9 Best Las Vegas Shows for Kids (And Adults)

If you’re visiting Las Vegas with your family, these are the best Las Vegas shows for kids in 2022.

By

Jeremy Koering

• Chief Editor

Last updated on September 15, 2022

You’re in luck if you’re looking for a great show to see while in Las Vegas with your family. From magicians and circus performers to dancing and comedy. Here are the 9 best Las Vegas shows for kids (and adults).

Mat Franco

Best Overall

Best Las Vegas Shows for Kids

Mat Franco at The LINQ is a great magic show for the whole family.

Mystere

Cirque du Soleil

Best Las Vegas Shows for Kids

Mystere by Cirque du Soleil is an incredible kid-friendly performance.

Tournament Of Kings

Best for Young Kids

Best Las Vegas Shows for Kids

Tournament of Kings at Excalibur is a dinner and show combo for the whole family.

Jabbawockeez

Best for Teenagers

Best Las Vegas Shows for Kids

Jabbawockeez at MGM Grand is a high-energy way to entertain the whole family.

What are the best kid-friendly shows in Las Vegas?

When creating this list, there were four main factors that I considered. What’s the appropriate age range for the show? How much are the tickets? What time does the show start? Is the show located at a family-friendly hotel?

My top choices are Mat Franco, Mystere, and Tournament Of Kings.

Here are all my picks for the best shows for kids in Las Vegas:

  1. Mat Franco – The Best Overall
  2. Mystere – Family-Friendly Cirque du Soleil
  3. Tournament of Kings – Best for Young Kids
  4. Jabbawockeez – Best for Teenagers
  5. Terry Fator – Family-Friendly Ventriloquist
  6. Extravaganza – All-Ages Variety Show
  7. Mac King Comedy Magic – Hilarious Family-Friendly Magic Show
  8. Potted Potter – Harry Potter Improv Comedy
  9. Blue Man Group – Interactive Family-Friendly Show

1. Mat Franco at The LINQ

The Best Overall

Best Las Vegas Shows for Kids: Mat Franco
Best Las Vegas Shows for Kids: Mat Franco

Details


Price: $50–135+

Editor’s Rating: 4.25/5

Location: The LINQ Resort & Casino

Summary: Mat Franco is a winner of America’s Got Talent. His magic show is heartwarming, inspiring, and great for all ages. Tickets are a little expensive, but it’s the best magic show for the money.

Pros


  • Very talented magician
  • The show is very entertaining
  • Inspiring story

Cons


  • Tickets are a little expensive

Mat Franco is a perfect choice if you’re looking for a great magic show that the whole family can enjoy. His show is full of excitement and wonder, and Franco himself is a warm and engaging performer.

I was really impressed with how much Franco manages to pack into his show. He tells his story of becoming a magician while performing various amazing tricks. And he does it all with humor and warmth, making the show enjoyable for audiences of all ages.

One of the things I loved most about Franco’s show was his focus on inspiring young people. Every night, he brings up a kid to help do a trick and encourages the young audience members to pursue their dreams. It’s a great message for kids, and it really helps to connect with the audience.

Tickets for Franco’s show are a bit pricey compared to other options on this list, but I think it’s well worth the money. The show lasts 80 minutes, and two showtimes are available each night at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM. And if you’re looking for something to do after the show, The LINQ Promenade is packed with family-friendly activities like the High Roller and Fly LINQ zipline.

Read our Mat Franco review for more details.

2. Mystere at Treasure Island

Family-Friendly Cirque du Soleil

Best Las Vegas Shows for Kids: Mystere by Cirque du Soleil
Best Las Vegas Shows for Kids: Mystere by Cirque du Soleil

Details


Price: $77–154+

Editor’s Rating: 4/5

Location: Treasure Island Resort & Casino

Summary: Mystere at Cirque du Soleil is a mesmerizing performance that will keep the whole family entertained. The acrobatics, dance, and puppetry are all incredible, and the performers are some of the best in the world.

Pros


  • Mystere is enchanting and will leave the whole family entertained
  • The stage is filled with color and movement

Cons


  • Tickets are expensive

Mystere is a Cirque du Soleil show that is appropriate for the whole family. It features amazing acrobatics, dance, and puppetry. The performers are some of the best in the world, and the stage is filled with color and movement. The show is enchanting and will leave the whole family amazed and entertained.

Tickets are expensive, starting at $77 per person. However, it’s well worth the cost. The show runs 90-minutes long, so it’s a great value for your money. There are two showtimes at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM, so you can choose the best time.

Mystere is at Treasure Island Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. While it’s not specifically a family-friendly hotel, it does have the Marvel Avengers Station, which is worth checking out if your kids are into superheroes.

Read our Mystere review for more details.

3. Tournament of Kings at Excalibur

Best for Young Kids

Best Las Vegas Shows for Kids: Tournament Of Kings
Best Las Vegas Shows for Kids: Tournament Of Kings

Details


Price: $75–85+

Editor’s Rating: 3.1/5

Location: Excalibur Resort & Casino

Summary: The Tournament of Kings is a great dinner + show combo for the whole family at the Excalibur Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. It is Medieval-themed and keeps you engaged from start to finish. The cast is excellent, and the stunts are absolutely incredible.

Pros


  • The show is very engaging and entertaining for the whole family
  • It’s great for young children
  • Tickets include dinner

Cons


  • Tickets are a little expensive
  • The food is average

Many parents rave about the Tournament of Kings show at the Excalibur Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. It’s a great mix of action, humor, and stunning stunts that keeps children engaged from start to finish. The cast is excellent, and the stunts are absolutely incredible.

The show has no age restrictions, but it’s best for young children, 13 and under. Tickets are expensive starting at $75 per person, but that includes dinner (albeit average food). However, many families find it well worth the time and money.

Showtimes are at 6:00 PM and 8:30 PM. The show is 90-minutes long, so it’s a long dinner and show.

The Excalibur is a family-friendly hotel with an arcade, a great pool complex, and many affordable dining options. I highly recommend the Tournament of Kings show to families traveling to Las Vegas with children.

Read our Tournament of Kings review for more details.

4. Jabbawockeez at MGM Grand

Best for Teenagers

Best Las Vegas Shows for Kids: Jabbawockeez
Best Las Vegas Shows for Kids: Jabbawockeez

Details


Price: $65–150+

Editor’s Rating: 4/5

Location: MGM Grand Resort & Casino

Summary: The Jabbawockeez dance show is high-energy and entertaining for the whole family. Tickets are expensive, but it’s definitely worth seeing this world-famous troupe in action.

Pros


  • Jabbawockeez is high-energy and engaging
  • Perfect show for teenagers

Cons


  • Tickets are on the high side 
  • May be too loud for very young children

If you’re looking for a high-energy show that will keep your teenagers entertained, check out the Jabbawockeez at MGM Grand. This world-famous troupe is known for its incredibly impressive dance moves, and they never disappoint.

The show is perfect for anyone who loves dance, and there’s no age restriction. Previous attendees have mentioned that their teenagers loved it. Tickets are on the high side at $65 per person, but it’s well worth the price of admission. Showtimes are at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM, and the show lasts 75 minutes.

MGM Grand made our list of best family hotels because it has a great pool complex and many amenities for families. If you want to stay away from the crowds and casino, book a room at The Signature At MGM Grand.

Read our Jabbawockeez review for more details.

5. Terry Fator at New York New York

Family-Friendly Ventriloquist

Best Las Vegas Shows for Kids: Terry Fator
Best Las Vegas Shows for Kids: Terry Fator

Details


Price: $50–72+

Editor’s Rating: 3.5/5

Location: New York New York Resort & Casino

Summary: Terry Fator’s show is a great option for families visiting Las Vegas. The tickets are reasonably priced, and the show is entertaining for both adults and children.

Pros


  • Terry Fator is entertaining for both adults and children
  • Tickets are reasonably priced

Cons


  • Only one showtime

Terry Fator is a great option if you’re looking for a Las Vegas show to keep you and your kids entertained. His hilarious puppets each have their own unique personality, and the music styles are varied enough to please everyone in the family.

The show is also reasonably priced, starting at just $50 per ticket. The show is at 7:30 PM and, since the show runs for 70 minutes, there’s plenty of time for both kids and adults to be thoroughly entertained.

Best of all, Terry Fator is a family-friendly performer. Children must be at least 5 years old to attend the show, but even younger kids will enjoy watching the antics of Fator’s puppets.

New York New York hotel is an excellent place to stay with kids. The property has a huge Big Apple Arcade where children and adults can spend hours playing games, and there’s also a Roller Coaster onsite for daredevils of all ages. With so much to do nearby, New York New York makes a great choice for families looking for a fun vacation in Las Vegas.

Read our Terry Fator review for more details.

6. Extravaganza at Horseshoe

All-Ages Variety Show

Best Las Vegas Shows for Kids: Extravaganza
Best Las Vegas Shows for Kids: Extravaganza

Details


Price: $30–60+

Editor’s Rating: 3.5/5

Location: Horseshoe Resort & Casino (formerly Bally’s)

Summary: Extravaganza is a great value show that will keep your kids entertained for 90 minutes. The show features world-class talent from all over the globe and is perfect for audiences of all ages.

Pros


  • Extravaganza is very affordable
  • The talent is world-class and sure to entertain audiences of all ages

Cons


  • The show may be too long for some children
  • Some skimpy outfits may not be appropriate for young children

If you’re looking for a great value show that will keep your kids entertained, Extravaganza is a great option. This high-energy production features world-class talent from all over the globe and is perfect for audiences of all ages. With 90 minutes of non-stop entertainment, Extravaganza is excellent value for money.

Children must be 5 years old to attend this show. There are some skimpy outfits on display, but nothing too risqué.

At $30 per ticket, Extravaganza is one of the cheapest shows in Las Vegas. And with two showtimes at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM, there are plenty of opportunities to catch the show. Just be prepared for a long evening – the production runs for 90 minutes without an intermission.

Horseshoe (formerly Bally’s) has quite a few kid-friendly shows and attractions like Real Bodies, but it’s not the best place for kids to stay overnight. If you’re looking for a place to stay in Las Vegas with your family, consider one of the other hotels on the Strip.

Read our Extravaganza review for more details.

7. Mac King Comedy Magic at Excalibur

Hilarious Family-Friendly Magic Show

Best Las Vegas Shows for Kids: Mac King Comedy Magic
Best Las Vegas Shows for Kids: Mac King Comedy Magic

Details


Price: $29+

Location: Excalibur Resort & Casino

Summary: Mac King’s Comedy Magic is a great show for entertaining kids in Las Vegas. His humorous tricks and engaging personality make for a charming performance.

Pros


  • Mac King has an engaging show that will keep kids entertained
  • Affordable price
  • Shows are at a reasonable time for young children

Cons


  • The show may be too juvenile for older audiences

Mac King Comedy Magic is a great show to see in Vegas with your kids. His self-effacing humor and exceptional sleight-of-hand skills make for an engaging performance, and his unique blend of Southern charm and offbeat showmanship never fails to produce mesmerizing tricks.

Children must be five years old. Younger audiences will enjoy it more, but overall it’s a great show. It’s a bargain at $29 per person. It’s an afternoon show at 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM, perfect for youngsters. The show runs for 70-minutes.

Excalibur is a family-friendly hotel with an arcade, a great pool complex, and many affordable dining options. Plus, it’s conveniently located near kid-friendly attractions.

8. Potted Potter at Horseshoe

Harry Potter Improv Comedy

Best Las Vegas Shows for Kids: Potted Potter
Best Las Vegas Shows for Kids: Potted Potter

Details


Price: $49–89+

Editor’s Rating: 3.5/5

Location: Horseshoe Resort & Casino (formerly Bally’s)

Summary: Potted Potter is a family-friendly show that condenses all seven Harry Potter books into 70 minutes. It is a must-see for Harry Potter fans.

Pros


  • Potted Potter is great for Harry Potter fans
  • Tickets are reasonably priced
  • Afternoon showtime

Cons


  • It’s not for everyone

Potted Potter is a family-friendly show that condenses all seven Harry Potter books into 70 minutes. It is created by Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, and it is a must-see for Harry Potter fans. The show is performed daily at The Magic Attic at Horseshoe Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.

The show is suitable for children aged six and up, and tickets are reasonably priced, starting at $49 per person. There are two showtimes, one in the afternoon at 2:00 PM and one at night at 8:00 PM. The show is 70-minutes long.

Although Horseshoe (formerly Bally’s) has quite a few kid-friendly shows and attractions like Real Bodies, it’s not the best place for kids to stay. If you’re looking for a place to stay in Las Vegas with your family, I recommend considering another hotel.

Read our Potted Potter review for more details.

9. Blue Man Group at Luxor

Interactive Family-Friendly Show

Best Las Vegas Shows for Kids: Blue Man Group
Best Las Vegas Shows for Kids: Blue Man Group

Details


Price: $69–130+

Editor’s Rating: 3.25/5

Location: Luxor Resort & Casino

Summary: Blue Man Group is a great show for families with kids of all ages. The Blue Men are funny and entertaining; the show is interactive, so everyone can participate.

Pros


  • Blue Man Group is a popular family-friendly show
  • There is no age restriction, so the whole family can enjoy the show together
  • The show is interactive, so kids can participate and have a lot of fun

Cons


  • It’s a long show
  • Tickets are a bit on the expensive side

Blue Man Group is a great show for families with children of all ages. The Blue Men are funny and entertaining, and the show is interactive, so everyone can participate. Blue Man Group has been performing in Las Vegas for decades, and it’s one of the best kid-friendly shows in Vegas.

There is no age restriction, which is great because it means that kids of all ages can enjoy the show. Blue Man Group has shows at 2:00 PM, 5:00 PM, and 8:00 PM depending on the day, so it’s easy to find a time that works for you.

Tickets are on the high side at $69 per person, but the show lasts 105 minutes, so you definitely get your money’s worth.

Luxor is on our list of family-friendly hotels for its variety of amenities like HyperX Esports Arena, Titanic and Bodies Exhibits, and overall affordability.

Read our Blue Man Group review for more details.

Recap

If you’re looking for a great show to take your family to in Las Vegas, I highly recommend Mat Franco. Mystere and Tournament of Kings are also fantastic choices, but my personal favorite is Mat Franco. He’s an amazing magician and his show is perfect for kids and adults alike. Make sure to buy tickets ahead of time because these shows tend to sell out!

Best Las Vegas Shows for Kids
Best Las Vegas Shows for Kids

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How We Determined The Best Las Vegas Shows for Kids

In my opinion, Las Vegas is not a kid-friendly place. It’s an adult playground. I have seen a lot of debauchery firsthand on The Strip and Downtown. I would never recommend anyone bring their kids to Las Vegas, and I would discourage it. That said, there are a lot of great activities for kids in Vegas. I wanted to shape this list to present the best possible options for parents.

Methodology: How We Ranked Family-Friendly Vegas Shows

My method for selecting kid-friendly Vegas shows started with determining the appropriate age range. Do the acts swear on stage? Are there revealing outfits? Would anyone find content within the performance objectionable for a child? I asked these questions and compared them to movie ratings. Is it PG or PG-13?

Next, ticket prices matter when you buy three, four, five, or more tickets. There are very few shows in Vegas that offer discounts for children. I wanted to be mindful of how expensive tickets are, considering you’ll probably need to buy more than two. Another consideration was what time does the show start? For young kids, an afternoon or early evening show is excellent. But I wanted to be mindful of bedtime. Some hotels are better for kids than others. I asked the question, is the show at a family-friendly hotel? Bonus points if it is.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re thinking of taking the family to Las Vegas, you may be wondering if there are any Las Vegas shows for kids. The good news is that there are plenty of kid-friendly shows in Vegas! From magicians and acrobats to comedians and musicians, there’s something for everyone. And best of all, most of these shows are suitable for all ages. So whether you have young children or teenagers, they’re sure to enjoy themselves. Of course, it’s always a good idea to check the age requirements before purchasing tickets. But with so many great Las Vegas shows for kids, there’s no reason not to include a show or two in your itinerary.

When it comes to Las Vegas shows for kids, most people tend to recommend “O” by Cirque du Soleil. However, I would argue that Mystere is actually a better choice for families. While “O” is certainly a visually stunning show, it can be a bit too slow-paced for younger children. In contrast, Mystere is a high-energy spectacle that will keep even the most restless kids entertained. Additionally, Mystere features a wide variety of performers, from contortionists to clowns, ensuring that there’s something for everyone in the family. So if you’re looking for a Las Vegas show that the whole family can enjoy, I would definitely recommend Mystere.

WOW – The Vegas Spectacular is a great show for the whole family. The only reason it didn’t make our list for best Las Vegas shows for kids is because it’s located at Rio. However, WOW is by the same production company that does Extravaganza, which made our list of best Las Vegas shows for kids. Therefore, you can be sure that your children will enjoy the show just as much as you will. With its stunning acrobatics, humor, and Las Vegas flair, WOW is a show that everyone in the family will love. So don’t miss out on this fantastic Las Vegas spectacle – get your tickets today!

Las Vegas is known for its flashy, over-the-top shows, but that doesn’t mean they’re all inappropriate for children. In fact, many of the shows in Las Vegas are suitable for kids of all ages. The Blue Man Group is one such show. It’s a high-energy performance that combines music, comedy, and visual effects. While it may be too loud or chaotic for very young children, most kids will love it. And there’s no need to worry about offensive language or content; the Blue Man Group is family-friendly entertainment. So if you’re looking for Las Vegas shows for kids, the Blue Man Group should definitely be on your list.