Although entertainment options in Las Vegas are primarily adult-oriented, there are actually a fair amount of kid and family-friendly shows available. Considering a good chunk of visitors bring kids along on their trip, we figured it would be helpful to lay out some of the more popular kid-friendly show options on and near the Strip.
We’ll leverage customer review scores from Vegas.com to rank these family-friendly shows and to aid you in sorting through your options.
For each show, we’ll also link out to both the box office and Vegas.com, where tickets can often be purchased at a slight discount. Price it out to get the best deal!
Kid-Friendly Magic Shows in Vegas
Mat Franco – Magic Reinvented Nightly: Earning 4.8/5 stars on Vegas.com, Mat Franco’s show at LINQ ranks as the best kid-friendly magic shows in Las Vegas. A former winner of America’s Got Talent, Mat leverages audience participation to keep the show fresh. Tickets can be purchased in advance with the box office, or here, with Vegas.com.
Mac King Comedy Magic: Performing at Excalibur, Mac King owns Las Vegas’ longest-running magic show. What differentiates Mac from the competition is his use of animals that range from guinea pigs to goldfish as part of his performance. Earning 4.7/5 stars on Vegas.com, Mac King is among the best kid-friendly shows in Las Vegas. Tickets are available via the box office here, and with Vegas.com.
Piff The Magic Dragon: Leveraging both a sarcastic brand of humor and his assistant, a chihuahua named Mr. Piffles, Piff The Magic Dragon will leave you both laughing and amazed. The show, playing at Flamingo, has earned a respectable 4.7/5 stars on Vegas.com and tickets are available both with the box office, and with Vegas.com, here.
Nathan Burton Comedy Magic: Boasting prices that are typically under $50, Nathan Burton is both family-friendly and cost-effective. The show incorporates both illusions and comedy which is sure to wow your kids. Playing in the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood, Nathan Burton Comedy Magic has earned a respectable 4.6/5 stars and tickets can be purchased with the box office here, or with Vegas.com.
Additionally, Nathan Burton is currently offering a ticket deal on Groupon. Check all 3 spots to ensure you’re getting the best deal!
Xavier Mortimer – The Dream Maker: Cutting his teeth both on America’s Got Talent, and as a Cirque Du Soleil cast member in Vegas, it’s safe to say Xavier Mortimer has plenty of experience. His show can be viewed at STRAT and incorporates comedy, illusion, and even drama, earning 4.5/5 stars from attendees. Tickets can be priced out with the box office, and with Vegas.com.
Additionally, you’ll want to scope out this deal being offered for Xavier Mortimer’s show on Groupon.
David Copperfield: You know likely already know the iconic name, and I’m sure your kids will enjoy what David Copperfield brings to the table. The master illusionist has earned 4.2/5 stars on Vegas.com and tickets can be purchased with the box office or Vegas.com, here.
Kid-Friendly Comedy Shows in Vegas
Tape Face: A pure comedy show, Tape Face is certainly unique. As seen previously on America’s Got Talent, the show at Harrah’s features a comedian with tape over his mouth that doesn’t speak. Although not an audible comedy show, the 4.8/5 star rating on Vegas.com proves that this kid-friendly show is a winner. Check pricing in advance with the box office, and with Vegas.com, here.
Currently, Tape Face is also selling tickets at a discount via this deal on Groupon. Make sure to check it out to gauge if it’s less expensive.
Gregory Popovich’s Comedy Pet Theater: A physical comedy show that stars a troop of dogs, cats, and other animals, this kid-friendly production packs an adorable punch. Better yet, all of Popovich’s animals are rescues, going from unwanted to stars in Las Vegas overnight. You can price out tickets with the box office, and here, with Vegas.com.
Comedy Pet Theater is also offering discounted tickets on Groupon via this deal.
Kid-Friendly Cirque Du Soleil Shows in Vegas
Mystere: Cirque Du Soleil shows are oftentimes great for kids, who will enjoy the acrobatics and pageantry within the production. Although Mystere presents a difficult-to-follow storyline, even for adults, there is more than enough “wow factor” to make up for it. The show has earned 4.7/5 stars from fans on Vegas.com and tickets can be purchased here, with the TI box office, or with Vegas.com.
Beatles LOVE: Calling Mirage home, Beatles LOVE blends the acrobatics typically equated with Cirque Du Soleil with the iconic music catalog of The Beatles. Especially if your family is a fan of the band, this could be a great show option, earning 4.7/5 stars on Vegas.com. Check pricing with the box office and with Vegas.com.
O: While not the least expensive Cirque show, O is certainly unique, incorporating a 1.5 million gallon, 25-foot deep pool into the performance. Earning 4.6/5 stars on Vegas.com, it’s safe to say that customers have appreciated the acrobatic production that was inspired by the “infinity and elegance of water’s pure form”. Check pricing both with the box office and with Vegas.com.
Other Family-Friendly Shows in Las Vegas
Jabbawockeez: A choreographed dance group, these masked performers can be found at MGM Grand and offer a feast for your senses. At 4.5/5 stars earned on Vegas.com, seeing the Jabbawockeez could be an attractive option for families looking for a high-energy show. Check out prices with the venue, and with Vegas.com.
Potted Potter: A 70-minute parody calling Bally’s home, Potted Potter hilariously guides the audience through the 7 book series. If your kids like Harry Potter as much as mine, this could be a great option. Earning 4.5/5 stars on Vegas.com, tickets can be priced out both with the box office, and here, with Vegas.com.
WOW – The Vegas Spectacular: Located off the Strip at Rio, WOW – The Vegas Spectacular is a variety show that stars more than 30 artists that showcase their ability to perform various stunts that will have your family’s jaw on the floor. Earning 4.5/5 stars, tickets can be purchased directly with the Rio box office, and with Vegas.com, here.
Tournament of Kings: Calling the kid-friendly Excalibur home, Tournament of Kings is a dinner show that transports guests back to the middle ages. Enjoy dining on your own cornish game hen and sides while the knights do battle in front of you. Earning 4.5/5 stars, customers have been impressed with this unique show that is sure to make a lasting memory for your kids. Check pricing with the box office, and with Vegas.com, here.
V – The Ultimate Variety Show: Found in the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood, V – The Ultimate Variety Show features a wide variety of acts that range from acrobatics to magic and comedy. The production has earned 4.4/5 stars on Vegas.com and tickets can be purchased with the box office, or here, with Vegas.com.
There is also a discount ticket offer for V – The Ultimate Variety Show on Groupon, which is viewable here.
Blue Man Group: Whether you’ve seen them previously or not, you are likely familiar with the Blue Man Group. A kid-friendly show, Blue Man Group’s “artistic percussion” performance is a feast for both the ears and eyes. Prior attendees have awarded the bald blue men 4.4/5 stars and tickets can be priced out with the box office, and with Vegas.com, here.
Fortunately, there is an abundance of kid-friendly shows in Las Vegas that span various genres. Whether you’re looking for a comedy, acrobatic, variety, or magic performance, there is surely something that will fit your family’s needs.
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