Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas

Cirque Shows

No need for us to be modest: when it comes to stage shows and musical residencies, Las Vegas leads the entire planet. (After all, they don’t call our largest metro the Entertainment Capital of the World for nothin’.) Prepare to have your senses absolutely dazzled by the best acrobats and movement artists in the world in several Cirque du Soleil shows, some of the most over-the-top stage productions ever conceived—not to mention actually brought to life. Whether you’re after dizzying visual stories that seem plucked straight from a dreamworld or imagination-defying feats set to the timeless music of the Beatles or Michael Jackson, you haven’t experienced Las Vegas until you’ve witnessed a Cirque show. Meanwhile, on major stages all across town, Las Vegas carries the fire started by Elvis and the Rat Pack to ever bolder new heights with musical residencies by the world’s biggest singers and performers, with the kinds of shows that make music lovers swoon for life.

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The Beatles LOVE

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  • The very best Las Vegas residency shows 
  • Several dazzling Cirque du Soleil productions
  • Musical residencies from the biggest names in the biz

From dreamlike visual stories to dizzying acrobatics set to the hits of the Beatles, you haven’t experienced Las Vegas until you’ve witnessed a Cirque show.

Cirque du Soleil Productions

There may be few stage shows as synonymous with the Las Vegas live entertainment scene as Cirque du Soleil, the fantastical merger of astonishing acrobatics, extraordinary costumes, larger-than-life sets, and soundtracks that range from dreamlike to Cabaret-esque to packed with popular hits. 

While the original classic Mystere (Treasure Island) and O (The Bellagio)—which swirls around a 1.5-million-gallon pool—have been blowing audiences’ minds since the 1990s, several more totally distinct Cirque productions have taken the stage since, meaning that, today, five unique shows can be entertaining thousands of Las Vegas visitors in a single night. 

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“Ka” at MGM Grand
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“O” at Bellagio
Bellagio Las Vegas

Prepare to be mystified by the action unfolding across multiple moving platforms with surrealist Ka (MGM Grand), get in on 1930s circus sideshow vibes with Zarkana (Aria); or groove along with your favorite songs during The Beatles LOVE (Mirage) and Michael Jackson: ONE (Mandalay Bay). Check show schedules to plan your visit around a performance; or roll the dice, call your concierge when you arrive and see what’s on that night. There’s no bad choice here.

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Check with our pals at Visit Las Vegas to find out what’s playing when you visit—from Cirque shows and mega-star musical residencies to every comedy revue, magic show, and live act around town.

Big-Name Acts & Musical Residencies

What began with Elvis, Wayne Newton, and the Rat Pack gave rise to the modern world of Las Vegas residency shows by world-famous stars like Celine Dion, Elton John, Britney Spears, Rod Stewart, and dozens upon dozens more—a phenomenon that shows no signs of stopping. 

While many music-lovers flock to a Las Vegas performance residency to hear hit after hit from lengthy-catalogued artists like Cher and Sting, plenty of right-now artists have set up shop right in the middle of their careers—like Lady Gaga and Bruno Mars—to rock out and share their music with fans in ways that are only possible here. 

Some massive musical residencies may last for more than a year, but one thing is always for sure: any time you visit Vegas, you can count on plenty to choose from on any given night. In fact, with Las Vegas’ non-stop lineup of magic and illusionist shows, comedy acts, musicals, and more, your biggest dilemma may actually be deciding what not to see. And if you love live entertainment as much as we do, that’s the kind of problem we’re happy to have.

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Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett Jazz & Piano Show

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Cirque Shows & Mega-Star Concerts

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Trust us – no Vegas visit is complete without the awe-inspiring experience of a Cirque Du Soleil show. After you’ve picked your jaw up from the floor, tag #TravelNevada and we’ll give these world-class productions another round of applause.

#Mystère by @CirqueduSoleil is a MUST see and we have a seat saved just for you in time for #MystereMonday! #Vegas #TreasureIsland
Let the #MJONE show begin.
Cheers to 16 epic years and counting! #OTD in 2005, KÀ celebrated its Premiere at the @mgmgrand. And since then, more than 10 million people have been enthralled by the show’s atmosphere and powerful performances.
Escape to the magical world of “O” by @cirquedusoleil.
Thrilling entertainment you won't find anywhere but here. #MJONE
Step inside the imagination of #Mystere starting this June 28th! Be witness to the heart-pumping acrobatics and curious characters as they return to the stage at @tivegas. #intermissionisover 
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What's your favorite Beatles classic? Celebrate the Fab Four with The Beatles LOVE by @cirquedusoleil!
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Soar above the clouds with The #BeatlesLOVE.