Variety shows in Las Vegas are popular due to the diversity of the performance. With most incorporating acrobatics, feats of strength, music, magic, and comedy, there is typically something in most variety shows for everyone.
Below, we dive into the best variety shows in Las Vegas, ranked by customer reviews found on Vegas.com. For each show, we’ll link out to ticketing options on both the box office, and Vegas.com so you can compare pricing and score the best deal.
Best Variety Shows in Las Vegas
Absinthe at Caesars Palace: Sitting atop the list as the undisputed best variety show in Las Vegas, Absinthe has earned a customer review score of 4.6/5 stars on Vegas.com. The show takes place in the Absinthe tent in front of Caesars Palace, a small venue in which everyone feels close to the action on stage. Hosted by The Gazillionaire, who is an entertaining and hilarious personality described as being “Filthy rich and just plain filthy”, Absinthe wows with feats of strength, acrobatics, and other outlandish acts.
Full disclosure, to enjoy Absinthe, you need to be into raunchy comedy. Like, real raunchy. If that doesn’t float your boat, we’d recommend looking at other options… or getting a better sense of humor…(we kid, we kid). Tickets can be snagged with the box office or here, with Vegas.com which is commonly a few bucks cheaper.
WOW – The Vegas Spectacular: Found just off the Strip at Rio, WOW – The Vegas Specatular leverages 30 artists and water effects to put on a dazzling show. The production, which is kid-friendly, has earned 4.5/5 stars on Vegas.com which slots it in as the second-best variety show in town. Tickets can be purchased in advance with the box office, here, or with Vegas.com.
Atomic Saloon at Venetian: From the same group that created Absinthe (above) and Opium (below), Atomic Saloon is tied for the third-best variety show in Las Vegas earning 4.4/5 stars on Vegas.com. The show, which is performed in the Grand Canal Shoppes at Venetian is set in the wild wild west and follows the story of Boozy Skunkton. Like with Absinthe, those that are put off by inappropriate humor, and abundant sexuality should look at other options as Atomic Saloon is a compilation of vulgar humor, acrobatic acts, and plenty of sexy. Check ticket prices with the box office, or here, with Vegas.com.
V – The Ultimate Variety Show at Planet Hollywood: Found in the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood, V – The Ultimate Variety Show is among the cheapest Las Vegas variety shows, with tickets commonly starting in the $70 range. The family-friendly production incorporates magic, stand-up comedy, and physical acts and features a rotating cast of performers, some of which you have likely seen on TV.
Earning 4.4/5 stars on Vegas.com, V has earned the respect of audiences. Tickets can be purchased with the box office, or here, with Vegas.com. Note that there is also a current Groupon offer for this show which is likely to be the cheapest option while available.
Opium at Cosmopolitan: When it comes to variety shows in Las Vegas, Opium has one of the more unique storylines. The setting is a starship named OPM73 that is in transit from Uranus to Vegas. Also a creation of Spiegelworld, Opium shares a lot of traits that both Absinthe and Atomic Saloon exhibit. Namely, you can expect raunchy humor and variety acts that range from hilarious to amazing. While right up our alley, it’s not exactly the type of show I would recommend taking Grandma to.
While Opium is at the bottom of this list due to its 4.2/5 star ranking on Vegas.com, we found it to be hilarious. If you’re looking for a laugh, we suggest giving it a shot! Tickets are available through the box office, or here, with Vegas.com.
Hopefully, we were able to help you identify a variety show on the Strip that works for you and your group! When it comes to variety shows in Las Vegas, our personal favorite is Absinthe by a long shot. If you are into raunchy humor, give it a shot, you won’t be disappointed.
Related: Need more Las Vegas show ideas? Check out these Cirque du Soleil shows, kid-friendly shows, comedy shows, magic shows, tribute band shows, dinner shows, burlesque shows, male revues, and even drag shows in Las Vegas.
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