One of the many distinctive characteristics of Las Vegas is its performing arts scene. From world-famous venues to hidden gems, the city’s theaters host classic and original productions for every age and interest. Here are some of our favorite places to catch a show in Las Vegas.
Smith Center for the Performing Arts
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The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is a 5-acre venue located in the heart of Symphony Park in downtown Las Vegas. Its size suits its offerings, as it features upscale dance, theater, and music performances that never fail to fill seats. Take the kids to an onstage performance of the Broadway classic “Peter Pan,” or enjoy a date night with an intimate cabaret-style music experience at Myron’s at The Smith Center. Whatever you choose, you’re sure to enjoy performing arts at its finest at this elite Las Vegas staple.
- Location: 361 Symphony Park Ave., Las Vegas.
- Box Office Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Las Vegas Little Theatre
For over 40 years, Las Vegas Little Theatre (LVLT) has delighted residents and tourists alike with both famous and original plays. LVLT has been committed to community theater since its opening in 1978, and it continues to host open auditions for year-round, volunteer-only performances by local actors with a passion for their art. With both a main stage and a smaller black box theater featuring shows for all ages, there’s always something playing at LVLT.
- Location: 3920 Schiff Drive, Las Vegas.
- Box Office Hours: 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, 10 a.m to 1 p.m. on Wednesday and Friday, and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday.
V Theater & Saxe Theater
The V Theater & Saxe Theater is a performing arts complex located inside the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, making it an easily accessible locale for Las Vegas visitors. Both theaters host adults-only and family-friendly offerings, including musicals, magic, comedy, and burlesque. If you’re bringing the kids, check out fan favorites like “V – The Ultimate Variety Show,” “Vegas! The Show,” or the “Popovich Comedy Pet Theater.” Afternoon and evening shows are available throughout the week.
- Location: 3663 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Suite 360, Las Vegas.
- Box Office Hours: 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily for the Saxe Theater and 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m daily for the V Theater.
David Copperfield Theater
For the staunch magic fan, there’s no match for the David Copperfield Theater. The world-famous illusionist’s namesake theater inside the MGM Grand hosts weekend shows packed with action and jaw-dropping tricks. Throughout the show, Copperfield guides spectators along a personal narrative and engages them with humor, storytelling, and — of course — magic. The David Copperfield Theater welcomes guests ages 5 and up to experience the acclaimed show.
- Location: 3799 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas.
- Box Office Hours: 3 to 10 p.m. daily.
Rainbow Company Youth Theatre
The Rainbow Company Youth Theatre is a nationally renowned children’s acting company featuring some of the brightest rising stars in Las Vegas. A City of Las Vegas organization, the company operates approximately 5 miles west of the famed Las Vegas Strip at local arts venue Charleston Heights Art Center. Children ages 10 through 18 audition yearly for coveted spots in the ensemble, which performs reimagined classics like “Alice’s Wonderland” and “Sherlock Holmes and the First Baker Street Irregular.” Rainbow Youth Company Theatre seasons run from September through May. Kids can also take classes to learn about acting, improvisation, and more.
- Location: 800 S. Brush St., Las Vegas.
- Box Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 8 a.m to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Tucked inside the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino is a treasure all its own. The Mystère Theatre is the permanent home to Cirque du Soleil’s long-running production “Mystère,” a modern circus famous for combining art, acrobatics, drama, and dance. Since 1993, the show has been dazzling Las Vegas audiences of all ages, making it one of the city’s most beloved acts and a popular choice among tourists. For the ultimate experience, enjoy a meet and greet with performers, backstage tour, priority seating, and a photo souvenir before the 7 p.m. show with the VIP experience package.
- Location: 3300 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas.
- Box Office Hours: 2 to 10 p.m. Friday through Tuesday.
Las Vegas Magic Theater
Another popular option for those who enjoy the magical and mysterious, Las Vegas Magic Theater offers enchanting experiences with eclectic themes for adults and children alike. Each show features talented magicians who perform for guests in a cabaret-style setting with limited seating, so there’s not a bad seat in the house. Take in a festive holiday show for Halloween or Christmas, a candlelit performance, or a VIP show with magic so close you can touch it. To top it all off, Las Vegas Magic Theater guests park for free and enjoy complimentary popcorn and non-alcoholic beverages during the show.
- Location: 810 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas.
- Box Office Hours: Open 24 hours.
Las Vegas offers plenty of entertainment for the whole family, and its theaters are no exception. The team at Crème de la Crème of Las Vegas hopes you enjoyed our list. Did we miss any of your family’s favorite theaters? Do you have any recommendations for us? We love learning about performing arts venues and events in the area.
We know you take fun seriously, and you want the best experiences for your children. Whether you’re taking them to a play or looking for a child care provider that fits your needs, it’s important to make choices that suit your family. At Crème de la Crème of Las Vegas, our exceptional curriculum focuses on each child’s language, literacy, and creativity. Call us today at 702-745-4314 to schedule a tour of our facility.