7 Top Las Vegas Magic Shows That Will Knock Your Socks Off

By Elle
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If you’re going to be spending your money on a magic show, it better be worth your money, right?

From classic magic tricks to high-production stunts, mind-reading to comedy magic, there are so many sub-genres to choose from.

And if you’re traveling with younger family members, magic is a great genre of show to attend! Many magic shows are family-friendly, and a good amount of them are produced knowing that there will be kids in the audience.

Here are the top magic shows playing in Las Vegas right now — pick your favorite flavor of magic from our handpicked list below.

Key Takeaways

For a classic magic show by America’s Got Talent winnersShin Lim or Mat Franco – Magic Reinvented Nightly

For a family-friendly show that mixes comedy with magicPenn & Teller or The Mac King Comedy Magic Show

For a show featuring “superstar” magiciansDavid Copperfield or Criss Angel

For mentalist magic that showcases the powers of the mindPARANORMAL


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.

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

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

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

Mat Franco – Magic Reinvented Nightly

Mat Franco Magic Reinvented Las Vegas

Prepare to be amazed as Mat Franco, the magician who changed the game, takes the stage in Mat Franco – Magic Reinvented Nightly at The LINQ Hotel. Hailed as the top show in town by Forbes, Franco’s immersive live performance, blending interactive magic and unprecedented illusions, captivates audiences of all ages.

As the first magician to win America’s Got Talent, Mat Franco brings a fresh perspective to the genre of magic, leaving audiences every night awe-struck with his unique tricks and creations.

  • Type of Show: Magic
  • Where: Mat Franco Theater, LINQ Hotel + Experience
  • Show Length: 90 minutes
  • Age Restriction: For audiences 5 years and older

Criss Angel: MINDFREAK

Criss Angel MINDFREAK

Prepare to be captivated by the magical mastery of the legendary superstar magician, Criss Angel. With over two decades of dominating the world of magic, Criss Angel presents MINDFREAK, a visionary spectacle that promises to overload your senses in what the Huffington Post calls “the magic event of a lifetime.”

Named “the #1 magic show of all time” by the Las Vegas Sun, MINDFREAK is a fully immersive and revolutionary concert of magic and illusions. This 90-minute live spectacular is a groundbreaking experience that integrates cutting-edge lighting, video, pyrotechnics, and sound technologies, surpassing even the grandeur of the biggest pop star’s concert.

David Copperfield

David Copperfield is a living legend in the world of illusions. His name is synonymous with magic, mystery, and decades of televised events.

Hailed as the “greatest illusionist of our time”, his legendary Las Vegas show features loads of magic. Expect nothing less than teleportation, levitation, and mind-bending tricks that’ll make you question reality – and Copperfield somehow manages to pull it off seamlessly! 

With decades of accolades, worldwide tours, and a critically acclaimed Broadway show, Copperfield captivates audiences with his cutting-edge magic, theatrical storytelling, and a touch of charm. This show welcomes all ages, making it an ideal choice for a magical night out with loved ones.

  • Type of Show: Magic
  • Where: David Copperfield Theater at MGM Grand
  • Show Length: 90 minutes
  • Age Restriction: For audiences 5 years and older

PARANORMAL

Paranormal Horseshoe Las Vegas
Courtesy of PARANORMAL

Before you get all worked up about ghosts and scary things, the show is not related to anything horror — it’s 100% lighthearted fun!

International mentalist Frederic Da Silva showcases the powers of his mind in his renowned show PARANORMAL. Experience an afternoon of mystery, magic, hypnosis, and mind-reading that will leave you astonished and amazed.

But first, who is Frederic Da Silva? Frederic Da Silva is a mentalist who brings a wealth of accolades to the stage, including the prestigious title of “Best Mentalist in Europe” and a history of mesmerizing audiences on France’s Got Talent.

  • Type of Show: Magic, Mentalist
  • Where: Imagine Showroom, Horseshoe Las Vegas
  • Show Length: 75 minutes
  • Age Restriction: Must be 5 years of age or older

Other Magic Shows We Recommend You Check Out

The Magician’s Study – This one’s not your average Las Vegas show. It’s very small and intimate but so interactive and fun! Access to this gem of a show is by invitation only, not on sale to the general public. Go to their site and follow the directions. Those fortunate to be invited will receive a codeword that unlocks the ticketing page.

David Blaine – When he’s in town, this is a good show to catch!

Piff the Magic Dragon – Piff’s show is more comedy than magic, but he is hilarious.

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About The Author - Elle
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My name is Elle and I'm a travel blogger based in California. I love helping people plan trips and create unique itineraries based on their interests and their budgets. I'm a huge fan of outdoor adventures and doing off-the-beaten-path things in Las Vegas (and around the world too)!