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Are you looking for a magic show that offers more than just tricks? Maybe something with some comedy too? Then you should check out Piff The Magic Dragon in Las Vegas!
Not only is the show award-winning, but Piff was also a finalist on AGT. And he earned a spot in Variety’s Top 10 Comics in 2019. But despite the accolades, Piff loves being known as the “Loser of America’s Got Talent.”
So in this review, I’ll fill you in on what the show’s like, cover ticket options, and answer your questions.
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- About Piff The Magic Dragon
- Theater Information
- Piff The Magic Dragon Tickets
- What’s The Show Like?
About Piff The Magic Dragon
Piff The Magic Dragon (whose real name is John van der Put) is a magician and comedian. He was on Season 10 of America’s Got Talent but lost during the finals. During that season, though, he received the Golden Buzzer award.
Before John became Piff, he would perform magic at parties. But his sarcastic sense of humor often got him into trouble. Then, one day, he was invited to a costume party and wore a dragon outfit. To his surprise, everyone loved his jokes! So he decided to make the costume permanent.
But John still felt something was missing, so he included a dog when he was at a festival. And the crowd loved it so much that he went out and found Mr. Piffles the next day.
So now, in Vegas, you can catch Piff and his chihuahua at the Flamingo in one of the most hilarious shows on The Strip!
The Piff The Magic Dragon Las Vegas show is inside the Showroom theater at the Flamingo Hotel. The address is 3555 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109.
from rideshare dropoff
For guests taking a rideshare service, you’ll get dropped off at the South Entrance on the lower level. From there, enter the Flamingo Hotel and go up the escalators to the lobby.
Then, walk down the stairs to the casino floor and continue straight until you get to a row of palms. Next, turn left and follow the walkway to the Showroom, and the theater is just ahead on the right.
from the parking garage
If you’re driving to the show, you’ll park in Flamingo’s South Parking Garage. Park on floor three if you can; otherwise, you’ll need to take the stairs or elevator to this level.
Across from the elevator on floor three, you’ll see a sign that says “Hotel Entrance.” Walk through the doors here and continue along the corridor until you get to the monorail sign.
Next, turn left to go down the escalators to the Promenade walkway and follow the signs to hotel registration. Then, take a right at the hotel lobby and go down the stairs to the casino floor.
Continue walking straight until you get to a row of planted palms. Finally, turn left to walk along the pathway to the Showroom. The entrance to the theater will be just ahead on the right.
Show Dates & Times
Piff The Magic Dragon’s Vegas show runs on most Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. So you typically won’t find performances on Tuesday and Friday nights. There’s also only one show nightly at 7:00 pm.
How Long Is The Show?
The Piff The Magic Dragon show lasts about 90 minutes (an hour and a half). For instance, when I was there, it started at 7:00 pm and ended at 8:25 pm.
However, the length will vary by at least a few minutes each night. And that’s because Piff likes to involve the audience in his acts.
2023 Non-Performance Dates
- Aug 15-30
- Oct 5, 9-13, 19, 26
- Nov 2, 9, 16-18, 30
- Dec 5-15, 20
Piff’s been performing at the Flamingo for the past seven years, and he just signed on for three more! He’s become so popular that he recently got promoted to a larger theater called the Showroom.
The good news about the Showroom is that it’s a medium-sized theater, so you’ll still have a view even if you’re further back.
In addition, large screens on the sides and in the center give you a close-up look at what’s happening on stage. But just know that the screens aren’t used all the time during the show.
Now, except for the VIP chairs, all the rows are elevated. So no matter where you choose to sit, you’ll be able to see the stage. That said, you may still have some heads in your sightline, but it shouldn’t be too distracting.
Before entering the theater, you can grab a drink at the bar next to the Showroom stairs. Or you can order from your server once you’re at your seat.
Piff The Magic Dragon Tickets
There are three ticket options inside the theater:
At most Vegas shows, tickets cost more the closer you are to the stage. But that’s only partially the case at the Piff The Magic Dragon Las Vegas show.
For example, the VIP seats in the first four rows will command the highest prices. And you’ll still find the lowest rates at the booths in the last row. But everything in between those is typically priced the same.
That means getting tickets for a table close to the stage will often cost the same as a table in the second to last row. And you’ll pay the same price if you’re off to the side versus being in the middle of the theater.
On most days, you can expect ticket prices to start around $60 for back-row seating and go up to $90 for VIP tickets. Of course, like all Vegas shows, applicable taxes and fees are added to the base ticket price. And rates are always subject to change.
What’s The Show Like?
With his recent promotion to the Showroom, Piff created a brand-new production. So even if you’ve seen him in Vegas before, his show has some different acts now. Additionally, if you followed Piff on AGT, you’ll see tricks you didn’t get to see on TV.
But, of course, you’ll still get to watch Mr. Piffles perform! And there’s also Las Vegas showgirl Jade Simone, with her fantastic facial expressions. Zack, the Squire, Piff’s assistant, also has some excellent comedic moments.
Now, to give you a general idea of the show, there’s card magic, some mind reading, and puzzle games with Mr. Piffles. And then there’s the chance to win “Piff Swag.” Plus a ton of comedy in the acts as well.
But if that leaves too much to the imagination, here’s a video that’ll give you a better idea of Piff’s magic and humor. I did NOT see this trick in his new show, so as far as I know, it’s spoiler free!
FAQs: Piff The Magic Dragon In Las Vegas
Below are some questions people often ask about the Piff The Magic Dragon show.
Are Food And Drinks Served At The Show?
There isn’t any food allowed inside the Piff theater, but you can have beverages at your table. Drinks are available at the bar next to the theater entrance. Or you can order from your cocktail server once you’re seated.
That said, there’s no requirement to buy beverages during Piff’s show, so if you don’t want to get drinks, that’s perfectly fine.
If you do, the servers come by before the show starts and during the performance. But it’s usually best to order before the show begins, as trying to get your server’s attention in the dark can be challenging.
Every table has a QR code placard that you can scan with your phone’s camera to view the menu. I’ve also posted the menu on the night I went so you can see the beverage options and prices.
Specialty cocktails currently start at $20, canned cocktails at $10, and wine at $18. There are also non-alcoholic selections like bottled water, Red Bull, and soda. These start at $8.
Is There A Dress Code For Piff The Magic Dragon?
There’s no set dress code for the Piff The Magic Dragon show in Vegas. So you can wear casual attire like shorts, jeans, and t-shirts. Or you can dress up if you’d like. When I went, about half the audience dressed up, and the other half wore casual clothes.
Can I Meet Piff?
After the show, you can meet Piff, Jade Simone, and Mr. Piffles. And there’s even a staff member there that will take a photo on your phone – for free. Of course, you’re also welcome to pet Mr. Piffles!
To say hi to Piff, you’ll need to exit the theater and get in the line to the right. You can’t miss it – just look for the queueing posts.
Is Piff The Magic Dragon For Adults?
Yes, Piff’s Vegas show is a fantastic option for adults. Piff combines magic with a lot of adult humor that will keep you laughing almost the entire time.
Where Are The Restrooms?
Unfortunately, there aren’t any restrooms inside the Showroom theater. But there’s one diagonally across from the entrance next to the X Burlesque Theatre.
Reentry into the Showroom is allowed if you need to go during the Piff The Magic Dragon show. But because of how narrow the aisles are, it’s much better to go before the show starts.
Is There An Age Limit For Piff The Magic Dragon?
Yes, all guests must be eight years of age or older to watch Piff’s show in Vegas.
Are There Souvenirs?
You can get Piff merchandise next to the Showroom stairs. Just look for the “Piff Swag” signage. An employee sits there before, and after the show, so you can buy souvenirs anytime while you’re there.
The following were the available merchandise options and prices on the night I went. But you can also find more Piff Swag, like mugs, hoodies, and posters, on Piff’s website.
- T-shirt: $35
- Piff Deck (playing cards): $20
- Mr. Piffles Plush: $30
- Hats: $25
Is Piff The Magic Dragon Family Friendly?
Yes, Piff’s show is an excellent option for kids and families. But he does swear a little throughout his performance. Specifically, I heard him say the s-word a few times, but I didn’t hear any other bad words. There were also a few suggestive topics in his jokes, but children won’t likely understand them.
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Piff The Magic Dragon’s Las Vegas show is absolutely worth seeing! It’s a great mix of comedy and magic, so it’s like you’re getting two shows for the price of one.
The magic is excellent and entertaining, and I’m still trying to figure out how he did the tricks. I laughed the entire time, too, and Piff’s show is now one of my favorites in town.
The only negative I have to say, which has nothing to do with Piff, is about the theater seating. So I recommend checking out my seating guide (linked above) before getting tickets.
Also, since Piff’s show is popular, booking as soon as possible is a good idea!