How To Get
Free TV Show Tickets

Get free TV show tickets and participate in the tapings of your favorite television shows filmed in New York City! Go behind the
scenes, be part of a lively studio audience, watch fantastic pre-show entertainment (we had a fantastic comedian), see your favorite stars in person, and then watch yourself on television after the event.

Simply click on the links below, apply for tickets, and Voila, your show tickets will be sent! I've done the homework for you. Don’t want to wait? Check out the multitude of standby possibilities!

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Daily Show with Jon Stewart

The Daily Show tapes at Daily Show Studios, 733 11th Avenue. It's usually filmed Monday through Thursday at 5:45 pm. Click here to request free TV show tickets to the Daily Show with John Stewart! 

Good Morning America

This show airs live on weekdays from 7:00 - 9:00 am in Times Square at Broadway and West 44th Street. Show is taped on Monday through Friday--with no studio audience on weekends. Click here to reserve your free tickets. 

Inside the Actors Studio

Taping takes place at Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, Pace University, 3 Spruce Street between Nassau and Gold Streets and can last for up to four hours. This is because the final show is edited down to 1 hour. Tickets are available to the general public on occasion. Add your name to the Pace University mailing list to learn when audience members are needed. 


Late Show With Stephen Colbert

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert airs on weeknights at 11:35 pm. They tape two shows on Monday at 4:30 pm and 7:00 pm, one show each on Tuesday and Wednesday at 5:30 pm, and one show on Thursday at 4:30 pm.

To get free TV show tickets, log on to their website (
or register in person at the Ed Sullivan Theater, 1697 Broadway (between West 53rd and West 54th Street), Monday through Thursday from 9:30 am to 12:00 noon, or on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Box office tickets are given on a lottery basis. A limited number of standby tickets are also available on the taping day by calling 212-247-6497 no earlier than 11:00 am. 

Live with Kelly and Michael

The show tapes Monday through Friday at 9:00 am.Click here to request your free TV show tickets to Live with Kelly and Michael. To request tickets by mail, send a postcard or regular-sized envelope with your name, address, phone number, email addressand your requested date(s)(give plenty of date options) to "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" Tickets, Ansonia Station, P.O. Box 230-777, New York, NY 10023-077. There can be up to a twelve month wait for tickets because there is very limited seating in the studio. So, plan in advance!

If you would like a standby ticket, come to the studio (SE corner of West 67th and Columbus Avenue) as early as 7:00 am for a number. After the ticket holders are seated, you will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Rachel Ray

The Rachel Ray Show tapes Tuesday through Thursday at 11:30 am and 3:30 pm at Chelsea Television Studios, 221 West 26th Street, between Seventh and Eighth Avenues. Click here and for information on standby tickets. 

Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live airs at 11:30 pm on Saturday evenings. It's a hot ticket so you must 'apply' in advance. Here's how: submit your name by e-mail to in August only. Include all contactinformation but don't request a specific date. Your request will be entered into a lottery. If selected, you will receive an e-mail confirmation and 2 tickets. 

But, don’t stress, you can come for stand-by tickets too! Arrive by 7:00 am on the morning of the taping on the West 49th Street side of 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Request a standby ticket for the 8:00 pm dress rehearsal or the 11:30 pm live taping. One standby ticket per person. 

The Chew

The Chew is taped Tuesday-Thursday at 9:00 AM and 12:15 PM. Confirmed ticket holders must arrive at the studio at least one hour prior to show time at 30 West 67th Street (between Columbus and Central Park West). Log on to for tickets. 

The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

There are 3 ways to score tickets to The Tonight Show: 1) Book online viaFacebook at 2) Book through NBC's website at 3) Stand-by tickets are available for the Tonight Show on a first-come, first-serve basis. They do not guarantee admission. To try for stand-by, go the the "NBC Studios" marquee on the 49th street side of 30 Rockefeller Plaza no later than 9:00 AM on the day of the taping. 

The Colbert Report

Comedy Central's The Colbert Report airs Monday through Thursday at 11:30 pm. It is taped at 513 West 54th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues on Monday through Thursday. Tickets may be reserved in advance here. Yes, it's difficult to score tickets but you can register for standby tickets by going to the front of the studio by 4:00 pm on taping day. 

Late Night with Seth Meyers

Late Night with Seth Meyers airs Monday through Friday at 12:35 am. Audience tickets are booked about one month in advance of taping. Call (212) 664-3056 to reserve your tickets. Show is taped at 30 Rockefeller Plaza.

For standby tickets, arrive no later than 9:00 AM on the morning of the taping under "NBC Studios" marquee on the 49th Street side of 30 Rockefeller Plaza (GE Building). 

The Maury Show

To see a schedule of tapings and to order tickets, click here! You may also send your written request for tickets to The Maury Show Tickets, 307 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT, 06901. 

The Doctor Oz Show

Show is taped twice a day, three days a week, at 10:00 am and 3:00 pm at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues at West 49th Street. Tickets are available online. 

The People’s Court

The People's Court is taped from September to June on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm at 401 Fifth Avenue at East 37th Street. To be part of the courtroom audience, call 1-888-780-8587 or email your name and telephone number to 

The View

The View airs live on weekdays from 11:00 am – 12:00 Noon. An additional show is taped during the week that airs on Fridays. Shows are taped at 320 West 66th Street, between West Avenue Avenue and Freedom Place. Click here to order tickets and for more information. If you live in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut or Pennsylvania, click here for tickets.

If you are looking for a standby ticket, you may pick up a number from an audience associate between 8:00 am and 10:00 am, at 320 West 66 Street. 

The Wendy Williams Show

The Wendy Williams Show is broadcast live at 10:00 am on Monday through Thursday. Taping is done at Chelsea Television Studios, 221 West 26th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues. To reserve up to 5 free TV show tickets, click here.

Standby tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at the studio no later than 8:30 am on the day of the show. 


Featuring Al Roker, Savannah Guthrie, Matt Lauer, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, the Today show is taped on Monday through Friday, 7:00 am - 11:00 am on the ground floor at the corner of West 49th Street and Rockefeller Plaza. Swing by and peak in! 

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

This show is taped at 105 East 106 Street. Click here for your free TV show tickets. 

Be sure to wear very comfortable shoes and bring some reading material or an iPod. You'll spend a lot of empty time waiting to enter the studio, and the comfort of good shoes and something to pass the time with, will be appreciated.

Obtaining free TV show tickets for your favorite show is a wonderful way to enjoy an afternoon or evening. Whether you are a tourist or a resident, take advantage of this fantastic opportunity! 


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