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How to Get Tickets to these Live Shows in NYC

November 19th, 2019 Arts & Culture

NBC studios sign lit with Midtown buildings in background

Being part of a studio audience is great. Do you know what’s even better? Taking part in the actual show! We’ve talked about TV show tapings you can attend in New York. Today, we’ll focus on shows that tend to choose members of the audience to participate in some way. Scroll down to find out more. 

The Today Show

Location: NBC Studios, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, between 5th and 6th Avenues and W 49th and W 50th Streets
Tickets: Since it’s taped in Rockefeller Plaza, no tickets are necessary. Show up early and find a good spot.
The Today Show is an NBC gem that has been running for over 50 years that focuses on news and lifestyle. It is taped right in Rockefeller Plaza. 

Saturday Night Live

Location: NBC Studios, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, between 5th and 6th Avenues and W 49th and W 50th Streets
Tickets: Tickets are given through an annual lottery, for a random date and time. Stand-by tickets available if you’re willing to queue for hours. 
As one of the most popular comedy and entertainment shows in the country, Saturday Night Live is an oldie but goodie. Tickets are hard to get but well worth the effort. 

The Rachael Ray Show

Location: Chelsea Television Studios, 221 W 26th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues
Tickets: Request free tickets online or get a Standby ticket for the same day by arriving at least one hour before taping. 
The Rachael Ray Show is one of the country’s top cooking, lifestyle and home shows. A business casual dress code applies to all members of the audience. 

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Location: The Daily Show Studios, 733 11th Avenue, New York, NY 10019
Tickets: Request free tickets online on any available date. 
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah is the new chapter post-Jon Stewart. And it doesn’t disappoint! The show is taped in the morning and aired later that same day. 

Live! with Kelly & Ryan

Location: ABC Studios, 7 Lincoln Square, New York, NY 10023, at the corner of 67th Street & Columbus Avenue 
Tickets: Request free tickets online on any available date.
Live with Kelly and Ryan is a talk show hosted by Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest. Attending will give a chance to see interviews with some of the world’s greatest stars. 

The Dr. Oz Show

Location: 320 West 66th Street, between West End Avenue and Freedom Place. 
Tickets: Request free tickets online on any available date.
Dr. Oz, the country’s most famous doctor hosts an amazing show about health, wellness, trends and medical advice. 

Are you ready for your 15 minutes of fame? If you can’t get tickets for these shows, you can still take a tour of NBC Studios to get a taste of the experience. Get more NYC travel tips at The New Yorker Hotel blog. 

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