There are many places around Sin City and online to buy Las Vegas show tickets. With dozens of websites you can find at home, ticket box offices, Tix 4 Tonight locations, and ticket sellers along the Strip, you might wonder where you could find your best deal. While there is not one set place to be labeled as the best place to buy tickets, there are places better than others to purchase them under particular circumstances.
If you want to see one of the top shows in Las Vegas, you should purchase your tickets online before your trip. Many of these shows sell out months ahead of time, so make sure you do your research. Elton John, Celine Dion, and other top performers can even sell out certain dates as early as nine months prior. I suggest purchasing the tickets directly through the appropriate hotel/casino’s website since you can automatically verify authenticity in your transaction.
Best Place to Buy Discounted Tickets
If you want discounted tickets for Vegas shows, you should go to one of the four Tix 4 Tonight locations. These locations get tickets early in the morning or throughout the day from the casinos if shows are not sold out. In some cases, you will find percentage discounts on the tickets, and you may find 2-for-1 deals on other shows. Do not expect to find discounted tickets here for the hottest shows in town such as one-night concerts or shows like Celine Dion’s. These rarely make their way to Tix 4 Tonight.
As you walk along the Las Vegas Strip, you are going to come across people handing out the VegasValues coupon books or other coupons. Take a look in these booklets, as you are sure to find discount coupons for various shows around town. On a recent trip to Sin City, my wife and I used a 2-for-1 coupon to see “Hypnotic” and $20-off coupons to see “Absinthe.” Tickets purchased with coupons have to be purchased at the appropriate box office for the show. These are usually located adjacent to the theater used for the show.
If you see people free-standing on the Strip selling show tickets, make sure you avoid them. While a few of these sellers might be legitimate, they are often scammers trying to sell expired or counterfeit tickets. I have had friends burned by these sellers and told by the show box office workers that this is a common scam in the city that the casinos and police have been working hard to rectify.
Catching a show in Las Vegas is one of the various activities people take part in every single day. There are almost as many places to purchase tickets for the shows are there are shows. While there is not a place to receive the award for best overall location for purchasing Las Vegas show tickets, each type of location has benefits to make sure you get to see the show you want.