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Kid-Friendly Shows in Las Vegas the Whole Family Will Enjoy

Although most entertainment options in Las Vegas are adult-oriented, there are actually a surprising number of shows that welcome kids and families.

Considering a good chunk of visitors bring kids along, I figured it would be helpful to lay out some popular kid-friendly show options on and near the Strip.

As you’ll see below, Vegas shows fit for families commonly involve magic, appropriate comedy, acrobatics, and even housepets!

For each show, I’ll also link out to a couple of trusted outlets where tickets can be purchased in advance. Price it out to get the best deal!

Magic Shows

Piff The Magic Dragon

Known for his appearance on America’s Got Talent, Piff expertly blends a sarcastic brand of humor with magic at Flamingo’s Showroom.

If you like Piff, you’ll love his assistant, Mr. Piffles, a chihuahua who is as adorable as he is talented.

My daughters and I are obsessed with Piff and have exhausted his YouTube content.

Tickets start in the $40s and can be priced with:

Piff poses with Mr. Piffles the dog

Mat Franco – Magic Reinvented Nightly

Another star born on America’s Got Talent, Mat Franco’s magic show at LINQ involves the audience and is never exactly the same as the night before – Hence the name “Magic Reinvented Nightly”.

Tickets start in the $50s and can be priced with:

Mat Franco on stage at LINQ

Mac King Comedy Magic

Performing at Excalibur, Mac King owns Las Vegas’ longest-running magic show at 20+ years.

What differentiates Mac from the competition is his use of animals that range from guinea pigs to goldfish as part of his humorous magic performance.

Tickets start in the low $30s and can be priced with:

Mac King spitting out a goldfish

Nathan Burton Comedy Magic

Appearances on America’s Got Talent made Nathan Burton a household name. His show, which calls the Showcase Mall (steps north of MGM Grand) home, incorporates both illusions and comedy.

Tickets start in the $20s and can be priced out with:

Nathan Burton performing an illusion

David Copperfield

You likely already know the iconic name, and I’m sure your kids will enjoy what David Copperfield brings to the table at MGM Grand.

This is a guy who has walked through the Great Wall of China, made the Statue of Liberty disappear, made a train car disappear, and was cut in half by a saw. Yea, he’s good.

Not the cheapest option, tickets start at around $90 and can be priced with:

Comedy Shows

Tape Face

A pure comedy show, Tape Face is certainly unique. Also seen previously on America’s Got Talent, the show at MGM Grand features a comedian with tape over his mouth that doesn’t speak.

Scoring points for not being the “same old” show, Tape Face tickets start in the low $50s.

Tape Face headshot with black tape over his mouth

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.

Tickets start at around $30 and can be priced with:

I recently saw Popovich’s Comedy Pet Theater and can confirm that the whole family will love it.

Dogs sit in desks, pretending to be in school.

Cirque Du Soleil Shows

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.

Tickets start at around $70 and can be priced with:

Acrobatic performers flying through the air in Mystere

O by Cirque du Soliel

While not the least expensive Cirque show, O is certainly unique, incorporating a 1.5 million gallon, 25-foot deep pool into the performance.

The acrobatic production was inspired by the “infinity and elegance of water’s pure form” – Now, I don’t know exactly what that means, but I do know that audience members of all ages will have their jaws on the floor.

Tickets start at around $140 and can be priced with:

Pool with a ship hovering over it at O

Other Unique Options

Tournament of Kings

Calling Excalibur home, Tournament of Kings is a dinner show that transports guests back to the Middle Ages where jousting, sword fighting, and knights mounted atop horses are the norm.

Uniquely, the fam will enjoy a meal consisting of your own cornish game hen and sides while the battle rages in front of you.

Tickets start at around $80 and can be priced with:

Knights on Horseback
Tournament of Kings – © Erik Kabik/MGM Resorts

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.

Tickets start at around $40 and can be priced with:

I recently saw V – The Ultimate Variety Show and was blown away by some of the acts – It’s a winner.

Two performers perform acrobatic acts shirtless

WOW – The Vegas Spectacular

Located off the Strip at Rio, WOW – The Vegas Spectacular is a variety show that stars more than 30 artists who showcase their ability to perform various stunts that will have your family’s jaw on the floor.

Man doing a hand stand on the back of another person

Jabbawockeez

A choreographed dance group, these masked performers can be found at MGM Grand and offer a feast for your senses.

Tickets to the high-energy affair start in the mid $60s.

Jabbawockeez performers posing for photo
©kobby_dagan/123RF.COM

Potted Potter

A 70-minute parody calling Horseshoe home, Potted Potter hilariously guides the audience through the 7 book series.

The show could be a great option if your kid is as enthralled by the Harry Potter franchise as mine.

Best yet, tickets are cheap starting in the $20s.

2 performers from Potted Potter pose outside Flamingo at night

Blue Man Group

Whether you’ve seen them previously or not, you are likely familiar with the Blue Man Group. Their colorful “artistic percussion” performance at Luxor is a feast for both the ears and eyes.

Tickets to the instantly recognizable group start in the mid-$60s.

Blue Man Group performs with a PVC Pipe
Photo: David Becker/Getty Images/MGM Resorts

iLuminate

As seen on America’s Got Talent, the dancers of iLuminate call STRAT home and differentiate their choreographed dance performance by integrating LED lighting into their costumes.

In addition to AGT, the performers in iLuminate have made the rounds, making appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres show, X-Factor, and even Good Morning America.

Tickets start in the $50 range and can be priced out with:

Dancers stand on a dark stage wearing costumes with LED lighting features

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.

Related: Need more entertainment ideas? Check out these afternoon shows in Las Vegas, right on the Strip.

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