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This post will show you how to get tickets for the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, including how to obtain standby and rehearsal tickets.
Attending a live TV show taping is one of the top 10 free things to do in NYC.
To get tickets, you will first need to sign up with 1iota, the website that handles many TV taping ticket requests.
We recommend you do this in advance of the ticket release by clicking here: Tonight Show Member Sign-Up.
Tickets are usually released about a month in advance, usually in the 1st week of the previous month, so you will be able to plan ahead.
You will only be allowed to book tickets for The Tonight Show once every 6 months.
After signing up with 1iota, visit the show’s website which directs you how to request tickets.
You will be asked to choose the dates that you would like to book and will be placed in a waitlist queue. Tickets are generally processed a week or two before the show.
The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon is taped inside the General Electric Building, better known as 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Entrance to the show (as well as the line for standby tickets) is on the 49th Street side of the building.
The show is filmed in Rockefeller Center, inside of 30 Rock, the same building as the Top of the Rock observation deck.
Use this Google map for directions to the Tonight Show.
Note that “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” begins taping at 5:00 pm.
Check-in will usually start at 3:15 pm and close promptly at 3:45 pm.
Other rules of attendance:
Standby tickets are given out at 9 am for that day’s show. They are distributed at the 49th St entrance to 30 Rockefeller Center (map).
If you don’t make it by 9 am, you can inquire about standby tickets at the NBC Experience Store.
Standby Tickets do not guarantee entry into the show.
Every day, the Tonight Show invites a small audience to watch Jimmy Fallon rehearse his monologue.
The reaction of the rehearsal audience partially determines what makes it into the actual show. This is a really fun opportunity to be a part of the process.
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