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First chance at Kylie Minogue on Strip is a $2,500 travel package

Updated August 7, 2023 - 3:33 pm

Kylie Minogue’s production at Voltaire is trumpeted as an experience like no other.

The show’s ticketing options are certianly a new experience.

Minogue’s legions of fans are being offered travel packages starting at $2,500 before any single tickets are on sale. Those room-and-ticket bundles at ticketmaster.com are the only way to purchase seats to Minogue’s show until 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, when you can buy standing-room, single tickets starting at $200 at VoltaireLV.com.

The travel packages are a partnership with the production and the new Ticketmaster Travel Packages platform. Minogue’s show is the first event to be offered in that new program.

The offers start at $2,500 for a party of two, with Minogue’s show a piece of the larger experience. Those buying in also receive a three-day, two-night stay in a suite at The Venetian, a backstage tour of the venue, $200 dining credit, airport arrival and departure transportation, complimentary access to Tao Nightclub and a table at the show with caviar service.

The seating groups range from two to eight.

On Wednesday, individual tickets starting at $200 (not including fees) are available at VoltaireLV.com. Fans are given the option to upgrade to table seating, and (of course) are encouraged to do so.

The opening of the Ticketmaster on-sale marks the first time all of Minogue’s 10 dates at Voltaire have been listed. The 55-year-old “Padam Padam” singer headlines Nov. 3, 4, 10, 11; Dec 8-9; and Jan. 19, 20, 26, 27.

The space is the former Opaline Theater, once home to Blue Man Group and the “Rock of Ages” stage show, and more recently where Base Entertainment tested their hologram-figure concepts. (Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Maria Callas and Whitney Houston were in the company’s roster.)

But that venue is now enforcing real-life entertainment.

“Voltaire is different from what you see at Bakkt Theater, Dolby Live, and the Colosseum,” Voltaire producer and Venetian/Palazzo Chief Content Officer Michael Gruber said, just after the series was announced in L.A. on July 27. “So you buy your tickets at $200-$300, which for today’s market is very reasonable. If you want to upgrade to the table, there is a minimum table spend minus the tickets.”

With all costs and fees included, that will run $1,000 for a two-top table, $2,000 for a four-top and rising from there (fees not included).

When reserving a table, guests will be charged the price of the tickets for the table, including taxes and fees, to hold the reservation. The food-and-beverage minimum spend requirement, plus taxes and fees, is due upon arrival at the table the night of the show.

Gruber avoids the traditional “nightclub” description of the 1,000-capacity Voltaire, as its layout seems composite of a boutique club and cabaret-inspired entertainment venue.

The space’s design and business model are conducive to multiple headliners. There is a gap in Minogue’s schedule on New Year’s Eve, for instance. But Gruber wants the venue to become an entertainment venue apart from the famous headliners.

“Parts of Voltaire will work without a headliner. The show’s going to be special, the after party is going to be special,” Gruber said. “There’s going to be dancers, there’s going to be cabaret, there’s going to be burlesque, there’s going to be drag, it’s a whole experience. It’s a multi-course meal, and it’s all in one place.”

John Katsilometes’ column runs daily in the A section. His “PodKats!” podcast can be found at reviewjournal.com/podcasts. Contact him at jkatsilometes@reviewjournal.com. Follow @johnnykats on Twitter, @JohnnyKats1 on Instagram.

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