3327 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV, 89109
Type: Clubs And Lounges
Created by New York City nightlife and theater impresario Simon Hammerstein, The Act offers a uniquely decadent experience, presenting over-the-top performances, rituals and audience involvement in what appear to be impromptu shows.
The entrance to the 15,000-square-foot, multilevel space is located on the third floor of The Shoppes at The Palazzo. When you step inside, you'll feel as if you've walked into a maze at a haunted house. There are wood floors, flameless candles, wallpaper from a bygone era and dimly lit corridors that seem to twist and turn endlessly.
The décor at The Act is eclectic and eerily enchanting. It merges aesthetic elements ranging from an Italian opera house and European cathedrals to New York City's Grand Central Station post office and a turn-of-the-century speakeasy.
Live DJs spin a good mix of music. Imagine a blend of house, Top 40 and hip-hop. It's very danceable, and there are plenty of places to show off your moves. The stage in the main room is typically packed with both patrons and performers. Plus, there's a stunning circular bench with a platform that can be raised for spontaneous "acts."
Guests at The Act will have the opportunity to experience the action unfolding both onstage and from other perspectives, including private balcony boxes, banquettes around the dance floor and a backstage seating area that allows you to mingle with the talent. There are three large hoops hanging from the ceiling (two above the stage and another above the main bar) for performers to display acrobatic feats as well.
On any given night, you'll encounter an array of characters. Their makeup and costumes are truly creative. For example, you may see a man dressed as a horse galloping through the hallways on stilts. There are numerous lingerie-clad contortionists too. Take heed, though, some of the shows at The Act -- which range from quirky to bizarre and naughty -- are not for those who are conservative-minded.
Always enthralling, you won't experience anything like The Act anywhere else in town.