As the world’s entertainment capital, Las Vegas is home to some of the best and most remarkable shows. From Cirque du Soleil to the biggest names in music and comedy, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Vegas has loads of fantastic productions to enjoy, but if you want to see something a little more lowkey, these are the top under-the-radar shows Vegas has to offer.
If you’re looking for dinner and a show, Vegas has several supper clubs on the Strip to explore. The Mayfair Supper Club welcomes jazz fans every night of the week in its lavish venue at the Bellagio. Enjoy your meal with a view of the famous Bellagio Fountains. On Fridays and Saturdays, the Mayfair turns into “a late-night lounge for Mayfair After Dark.” The dress code is “smart chic.”
Another upscale dinner club, the Delilah at the Wynn often hosts celebrities and musicians who, if you’re lucky, may perform an impromptu show on stage. This club has a mix of live performances, DJs, and Sunday Night Jazz. The dress code is “stylish attire.”
Monday’s Dark at the Space
Location: The Space – 3460 Cavaretta Ct, Las Vegas, NV 89103
Monday’s Dark is a show unlike any other. It’s your chance to see top performers from Vegas’ classic shows perform on their ‘night off.’
MC’ed by Mark Shunock, the 90-minute shows bring talent from both on and off the Strip to perform anything they want, as long as it’s not their usual show! Want to hear Motown singers perform Disney hits or be the first to see an original and untested comedy set? Monday’s Dark is the place to be!
In addition to the above, you’re supporting a great cause! At its heart, Monday’s Dark is a way to give back to the local community through the arts. Ticket sales benefit a different charity at every event, and a fundraiser and silent auction is running during the entire performance that they periodically update the audience about. Tickets start at just $20.
The Space has many other shows and events to check out, too.
Menopause the Musical
Location: Harrah’s Cabaret, 3475 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Menopause the Musical is Las Vegas’ longest-running musical and one of the funniest shows on the Strip. After 15 years of performances, they have taken the stage over 5,000 times! The show parodies life and classic 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s songs. They perform every night Mon-Sat at 8 pm at Harrah’s Las Vegas. There are also afternoon shows on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Tickets start at $65.
Majestic Repertory Theater
Location: Downtown, 1217 S Main St, Las Vegas, NV 89104
The Majestic Repertory Theater is a next-level black box theater in Downtown Vegas. It’s one of the best places in the city to see high-quality community theater for a great price. Each show and experience is unique. They typically have one to two well-known musicals or shows per season and many smaller shows you’ll be delighted to discover. If you want to be in the middle of the action, the Majestic Repertory has seating within the performance area. They pride themselves on an immersive and interactive experience. Anything that’s possible with such a venue the Majestic Repertory likes to try.
Location: Horseshoe Las Vegas, 3645 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 Potted Potter successfully takes on the challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books into a 70-minute performance! What more could your inner nerd want than a family-friendly Harry Potter parody show? Located at the Magic Attic Theater inside the Horseshoe Las Vegas – formerly Bally’s – this two-person show full of energy and corny jokes will split your sides. They perform daily at 8 pm, with additional shows on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 2 pm. Tickets start at $50.
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
Location: Downtown, 361 Symphony Park Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89106 People may not think of performing arts beyond the Strip when they think of Vegas, but The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is one of Vegas’ classiest venues. Locals know the Smith Center as the Broadway hub of Vegas, but Broadway isn’t the only kind of show the Smith Center has to offer. This is the place to be if you want to enjoy the Las Vegas Philharmonic, the Nevada Ballet, a jazz lounge, or Broadway shows. If you’re looking for some high entertainment for a good price, the Smith Center doesn’t disappoint.
Tribute Shows at the Tropicana
Location: Tropicana Las Vegas, 3801 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 Vegas has some of the best impersonators in the world, but tribute shows go a step beyond impersonations. These shows are about honoring the artists’ legacy while having a great time together in an intimate venue. If you are a Prince fan, a Michael Jackson fan, or a lover of 1980s music, the Tropicana tribute shows – “Purple Reign” and “MJ Live” – are for you. With reasonably priced tickets and a smaller theater, there are no bad seats. From the lighting and costumes to the dancers, bands, and frontmen, the entire production is sure to impress. (The tribute shows are for ages 16 and up and may contain some adult content).
From smaller venue comedy and magic shows to off-Strip staples, this list guides those looking for something a little less known. Especially if you are looking to avoid some of the crowds from the bigger shows or want to get a deal on tickets, these are some of the best local and under-the-radar performances to enjoy in Vegas.