Bally’s is quickly becoming Las Vegas’ home for magic. They recently renamed the Windows Theater as The Magic Attic. If you haven’t been to Bally’s in a while, this is the venue where Wayne Newton performed on the mezzanine level of the property. His show is now at Caesars Palace.
The Magic Attic
The Magic Attic is an intimate venue with a maximum capacity of 300 people. The 3,685-square-foot showroom offers an intimate entertainment experience for audiences and an ideal space for magical productions and illusionists. If you’re looking for big magic productions you can catch Criss Angel at Planet Hollywood or David Copperfield at MGM Grand.
Bally’s is home to three different magical experiences:
- Xavier Mortimer’s Magical Dream
- Paranormal Mind Reading Magic
- Potted Potter
Caesars Entertainment plans to upgrade The Magic Attic. Not only will they create new programming but they are renovating the showroom. Expect to see new shows and experiences the new room by the summer of 2020.
“The idea behind The Magic Attic is to provide a space that exclusively celebrates the culture of magic,” said Damian Costa, Caesars Entertainment vice president of entertainment operations. “With Frederic Da Silva, Xavier Mortimer and the cast of Potted Potter, the room is currently filled with world class magic-inspired productions. We look forward to this venue becoming the epicenter of magic and a must-see destination for anyone who appreciates the art form.”
Three Different Experiences
The Magic Attic is home to three different magic-related shows at different times of the day. Here’s some information on each show and when you can see them if you’re not familiar. I’m don’t speak magic, so I didn’t translate these descriptions from Caesars Entertainment.
Xavier Mortimer’s Magical Dream
With the wonder of Mary Poppins, the theatrics of Charlie Chaplin and an array of talents unique to Mortimer himself, this all-ages production transcends what you thought you knew about entertainment. At once funny, daring, inspirational and immersive, Xavier Mortimer’s Magical Dream is the key that opens the door to a hidden world of magic you never knew you were missing.
All shows start at 6 p.m.
Sept. 17-18, 20-25, 27-30
Oct. 1-2, 4, 6-12, 17-19, 20-22, 27-30
Nov. 1-4, 9-13, 15-20, 22-23
Dec. 6, 8-11, 13-18, 20-31
Paranormal Mind Reading Magic
Made internationally famous on European television, Frederic Da Silva brings his spectacular production to The Magic Attic at Bally’s Las Vegas. Voted Best Mentalist in Europe, Da Silva can predict what audience members are hiding in their pocket, stop a watch at the time that guests secretly visualized and even figure out the name of the person an audience member is thinking about.
All shows start at 4 p.m.
Sept. 20-22, 25, 27-29
Oct. 2, 4-6, 9, 11-13, 15-16, 18-19, 20, 23, 25-27, 30-31
Nov. 1-3, 5-6, 8-10, 12-13, 15-17, 19-20, 22-24, 26-30
Dec. 1, 4, 6-8, 10-11, 13-15, 17-18, 20-31
This show takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real-life game of Quidditch) into 70 hilarious minutes. The fantastically funny show features all the fan-favorite characters, a special appearance from a fire-breathing dragon, endless costumes, brilliant songs, ridiculous props and a generous helping of Hogwarts magic.
Matinee shows begin at 2 p.m.
Sept. 21-22, 25, 28-29
Oct. 2, 5-6, 9, 12-13, 16,19-20, 23, 26-27, 30
Nov. 2-3, 6, 9-10, 13, 16-17, 20, 23-24, 27, 30
Dec. 1, 4, 6-8, 10-11, 11, 14-15, 18, 21-22, 28-29
Evening shows begin at 8 p.m.
Sept. 20-25, 27-30
Oct. 1-2, 4-9, 11-16, 15-16, 18-23, 25-30
Nov. 1-6, 8-13, 15-20, 15-17, 19-20, 22-27, 29-30
Dec. 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-24, 26-31
Marc Meltzer covers Las Vegas, gaming and men’s lifestyle for various outlets. Check out his blog at Edge Vegas.