There are plenty of shows to see in the Entertainment Capital of the World. However, sometimes figuring out things like where to park, how early to get there and what to wear can make your show going experience a little stressful. After seeing countless revues on the Las Vegas Strip, I’ve put together a list of tips to help others when it’s show time in Vegas.
When you book your tickets make sure to check if you have assigned seating or if the tickets are for general admission. General admission tickets mean that seats are available on a first come, first serve basis. If this is the case, get to the show at least a good half hour before the show starts to give yourself more options when it comes to selecting a good seat.
Smoking is not allowed in any show room. If you need to take a smoke break, you'll have to leave the showroom and the theater lobby and walk out into the casino floor where smoking is allowed.
Classic Vegas showrooms like where Million Dollar Quartet shows at Harrah's and where Donny and Marie perform at the Flamingo offer both table and booth seats. Booth seats are situated so that they face the stage. There are usually four seats to a booth. Be prepared to sit with another couple if it's just two of you. Table seats are situated so that the short end of the table faces the stage, and the people sitting at the table face each other. Depending upon your preferences, it might be worth it for you to pay the extra money for a booth seat so that you can be more comfortable and sit facing the stage.
Back in the day, seeing an act in Vegas and having dinner as part of your show experience was common. Today most of the showrooms have done away with the dinner and show concept. However, there are revues that continue to include food, like the Tournament of Kings at Excalibur.
When going to see a show it’s always better to get there early. Allow yourself plenty of time for parking and walking through the casino to the theater.
If you have tickets on hold, make sure to bring your I.D. Box office attendants use this to verify that the tickets are going to the right person. If you don’t have your I.D., they won’t release your tickets.
If you’re someone who gets cold easily, bring a jacket. Some of the theaters can get a little chilly, even in the summer. Having a jacket to put on during the show will save you from shivering in your seat the whole time.
Speaking of things to wear, there isn’t a dress code at most of the major production shows in Vegas. As long as you’re wearing shoes and a shirt, you’re in. However, some of the shows that take place in lounges do ask that you dress for the occasion.