Tickets to attend a taping of the Tonight Show are completely free, although you may need to order them about six weeks in advance. The show is filmed on Stage 1 of the Universal Studios Lot, just down the road in Universal City, and the taping typically begins at 5pm with the show airing at 11:35pm.
If you are in the area the day of a taping, you may luck out and be able to get free tickets at the NBC Studio Box Office, although they may be difficult if a popular guest is scheduled to appear. Take a look at the Tonight Show schedule on the NBC website to see who is due to make an appearance.
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Free Tonight Show Tickets
To request free tickets to attend a live taping of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno please send all of the information below to LenoTickets@nbc.com:
- 4 dates you'd like to attend in order of preference.
- Full Name of the person attending, email address, mailing address, and phone number (where you can be reached from 10am-2pm pacific).
- Number of tickets you want (limit is 4)
Note to Gmail users: Your spam filter may block the reply emails. Please check your spam folder for confirmation of your reservation.
Additionally, some tickets may be available on the day of the show at the NBC Box Office, located at NBC Studios in Burbank. The Box Office opens at 8am on the day of the show, are distributed on a first come first served basis, and only two tickets will be given per person. Audience members must be at least 16 years old to attend the taping.
The Tonight Show generally books tickets between four and six weeks in advance, and the ticketing is based on a lottery system. If you are chosen, you will receive and email and phone call confirming your tickets. You may be called/emailed at any time within one day of your request to the day before the show, so make sure you are reachable! For more details and information, visit the ticketing website.
Tonight Show Studio Address:
Tonight Show with Jay Leno Studio
Stage 1 - Universal Studios Lot
Gate - 3 Lankershim Blvd.
Universal City, CA, 91608
Phone: (818) 684-3056