unimaginable feats of agility, strength and old-world burlesque, when combined, routines create a show you’d struggle to imagine even in your wildest dreams.
Be aware, if you’ve chosen to experience the family-side of Vegas, this is an adults only show and children won’t be allowed to enter.
Book tickets online at showtickets.com.
4. Le Reve
A weekend-only show, running from Friday to Tuesday, suitable for all the family, Le Reve is a circus-style show with incredible acrobatics, gymnastics, effects and possibly the most beautiful costumes you’ve ever seen. Quite similar to Cirque du Soleil, you’ll find flowing themes of imagery, dreams and visions with many acts performed in water and with performers carefully positioned throughout the audience.
Book tickets online at vegas.com.
5. Carrot Top
Finally, moving away from the theatre genre slightly, comedian Carrot Top performs pretty much every night at the Luxor Hotel in a hilariously funny show for anyone 18 and over.
Making fun of himself and everyday American culture, he makes use of some very strange props along the way. If you’re really looking to let your hair down and cry the night away – with laughter, of course – then a night with Carrot Top is unlikely to be beaten.
Book tickets online at viator.com.
6. Blue Man Group
The Blue Man Group is a great option for families as there’s no audience age limit. With two shows every night at the Luxor, spectators can expect a stunning visual spectacular with a mix of comedy, tech and rock. The concept of the Blue Man Group is truly unique, and with the show rarely touring outside America, Vegas is the perfect place to see it.
Book tickets online at blueman.com.
Sometimes the classics are the best, and there’s no Chippendales show quite like the Vegas one. If you’re not familiar with the concept, think Magic Mike. Yes that’s right – hot male dancers entertaining a screaming crowd for 75 minutes. Sound good?
Book tickets online at chippendales.com.