Be in the Audience at Your Favorite TV Show in New York City

While visiting our New York hotel getting free tickets to attend your favorite shows is a pretty simpleprocess.

While many shows book in advance, there are also standby tickets available for most of the shows, as well.  Here is what you should know about requesting tickets to your favorite show.

How to Get on the Today Show Audience

  • The live show starts at 7 a.m. Monday through Saturday. Join the line before 6:30 a.m. for a better chance to meet the hosts and be seen on TV.
    Weekdays we film outside until 9 a.m., and then move the show into Studio 1A. Watch from the window and still be seen on camera.
  • The key to being seen on the Today Show is arriving early to stake out a good spot.
  • If you think you can show up at 7 a.m. and be in the front row, then you’re mistaken. The security guards say there are already people lined up when they arrive at 6 a.m. So set your alarm extra early to get to the corner of 49th and Rockefeller Center before dawn.
    Studio 1A is located in midtown Manhattan in New York City, on 48th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues.
  • Learn more about being on the show by signining upon this link:

The Tour at NBC Studios – New York

  • See the studios where your favorite shows are made, like Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt and more.
  • In addition to exclusive studio access, an NBC Page will guide you through the historic halls of 30 Rockefeller Plaza where you’ll get a behind-the scenes look at the TV production process.
  • You’ll learn about scriptwriting, producing, and the ways TV content reaches your home.
  • Then, experience it all firsthand as you visit a Tour Studio and produce your own show that you can download for free to share with friends and family.
  • The Tour at NBC Studios begins and ends at The Shop at NBC Studios, where you can find exclusive apparel, collectibles and more from your favorite NBC shows.
  • The Shop is located on the lobby level of 30 Rock at Avenue of the Americas/ 6th Ave between 49th and 50th streets.
    Get tickets and pricing information at or by calling 212-664-3700.
  • The Tour at NBC Studios operates daily from 8:20 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday and from 8:20 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

How to Get Jimmy Fallon Tonight Show Tickets

  • You can request free tickets to see The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon online.
  • Tickets are generally available 4-6 weeks in advance.
  • They release tickets in blocks, so check the website frequently to find newly released tickets.
  • There is a four-ticket limit per request and you’re only allowed to attend a taping once every six months.
  • Click here for tickets:

How to Get “The Dr. Oz Show” Tickets

  • If you want to get “The Dr. Oz Show” tickets in advance, request free tickets to see The Dr. Oz Show online.
  • After your request, you will be notified by email only if they are able to accommodate your request.
  • Advance ticket holders may also have the opportunity to be featured in the show.
  • Click here tolearn more:

How to Get Tickets to See Stephen Colbert Live

  • You can request free tickets to see “The Late Show.” Tickets are generally available four to six weeks in advance.
  • The show releases tickets in blocks, so check the website frequently to find newly released tickets.
  • There is a two-ticket limit per request, and you’re only allowed to attend a taping once every six months.
  • Guests must be over the age of 16. All attendees need a government-issued photo ID for entry; the person who reserved the tickets must have a government-issued ID with a name matching the reservation to claim the tickets.
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Where to Get Saturday Night Live Tickets

  • Saturday Night Live distributes tickets through a lottery, and they only allow entries one month out of the year.
  • To enter, send an email to SNL Tickets during August (in advance of the upcoming season).
  • In the email, explain why you’re a fan of the show and want to be part of the studio audience. Do not request a specific date.
  • One email per household is allowed. Winners will each receive two tickets for a specific show date and performance (dress rehearsal or live show). You will be notified only if you are selected.
  • Send an email with all of your contact information and a short blurb about why you should be selected to get a pair of tickets to during the month of August (from 12:00 am on August 1-11:59 pm on August 31, 2019).

Getting Tickets on the Day of the Show

  • SNL distributes standby tickets (one per person) on the West 48th Street side of 30 Rockefeller Plaza at 7am on the mornings of the tapings.
  • You can choose between the 8pm dress rehearsal and the 11:30pm live taping, though you’re not guaranteed admission.
  • Fans generally start lining up very early—sometimes even on the Friday before the show—so only opt for the standby line if you’re ready for a test of endurance without a certain return.