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The Big Bang Theory is currently taping the final season of the show which will come to an end in May 2019. The show tapes at Warner Bros Studio in Burbank, California. Did you know that you can attend a taping of this popular sitcom for free? You can get tickets to a taping of The Big Bang Theory through a website called tvtickets.com. Now, before you attempt to get the tickets there are some things that you need to know. Be sure to keep reading to find out how to have the best chances of getting tickets to the show.
Tickets for shows like The Big Bang Theory are made available thirty days before a taping. When you go to the website you can click on the 30-day schedule and then click on any show to pull up an order form. The order form is the one you want to keep refreshing on your screen between 8 am to 8:30 am. On occasion, tickets will be posted late so don’t freak out if 8:30 comes and still no tickets are posted. Sometimes the tickets don’t get put up until 9 am. When the tickets finally become available in the dropbox this is the quickest way to get them.
For popular shows like The Big Bang Theory saving a couple seconds can make it possible to get tickets for your whole party. Please note that you can only request one ticket at a time. If you do not have the contact information for all members of your group put your own address and email in the boxes. I have since learned that it is not required to provide your contact information but I would encourage you to do so because if taping times change you will be notified.
Be sure to move as quickly as you can. It is not a joke when I say that the tickets for this show will be gone in under 90 seconds. Amazingly, that also includes the standby tickets. If you are unable to get tickets to the show but are a big fan you might want to consider taking the Warner Bros Studio Tour. Please note that while there is no guarantee the guide can take you in the stage for the show you will have a better chance of seeing the set on a weekend. Be sure to speak up at the beginning of the tour and tell your guide what a big fan you are! You can get a great deal on the studio tour by purchasing a GO LA Card.
It is best to know ahead of time who you plan to bring with you because you will need to put their name on the ticket. However, in the faq section of the audiences unlimited website it does say that you can email them about changing the name. Just make sure to reach out to them about changing a name more than 24 hours before your taping date. Once your request has been processed you will see your ticket for the taping. If you are on your computer go ahead and print it out. If you are over 18 years of age they will want to see a valid photo id when you check in.
Parking is free at the address listed on the tickets. The waiting area has benches, restrooms, and vending machines. You will be waiting inside the parking structure so you won’t be out in the sun. Update: if they are checking people in for a taping of Ellen, you will have to wait in the sun until they leave. If possible I highly encourage bringing snacks and something to entertain yourself.
How early should you plan on being there? It is completely up to you but the tickets state that having a ticket does not guarantee that you will get in. You are admitted on a first come first serve basis. Invited guests of the cast are let into the taping first followed by general ticket holders and then the standby ticket holders if there are still available seats. The earlier you get there the better chance of you have of making sure that you get in.
Unfortunately, cell phones and cameras are not allowed inside the taping. It is strongly encouraged by the audiences unlimited team for you to leave your phone in your car. However, for those who do not drive to the taping, they will hold on to your phone and id for you during the taping.
Tapings for The Big Bang Theory is decently short compared to other shows. The taping I attended began at 6:30 pm and I was back to my car by 9:12 pm. It was so much fun to get to see this talented cast performing live and in person.
Interested in dining before the taping? The Smokehouse Restaurant is a short walk from the parking structure. You can read all about my experience there here.