TIP: How to become an Audience Member of a Television Show

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Would you like to be an audience member of a popular television show? As an audience member, you are offered the experience of being a part of a live show taping. You get to see huge stars up close, and if you're lucky, your friends at home might even see you on TV. Tickets for most shows are complementary, while some shows will even pay you to attend. Often there are perks for attending, like free gifts and giveaways! 

Here is our compilation of main show ticket resources:

1iota (they offer a MTV awards show lottery as well)
Applause Store (USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand)

For talk & game shows, go to the show's page for ticket information. Please note some shows are high in demand so naturally you may have to book 1-3 months in advance.

LA shows:

NYC shows:
Miley Cyrus in Concert on the TODAY Show in NYC | Photo: Marco Sagliocco
America's Best Dance Crew
America's Got Talent
Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris

Jimmy Kimmel Live: Back to Brooklyn
ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” returns to Brooklyn, New York, for five original shows starting MONDAY, OCTOBER 16. The show will tape before a live audience from the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Howard Gilman Opera House. This will be the third time that Kimmel and his show have broadcast from BAM. FREE TICKETS available via 1iota!

Late Night with Seth Meyers

Inside the Actors Studio (Bravo):

For tickets, email insidetheactorsstudio@pace.edu. Standby tickets are available to the general public; arrive one hour in advance, the day of the show to see if tickets are available. The line forms outside of the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts where the show is recorded. Information about upcoming episodes is posted on schimmel.pace.edu. Register for Pace's mailing list to find out when the shows will be taped. Also be sure to follow them on Twitter for updated ticket information. Also check out our review from our visit to Inside the Actors Studio here.

Saturday Night Live (SNL):

For tickets, email snltickets@nbcuni.com during the month of August. Include all contact information and do not request a specific date. Only one email per household allowed.

Also visit our TIPS section for SNL

Traveling shows:
American Ninja Warrior

UK shows:

SRO Audiences (Includes Graham Norton Show, The Agenda, etc)