The Colosseum

Caesars Palace Casino

When in 2000, Park Place Entertainment launched its major project to revamp the Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino and entertainment infrastructures, it approached Scéno Plus to develop an architectural concept and a theatre design of what was to become the Colosseum. Constructed directly on Las Vegas Boulevard, the building is loosely inspired by Roman aesthetics with contemporary overtones.

It is one of Las Vegas's largest and most elegant showrooms - a fitting site for Céline Dion’s return to the stage in the production A New Day, directed by Franco Dragone.

Outstanding features

  • Dimension

    • The building, attached to the existing casino, is 120 feet high and 256 feet in diameter.
  • Capacity

    • The orchestra level has a capacity of 2,283 seats.
    • There is an additional 745 seats in the first balcony and 1,074 seats in the second balcony.
  • Stage

    • The vast 22,450 square feet stage has an enormous 120 feet wide by 44 feet high proscenium arch, one of the largest in the world.
  • Microclimate

    • For optimal singing conditions, a microclimate air conditioning system for enhanced ventilation and humidity was developed at the front of the stage.

“…this is one of the best places I’ve ever played all over the world… Let’s give the building a round of applause. Good building, well done building! Thank you very much building! Great sound! Great seats!”

-Extract of Rod Stewart show presented on April 6, 2012 at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace

The Colosseum at Caesars Place 20th anniversary video
Architectural drawing of the Colosseum at Ceasars Palace Las Vegas

Ideation drawing of the exterior of the amphitheater.

Exterior view at dusk of the of the Colosseum at Ceasars Palace Las Vegas

The Colosseum at dusk. Photo credit: Kabik

Lobby of the Colosseum showroom with casino machines in front of marble columns.

The lobby is located directly across from the casino.

Roman columns and a red carpet decorate the corridors of the Colosseum.
Celine Dion wearing a Scéno Plus helmet and René Angélil at a press conference for the opening of the Colosseum.

Celine Dion and René Angélil at a press conference for the opening of the Colosseum.

High angle view of the performance hall with over 4000 red seats.