Las Vegas offers a wide variety of shows and entertainment. One consistent fact of any ticket you purchase you will have to pay a 17% entertainment tax. Some shows include a drink or two while others charge for this service. It is best to ask when purchasing your ticket what is included other than your entrance to the show (Drinks? Gratuity?). This will help you avoid any disappointments. Beware that if you must purchase your cocktails they will most likely be expensive.
These days with electronic ticketing most showrooms have reserved seating. If you do go to a showroom with Maitre d' seating it is best to arrive early. Going on a slower night (Sunday through Thursday) may give you a better chance at some good seats. Upon your arrival the Maitre d', the person in charge of the showroom, will direct the captain to escort you to your seats. If you go to the show with the intent of trying to get a better seat than you purchased, you have the option of making your request known to the Maitre d' or Captain. A tip to one of them may, also, increase your chances of getting your request.
What you should wear to a show is everyone's question as a first timer. (Ask when purchasing your ticket what is the appropriate attire for the show. This will put you at ease.) Below are a few guidelines on the major showrooms.
Women would be fine dressing in a suit, dress, skirt/blouse or semiformal wear and for men a sports coat with or without a tie would be comfortable in the Main Showrooms at:
You will find it a little more relaxed attire (a sports coat or slacks/sweater) than that described above is appropriate for:
The least formal places (come as you are) for entertainment are:
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