Seeing a Taping of a TV Show in Los Angeles

Watching a television show being filmed is an exciting and entertaining way to get a sneak peak into the behind the camera world of show biz. Whether you live in Los Angeles, or are just visiting, TV show tapings are a great activity to do with friends or family, and the tickets are usually free!

When you go to see a TV show, always remember that you are an audience for television, and you must behave appropriately. Always listen to instructions. Don’t yell if they ask you to be quiet, and when they ask for applause and cheering, do not yell specific things to be heard above everyone else.

Many shows are filmed daily, and tickets can even be booked for special events such as concerts on late night type shows. Some shows have age requirements, so always check before bringing a child along.

To reserve tickets, there are several ways to go.

Jimmy Kimmel Live and Last Call with Carson Daily are booked by or by calling 1-866-546-6984

Tickets to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno are available by sending a letter with a self-addressed stamped envelope to:
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno/Ticket
3000 W. Alameda Ave.
Burbank, CA 91523

Many sitcoms also film with a live tv audience. TV tapings for many of your favorite shows such as According to Jim, Two and a Half Men, and George Lopez, and many others, can be booked through The schedule of shows varies, so see the website for up to date information. Through this site, you can even book for large groups. They also offer fundraisers, where they will pay to fill audiences that have empty seats. This can be a great way to earn money for your favorite club or organization.

For shows at CBS studios, it is best to go directly to the studios and visit the ticket window. CBS Television City is located on Beverly Boulevard at Fairfax in Los Angeles. You can also write to the studio requesting tickets, especially if there is a specific show you want to see. Always include a self-addressed stamped envelope and send all ticket requests to:
7800 Beverly Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90036.
Remember that usually only sitcoms, talk shows, and game shows tape in front of a live audience, so don’t bother requesting tickets for a drama or a soap opera.

Many game shows tape in the LA area and offer free audience tickets. Ticket information is usually available on the show’s website, or at the end of the television program. To see a taping of Jeopardy or Wheel of Fortune, visit or call 1-800-482-9840 between 10 am and 4 p.m. PST.

If there is another show that you would like to see a taping of, some research on Google can usually help you find out if the show is filmed in front of a live audience, and if there are tickets available. Best of luck!

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