Getting Tickets to Your Favorite Shows in New York City

People who visit New York City or are new to NYC all want to know one thing: How to get tickets to see a taping of a show in NYC. While there is no simple answer to this question there are some helpful hints to get tickets to your favorite shows taped in New York City.

How To See Live! With Regis and Kelly:
If you want tickets to the days show arrive at the studio no later than 7 a.m. and request a standby number. Standby tickets are handed out on a first-come, first-served basis, so the earlier you arrive, the better.

1.You might also have a chance at last-minute tickets by calling tel. 212/456-2410 or 212/456-3055, but this less likely than standby.

2.If you are planning a trip to NYC in the future or have the patience to wait, send your postcard (four tickets max) at least a full year in advance to Live! Tickets, Ansonia Station, P.O. Box 230777, New York, NY 10023-0777 (tel. 212/456-3054)
The show is taped Monday through Friday at 9 a.m. at the ABC Studios at 7 Lincoln Square (Columbus Ave. and West 67th Street) on the Upper West Side. You must be 10 or older to attend (under 18s must be accompanied by a parent).

How to Get on the Today Show:
Wake up extra early, the earlier the better. If you think you can arrive at 7 a.m. and get a good spot to be on the Today Show, you’re mistaken. Get to the corner of 49th and Rockefeller Center before dawn. The security guards say there are already people when they arrive at 6 a.m.

Once you have arrived at an early hour, stay to the southeast corner – that way you’ll be behind where the Today Show anchors sit. If you want to be on camera bring the goofiest sign you can think of – that way you’ll be more likely to get attention on the Today Show. Remember to wear comfortable shoes – standing around for hours can get tiresome. After you pick out comfortable shoes make sure you dress appropriately for the weather, you don’t want to have to leave because you’re too cold. Try to go with a friend or a few, it will make standing in line for hours much easier. Nothing better than people to have fun with while you wait.

How to get tickets to Conan O’Brien:
To request tickets to Conan O’Brien in advanced call: 212-664-3056. There is a four-ticket limit per request and frequently a six-month wait for tickets.

To get stand-by tickets, go to the NBC Experience Store on 49th between 5th and 6th Avenues. They begin distributing one ticket per person at 9 a.m. for daily tapings. Stand-by tickets for Late Night with Conan O’Brien do not guarantee admission.

To attend Late Night with Conan O’Brien you must be at least 16 years old. Late Night with Conan O’Brien typically tapes on Tuesday through Friday from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., but plan to arrive an hour and a half early. Bring a sweater or jacket to the taping, the studios are get cold to combat the heat from the lights.

How to get Tickets to Emeril Live:
Emeril Live Tickets are available in advance yearly. The lottery is announced in the Food Network Newsletter and on the Food Network Website.

Emeril Live tapes in the Food Network Studios at 75 Ninth Avenue. Be sure to bring a sweater or jacket if you’re attending a Emeril Live Taping, the studio can get very cold.
Tickets to Good Morning America
Getting Good Morning America Tickets in Advance:

Good Morning America tickets online:]
Good Morning America airs Monday – Friday from 7 – 9 a.m. from its Times Square studio. All ages are welcome in Good Morning America audiences. Like the Today show be sure to wear comfortable shoes, a photo ID for security clearance and avoid clothing that endorses a business or product. The studio gets cold, bring something warm. Good Morning America invites people to bring signs but warns against signs with website addresses or product endorsements.

How to Get Late Show with David Letterman Tickets:
To get “Late Show with David Letterman” tickets go to the Late Show with David Letterman website and request tickets online. Those selected for tickets will receive a phone call and be asked to answer a Letterman-related trivia question in order to receive tickets. Unfortunately the Late Show with David Letterman doesn’t offer tickets by mail or for groups. You are eligible to attend the Late Show with David Letterman only once every six months so choose the dates wisely.
To request tickets up to a month in advance go to the Ed Sullivan Theatre at 1697 Broadway (between 53rd & 54th Streets). Ticket requests will be accepted Monday-Friday from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Do not line up for tickets before 9 a.m.

To get Stand-by “Late Show with David Letterman” Tickets: Call (212) 247-6497 starting at 11:00 a.m. on the day of the show you would like to attend. You will be asked to answer a David Letterman trivia question, and if you answer it correctly, you’ll be asked to arrive at the theater approximately an hour before taping. Stand-by tickets do not guarantee admission to the show.
Late Show with David Letterman tapes at the Ed Sullivan Theatre 1697 Broadway (53rd/54th Sts). You must be at least 18 to be in the audience and bring a photo ID for security clearance. Be sure to bring something warm, the studio is notoriously freezing.

Tickets to Daily Show with Jon Stewart:
To request tickets online go to the Daily Show with John Stewart online.

Getting Stand-by Daily Show with Jon Stewart Tickets: Call (212) 586-2477 to find out if there are any cancellations available for that week’s tapings. The listing is updated on Fridays at 11:30 a.m.

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart tapes at the Daily Show Studios, 513 West 54th Street (between 10th and 11th Avenue. The show usually tapes on Monday through Thursday at 5:45 p.m., and guests need to arrive about an hour early.
You must be at least 18 to be in the Daily Show with Jon Stewart audience and have a photo ID for security clearance. Bring a sweater or jacket to the taping so you can enjoy the cold and not succumb to the cold.

Tickets for The Tony Danza Show:
To get tickets to The Tony Danza Show Tickets Online:
Request The Tony Danza Show tickets online. You can also call the Tony Danza Ticket Line at 212-479-8422, Tony Danza’s voice is on the actual answering machine.

To get stand by tickets to The Tony Danza Show go to the ABC Studios at 57 West 66th Street, Monday thru Friday from before 8am, tickets are given out between 8 and 8:30 a.m.

The Tony Danza Show tapes at ABC- TV, on 57 West 66th Street. The Tony Danza Show usually tapes at Monday through Friday at 10 a.m., but guests will need to arrive by 8:15 a.m. Audience members must be at least 10 years old and have a photo ID for security clearance. Bring a sweater or jacket if you’re attending a The Tony Danza Show Taping – it can get pretty cold in there.

Getting The View Tickets:
You can request tickets online at The View’s website. Ticket requests from outside NY, NJ, PA and CT may request a specific date. There is typically a 9 month wait for tickets, so take that into consideration when requesting tickets. You must request tickets three months in advance. Dates for ticket requests from NY, NJ, PA and CT will be assigned by ABC.

Getting Stand-by The View Tickets: Same-day tickets are available. From 8:30-10 a.m., pick up a number at the audience entrance at 320 W. 66th Street. Return to the standby line at 10:20 a.m. Standby audience will be used in numerical order as distributed earlier, and can’t be determined before 10:20 a.m.

What to Know About The View Tickets:
The View tapes at 320 West 66th Street. The View airs live Monday through Friday at Monday – Friday from 11 a.m. – 12 noon. Ticket holders must arrive at the studio by 9:30 a.m. Bring photo ID for security and audience members must be at least 16 years of age. Bring a sweater or jacket if you’re attending The View Taping, it can get cold in the studio.

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