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Is it true that you can get free tickets to a taping of Fuller House? You got it dude! Starting in March the third season of Fuller House will begin taping at Warner Bros. Studio in Burbank, California. You can get Fuller House tickets through a company called audiences unlimited. Tickets for shows are posted Monday through Friday between 8 am and 8:30 am pst. Fuller House tickets tend to run out within 5 to 20 minutes of being released. Tickets are posted thirty days before the show is set to tape.
Here’s some helpful information that I have learned from getting Fuller House tickets myself. 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 Fuller House 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.
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.
This does mean that you could spend the majority of your day waiting in a parking garage. Unless you have VIP tickets you will need to arrive early. Last season people began lining up as early as 6 am. I’m not saying that you should necessarily get there that early though. 11-11: 30 am would be the latest I would plan on arriving with a general ticket but it is totally up to you. It has been suggested by others who have attended recent tapings to arrive by 8 am. Just remember that you are not guaranteed to get in and it is a first come first served set up with general tickets.
Update: A reader let me know that she had a standby ticket and arrived at 8:30 am. She was not let into the taping until someone left at 8:30 pm. If you have a standby ticket think about whether or not you want to spend your whole day waiting for a chance to get in. Parking is not available until after 10am. Sometimes later. If you would like to park earlier than that you can park closer to Gate 8 and walk over.
As the tapings get more and more popular fewer fans are able to get in. At some tapings, less than 10 fans were let in due to how big the VIP lists were. If you are unable to get into the taping the ticketing company will try to get you tickets to a future taping. However, if you are not local that doesn’t do much to help you. If you are traveling from far away for the taping I would encourage you to arrive as early as you can to help increase your odds of getting in.
If you don’t want to get there that early you can always try to win priority tickets from the Audiences Unlimited twitter account. My friends and I have had a lot of luck with this. However, even though the contest implies that the tickets are priority, they are considered the same as general tickets so they do not guarantee that you will make it into the taping. Be sure to arrive early to increase your chances of getting in. All that winning these tickets mean is that you don’t have to request the tickets from the website.
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. They search your bags twice and make you walk through two metal detectors so there is no way to try to sneak one in. For some reason they no longer allow fans to bring Full House or Fuller House DVDs or cast pictures inside the soundstage to try and get autographs. I was able to get two autographs but only on plain notebook paper. Always try & come prepared with something for them to sign and make sure to have a sharpie or a pen. Once the taping ends make your way to the front row to try and meet the cast.
Speaking of coming prepared it can get cold on sound stages since they want to try to keep the actors and equipment cool from the hot lights so it is recommended that you bring a jacket. Also, bring snacks because you will get hungry even if you eat a big meal beforehand. They do give you half a sandwich and a small water bottle which is better than nothing but still isn’t filling.
How long do the tapings last? 5 hours is pretty standard though one episode I watched last for seven hours. You are expected to stay the entire time so please don’t go to the taping if you have other plans that same night. The audience warm-up guy talks throughout the taping when they aren’t filming to keep everyone entertained. He can be really annoying but he gives out gift cards and sometimes autographed items so it can be worth it to listen to him.
I went to two tapings during the first season of Fuller House. The very first taping I went to had to be rescheduled so if you plan on flying in for the taping please know there is a chance it can be rescheduled. It was around 3:00 pm when I finally got to take a seat in the soundstage and I could hardly believe that I was about to watch a taping of Fuller House. I grew up watching Full House and it has been my favorite show for so many years and I would have never imagined that I would get the chance to come and see the first taping of its spin-off show.
If you are looking for some food close to Warner Bros. after the taping I highly recommend the Smokehouse which is less than three minutes from the studios. If you get to go to a Fuller House taping I hope it is a dream come true like it was for me. If you have any questions about the taping or getting tickets please ask them below and I will answer as quickly as possible.
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