Las Vegas shows can be expensive, but they are definitely worth seeing. Here are some great tips to help you score some cheap tickets.

1.) Last Minute Tickets
Arrive at the show of your choice about 2 hours in advance. You can then see if they have any discounted last-minute tickets. This works best if you just need 1 or 2 seats, or don’t mind sitting in separate seats. You can often get excellent seats for a fraction of the cost of a regular show. However, you also risk not getting any tickets, since popular shows can sell out fast. Come prepared with some backup shows if you can’t get tickets.

2.) Reserving Tickets
As a start, we suggest checking with the hotel website where the show is being performed to get show ticket rates. Just do a search on Google for the hotel and then look for their show tickets section. Another good choice is to use TicketMaster.com. This website, Las Vegas Direct also offers discount Vegas show tickets and we can often offer better prices for the same show and times than other sources. Just do your homework and shop around for the best rate.

You should get tickets as early as possible, since Vegas shows are so popular now that finding tickets at a fair price is often a challenge. If you are flexible in your dates, pick different day/times and you will often get a much better price. Early shows tend to be easier to get than the later ones and  have better prices. Also, Sunday-Thursday will be the easiest and cheaper days to get show tickets, since things are less busy. Be sure to check the show schedules, since many shows are dark on certain weekdays or various times of the year, such as holidays.

3.) Half Price Tickets.
There are stores in Las Vegas that specialize in selling discount show tickets offered on the same day of the performance. One is called Tix 4 Tonight Visit This Link for details. The stores are located at several kiosks all around the Strip. You can often get very good deals, but the selection and seating can be limited. The hours are 12p-9p. You can call 877-849-4868 for more information. In general, you will not find major production shows, but there are lots of other good shows offered.

4.) Free Tickets
Show tickets are one of the few things in Las Vegas that are not that hard getting for free. It really depends on the show. Some, like the circus acts at Circus Circus are free all the time.  See our Vegas Freebies guide for more of them. If you gamble enough the hotels may comp you with free show tickets. If it is a small show, this may be a lot easier than you think … even playing slot machines for a few hours may qualify you for tickets. A good way to get comps is to just signup for a Players Card available at almost all the casinos. It is free to get one and will help make sure your hard-earned playing is tracked and rewarded with comps.

Another way to see free shows is to signup for a timeshare presentation. The tickets are real and compensation for your time listening to a 2-3 hour presentation. You may dread it when you are listening to the long presentation, but the reward is real show tickets. The people pushing the free show tickets are at most hotels and hard to miss. We would suggest only getting them from people at a trusted location, like inside a hotel at a designated area. There are lots of scams with people offering them on the street, so be careful.

5.) Discounted Tickets on the Street
If you see people selling discounted tickets on the street or in a questionable location, stay clear, since it is likely to be a scam and you will have worthless tickets. If it seems to good to be true, it probably is…

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