Kid Friendly Shows In Las Vegas

15 Kid-Friendly Shows In Las Vegas Perfect For Families

By Elle
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Las Vegas may seem like a city meant for adults, but there’s actually a fair amount of things for kids to do. Vegas gets it… people have kids. But that doesn’t mean that once you have a family, you can no longer have fun.

More and more over the years, Las Vegas is becoming more family-friendly. From the attractions at Circus Circus to AREA15 the various game arcades spread all across town, there are lots of things to do with kids these days.

One thing we think they’ll really enjoy? Watching a show! It’s easily the #1 thing to do in the Entertainment Capital of the World.

If you want to enjoy a show with the kids and need help sorting through all the offerings in Vegas (and there are a lot of them), check out these kid-friendly shows in Las Vegas.


Tournament of Kings

Tournament of Kings Las Vegas
Courtesy of MGM Resorts

Tournament of Kings is Las Vegas’ ultimate dinner-and-a-show experience, perfect for families and medieval-era jousting fans.

Set in a 900-seat theater arena, this immersive production retells the story of King Arthur and features valiant knights, majestic steeds, special effects, and pyrotechnics. The arena comes alive with the clash of swords, the thundering hooves of horses, and the cheers of the audience. As knights engage in epic battles, guests are transported back to a world of knights, damsels, and medieval splendor!

Tournament of Kings is such an interactive dining experience. Oh, and forget utensils — guests feast on a hearty meal using their hands, embracing the authenticity of medieval dining!

  • Type of Show: Dinner show, Medieval
  • Where: King Arthur’s Arena, Excalibur
  • Show Length: 90 minutes
  • Age Restriction: All ages are welcome

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Popovich Comedy Pet Theater

Popovich Comedy Pet Theater
Courtesy of V Theater

Prepare to be delighted by the charming and heartwarming Popovich Comedy Pet Theater in Las Vegas! This family-friendly show features the incredible talents of Gregory Popovich and his talented rescue animals, including dogs, cats, birds, a miniature horse, and more.

As the show unfolds, you’ll witness a delightful blend of comedy, tricks, and adorable animal performances. From juggling and gymnastics to acrobatics and jump rope routines, there’s something for everyone furry friend lover to laugh and melt over. Gregory Popovich, a fifth-generation circus performer, takes center stage alongside his talented pets, captivating audiences with his skills and endearing personality.

Each pet has a unique and amazing backstory, having been rescued from animal shelters and given a new lease on life. Throughout the show, you’ll be amazed by the extraordinary abilities of the animals and touched by their heartwarming stories of resilience and transformation.

  • Type of Show: Comedy, Pets
  • Where: Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood
  • Show Length: 70 minutes
  • Age Restriction: All ages are welcome

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Blue Man Group

Blue Man Group Las Vegas Show
Courtesy of Blue Man Group

Blue Man Group, a show created in 1991 by friends Chris Wink, Phil Stanton, and Matt Goldman. This dynamic blend of art, music, comedy, and technology has become a global phenomenon, seen by over 35 million people in 20 countries!

The company currently operates resident shows in New York, Boston, Las Vegas, Chicago, Orlando, and Berlin, as well as two touring productions.

At the Luxor Theater right here in Las Vegas, you’ll encounter the iconic bald and blue characters known as the Blue Men. Expect a variety show with glow-in-the-dark paint, tech, drums, comedy, music, and more. Overall, the show really has no theme, other than the fact that they’re blue.

  • Type of Show: Family-Friendly, Comedy, Variety
  • Where: Blue Man Theater at the Luxor Hotel & Casino
  • Show Length: 90 minutes
  • Age Restriction: All ages are welcome, the recommended age for children is 3 and up

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Penn & Teller

Penn and Teller Rio
Courtesy of Penn & Teller

Penn & Teller, the legendary magical duo, redefines the rules of magic in their multi-award-winning show at the Rio Hotel & Casino. With over 40 years of experience on the stage together, the duo is known for punchy acts with a unique blend of comedy and magic.

As the longest-running headliners in Vegas history, the show put on by these “Bad Boys of Magic” includes elements of classic magic, though the majority of their show is marked by creativity and innovation.

The whole family will be taken on a journey where laughter intertwines with awe, making it a quintessential Vegas experience. Be sure to hang out in the lobby after the show because the stars are known to make an appearance and even pose for pictures with their guests!

  • Type of Show: Comedy, Magic
  • Where: Penn & Teller Theater, Rio
  • Show Length: 90 minutes
  • Age Restriction: Must be 5 years of age or older

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The Mac King Comedy Magic Show

Mac King Comedy Show Las Vegas
Courtesy of MGM Resorts

The Mac King Comedy Magic Show is a 70-minute spectacle that has earned Mac King the title of the #1 comedy magician worldwide.

Unlike many modern magic acts, King relies little on technology and engineered props. Instead, he dazzles with the extraordinary achieved through seemingly ordinary means, capturing the essence of magic that exceeds expectations under seemingly impossible circumstances.

Combining quick wit, flawless sleight-of-hand, and an array of quirky acts involving live animals and audience participation, King’s family-friendly humor, Southern charm, and offbeat showmanship make for a laughter-filled time.

  • Type of Show: Comedy, Magic
  • Where: Thunderland Showroom, Excalibur
  • Show Length: 70 minutes
  • Age Restriction: Must be 5 years of age or older

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iLuminate

Want to see a super cool live show featuring dancing, lights, and technology? The show you want to see is called iLuminate, and it’s been voted the “Best New Act in America” by America’s Got Talent.

It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before! The genius behind it is Miral Kotb, who mixed dance and technology in a totally innovative way. In iLuminate, you’ll see the best dancers and choreographers in the country tell a story using dance, music, illusions, and comedy. It’s set in “Club iLuminate,” where each scene feels like a different room full of surprises.

The coolest part? The dancers wear special LED suits that light up and change colors as they move.

  • Type of Show: Family-Friendly, Dance
  • Where: The STRAT Theater, The STRAT Hotel, Casino & Tower
  • Show Length: 75 minutes – No intermission
  • Age Restriction: For ages 5 and older

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Jabbawockeez

MGM Grand Jabbawockeez Timeless Show
Courtesy of Jabbawockeez

The Jabbawockeez, known as the world’s most influential dance crew, will take you on a journey of amazing choreography, pulse-pounding music, and mind-blowing special effects. With their signature white masks and intricate dance moves, the group brings a high-tech spectacle that’s both visually stunning and technically impressive.

Voted “Best Family Show” and “Best All Ages Show” for four consecutive years, this performance is suitable for all ages, making it a perfect choice for families.

  • Type of Show: Family-Friendly, Dance
  • Where: Jabbawockeez Theater at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
  • Show Length: 75 minutes – No intermission
  • Age Restriction: No age restriction

Get a taste of the Jabbawockeez:

The Magic of Jen Kramer

The Magic of Jen Kramer
Courtesy of Westgate Resorts

There’s a lot to love about Jen Kramer. And we’re not the only ones who think so!

As the city’s only headlining female magician, we’re so excited about the fact that she was voted Best Magician in Las Vegas Weekly’s Best of Vegas 2024!

Whether she’s turning $1 bills into $100s or creating a larger-than-life social media page on stage, Jen brings a next-generation exuberance into the tradition-based magic world.

Her show, The Magic of Jen Kramer, is a Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award Winner featuring mind-boggling magic and mentalism, audience participation, and jaw-dropping fun for all!

Jen Kramer is always adding thoughtful maneuvers and material to her Westgate Cabaret residency. It’s truly one of the most family-friendly productions, both on or off the Strip.

  • Type of Show: Magic
  • Where: Westgate Las Vegas
  • Show Length: 75 minutes
  • Age Restriction: For audiences 4 years and older

BattleBots Destruct-A-Thon: Killer Robots Fighting

These BattleBots are bigger, louder, and meaner than ever. Enjoy everything from full knockouts to grappling fights hanging by the thread of the Judge’s decision. Either way, you’ll get your fill of non-stop action in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip.

Hosted by Bil Dwyer (original host of the Comedy Central BattleBots series), this intense, fast-moving, family-friendly, fight-fest stars robots that have delighted millions of fans all over the world.

  • Type of Show: Family-Friendly, Robots
  • Where: BattleBots Arena Behind Horseshoe Las Vegas
  • Show Length: 75 minutes – No intermission
  • Age Restriction: No age restriction

Get a taste of BattleBots:

‘Postcard From Earth’ at The Sphere

The Sphere Las Vegas
Courtesy of KSAT

To quickly sum it up, the Sphere Experience is a two-part multi-sensory experience lasting approximately two hours. In all honesty, it’s two hours of immersive amazement, perfect for people of all ages.

It was even voted “2024’s Best Attraction” by Las Vegas Weekly readers! After seeing it for ourselves this summer, we’d 100% agree.

For the first 45 minutes of the experience, you’ll get to explore The Atrium. There’s a bunch of high-tech stuff here to look at, such as a 50-foot holographic installation, some advanced-looking talking/moving robots, and a few other cool tech features to interact with.

During our visit, the kids we encountered LOVED interacting with the robots. You can ask the robots anything, and they’ll answer based on everything they know! One kid asked if Aura (the robot) enjoyed videogames and which one was her favorite. It was quite a cute interaction.

From there, you head into the theater for an immersive cinematic experience unlike anything you’ve ever seen — Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Postcard from Earth.’ This specially commissioned film is a sci-fi portrait of our planet, leveraging Sphere’s cutting-edge technologies to transport you to new worlds without ever leaving your seat. 

  • Type of Show: Immersive
  • Where: The Sphere near Venetian Resort
  • Show Length: 45 minutes in the Atrium + 50 minute showtime
  • Age Restriction: For audiences 6 years and older

While the shows below are family-friendly, the theme, plots, and topics are probably going to be more entertaining for adults:

Shin Lim: LIMITLESS

Shin Lim Las Vegas
Courtesy of Shin Lim Magic

LIMITLESS is the newest and most exciting magic show in the world. Starring Shin Lim, the only person ever to win America’s Got Talent — not once, but TWICE — you will be mesmerized by his incredible sleight of hand and his ability to manipulate objects like a modern-day wizard.

This guy is like Merlin, but with cards! He doesn’t just do regular card tricks; with fancy moves and clever tricks, he makes cards do all sorts of crazy things, like appearing out of thin air or changing into something else. It’s so cool to see his hands move so fast and make magic happen!

  • Type of Show: Magic
  • Where: The Mirage Theater, The Mirage
  • Show Length: 90 minutes – No intermission
  • Age Restriction: For ages 5 and older

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KÀ By Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil KA Las Vegas
Courtesy of Cirque du Soleil

KÀ by Cirque du Soleil invites you to witness an unprecedented, gravity-defying production that takes the art of storytelling to a whole new level.

KÀ’s plot revolves around divided twins, the acrobatic protagonists of this daring quest, who navigate a world filled with peril at every turn. Relentlessly pursued by spearmen and archers, their adventures unfold against the backdrop of KÀ’s constantly evolving plot.

Despite the serious-sounding plot, the KÀ show is pretty family-friendly. There are funny scenes featuring cute sea creature costumes, dancing, singing, and even shadow puppetry that’ll impress the kiddos!

  • Type of Show: Family-friendly, Cirque du Soleil
  • Where: KÀ Theatre at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
  • Show Length: 90 minutes – No intermission
  • Age Restriction: For audiences 3 years and older

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VEGAS! THE SHOW

Vegas The Show
Courtesy of Vegas! The Show

Step into the glamour and glitz of old-time Vegas with VEGAS! THE SHOW, featuring showgirls, Broadway-style singers, dancers, and a live big band. Experience the story of how it all began, paying homage to The Rat Pack, Elvis, Gladys Knight & The Pips, and more.

From the dazzling showgirls to the powerhouse singers and dynamic dancers, this production takes you on a musical journey through the decades, celebrating the legendary performers who defined Las Vegas as the “Entertainment Capital of the World”.

With elaborate costumes, booming musical numbers, and a classic Vegas vibe, this show is a nostalgic tribute to the city’s rich entertainment history. Best of all, there’s no age restriction so you can bring the kids along to enjoy the show.

  • Type of Show: Variety, Musical
  • Where: Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood
  • Show Length: 75 minutes
  • Age Restriction: No age restriction

Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil Michael Jackson ONE Las Vegas
Courtesy of Cirque du Soleil

Michael Jackson ONE is a sonic and visual journey that immerses you in the magical universe of the King of Pop. While you’re following the four young adventurers, the show takes you through all of your favorite hits that are accompanied by high flying acrobats, and of course, dance numbers in true MJ fashion!

With a cast of 63 performers, dynamic choreography, and a state-of-the-art surround-sound environment, ONE is a heartfelt tribute to the genius and innovation of Michael Jackson.

  • Type of Show: Cirque du Soleil, Musical
  • Where: Michael Jackson ONE Theatre at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino
  • Show Length: 90 minutes – No intermission
  • Age Restriction: For audiences 5 years and older

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