best shows in Las Vegas in 2023

Here are the best shows in Las Vegas in 2023! With so much going on in the city and so many cool things to do and see, it may be hard to decide, especially if you have only a few days to explore the city.I have checked out reviews of all permanent shows playing in the Sin City, and am happy to present you with my reviews of the best ones. Keep reading to find out about the most popular shows In Vegas right now!

Cirque du Soleil

Las Vegas is home to Cirque du Soleil, which is currently performing 6 different shows every night! All of them are a great fun for adults and kids alike. Our top picks for best shows by Cirque du Soleil are Michael Jackson ONE, Mystere, O, and Ka.

Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil Las Vegas

Where: Mandalay Bay

When: Thursday-Monday at 7:0 pm and 9:30 pm

Age limit: 5+

If you dream of still seeing the King of Pop singing and dancing on the stage, then the best show for you to watch is the exciting Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil. Performing at the Mandalay Bay Theatre within Mandalay Bay, Michael Jackson ONE is a complete celebration of music, dancing, and stunning acrobats all in one superb show. Not only will you listen to the classic hits from Michael Jackson like Beat It, Man in the Mirror, Billie Jean, The Way You Make Me Feel, and Love Never Felt So Good but the soundtrack is accompanied by 63 world-class artists who defy everything from logic to gravity. The show is a Thriller that leaves your mouth dropping from the dance moves and superb acrobatics that only Cirque du Soleil can bring to the stage. The high-energy performers Don’t Stop ‘til You Get Enough and just when you thought you had seen it all, then the slick feet of numerous dancer float across the stage while moon walking just the King of Pop himself. So if you are ready to Scream and be a Slave to the Rhythm then you need to book this one of the best Sin City shows now.

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Cirque du Soleil - O

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Where: O Theater - Bellagio Hotel

When: Almost every night at 7:00 pm and 10:00 pm

Age limit: None

Review: O is all about fire and water imagery. It's one of the most exciting Cirque shows featuring skyrocketing and diving acrobatics. Instead of a regular stage, the action is going on in a large water tank. The imagery is incredibly beautiful, something like a mixture of fire and water - after all, the name O is derived from the pronunciation of the French word "Eau", meaning "Water". According to thousands of user reviews, O is one of the most beautiful Cirque du Soleil shows. Many think that O is one of the best Vegas shows, ever!

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Cirque du Soleil - Mystere

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Where: Mystere Theatre - Treasure Island

When: Almost every night at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm

Age limit: None

Review: A colorful highly visual show filled with mysterious creatures, performing impossible acrobatics - fun for the whole family. While Mystere does not have a "story" like, for example, Ka - it compensates for it's lack fully by bright costumes, synchronized acrobatics, and impossible tricks. Mystere is among the best shows in Las Vegas for a family vacation - plus, it's more affordable than the O show reviewed above.

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Cirque du Soleil - Ka

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Where: Cirque du Soleil Theater - MGM Grand

When: Almost every night at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm

Age limit: 5+

Review: Ka is a very impressive show that combines acrobatics, martial arts, dance, gorgeous costumes, pyrotechnics and everything you expect from a Cirque du Soleil show. Ka tells a story of separated twin brother and sister who are coming of age and have to undergo ordeals before they can reunite. conducted on a huge stage that can tilt and move, this is one of the most impressive, large-scale best shows in Las Vegas by Cirque du Soleil.

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Live Music

If you enjoy live music, there's always plenty of concerts playing all over the Strip. Some play every day, but many only have short time engagements. Here are the most popular Vegas shows in the music genre, hopefully you can catch them while you are here!

Terry Fator: Who's The dummy now

Venue: New York New York

Show Times: Thursday-Sunday around d 7:30 pm

One of the best shows in Las Vegas in 2023 for everyone who likes to be entertained by everything from puppets to famous stars to unbelievable singing is the Terry Fator: Who’s The Dummy Now. Performing at the Liberty Loft Theater within New York-New York, the incredible Terry Fator brings his beloved puppets and spectacular show to a new venue in Sin City. Fator hits all the right notes with his puppets who help him with his interesting impersonations of famous stars from numerous musical genres. The family will love Kermit the Frog and Winston the Turtle teaming up and singing What a Wonderful World in a fabulous fashion. Other top notch impersonations from the puppets you will experience include Sonny and Cher, Garth Brooks Friends in Low Places, and don’t forget about Maynard Thompkins the World’s Greatest Elvis impersonator. The comedy of Terry Fator is light and fun with numerous puppets like Julius the Soul Singer, Vikki the Cougar, Monty Carlo the Lounge Singer, and Hyphen the Delusional British Rocker getting in on the act as this show brings to life Fator’s talents of never really moving his lips while he belts out numerous one-liners and beautiful songs of the past.

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Rat Pack is Back


Show Times: Monday - Saturday at 7:30 pm

Location: Copa Room, Tuscany Suites & Casino

It was not just Elvis that turned Glitter Gulch into the Entertainment Capital of the World and when you go watch The Rat is Back you will understand why this dynamic foursome played an integral role in making Las Vegas what Sin City is today. Performing at the Copa Room within The Tuscany Suites and Casino, the three tribute artists bring the original Rat Pack of Dean, Martine, Sammy Davis Jr., and Frank Sinatra, and Joey Bishop back to life. Performing with a seven piece orchestra led by Lon Bronson, you can expect to hear all the classics from the Rat Pack like Candy Man, Volare, Lady is a Tramp, Old Black Magic, and Luck Be a Lady. Add in a few impromptu jokes and you have the making of one of the best shows in Las Vegas filled with fun for a perfect time of reliving the Good Old Days of Sin City.

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Raiding the Rock Vault

Rock show Las Vegas

When: 8:00 pm, see schedule

Where: Duomo, Rio

Age restrictions: 5+

One of the best shows in Las Vegas that showcases incredible rock-n-roll from Hendrix to Led Zeppelin to Queen is Raiding the Rock Vault. This unbelievable show highlights the talents of real rock stars that have performed with bands such as Meatloaf, Whitesnake, Lynch Mob and Quiet Riot. The music is loud with guitar riffs as well as vocals that sound like the real deal and the pyrotechnic stage show is second to none when these talented musicians light the stage on fire.

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MJ Live

Michael Jackson show Las Vegas

Location: Stratosphere Theater, Stratosphere

Show Times: Every night at 8:00 PM

If you are like me and miss the King of Pop, then this is your chance to watch one of the best shows in Las Vegas in 2023 when you go to see MJ Live. Performing at the STRAT Theater within the Stratosphere Hotel, Casino and Skypod, MJ Live brings the King of Pop back to life with numerous highly talented impersonators gracing the stage telling the story of his glorious musical career. You will be thrilled to death with Thriller as the performers are joined on stage by a variety of dancers in perfect choreography highlighting his majesty’s musical genius. But that’s not all you can expect with a beautiful segment from his early days with the Jackson 5 that includes hits like I Want You Back, ABC, and of course Ben. The live band keeps the dancing going with classic songs like Bad, Billie Jean, Smooth Criminal, and Dangerous. So if you are ready to help Heal the World, then you need to this awesome show which brings the King of Pop back to life in front of your eyes.

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Wayne Newton: Up Close and Personal

Where: Flamingo

When: Select days, at 7:00 pm

Age limit: 5+

If you like to watch iconic performers that understand how to really get an audience to jump, then the best show in Las Vegas for you to see is Wayne Newton: UP Close and Personal. Performing at Bugsy Cabaret within the Flamingo, Newton has been pleasing the crowds in Sin City since he arrived at the tender age of 15 years old. Since then he has grown into one of the more beloved singers to ever hit the stage in Las Vegas. His show is packed with interesting video from the past and present which highlights his musical talents which include playing 13 different instruments. Newton spotlights Las Vegas greats from the past with tributes to people he worked with over the years that include The Rat Pack and The Killers during his 30,000 plus stage shows. His voice will take you back in time while putting a smile on your face and your guaranteed to hear Newton’s favorite song Danke Schoen as well as many more.

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Jabbawockeez Timeless

Where: MGM Grand

When: Thursday-Monday at 7:00 pm; Thursday, Saturday and Monday also at 9:30 pm

Age limit: None

If you think the t.v. hit show the Masked Singer is good, then the best show in Las Vegas for you to witness is the superb dance moves of Jabbawokeez Timeless. Performing at the Jabbawockeez Theater within the MGM Grand, the faceless dancers with white gloves and flamboyant costumes bring all their high energy moves and dancing skills to the stage for an unforgettable show. Their rise to fame came first on America’s Best Dance Crew around 2008 and since then they have been dancing around the world and in Sin City bringing a smile to people’s faces in the audience. Their creativity and choreography is stunning when they move in unison on stage delivering slick dance moves very few people could imagine accomplishing without falling on their face. Included in their show is a stunning light show that accompanies them as they bring the latest moves into play as they prance from one side of the stage to the other. This fantastic show in Las Vegas is a one-of-a-kind magical dancing experience and a must see when you are in Sin City.

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best shows in Las Vegas in Comedy Genre

In Vegas you can find comedy shows in all genres: from improvisations to physical, from surreal to stand-up style. Any modern American comedian can be considered successful if he had at least one performance in Vegas! Some artists are so good that they are invited to perform regularly in the city. Here is a list of my favorite best shows in Las Vegas in 2023 in the comedy genre.

Carrot Top

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Where: Atrium Showroom - Luxor Hotel

When: Almost every night at 8:30 pm

Age limit: 18+

Review: This show is a mixture of stand up comedy and prop comedy - curly red haired Carrot Top uses unusual props and makes fun of himself, of the human nature and of the American culture among other subjects. If you need a good laugh, this is the place to go! Along with Mystere, Carrot Top tops my list of the best shows in Las Vegas in comedy genre.

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Blue Man Group

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Where: Blue Man Theater, Luxor

When: Nightly at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm

Age limit: None

Review: 3 bald and blue men perform visually stunning acts that are a mix of comedy, rock music and modern technology. If that doesn't impress you, you should know that this show is simply hilarious, energetic and very different from everything else you've ever seen. The Blue Man Group performs truly one of the most spectacular, best shows in the Las Vegas!

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Tape Face

Tape face Las Vegas

Where: House of Tape, Harrah's

Date & Time: Tuesday-Sunday at 7:00 pm

One of the more unique, intriguing, best shows in Las Vegas for you to see is the amazing Tape Face. Performing at the House of Tape within Harrah’s, the show is the delightful creation of Sam Wills who even made Simon Cowell smile on America’s Got Talent. Tape Face brings nothing but laughter to the stage with his actions that make the audience smile and wonder in bewilderment. As he stands on stage your first thought is he is a mixture of terror and horror like Mike Meyers but in the end you will be rolling in the aisle with tearful laughter. He brings his experience from Clown School into play when he transforms the stage into a three ring circus that only he can control. Don’t be scared when you get the evil eye and don’t be shy if he calls you up on stage to have fun.

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best Las Vegas Adult Shows

We know you want to see an adult show! After all, this is Vegas! While there is no lack of adult entertainment here, not all of them are created equal. We've checked out all the shows and would love to recommend the following best Sin City shows in the adult genre.

Thunder From Down Under

Thunder From Down Under

Where: Thunder From Down Under Theatre - Excalibur Hotel & Casino

When: Every night at 9:00 pm. On Fridays and Saturdays - also at 11:00 pm.

Age limit: 18+

Review: Thunder From Down Under is a true delight! The show features all Australian male dancers, and will make a great girls night out or a bachelorette party! Girls, the guys are so yummy you shouldn't drag your boyfriends or husbands into this! And in case you are wondering, the Thunder guys will let you touch anything...yes, anything...It's one the two best shows in Las Vegas for bachelorette parties.

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Zombie Burlesque

Zombie burlesque

Where: V Theater at Planet Hollywood

Date & Time: Monday-Saturday, at 8:30 pm and select 10:00 pm performances

Age restrictions: 16+

Everyone needs to prepare themselves for an evening of risqué costumes, jokes, music and dancing when you go to see Zombie Burlesque. This tantalizing show will put a smile on your face as you watch the high flying aerials and antics of flesh eating monsters that bring more than just a sexy show to the stage. After witnessing this superb performance of improvisation and crudeness you will now you saw one of the best shows in Las Vegas.

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Absinthe show poster

Where: Spiegeltent at Caesars Palace

When: Tuesday - Sunday at 8:00 pm, Thursday-Saturday - additional show at 10:00 pm

Age limit: 18+

Review: Absinthe is the ultimate variety show for adults featuring circus acts, comedy and sexy topless girls. The best part of Absinthe is that the action takes place very close to the audience - it seems you can stretch your hand and touch the performers. Which is all the more fun when they perform tightrope walks above your head, or a beautiful half naked girl is dancing in a huge bubble right in front of you! Absinthe is among the most hilarious, best shows in Las Vegas in 2023.

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Where: Chippendales Theatre - Rio Hotel

When: Daily at 8:00 pm. On Fridays and Saturdays - also at 10:30 pm

Age limit: 18+

Review: Chippendales are in direct rivalry with Thunder From Down Under...We really don't know which one is the winner of the best shows in Las Vegas in the male dance genre! Hot bodies, very very hot. Dancing may need a bit more synchronizing, but we don't go there to see synchronicity - we have the Bellagio Fountains for that, right? Perhaps the main difference between Chippendales and Thunder From Down Under is that in Chippendales the sexy men are more...varied!

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best Las Vegas Impersonators

There are quite a few impersonators in Vegas, and even city tours conducted by impersonators. You can catch a show with anyone from Marilyn Monroe to Elvis to Britney Spears! Here are the best shows in Las Vegas in the impersonator genre

All Shook Up

All Shook Up Las Vegas Elvis show

When: Daily at 6:00 pm

Where: V Theater at Planet Hollywood

If you missed the King while he was alive then the best show in Las Vegas to watch is All Shook Up. This tribute show to Elvis will have you putting on your Blue Suede Shoes and swooning in your seat as you watch Elvis gyrate his hips on stage. Everyone in the audience will have Suspicious Minds that Elvis is still alive while they are listening to classics like Heartbreak Hotel, Hound Dog and Love Me Tender.

VEGAS! The Show

Vegas! The Show

Where: Saxe Theater - Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

When: Daily at 7:00 pm and occasionally at 9:00 pm

Age limit: None

Review: VEGAS! The Show recreates important moments from the history of Las Vegas through musical performances. The show takes you back in time into the 50's and features impersonations of the top performers who helped shape Las Vegas - Elvis Presley, Rat Pack, Tina Turner and others. It's one of the best shows in Las Vegas in the impersonator genre!

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Magic Genre

Do you enjoy illusions, magic tricks and mind-blowing hypnotic shows? Among the enormous multitude of shows, I have selected several best shows in Las Vegas in the magic genre! But remember - although magic shows are usually associated with childhood, some of these shows are not for children's eyes and ears at all! Keep an eye on the age restrictions to know what you are in for.

David Copperfield

David Copperfield show Las Vegas

Where: Hollywood Theater - MGM Grand

When: Nightly at 7:00 PM and 9:30 pm, on Saturdays - additional show at 4:00 pm

Age limit: 5+

The magical king of illusion is once again gracing the stage in Sin City. David Copperfield brings one of the best shows in Las Vegas for you to witness which is filled with unbelievable illusions that will blow your mind into the next galaxy. Imagine being levitated in the air, walking through a wall or seeing an automobile disappear right in front of your eyes. The action during the performance is high-powered with numerous twists and turns to every illusion that will leave your mind in chaos for days.

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Mac King Comedy Magic

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Where: The Theater at Harrah's

Date & Time: Tuesday-Saturday at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm

A great way to spend an afternoon laughing while watching one of the best shows in Las Vegas is to go see Mac King Comedy Magic. Performing in the Main Showroom at Harrah’s this all ages show is ideal for families, groups, and people looking to relax and laugh during the day. Mac King is legendary for his Southern charm that brings a mixture of magic and jokes to the stage which has audiences in awe of his powers. His 75-minute show includes everything from hand shadow puppets and rope tricks to vanishing goldfish and guinea pigs to sleight of hand tricks and he throws in a few impersonations of Sin City legends like Elvis and Liberace. He has a great stage presence with plenty of audience participation which has made him the longest running magician in Las Vegas.

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Piff The Magic Dragon


When: Usually Monday-Wednesday at 8:00 pm

Where: Bugsys Cabaret, Flamingo

Age limit: 13+

Ever wondered what a dragon and a Chihuahua have in common? You will ponder this question when you go see Piff the Magic Dragon. One of the best Vegas shows will engulf you in laughter when you watch the antics of two completely different magical dragons on stage. This hilarious show of magic and comedy will have you begging for more and maybe a dog treat too, as these two dragons entertain the audience in an unconventional fashion.

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Kids And Family

In all honesty, Las Vegas is not very child-oriented city, but you probably already know that! There are, however, a few very good shows you could take your children to - for example, most of Cirque du Soleil shows are quite appropriate for children. And here are a few more best shows in Las Vegas that your little ones will definitely enjoy!

V-The Ultimate Variety

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Where: V Theater - Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

When: Nightly, at 7:00 pm and 8:30 pm

Age limit: None

Review: V-the Ultimate Variety features artists performing magic tricks, stand up comedy, stunts and more. This is clean version of the adult show Absinthe, and it's pretty much circus-like. While I wouldn't recommend to watch this show on your own or with kids older than, let's say 7, but if you have little kids ages 2 to 5, it's pretty much one of the best shows in Las Vegas for kids.

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WOW-The Vegas Spectacular

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Where: Rio Showroom, Rio

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If you thought Vaudeville performances were not in the vogue then you need to see WOW-The Vegas Spectacular which is one of the most entertaining shows that highlights everything that has made Sin City the Entertainment Capital of the World. Performing at the Rio Showroom in the Rio, the show is packed with whimsical acts and great artists. Don’t be surprised when you witness incredible contortionists, flying acrobatic artists that defy gravity, and plenty of confetti filled cannons blasting the stage. There is fabulous 3-D multi-media effects combined with superb costumes and choreography that brings all of your senses back to life. The unique water stage is ideal for the numerous artists to highlight their skills right in front of your eyes as the whacky MC brings the audience to smiles and laughter of tears. This is a must see best show in Las Vegas for fun filled entertainment Vaudeville style.

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