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Family Shows Las Vegas

Las Vegas isn’t just for adults, and neither are its shows. Explore the top family-friendly shows in Las Vegas.

The thing we love most is show business. We love it with every fiber of our being.

The entire experience of watching a performance, from the dazzling lights and stunning costumes to the expert precision displayed by the performers, delights the senses and creates unforgettable memories.

If you're looking for things to do in Las Vegas with your family, why not go to a live performance? There's no shortage of family shows in Vegas. After all, Las Vegas isn't just for adults. It's a prime location for families with children of all ages.

We'd love for your family to visit us while you're in Las Vegas, but our shows aren't the only ones worth mentioning. Gather your popcorn, get the kids ready, and prepare to be awestruck by these family-friendly Las Vegas shows.

Cirque du Soleil Productions

We have our very own collection of family-friendly shows in Las Vegas. While some of these shows require children to be at least 5 years old to attend, we offer performances that the whole family can enjoy.

We encourage parents to exercise caution and check out some of the trailers for the show they want to attend if they plan to bring younger children. Some of our performances include scenes, costumes, and special effects that young children might find frightening.

Settle in for a night with us once the sun has set, and you've concluded all your outdoor activities in Las Vegas.

1. Mystère

At Treasure Island in Las Vegas, our show Mystère immediately immerses viewers in an evocative sensory experience. Expect performers to dance their hearts out and swing precariously through the air, all while donning intricate costumes.

The live music adds to the ambiance with spellbinding melodies accompanying fantastical stunts to stretch your imagination. The show itself is a tale of intrigue told through the eyes of a baby — a much larger baby than any you've ever encountered before.

As Baby Francois explores the universe around him, he shows that, no matter how hard we try, we can never expect to truly control the universe around us. Parents should be aware that the performance includes loud noises and moments of darkness that might frighten young children.

While there are no age limits on this show, children under the age of one must sit on a parent's lap.

Photographer: RJA1988

2. KÀ

Thrills abound as KÀ unfolds on the MGM Grand stage in this epic love story riddled with constant action and conflict. Two twins fight wicked spearmen and archers relentlessly pursuing their shared destiny. Although they follow separate paths, they're bound by a fate they can't escape.

Performers push the limits of possibility with a 360-degree stage and unbelievable vertical battles amid aerial stunts that bring this story to life. Throughout the show, special effects, such as pyrotechnics and interactive video projections, add to the suspension of disbelief and storytelling.

Watch as performers appear to swim through the air, sparks fly, and weapons clash to a melodic soundtrack. While this show is family-friendly, children must be aged 3 and over to attend.

3. "O"

Live on stage at Bellagio, "O" showcases the true limitlessness of our performers, who swim through the water and play with fire as effortlessly as they fly through the air. Classic circus acts blend with conformity-defying aquatic stunts and synchronized dancing as the story unfurls on stage.

Every performer embodies the water surrounding them. The story itself is a love song to theater and the mystique it inspires.

If that wasn't impressive enough, "O" is performed on one of the world's most technically advanced stage sets. Vibrant costumes and special effects help further evoke feelings of sheer awe.

Their artistry in motion will seemingly defy reality as our performers appear to skate and dance on the water's surface.

Because of the use of darkness and loud sounds throughout the performance, children under the age of 5 won't be admitted.

4. Michael Jackson ONE

We love our shows to subvert expectations and push human capability to the limit, we take delight in creating striking, memorable costumes and performances set to goosebump-inducing soundtracks.

Michael Jackson ONE, currently playing at Mandalay Bay, takes all that and beckons with an unforgettable tribute to the King of Pop himself.

This show emphasizes both choreography and visual effects. While the songs have been kept fairly true to their original versions, they've been reworked and given the cinematic flair we're known for.

Follow four misfits along their journey through Jackson's discography, and discover some of his most defining traits along the way.

While Michael Jackson ONE is family-friendly, children must be at least 5 years old to be admitted, and those under the age of 18 must have an adult with them for the duration of the performance.

Photographer: Call Me Fred

5. The Beatles LOVE

At The Mirage in Las Vegas, The Beatles LOVE has a classic Beatles feel with the added flair and whimsy we're known for. The scenes are inspired by the songs themselves as 60 performers with expertise in aerial performance, extreme sports, and urban and freestyle dance take the stage.

They perform otherworldly stunts in perfect sync with the tunes, flying through the air and hanging high above the stage. The music created by The Beatles is iconic in and of itself, but the soundscape in this performance has won three Grammy Awards. The acrobatics embrace the psychedelic, imagination-evoking intrigue the songs inspire.

Like many other shows on this list, The Beatles LOVE is fun for all ages, but keep in mind that there are some restrictions: Children younger than 5 may not attend, and those under 18 must be supervised by an adult.

Music and Performance

Music can bring the whole family together, offering alluring tunes that get stuck in your head and live there for months afterward, if the song is catchy enough.

We love good music, and when it's alongside an immersive experience, it becomes even better in our book. If you're looking for unique things to do in Las Vegas, check out these shows for families.

6. Blue Man Group

With out-of-this-world blue skin and a penchant for all things wacky and obscure, the Blue Man Group takes music and gives it a whole new twist.

Exploring science and technology, such as plumbing, DNA, and the Internet, three men (all blue) communicate wordlessly onstage, relying on gestures and music to convey their thoughts and discoveries.

Keep in mind that the Blue Man Group sometimes uses materials that may splatter as they act, so the first few rows can potentially become a messy place to sit.

While they only use nontoxic, washable materials, you may want to sit toward center stage if you or your family would rather not deal with the mess. This show allows children aged 3 and older to attend, but anyone aged 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

7. Terry Fator

While he may have first gotten attention for his victory on America's Got Talent, Terry Fator has seamlessly integrated himself into the Las Vegas scene with hilarious jokes and performances — delivered by dummies.

He's an expert in ventriloquism, singing skillfully while projecting through a puppet. Be prepared to laugh so much it brings tears to your eyes, and feel free to bring the kids along for a show they're not likely to forget.

Children often love the show, especially Winston the Impersonating Turtle, whose whole spiel is impersonating nearly any singer.

Kids must be at least 5 years of age to attend, but the rest of the family can look forward to a night of ventriloquism at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.

Comedy and Magic

If you need a good laugh or want to have your mind blown by seemingly impossible feats, there are magic and comedy shows galore in Las Vegas.

Some of our favorite family-friendly Las Vegas shows fall into this category: amusing and bewildering children and entertaining adults with witty banter and eye-catching performances.

Photographer: estrika

8. Nathan Burton Magic Show

Prepare to spend your evening laughing yourself silly one minute while wondering how he did it the next at the Nathan Burton Magic Show. The audience finds itself spellbound by illusions that look impossible to the untrained eye.

He's determined to engage and impress his fans with tricks, but he'll never let you know how he manages to achieve the impossible.

Between the dancing and fanfare of the magic tricks, you'll also be inundated with humorous asides, silly moments, and random audience member engagement that embody Burton's charisma.

Children will likely be captivated by the tricks, and there's also plenty to keep the adults engaged and amused.

9. Penn & Teller

While Penn & Teller might look unassuming or stuffy compared to the flashy costumes seen around Las Vegas, these men know how to put on a magic show. They may look like they're getting ready for a business meeting, but they've thoroughly earned their title of "Bad Boys of Magic."

The whole family is sure to find something to love about their performance, which blends comedy with sorcery. Generally, you can expect Penn to do all the speaking while Teller communicates nonverbally and performs his tricks.

While they're on stage, it's not uncommon for things to appear like they're going wrong. The reason will reveal itself moments later, and the real magic will shine through. Some of their content may go right over younger children's heads, but it's still a must-see for those with children ages 8 and older.

10. David Copperfield

If you need something to do in Las Vegas, stop by for a David Copperfield show and watch the man who has been called the greatest illusionist of today live and in action. He has a penchant for pushing limits with grand illusions, and you won't be disappointed.

Copperfield often beckons fans from the audience to assist him with his tricks. You might catch him performing disappearing acts or impressive sleight of hand. No two shows are the same, so even if you've seen him perform before, it's worth going again to spot new tricks.

Children must be aged 5 or older to attend, and those under 18 require adult supervision.

Photographer: RJA1988

Unique and Interactive Shows

Some shows stand out in their own right in Las Vegas — a difficult feat when glamor and flashy show-biz are the name of the game. If you're looking for something different, check out these unique and interactive Las Vegas shows.

11. Jabbawockeez

As you enter this show, you'll be awestruck by the surreal masks and costumes and inspired as you watch the hip-hop and urban dance moves. The choreography is set to captivating rhythmic music as performers dance alongside stunning special effects.

Although the Jabbawockeez at MGM Grand might look intimidating at first glance, with their eerie masks frozen in blank apathy, their family-friendly performances are suitable for viewers of all ages.

12. Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre

As if inspired by traditional circuses that put animals to work performing tricks, the Popovich Comedy Pet Theater strives to do the same. But, instead of seeing elephants balancing on balls and tigers leaping through blazing hoops, your actors for the night will be pets.

That's right — over 30 house pets, including dogs, cats, parrots, and even a miniature horse, put on a show your family isn't likely to forget any time soon.

Worried about the ethics of putting so many animals to work? Don't be — the pets were all rescues from animal shelters and now perform with Popovich in a stunning display of what cats and dogs can do if they put their mind to it.

Photographer: Kevin Jarrett

13. America's Got Talent Superstars Live

If your family wants to be amazed, the America's Got Talent Superstars Live show has you covered. This show isn't quite the same as the auditions aired on television, where you can expect to see some truly stunning performances amid some that are hilariously out of left field.

Instead, this show focuses on some of the most memorable moments from the television show. The routines are constantly being reworked or even replaced, meaning the show you see today won't be the same as the one from a few weeks back.

That's part of the appeal — you'll never know what you'll get, from singers to acrobats soaring through the air. Children aged 5 and up are all welcome to attend the show.

14. V - The Ultimate Variety Show

If your family can't decide what kind of show to see, V - The Ultimate Variety Show offers the perfect solution. It's aptly named — you'll get it all here.

Sorcery and comedy, interspersed with specialty acts such as acrobatics and daredevil stunts, combine to create a show unlike anything you've seen before.

The whole show takes your mind on a thought-provoking journey. You'll wonder how performers can contort their bodies or perform expert sleight of hand that seems impossible. This is a kids' show in Las Vegas that offers something the whole family will enjoy.

15. iLuminate

The performers of iLuminate accompany you on an unforgettable journey to what feels like a whole new dimension. The visuals created with light suits on a dark stage result in displays that look impossible at first glance.

Each performer wears a customized LED suit equipped with wireless lighting. By coordinating the dancers' choreography with the software controlling the lights, a brand new performance style is born.

This show heavily features lighting effects, including strobing, and children must be at least 5 years old to attend.

Whether Sin City is your home or you're just passing through, these Las Vegas shows for the family are a phenomenal way to spend quality time with the family.

While many of these performances have age limits of 5 or older, some Las Vegas shows are suitable for kids aged four and under. Be sure to check out the age requirements before booking tickets.

While you're here, we hope you'll check out one of our family-friendly shows in Las Vegas. Our shows are meant to transport fans into tales of intrigue and fantastical feats. Children of most ages can appreciate the artistry that goes into these incredible stunts.

In Las Vegas, our shows go on all year round. Join us on a dreamy journey into our stories, and experience the authentic passion each and every one of our performers possesses.

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