As the entertainment capital of the world, there is no shortage of shows to choose from in Las Vegas. Among the options that exist, one of the most popular is magic shows. Magic Shows in Las Vegas run the gambit from humorous to mind-bending, many of which being kid and family-friendly.
As there’s no shortage of options, we wanted to help you decide which to choose by ranking them based on their rating on Vegas.com. With most shows receiving hundreds, if not thousands, of customer reviews, you don’t have to take one person’s word on it, rather, can trust the community.
For each magic show option, you can click on the rating link to view detailed reviews, see more info, and check ticket prices on Vegas.com which are commonly less expensive than booking directly with the box office. We certainly recommend checking both to gauge the better deal.
Best Magic Shows in Las Vegas
Mat Franco – Magic Reinvented Nightly: You may know him from “America’s Got Talent”, but Mat Franco now calls LINQ home in the center of the Las Vegas Strip. Mat leverages audience participation to “reinvent” his 90-minute magic show every night, incorporating plenty of kid-friendly humor. The show is ranked among the best magic shows in Vegas as well, earning 4.8/5 stars on Vegas.com.
Piff The Magic Dragon: A personal favorite of ours, we can’t get enough of Piff and his sarcastic sense of humor. Adding to the enjoyment factor, Piff incorporates his dog, a chihuahua, “Mr. Piffles” into the show. Playing at Flamingo, Piff is family-friendly and a great option for those who need a long healthy laugh. The masses agree, awarding Piff 4.7/5 stars on Vegas.com.
Mac King Comedy Magic: One of our favorite comedians in Vegas, the magic is almost a side dish (albeit delicious). Bring the kids as Mac King’s magic show is family-friendly and they’ll get a kick out of the use of live animals, legitimately cool magic, and plenty of humor. The majority of patrons agreed that Mac King is among the best magic shows on the Strip awarding it 4.7/5 stars.
Mike Hammer Comedy Magic: Among the best shows on Fremont Street, Mike Hammer plays at Four Queens at a reasonable price point of under $40. Mike expertly utilizes audience participation to keep his comedic magic show fresh, and hilarious. A perfect candidate for dinner and a show downtown, Comedy Magic has earned 4.7/5 stars on Vegas.com. If looking to buy tickets, you’ll also want to check out this current Groupon deal, offering tickets from $29.
Nathan Burton Comedy Magic: Like Mat Franco, Nathan Burton is another product of “America’s Got Talent” and plays his popular magic show at Planet Hollywood. Popular with families, Comedy Magic is kid-friendly, showcasing a number of card tricks, illusions, all while mixing in some laughs. Earning 4.6/5 stars on Vegas.com, this is among the best magic shows in Las Vegas. Note that this show is also currently offering discounted tickets on Groupon for $69.98 (normally $109.97) (view the deal here).
Xavier Mortimer’s Magical Dream: Another highly regarded magic show that incorporates comedy, Xavier Mortimer is a former Cirque du Soleil performer turned solo magician. The show leverages his storytelling ability which details a love story that is made more enthralling by acts of magic and illusion. The fans agree this Magical Dream belongs in the upper echelon of magic shows in Vegas awarding the production at Bally’s 4.5/5 stars on Vegas.com.
Criss Angel – MINDFREAK: One of the more recognizable magic acts in Las Vegas, Criss Angel performs at his namesake theater at Planet Hollywood. While some Vegas magic shows leverage comedy, Criss Angel utilizes special effects, dancers, and pyrotechnics to entertain. Many of the “less enthused” reviews were disappointed that magic took a backseat to other effects that seemed to dominate the 90-minute show. Earning 4.4/5 stars on Vegas.com, MINDFREAK is solid, but only on the outside fringes of the best magic show options in Vegas.
Penn & Teller: The duo which performs at Rio just off the Strip has been a part of the Las Vegas magic scene since their 1993 debut at Bally’s. Uniquely, only Penn speaks during performances with Teller remaining silent. Absent are the pyrotechnics and “high energy” elements that you may find at shows like Criss Angel, which could be positive or negative depending on your perspective. With 4.3/5 stars earned on Vegas.com, Penn and Teller could be a magic show in Las Vegas to consider.
David Copperfield: A legendary magician, even those unfamiliar with Las Vegas know the name David Copperfield. Calling the MGM Grand home, Copperfield performs an assortment of tricks and illusions as part of a family-friendly show. Although he sports a legendary name, patrons didn’t necessarily agree with the assessment that Copperfield is the “greatest illusionist of our time” awarding only 4.2/5 starts on Vegas.com.
Fortunately for those looking to be amazed while in town, there are a number of great magic shows in Las Vegas, many of which incorporating humor, audience participation, and almost all being kid-friendly. Hopefully, our rankings based on the opinion of the masses was able to help you find a magic show that will work for your group or family.
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