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.
Ticketmaster is an American ticket sales and distribution company that has grown to become many people’s go-to resource for entertainment shows and events across the world. It is also the official ticketing partner for Cirque Soleil. When we searched for tickets to see Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas, prices tended to start at around $45. The website has several useful features, including the option to choose a budget so your search results only show tickets within your specified price range. For added convenience, the website offers mobile-only tickets, meaning you don’t need to worry about losing your hard-copies. If you pay for the privilege, you can also add things to your ticket such as parking passes and insurance in case you’re unable to attend the show. On the downside, Ticketmaster’s added fees are a little steep, coming out at around 20 percent of the total ticket price.
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.
Best of Vegas is a leading American agency that offers competitively priced tickets for a huge range of shows, tours, attractions and hotels in the iconic Nevada city. The website claims to save up to $41 on buying tickets through official box offices, and when we searched for tickets to see Cirque du Soleil we found tickets starting from $117. Information on the site is well laid out, and the booking process is simple and intuitive. No convenience fees, administration fees, or credit card fees are charged, and the reservation system is secure and your credit card and personal information is encrypted for your peace of mind. One thin to bear in mind, however, is that changes, cancellations and refunds, if permitted, may carry a fee of up to 10%.