From the day Spiegelworld temporarily closed its Las Vegas productions – ABSINTHE, OPIUM and ATOMIC SALOON SHOW – in response to the ongoing public health emergency, its team has worked tirelessly behind the scenes on plans to reopen appropriately, including the deep cleaning and reconfiguration of its venues to properly socially distance, implementation of enhanced health safety practices, and more.
With new and increased measures in place, Spiegelworld is confident its shows can make a fun and safe return to the stage once permitted, while strictly adhering to directives from government and public health authorities.
Last week, passers-by may have noticed signs of life in the Green Fairy Garden outside of Caesars Palace, where the ABSINTHE tent was given a thorough external and internal cleaning. In addition to a deep clean, the tent also received a new BiPolar Ionization Air Purification System in its HVAC system, designed to reduce airborne contaminants and maximising the amount of fresh air in the mix.
“We have put a lot of work into planning for reopening for our audiences, performers and staff, with safety being our top priority,” said Spiegelworld’s Impresario Extraordinaire, Ross Mollison. “We have a full-time infection mitigation manager on board who has been consulting with health experts and our casino partners to create a comprehensive handbook and set of protocols for how we will operate once Governor Sisolak and the Nevada Gaming Control Board agree it is appropriate for live entertainment to resume. With many enhanced precautions and procedures in place, we believe we are uniquely positioned to present our same raunchy and hilarious shows in a way that should make everybody involved comfortable.”
At ABSINTHE, the most noticeable change is the removal of rowed seating, which could previously accommodate more than 600 guests. The venue’s reconfiguration now features socially distanced cabaret seating for 220 patrons with tables for two to five people per party.
Similar protocols are being devised for ATOMIC SALOON SHOW at the Grand Canal Shoppes inside The Venetian Resort and OPIUM at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. In addition to new seating configurations, Spiegelworld’s venues will be cleaned and sanitized before and after every performance, guests will be required to undergo touchless temperature screenings before entering, and table service will be provided during the show to eliminate queues at venue bars.
“I have been so proud of the entire Spiegelworld crew,” continued Mollison. “They have faced the past few months with good humor and support for each other. Safety and health are paramount, but fun is what we are all craving and what we know Las Vegas can deliver. We are ready and waiting for the word to get back to doing what we love.”
For more information about Spiegelworld’s three Las Vegas productions, ABSINTHE, OPIUM, and ATOMIC SALOON SHOW, visit Spiegelworld.com.