If you’re traveling to New York City and want the chance to sit in on a live taping of one of your favorite shows, here’s your starter guide to finding out how!
Popular TV Shows
“Saturday Night Live”
If you want to try your luck and you don’t have a planned trip, Saturday Night Live distributes tickets through a lottery system via email in August. To enter the lottery, send an email to Snltickets@nbcuni.com and tell them why you would like to be a part of the audience. This lottery runs from August 1-31 each year. Standby tickets are also available the day of the show.
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”
Tickets to Jimmy Fallon’s show are given out 4-6 weeks in advance. One good way to try and snag these is to follow the show on social media accounts to check for updates on tickets. Tickets can be requested here: http://www.nbc.com/the-tonight-show/tickets/request-tickets-to-taping . Standby tickets are also available the day of the show.
While you don’t need tickets to be on the Today Show in the audience, you will need commitment and an early alarm! Since a lot of the show is filmed outside in Rockefeller Center, you will have a chance to experience the action even from afar, and if you’re lucky you may end up with a front row spot!
Tickets can be requested online up to five weeks in advance. You can request up to fifteen tickets on this website: https://1iota.com/Show/385/The-View .
To request tickets to be in The Chew audience, you can request them online here: https://1iota.com/Show/383/The-Chew. You can also request tickets for a large group by emailing ABCTheChewAudience@abc.com . Standby tickets are available on the same day the morning before the taping begins.
More Website Links
Check out these links below to find compiled lists and links to how to get tickets to all the NYC shows you can imagine!
- Central Park TV & Movie Sites Tour
- New York Movie & TV Tour