One of the most quintessential Las Vegas activities – and arguably one of the more wholesome – is a trip to watch Cirque du Soleil. A staple of the city’s entertainment scene for more than two decades, these extravagant shows feature everything from music to illusion and acrobatics to artistry.
An audience awaits the start of a Cirque du Soleil performance at a Vegas theatre (Photo: Andrew Miller via Flickr)
Running all year long and with a wide variety of performances offering something for every taste and age group, it’s little wonder that Cirque du Soleil is such a popular tourist attraction in Vegas. Inevitably, there are a huge number of online vendors selling tickets to these events. We’ve picked out three that we’d recommend based on factors including customer feedback, pricing and company policies.
First and foremost a travel website designed for on-the-move travellers to browse tours, activities and attractions on their mobile phones, Headout also provide a dedicated ticket purchasing service for shows in destinations around the world, including in Las Vegas. The website offers a best price guarantee as well as last minute availability, so if you’re thinking of a spontaneous theatre trip while in Vegas it’s definitely worth doing a quick search with Headout. Another major positive is that Headout have a huge number of verified online reviews, and report a 90% ‘excellent’ rating on the well-known reviews website Feefo. They also offer 24/7 support, including a live online chat facility.
One of the city’s most reputable and well-established ticket agencies, Vegas.com come up trumps with the sheer scale of shows and events they provide tickets for. They offer some decent discounts too, although these can sometimes be offset by service charges. Another area where Vegas.com are strong is their attention to detail, with a full section of the website dedicated to useful information on everything from parking to dress codes. The website has also partnered with Trustpilot, a trusted third party independent review site, to collect reviews and ratings from their customers, which can be viewed online.
Tix4tonight’s main USP is that they offer great last minute deals for Vegas shows. On any single day they usually have tickets to over 100 shows being performed on the same evening, for anything up to half the box office price. Their ticket inventory changes daily based on which shows are sold out, but for the three days that we conducted searches there were always tickets for Cirque du Soleil shows available. When you make a purchase, you are then sent a voucher which needs to be redeemed at the box office. As well as show tickets, the website also offers discounted meals at dozens of top Vegas restaurants – from casual to fine dining – so if you want to combine a trip to the theatre with a dinner then you can really make some serious savings. However, one downside of booking through Tix4Tonight is that you can’t choose your seats.