Venetian Theatre At the Venetian Hotel

Las Vegas, Nevada

An Overview

In 2003, the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, announced plans to convert the Guggenheim Las Vegas Museum into a new theater space. The $42 million venue would have seating for 1,815 people. After three years of construction, the new theater opened in 2006 with Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular, a 95-minute version of The Phantom of the Opera produced specifically for the Las Vegas stage. With lavish sets and effects, the production cost $35 million to mount. Phantom proved a hit, running for nearly 2,700 performances over six years before closing in 2012.

Since the Phantom spectacle ended, the renovated theater has hosted a variety of resident concert shows. In 2012 and 2013, country stars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill performed concert weekends at the theater during 10-week stints. The theater presented a Ray Charles tribute show called Georgia on My Mind in 2014, featuring performers Clint Holmes, Nnenna Freelon, and Take 6. However, the show closed after just four weeks due to disappointing ticket sales. 

In 2015, the theater hosted a reunion concert series by country duo The Judds. Rock star John Fogerty brought his solo show to the venue in 2016, incorporating pyrotechnics and smoke effects. Coming up, new wave legends The B-52s are slated for multiple concert residencies at the theater in 2023 and 2024.

Where It’s Located?

The Venetian is a lavish hotel and casino located on the iconic Las Vegas Strip. The extravagant resort complex sits on the former site of the historic Sands Hotel and Casino, which closed its doors and was demolished in 1996 to make way for the new Venetian development. After its construction was completed, the hotel opened its doors to the public in 1999 with the intent to bring a taste of ancient Italy to the city of Las Vegas. 

Be captivated by world-class performances at the Venetian Theatre, where every show is a masterpiece – book your exclusive seats now and let the magic begin!