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NYC Activities: Attending a Live TV Show Taping is a Popular Thing to do in New York, and Many of the Studios are a Short Distance from Park Lane Hotel – A New York Hotel

If you have always wondered what it would be like to sit in a live studio audience then your next visit to Park Lane Hotel – A New York Hotel is your chance to find out. This is a popular NYC Activity, and many shows tape in NYC.

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About Attending a Live TV Taping:
Attending a live TV Taping is one of those Things to do in New York that you can’t do in most other cities. Dozens of shows tape here, and many do so before a live studio audience. During your next stay at Park Lane Hotel – A New York Hotel, try to get tickets to watch as one of your favorite shows is filmed.

While the tickets are free, the trick is learning the ins and outs of getting the tickets that you want. For some shows you will just have to send an email requesting tickets. For others, the process is a bit more difficult, but it is still worth the challenge for fans of the shows.

Why You Should Attend a Live TV Taping:
Attending a live TV Taping is a fun NYC Activity that gives you a glimpse at how taping a TV show works. Depending on which show you see, you might have the chance to see some of your favorite celebrities.  One of the reasons this particular Thing to do in New York is so popular is because most cities don’t offer the opportunity for such an Activity.

If you are planning a visit to New York City then reserve your tickets to your favorite show!

Tips for Attending a Live TV Taping:

  • While some shows have tickets that you can pick up on the morning of taping, the best bet is to find out the procedure for reserving tickets in advance.
  • Remember that each show has a different way of distributing tickets, so you will have to visit the website for each show that you are interested in to learn how to proceed.
  • Most shows will not admit those who arrive once taping has begun, so be sure to arrive on time.

Interesting Facts About Attending a Live TV Taping:

  • While Saturday Night Live tickets are some of the most challenging to get in advance, because they assign winning tickets on random dates, many who win the tickets cannot travel to New York on the specified date. That means that there are often many tickets still available the morning of the taping.
  •  When a particularly popular celebrity will be on a show then lines for the same-day tickets often start at dawn or well before. So if George Clooney or Taylor Swift will be a guest on the day you’d like to attend then you better plan on standing in a very long line.

Location and Contact Information for Some Live TV Tapings:
Here are some of the shows that tape with a live studio audience in NYC.

David Letterman
Where: 1637 Broadway New York, NY 10128
For tickets use the online form that you will find at

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Where: 733 11th Avenue New York, NY 10019
For tickets visit

The View
Where: 320 West 66th Street New York, NY 10023
For tickets visit

Saturday Night Live
Where: 30 Rockefeller Plaza New York, NY 10112
For tickets email in August which is when their annual ticket lottery takes place

Good Morning America
Where: 44th Street and Broadway, Times Square New York, NY 10036
For tickets arrive at the studio for a chance to be part of the live audience

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Where: 30 Rockefeller Plaza New York, NY 10112
For tickets call 212-664-3056

Live with Kelly & Michael
Where: 7 Lincoln Square New York, NY 10023
For tickets visit or send a postcard to Live with Kelly and Michael, Ansonia Station, P.O. Box 230-77 New York, NY 10023-077.

People’s Court
Where: 401 5th Avenue New York, NY 10016
For tickets email

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