Looking to catch the live taping of your favorite sitcom, talk show or competition? Lucky for you, there's a pretty good chance it’s filmed in Los Angeles, and, if there’s a live studio audience, you can bet that there’s a way to get free tickets for a filming. We’ve rounded up TV shows to watch live in studios from Hollywood to Culver City, along with tips for procuring free taping tickets. We've also got you covered on the best hotels in Los Angeles if you’re visiting from out of town.
Some shows permit day-of standby lists for any last-minute planners, but it's always best to try and reserve tickets in advance. Tickets are typically non-transferrable, so be prepared to show your ID. Many shows ask for audience participation in the form of cheering and clapping, so don't be surprised if your involvement is bigger than that of a seat filler. Depending on the show, audience members may be able to bring cell phones into the studio, but some will direct you to leave your devices behind. Depending on the show and your seats, you may even have an opportunity to interact with the host – so come camera-ready.
Snag a seat on the set of Ellen or Family Feud with our guide to getting TV show tickets in L.A. Be sure to check the ticket websites for updates on hiatus schedules, vaccination requirements, COVID protocols and more.
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