How to Attend Live TV Tapings in Los Angeles
Talk shows, game shows, sitcoms and more
For visitors and locals alike, attending a TV show taping as a member of the studio audience is a rite of passage in the Entertainment Capital of the World. Whether your preferred programming includes daytime or nighttime talk shows, reality competitions, scripted sitcoms, or game shows, you can become part of the process. Here’s how to attend live studio tapings of nine popular television shows.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show - Warner Bros. Studios
If you’re dying to score a seat as an audience member on Ellen, you’re in good company, which is why these tickets need to be secured well in advance. We suggest visiting the show’s calendar at least 2-3 months before you’d like to attend, to submit a request for tickets. It’s important to note that a request for tickets is not a guarantee, so you’ll need to keep an eye on your email for ticket confirmation. Audience members must be 14 or older. The Ellen DeGeneres Show tapes at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank.
Insider Info: a limited number of “Day of Tickets” are available, so if you don’t get the tickets you want, you can try calling 818-954-5929 before noon PST the day of a taping to inquire about same-day tickets.
Dr. Phil - Paramount Studios
If you’re hoping to watch one of the world’s most famous psychologists host the #1 daytime talk show in the nation, you’re in luck, as Dr. Phil offers tickets for individuals, pairs, and even for groups of 10 or more. To see Dr. Phil, visit the show’s website to request tickets online. Alternately, you may request tickets by calling 323-461-PHIL (7445) 24 hours a day. The Dr. Phil show tapes at Paramount Studios in Hollywood.
Plan Ahead: as Dr. Phil might say, the early bird gets the worm, so arrive at your taping early since seating is available on a first come, first served basis.
Mom - Warner Bros. Studio
Allison Janney and Anna Faris are arguably the most ridiculous and lovable mother/daughter duo on television, and you’re welcome to laugh out loud at a live taping of Mom at Warner Bros. Studio in Burbank. Plan to secure your tickets at least a month in advance, by requesting online.
Make it a Date: Mom tapes around dinner time so consider booking a late lunch or plan for a late dinner after the laughs.
Jimmy Kimmel Live! - El Capitan Entertainment Centre
For a quintessential Hollywood experience, it doesn’t get much better than attending a taping of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at the El Capitan Entertainment Centre on Hollywood Boulevard and right across the street from the Dolby Theatre. Attending a taping of Jimmy Kimmel Live! can take up to 3.5 hours, including check-in, seating, and audience warm up. If you’re requesting tickets online, you’ll be asked to provide your favorite moment from the show’s history, so be sure to cull your favorite memories before requesting your tickets.
Look the Part: avoid wearing black, white and red. Steer clear of shorts, t-shirts, sleeveless shirts, hats, or clothing with logos. You could be denied entry if you fail to abide by the nice/casual attire required.
The Late Late Show with James Corden - CBS Television City
Audience members ages 16+ are welcome to attend a taping of The Late Late Show with James Corden. Choose the date you’d like to attend, and be sure to include why you love the King of Carpool Karaoke when you request your tickets online. Individuals may request up to four tickets, all of which are non-transferable. The Late Late Show with James Corden tapes at CBS Television City near The Grove.
The Fine Print: the person who makes the reservation must be in attendance. Otherwise, all tickets may be forfeited. Be mindful of the check-in deadline listed on your ticket. Late arrivals may not be admitted.
The Price is Right - CBS Television City
Tickets to tapings of The Price is Right are available and typically released online 5-6 weeks in advance. Join the audience of one of America’s longest running game shows, as an individual or a group, as The Price is Right accommodates groups up to 25. The Price is Right tapes at CBS Television City.
Come on Down: The Price is Right has special themed tapings that you might enjoy. From Baby Shower Specials to Holiday Specials, be sure to check online for special events.
Jeopardy! - Sony Pictures
Trivia fans are welcome to attend a live taping of Jeopardy! with tapings scheduled during the late morning and early afternoon. Available showtimes and ticket requests for up to four people may be made online. America’s Favorite Quiz Show® tapes at Sony Pictures in Culver City. For parties of four or more, call 818-772-6788 between 10 am - 6 pm PST, Monday-Friday.
Know It All: get to the studio early to ensure admittance, as entry is available on a first come, first served basis only. Large groups need to confirm attendance 5-7 days prior to taping or risk losing their tickets.
Wheel of Fortune - Sony Pictures
Wheel of Fortune tickets couldn’t be easier to secure, and you don’t need to request them months ahead of time, either. Audience members over the age of 8 are welcome. Check for tickets a few days to a few weeks in advance, and request up to four tickets online. Larger groups are welcome, but you will need to call 818-772-6788 to secure the date and time. You are required to call 818-773-3465 to confirm your attendance 5-7 days ahead of your ticketed taping date. Wheel of Fortune tapes at Sony Pictures in Culver City.
Leave at Home: no cameras, recording equipment, large bags or backpacks are allowed in the studio.
The Voice - Universal Studios Hollywood
Whether you want to see your favorite coaches, or you want to hear the voices of the future before they become household names, you can do both when attending a morning (10:00 am) or afternoon (3:00 pm) taping of The Voice at Universal Studios Hollywood and other studios across Los Angeles. Due to the popularity of The Voice, you’ll want to get in line with your ticket a full hour in advance, and plan to spend up to six hours at the studio. Recording dates and ticket requests can be made online. The location changes depending on the round, the exact location will always be listed on your ticket.
A Word About Children: The Voice does allow teens age 16+ to attend Live Round tapings, but for pre-recordings, no one under 18 will be admitted, even accompanied by a parent/guardian.