The Best Las Vegas Shows for 2024

The Best Las Vegas Shows for 2024

Las Vegas is the entertainment capital of the world, with fantastic casinos and a wealth of concerts, events, and shows. This guide is going to focus on the latter, and highlight the best Las Vegas shows for 2024 and beyond.

Keep reading to find out more about the best shows in Las Vegas, where they’re located, the showtimes, and average ticket prices.

Absinthe at Caesars Palace

Absinthe at Caesars PalaceImage credit: Spiegelworld

Absinthe is an adult-only circus show that combines a number of thrilling – and strange – acts. These range from burlesque shows to crude humor, acrobatics and more.

The show has been collecting rave reviews since it opened in 2011. HuffPost even called it the greatest show on Earth. 

Absinthe is played in the Spiegeltent outside Caesars Palace. This small setting makes the acts, especially those doing stunts, even more exciting. In between acts, host Gazillionaire makes lewd and offensive jokes that may not be to the taste of everyone.

Showtimes:

Monday – Thursday and Sunday: 8pm and 10pm

Friday – Saturday: 7pm, 9pm and 11pm

Ticket price:

Tickets range from $120 to over $200 depending on show and seat selection.

KÀ by Cirque du Soleil at MGM Grand

KÀ is a production by popular entertainment company Cirque du Soleil. The 90-minute show tells the story of twins who are separated in a shipwreck and pursued by a host of archers and spearmen. 

The show features the gravity defying acrobatics expected from any Cirque du Soleil production.

What makes KÀ standout is the incredible stage which, thanks to hydraulics, lifts and turns 360 degrees. Add to this incredible props and costumes, and it’s not hard to see why KÀ has been a fan favorite for years. 

Showtimes:

Saturday – Wednesday: 7:00pm & 9:30pm (further shows are added frequently)

Ticket price:

Tickets range from $69 to over $130 depending on show and seat selection.

Piff the Magic Dragon at The Flamingo

Piff The Magic DragonImage credit: Caesars Entertainment

Piff the Magic Dragon is a family friendly magic and comedy show starring John van der Put and his chihuahua Mr. Piffles.
 
Lasting 75 minutes, Piff the Magic Dragon includes a range of impressive magic routines that involve Mr. Piffles being levitated, laminated and even shot out of a cannon.
 
While he is not a comedian, van der Put is a hilarious magician whose routines have had guests laughing aloud at the Flamingo for over five years. His show is excellent value for money and will definitely be a highlight of anyone’s trip to Vegas.

Showtimes:

Monday, Thursday-Sunday: 7:00pm

Ticket price:

Tickets range from $49.50 to around $80 depending on show and seat selection.

O by Cirque du Soleil at The Bellagio

Another of Cirque du Soleil’s six Las Vegas shows to make our list is O. Unlike KÀ, O is not completely driven by a storyline. Instead, the show is used as a platform to demonstrate the incredible skills of the cast.

These performers must excel in both acrobatics and aquatics as water-based performances, including dives and dance routines, form a large part of the show.

The opera style theater features a stage filled with 1.5 million gallons of water.

This amazing setting is combined with the work of 122 technicians who manage the lights and sound. The end result is astounding. 

Showtimes:

Wednesday – Sunday: 7:00pm and 9:30pm. 

Ticket price:

Tickets range from $79 to over $200 depending on show and seat selection.

Shin Lim: Limitless at The Mirage

Shin Lim is a Canadian American magician who was the first act to ever win the hit TV show “America’s Got Talent” twice.

These victories, combined with a couple of excellent appearances on “Penn and Teller’s Fool Us” made Lim a star.

Lim was officially announced as a Las Vegas headliner in 2019. His show, Limitless, is based on close-up card magic and is supported by Colin Cloud, a well-known mentalist. This duo constantly amazes guests and should not be missed.

Showtimes:

Monday, Thursday – Sunday: 7:30pm.

Ticket price:

Tickets range from $49.99 to over $200 depending on show and seat selection.

Tournament of Kings at The Excalibur 

Tournament of the kingsImage credit: MGM Resorts

Tournament of Kings has been shown at the Excalibur for an incredible 33 years. This makes it one of the longest running, and most loved, shows in Las Vegas. 

A family show, Tournament of Kings tells the tale of a knight’s tournament involving fighting, jousting and even racing.

Fans are separated into sections and cheer for their own knight. Every guest is served a meal of roasted Cornish game hen which they are encouraged to eat with their hands!

Showtimes:

Monday and Friday: 6:00pm

Thursday, Saturday and Sunday: 6:00pm and 8:30pm

Ticket price:

Tickets range from $49.99 to over $200 depending on show and seat selection.

V The Ultimate Variety Show at Planet Hollywood

V The Ultimate Variety ShowImage credit: Caesars Entertainment

Variety shows have been popular in the United States since the 1800s. V The Ultimate Variety Show builds on this history while also making the format feel fresh and exciting. 

A dozen speciality acts feature in the show on a rotating basis. These include acrobats, contortionists, magicians and strongmen. Many of these acts have appeared on shows such as “America’s Got Talent.”

Each segment is knitted together by host Wally Eastwood, a comedic juggler who guests adore.

Showtimes:

Monday – Sunday: 7:00pm (some select shows are at 8:30pm)

Ticket price:

Tickets range from $59.99 to $79.99 depending on show and seat selection.

Penn and Teller at Rio Hotel and Casino

Penn and Teller, Rio Hotel and Casino

Much like Tournament of Kings, Penn and Teller are a respected, long-serving part of Las Vegas’ show industry.

The duo have been performing at the Rio for over 20 years and have no plans to stop soon, signing a new deal that will take them through to 2026.

Penn and Teller are two icons of American magic having won multiple Emmys and even boasting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Their show combines tricks from their 40-year career making it a must see for any magic lover. 

Showtimes:

Thursday – Sunday: 9:00pm (some select shows are on Monday at 9:00pm)

Ticket price:

Tickets range from $76 to over $200 depending on show and seat selection.

RuPaul’s Drag Race Live! at The Flamingo

RuPaul’s Drag Race LiveImage credit: Vegas.com

RuPaul’s Drag Race Live! Is an original production based on the hit TV series. As with the series, RuPaul’s Drag Race Live! promises drama, fabulous outfits and lip sync battles to die for. 

The cast is star-studded featuring the likes of Jaida Essence Hall, Aquaria and Asia O’Hara. These queens thrive on the big stage, making this one of the most enjoyable shows in the whole city. 

Showtimes:

Monday, Thursday and Sunday: 9:30pm

Friday and Saturday: 7:00pm and 9:30pm

Ticket price:

Tickets range from $59 to $145 depending on show and seat selection.

Jabbawockeez at MGM Grand

Jabbawockeez at MGM GrandImage credit: Jabbawockeez.com

Jabbawockeez have been America’s favorite dance troupe for years. At the MGM Grand, their show features excellent music, quality dancing and perfect choreography.

The show has been voted “Best Family Show” and “Best All Ages Show” for three years in a row. In other words, it’s one of the best shows Las Vegas has to offer.

Showtimes:

Monday, Wednesday – Sunday: 7:00pm and 9:30pm

Ticket price:

Tickets range from $49.99 to $110 depending on show and seat selection.

The roundup

Just looking for a quick summary? Here’s a roundup of our favorite shows in Vegas for 2024:

Absinthe

KÀ by Cirque du Soleil

Piff the Magic Dragon

O by Cirque du Soleil

Shin Lim: Limitless

Tournament of Kings

V The Ultimate Variety Show

Penn and Teller

RuPaul’s Drag Race Live!

Jabbawockeez

Author: Gerald Griffin