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So you’re interested in going to the Nathan Burton Comedy Magic show, but you’re wondering if it’s worth it? Well, I’m here to help you out!
I went to the show in February, and I’m sharing my experience in today’s review.
I’ll be filling you in on what you can expect and covering the different tickets. And then, at the end, I’ll answer your most pressing Nathan Burton questions.
But spoiler – I really enjoyed it! The value for the money is great. And I thought Nathan’s tricks were just as good as some of the higher-priced magic shows in town.
About Nathan Burton
Nathan Burton’s love of magic began in kindergarten when he performed his first trick in front of the class. He knew right then and there that becoming a magician was what he wanted to do.
His dedication eventually landed him on Season 1 of America’s Got Talent, where he made it to the semifinals. After appearing on the show, Nathan caught the attention of the Flamingo Hotel, and they signed a deal to make him a headliner.
In 2012, Nathan moved his Comedy Magic show to the Saxe Theater, and he’s still going strong there today. His production is one of the longest-running and top-rated shows in town. And it’s also one of the only family-run productions on the Strip.
Where Is Nathan Burton’s Vegas Show?
The magic show is inside the Miracle Mile Shops at the Planet Hollywood Resort. The address is 3663 S Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109.
From planet hollywood main valet
It’s about a seven-minute walk from Planet Hollywood’s main valet to the Saxe Theater. So from the main valet, you’ll enter the hotel lobby and go up the escalator to Level C.
Next, walk through the casino floor and follow signs overhead to the Miracle Mile Shops. Once at the Shops, turn right to walk past Blue Moon Bar, Raider Image, Aldo, and Foot Locker. The entrance to the theater will be just after Foot Locker on the right.
From Planet Hollywood Parking garage
Getting from Planet Hollywood’s self-park garage to the Saxe Theater is fast and easy! Enter the Miracle Mile Shops from the parking garage and turn left. You’ll immediately pass by Subway, and the theater will be about 400 feet ahead on the left.
Show Dates & Times
Nathan Burton Comedy Magic shows runs six days a week. So you can catch him on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The only day Nathan Burton does not perform is Thursdays.
There’s also only one showtime each day, and that’s at 4:00 pm – which makes this a great option for families. Or for anyone looking for something fun to do in the afternoon in Las Vegas!
There are four ticket options for the Nathan Burton Magic Show:
- General Reserved Rear
- General Reserved
- Premium VIP
Nathan’s productions is well-priced, making it one of the best values for shows in Las Vegas. On most days, discount tickets start around $20 and go up to $50 (plus applicable fees).
Also, you can’t pick your seat number and row in advance – only the seating section, i.e., General Reserved, VIP, etc. So after you buy your tickets online, you can pick them up at the box office a few minutes before the show. And then, you’ll be assigned a seat at that time.
Additionally, if you’re buying through my ticket link above, the VIP ticket options provide free cancellation up to 24 hours before showtime.
Nathan Burton Magic Show Seating Chart
Below is a map I made showing the seating chart for the Nathan Burton show. Overall, the theater isn’t that large – roughly 365 seats.
So it’ll feel intimate (at least by Las Vegas standards, anyway). And no matter where you sit, you’ll have a view of the stage.
- General Reserved Rear – back rows of the rear section
- General Reserved – front area of the rear section or back rows of side sections
- VIP – center section or front area of side sections
- Premium VIP – front area of the center section
Because the price difference between the seating sections is only about $10, I think it’s worth buying upgraded tickets.
So, in my opinion, the best value seats are VIP. These are the tickets that I got when I went. And because we arrived early, we were seated in the center section of the theater – and it was a great view!
But, if you want the absolute best seats in the theater, get the Premium VIP tickets. These are seats located in the first five rows of the center section.
Also, since all the rows are elevated, you can see above the people in front of you – no matter which row you’re in. So if you want to save money, I still think it’s worth going even if you get General Reserved tickets.
As far as audience participation goes, Nathan doesn’t just interact with guests seated in the Premium VIP seats. Instead, he talks to people in all the sections. At the show I went to, he even chose a child from the General Reserved section to help with a trick.
Nathan also spends a lot of time walking up and down the aisle on the right side of the theater. So if you’re sitting here, you’ll likely get to see him up close and personal!
The seats at the Nathan Burton magic show are very comfortable! They all have excellent padding, and there are even cup holders. There’s also adequate legroom.
Below are some pictures I took of the seats so you’ll have a better idea of the seating sections. For instance, this photo shows the General Reserved and General Reserved Rear Seats:
This next photo shows the front section of the theater. Here, you can see the Premium VIP, VIP, and the side seats of the General Reserved section:
And this photo shows the view of the stage from my VIP seat:
What’s The Show Like?
Nathan Burton’s Magic Show is high-energy and fast-paced! And there’s a ton of audience participation – even before the show starts.
For instance, we sang songs together and did silly things like mooing like a cow and barking like a dog. It really got the audience going and made for a lively afternoon!
Although the show’s title has “comedy” in it, and I laughed a lot, Nathan’s show is one magic trick after the next. When I went, I saw some acts from his time on AGT – plus new illusions that he just added this year.
For instance, you might watch it snow inside the theater or see showgirls magically appear inside a glass box. But my favorite was a cell phone trick to a randomly dialed number!
Illusion #1: Supermarket Mind-Reading
In this trick, Nathan attempts to read an audience member’s mind. He starts by choosing a guest at random using the free toss method. And the cool part about this trick is that Nathan has already predicted what the person will say before the show begins!
Nathan asks the guest to imagine they’re in a supermarket, walking down an aisle and reaching for a box of cereal. What cereal box will they grab? Special K? Corn Pops?
This trick has a lot of twists and turns, with a surprise ending involving a locked trunk. It’ll make you believe in Nathan’s mind-reading abilities. And I can confidently say that the chosen audience member is NOT a plant!
Illusion #2: Magic Straight Jacket
In this trick, Nathan attempts to escape from a straight jacket – just like Houdini used to do. But with Nathan’s illusion, the jacket is see-through!
So while he performs the trick, you can see that there aren’t any hidden tools to help him get out. And because it’s clear, you’ll get to watch Nathan’s movements as he tries to take it off his body.
Nathan also selects an audience member to buckle the straps and ensure he’s securely in the jacket. So that way, you’ll know there’s no funny business going on.
Will Nathan escape before the song is over? I guess you’ll have to go to the show and find out!
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about the Nathan Burton Magic Show.
Is Nathan Burton Kid Friendly?
Yes, Nathan Burton’s show is an excellent choice for children. Nathan performs many tricks kids are sure to enjoy – like levitation and disappearing acts. And at every show, Nathan does a magic act with a child in the audience.
What’s The Dress Code For The Nathan Burton Magic Show?
There isn’t a set dress code for Nathan Burton’s Comedy Magic show. But since it’s an afternoon show, most people wear casual attire.
Is There An Age Restriction For Nathan Burton’s Show?
No, there isn’t an age restriction at Nathan Burton’s Vegas show. So no matter what age your kids are, they’re welcome to come. Nathan’s show is also one of the few productions in town that doesn’t require children to be of a certain age.
How Long Is The Nathan Burton Magic Show?
The Nathan Burton Vegas show lasts for about 75 minutes. When I went, it started a few minutes after 4:00 pm and went until 5:20 pm. But the show length may vary by a few minutes each day as Nathan does some improvisation with the audience.
Are Photos And Videos Allowed At The Nathan Burton Show?
Unfortunately, you can’t record video during the show, and flash photography isn’t allowed, either. But you’re welcome to take photos on your phone (without the flash). Nathan also does a meet and greet after the show if you want to get a picture with him.
Are Food And Drink Allowed At The Show?
There isn’t any food allowed at the Nathan Burton show. But there’s a bar downstairs where you can get beverages and alcohol. You’re welcome to bring any drinks you purchase back to your seat.
The bar is cash only, though. So make sure you bring some money with you if you want a beverage. You’ll find the bar on the lower level of the theater, on the left side.
Where Are The Restrooms?
There aren’t any restrooms inside the Saxe Theater, but some excellent ones are around the corner. I recommend using these before getting seated because you won’t want to leave after the Nathan Burton show starts!
So near the Saxe Box Office, a set of doors lead outside and connect to the Elara hotel. Exit out these doors and then turn right to enter Elara. You’ll find the men’s and women’s restrooms a few steps away.
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I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this production. For the price, it’s a great value. And when I went, I got to see a lot of tricks – I counted 24 in total!
Nathan does some pretty impressive illusions that you’ve likely never seen before. But he also performs more traditional magic acts. Some of the tricks Nathan does are similar to other shows in Las Vegas, too – like Shin Lim’s Limitless.
I also loved how Nathan got the crowd going even before it started. I had a blast doing silly things, and there was even an audience kiss cam!
Overall, I think the Nathan Burton show is an excellent choice for families and adults – if you want to see magic. After all, it was recently voted one of the top afternoon shows!