(Someone asked me yesterday about this topic so consider this a public service announcement)
For any of you that buy tickets to shows in Las Vegas you’ll always read that “you must pick up your tickets at least an hour before the show but no sooner than 24 hours beforehand” or they will be given away or some absolute crap like that.
You do NOT have to pick up your tickets beforehand.
I’ve strolled into the box offices of the shows I’ve attended so many times with just 15-30 minutes to go, picked up my tickets and strolled right on in. I remember when I was young, I would have all these shows that I planned on going to and I’d have to pick up the tickets beforehand the day of the show.
This is really annoying that they ask people to do this. Like we don’t have any f-ing better things to do with our vacation time than cab over to their stupid box office just to pick up a pair of tickets to a show later that same goddamned night. All just so that they have an accurate count of how full the show is or not – despite the fact that you’ve already PAID for the ticket.
Note: If you go through VEGAS.COM or one of these online sites, you can often times PRINT your ticket online. For example, MGM Grand provides printable e-Tickets for virtually every event the put on. But otherwise, don’t feel compelled to pick up your tickets early during the day just because they say so.
Assuming that you’ve already paid for your admission, you can just walk in 30 minutes before show time… just like every other show in the world, and pick up your tickets and walk into your venue.