So you want to see Celine Dion at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace or "O" by Cirque du Soliel at the Bellagio but you've noticed these events are all sold out. What do you do now? There's one last chance to get these tickets directly from the box office but that might mean camping out in the stand by line on the day of the show. You can also call the box office or the concierge at the hotel for suggestions. These days there seem to be more Las Vegas show tickets available than in the past so there is no need to panic.
You'll see the show you want to see. Take a look at more shows in Las Vegas to help you plan your vacation.
First, here are a few tips for getting tickets for Las Vegas shows. If you're looking for shows you can also try Best of Vegas. Take a look at what they are offering and if it suits you, you can easily save a few dollars.
This list of Las Vegas shows will help you narrow down your choices. You might be looking for a family friendly show or an adult show or a magician or a comedian. Las Vegas has so many options you'll soon realize you might need to extend your stay in order to see all the show you can find on the Las Vegas strip.
Consider other shows that release tickets on the day of the event and are sold at Half Priced ticket venues on the strip. Use Tix4tonight and get half priced show tickets. They have 8 locations on the strip so you should be able to find one of them.
Half Tix Locations on the Las Vegas Strip
- Fashion Show Mall – in front Neiman Marcus
- Hawaiian Marketplace – Near the Polo Towers
- North Strip – Just South of the Riviera near the Peppermill
- Showcase Mall – Next door to the MGM Grand
- Downtown - At the Four Queens Hotel
- Bills Gamblin’ Hall - Corner of Flamingo & The Strip
- Casino Royale - across from Mirage
- Town Square Mall - S. Las Vegas Blvd
If you check prices at ticketmaster before you get to town you can figure out if you are getting a good deal.
While they offer many tickets to shows in Las Vegas they do not always offer those shows that you really want to attend. Do a little research before your trip and check the hotel website to see if tickets are typically available on the same day as the show. Call them and ask if they have tickets. If you call a few times you'll get a good idea of availability. If they tend to be sold out, you might want to buy your tickets before you get into town.
What If You Don't Find Tickets to a Show You Really Want to See?
Reputable ticket brokers are out there and have been in the business for years. Their exclusive access to hard to find Vegas event tickets makes them a valuable ally to have on your side when you really need tickets but you have to consider that you will pay far more than you really want to for Las Vegas show tickets. Knowing the right broker makes buying tickets easy and secure. Choose a well established broker that has been in the business a while. Bigger brokers offer better prices and dependable service because they’ve been around long enough to streamline the brokering process.
I should note that I am not a fan of buying Las Vegas show tickets from brokers because they end up costing you way too much. However, I understand that there are some Las Vegas shows that you really want to see and tickets might be scarce. You can always try the concierge at the hotel as well for any extra show tickets they might have. (I would rather tip a concierge than pay a broker)
Check prices on show tickets in Las Vegas before you shop. This should help you understand just how much you will spend.
Try your luck with stubhub.com, they have a guarantee process that allows you some comfort when purchasing tickets and they often have less of a markup than ticket brokers. Be very weary of fraud when dealing with individual ticket sellers. Never buy from a seller unless you’re confident you can locate their physical address in case the tickets don’t come through. Stubhub has this in place for you so there should be less worry. You’ll often find brokers on these sites as well. Whether you’re buying from a broker or an individual, do your homework to make sure they are credible.
Established brokers have an advantage here and credible brokers will always display a BBB logo on their site and provide safe secured online transactions with data encryption.
If you’re contemplating buying tickets “on the street” from a “ticket scalper” you need to be careful. Scalping is highly discouraged in Las Vegas as well as illegal. If you are lucky enough to see someone selling tickets outside the venue the day you want to attend, there will probably be an officer nearby just waiting for him to try and sell them to you. Be cautious and if the scalper is very cautious he is probably legit, if he has no worries selling with everyone keeping an eye on you he might be selling you junk.
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