Absinthe Show Overview
It’s been hailed as “the most inventive and daring show to open on The Strip in years” by the Las Vegas Sun. Absinthe Show in Las Vegas features the perfect balance of outrageous comedy with amazing feats of virtuosity only a few feet from the audience. Held at Caesar’s Palace Las Vegas, Absinthe is referred to as a critically acclaimed acro-cabaret variety show. The world class artists, in combination with the gravity defying stunts, is what makes this show a must-see. The New York Times sums up the show perfectly, portraying the experience as, “Cirque du Soleil channeled through ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’.Absinthe combines acrobatics and cabaret in an innovative and provocative variety show. As soon as you enter the showroom in Caesar’s
Palace, you’re transported to a new world of wonder and excitement. The spectacular blend of wild and outlandish acts on the circular stage keep the audience zoned in, and the close proximity to the audience provides an intimate experience like no other. This layout is specifically designed to allow audience members to feel like they’re really in on the circus action by allowing spectators to get up and personal with the performers.
Considered a racy, adult-only show, Absinthe is downright hilarious with hints of allure and glamour. Throughout the show, performers aim to inspire and amaze the audience with acts and performances that dare to evoke thrills down the audience’s spines. From the sexy burlesque number to the incredible depth-defying stunts performed by the aerialists, there’s certainly something for everyone to enjoy. As the show can push slightly behind comfort levels, be sure to come with an open mind, and just remember to have fun.
After opening in Las Vegas on April 1, 2011, Absinthe Show has become the must-see event for visitors from around the globe. The variety show is hosted by an actor referred to as The Gazillionaire (a former Cirque du Soleil clown), and his assistant Penny Pibbets (who is portrayed by actress Anais Thomassian). Today, Absinthe Show is produced by Ross Mollison and owned by Spiegelworld, and has recently celebrated its 1,500 show in 2014. Each performance is approximately 90 minutes long, and it all takes place on a stage that is a mere 9 feet in diameter. This allows audience members to sit in a circle around the stage to get the best view possible. Guests are allowed to drink alcohol during the show, and at the end of the show, the exit opens up to the beer garden at Caesar’s Palace.
Absinthe Show has been named “Best New Show” by Vegas Seven Magazine. Paul Carr of The Huffington Post said, “If I could only see one show in my entire life, I’d want it to be that”, referring to Absinthe Show in Las Vegas. If you’re interested in spectating a zany act that features unbelievable acts of super-human abilities, Absinthe Show is for you. From skating and tightrope acts to sexy dances and provocative songs, Absinthe has performances that will both shock and delight your senses. Absinthe is the perfect get-away from your normal life, allowing you to leave your safe-space and experience an exhilarating show like no other.
Absinthe at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas has become one of the most popular adult-only shows on The Strip. While it takes place in a small white tent outside the Palace, the small, intimate feel of the show is what makes it even more incredible. Absinthe is expected to continue performing at the Palace into 2016. For more information about the Absinthe Show in Las Vegas and how to get tickets, contact us today.
- Stripside at Caesars Palace, Caesars Palace
- 8 and 10 p.m. Wednesday - Sunday.
- 90 minutes (approx.)
- Yes, 18 and up.
- Male Revue.