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Hi! You’ve found my seating guide for Paranormal Mind Reading Magic. I saw the show in November, and I discovered right away that:
It absolutely matters where you sit, especially if you want to get on stage!
So, in this article, I’ll fill you in on the different sections and share some photos of the views from each.
Plus, I’ll give you my #1 tip to help you land the best seat in each category.
Sound good? Let’s get to it!
About the Imagine Showroom
Paranormal is in the Imagine Showroom at Horseshoe Las Vegas (formerly Bally’s). It’s on the 2nd level, so you’ll take the escalator or elevator to the theater.
Even though it’s a bit out of the way, I love the location! It’s far from the noise of the casino floor and makes you feel like you’re attending a secret performance.
There are excellent amenities – like restrooms exclusively for show guests. And even a bar if you want a beverage before it starts.
The theater itself feels cozy and intimate. I counted roughly 120 seats when I went, but the space often expands to accommodate more people.
Paranormal’s seating is mostly chairs, although you’ll find stools towards the back. And as far as comfort goes, all seats have a cushion.
Not all sections in this theater are equal, though. Some offer a better view, while others may give you a higher chance of participating.
Paranormal Seating Chart
When you buy your tickets for Paranormal, you’ll see a seating chart that looks like this:
Now I know the show’s official chart doesn’t give you much information. It’s definitely hard to figure out how far back each section is and how many rows there are!
Don’t worry; below, I’ll show you photos from the various areas so you can get a better idea of the views.
For now, just know that:
- According to the usher I spoke with, the first two rows are VIP. Premium is rows 3 and 4, and general admission is behind that.
- Depending on demand, the show may only seat guests in some locations. But you’ll always have a seat in the category you select.
Paranormal Mind Reading Magic offers four price points for tickets:
- VIP: $$$$
- Premium: $$$
- General Admission (GA): $$
- Rear GA: $
Rates are determined by how close you are to the stage and the viewing angle. But no matter which category you buy, the cost is very reasonable to see a top Las Vegas show.
Show Photos: See the Seat Views
In this next part, I’ll show you pictures of the views you can expect in each ticket category.
When I took these, it was super dark in the room (and very blue)! I’ve done my best to edit them so you can see how close you’ll be to the action.
Also, you may notice that even though the show’s seating chart implies straight lines, the chairs curve a bit around the stage.
Mindreading Magic VIP
Vegas Paranormal VIP tickets will get you as close to Frederic Da Silva and his mentalist magic as possible.
You’ll find VIP chairs in the first two rows of the theater – both in the center and on the sides of the room.
For instance, this photo shows the view from a second-row VIP chair in the center section. You’ll only be a few feet from the stage sitting here:
Premium tickets are what I chose for the Las Vegas show. If you select this category, too, you’ll sit in rows 3 or 4.
And like VIP, you may be in the center or on the sides of the showroom.
The following image shows the line of sight from row 4. I took this picture sitting in a chair in the middle of the room:
View From My Seat
The next photo shows the view from my seat during the performance.
I sat in row 3, just slightly off to the left. This is another premium category example:
The general admission section is everything behind premium – so that’s all seating after row 4.
Here’s an example I took of the sightline from a general admission seat in row 5:
And then the following general admission view I took standing in the middle of the showroom in front of row 6:
General admission rear seats are the lowest-priced ticket category and are the furthest you can get from the stage.
These are typically on the right and left sides in the last rows of the showroom.
This picture shows the line of sight from the back of the room:
Of all the sections in the theater, I like the Premium category the best.
Although the show is fantastic sitting in the audience, it’s even more mind-blowing if you can get on stage.
But, to be part of an illusion with Frederic Da Silva, you must catch a ball or frisbee.
On the day I went, I noticed that most of the guests that got to go on stage were in the middle section of the theater, in rows 2-5.
Now, it is an entirely random selection process. But based on what I experienced, you’ll have more chances to catch a ball or frisbee sitting in these rows.
And between 2-5, I think the absolute best location is in row 3, in the center of the room. From there, the stage is directly in front of you.
You’re also close enough that you won’t have a lot of heads in your sightline. But most importantly, you’ll have ample opportunity to catch!
My #1 Seating Tip for Paranormal Mind Reading Magic
As I mentioned above, you can’t choose your row or seat number when buying your ticket for Paranormal Las Vegas.
But there’s still one surefire way to land the best seat in every section. (Lucky for you, not many people know about it!)
So here’s what you must do: arrive early. And I mean VERY EARLY.
For instance, I got to the showroom 30 minutes before the start time and was not even close to the first one there.
In fact, all of the middle chairs in row 3 of the premium section were already taken. So we could only choose from the remaining ones at the end of that row or sit in row 4 instead.
Because of my experience, I recommend arriving at least 40-45 minutes beforehand.
And even if the doors aren’t open yet, get in line. Or start the line if you’re the first one there.
Once the doors open, a host will greet you and tell you which rows correspond to your ticket category. And then you’ll get your pick of all the available spots!
Where Not To Sit
I’ve heard other guests say it doesn’t matter where you sit at Paranormal and that all the seats are excellent.
I get where they’re coming from with that statement.
The Imagine Showroom is a small venue by Vegas standards. And indeed, everyone can see the stage no matter where they sit.
I also think this magic show is definitely worth going to, regardless of the ticket category you buy.
But, after seeing the show and walking around the room, there are some places I’d prefer not to sit.
So, the following are the locations I’d avoid:
General Admission Rear
The GA rear section on the right and left sides of the theater is too far away for my liking.
Sitting here feels like you’re not actively involved in the show. Instead, it’s more like you’re an observer of all the fun and magic.
And since Paranormal has a lot of audience participation, I think it’s worth paying more to sit in one of the other categories.
Back Wall: GA Center Section
In the center of the venue, there’s a general admission area against the back wall.
Now, even though this section is in the back of the room, it’s considered a standard GA ticket (and not GA rear) because of its central location.
So, you will have a direct sightline to the stage here.
But for me, it’s still pretty far from the action. And I’d say your chances of assisting with an illusion in these seats are slim to none.
It’s also a few feet higher than all the other rows, so you’ll need to walk up a few steps to get to the chairs. I find that this makes it feel less like a part of the venue.
Here’s what the GA center section looks like at the back of the room:
And then this picture shows the view from the back GA center section:
During my conversation with the usher, though, I found out that the theater only uses this space when it’s super busy in town.
So that’s likely only during the summer or on a big Vegas event weekend.
Most other times, people with general admission tickets typically get to sit in the closer GA sections.
The majority of the seating at Mind Reading Magic is chairs, but some locations have counter and bar stools.
If I can avoid it, I prefer not to sit on stools at shows because they start to get uncomfortable for me after about 30 minutes.
So, if you’d rather have a chair, too, you’ll want to reserve tickets in the VIP or premium category. (These sections only have chairs for guests.)
Or, if you get the GA category, be sure to arrive early so you can sit in the closest GA row to the stage. Because after row 5, it transitions to stools.
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My Final Thoughts
I’m so glad I bought premium tickets for Paranormal! I thought our location in the theater was excellent, and it was money well spent.
Arriving 30 minutes before the show’s start time allowed us to secure seats in the 3rd row. Even though we were a bit off to the side, I was lucky enough to catch a frisbee and go on stage.
I will never forget what happened to me up there that day. It was out of this world. And it’s made Mind Reading Magic one of my favorite shows ever!