It is no secret that I love going to tv show tapings. While most tapings require you to wait for a long time they are really fun for fans and provide a unique experience. Tapings are a wonderful opportunity to see some of your favorite stars in person and there is always the possibility that you get to meet some of them. If there is a tv show you are interested in just click on the name to be taken to the ticketing website.

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tv show tapings in LA

I spoke with my friend TeArra Hardiman about our experiences attending Tv Show Tapings. We share what you can expect, how to get tickets, and tips to make your experience more enjoyable. You can listen to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, or Podbean.

If you’re interested in learning how you can potentially get paid to sit in the studio audience for a show click here. *Please note though that those with free tickets will be admitted to shows first. So if you really want to attend the show reconsider trying to get paid to go.

I love sharing my experiences to help others have the best time possible when they attend a taping.  So far I have been to tapings of Dancing With The Stars, American’s Funniest Home Videos, the Ellen DeGeneres Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Fuller House, and The Big Bang Theory. I also have a blog post about my experience as a contestant on Wheel of Fortune.

All of the TV shows listed below give out free tickets. In most cases though getting a ticket does not guarantee that you will make it into the taping. Producers like a full house so they give out more tickets than the number of seats they have in order to try and make sure every seat is filled. You can increase your chances of getting into a taping by arriving early.

Some shows like Dancing With the Stars run out of tickets almost immediately after they become available.  How can you try and get a ticket before they run out? Visit the ticketing sites to see upcoming filming dates and submit a request for tickets as soon as they become available.

Tips for Attending TV Show Tapings

  • Arrive early for popular shows
  • Bring a jacket as some of the studios can be cold
  • Consider bringing a sharpie and something for them to sign on the off chance you might get to meet someone. Sometimes security won’t allow you to bring some items in to get signed so a piece of paper might be the best.
  • Bring snacks and water

TV Show Tapings in LA

I will do my best to keep this list as up-to-date as possible.

The following shows give out free tickets through

America’s Funniest Home Videos tapes at Manhattan Beach Studios. You can request America’s Funniest Home Video tickets here.

America’s Got Talent tapes at Pasadena Civic Auditorium. You can request America’s Got Talent tickets here.

American Idol tapes at Red Studios. You can request American Idol tickets here.

Big Brother tapes at Radford Studio Center. You can request Big Brother tickets here.

Dancing with the Stars tapes at Television City Studios-Genesee gate. You can request Dancing with the Stars tickets here.

Jeopardy! tapes at Sony Studios. You can request Jeopardy tickets here.

MasterChef tapes in Van Nuys. You can request MasterChef tickets here.

Password tapes at Universal Studios. You can request Password tickets here.

Press Your Luck tapes in Hollywood. You can request Press Your Luck tickets here.

The Masked Singer tapes at Red Studios. You can request The Masked Singer tickets here.

The Price is Right tapes at Haven Studios. You can request The Price is Right tickets here.

Who Wants to be a Millionaire tapes at Sony Studios. You can request Who Wants to be a Millionaire tickets here.

The following shows give out tickets through

You can request tickets for After Midnight here.

DINKS (Duel Income No Kids) Pilot Taping. You can request DINKS tickets here.

Forgive and Forget Taping. You can request Forgive and Forget tickets here.

Fraiser I believe is filming at Paramount Studios. You can request Fraiser tickets here.

Jimmy Kimmel tapes in Hollywood. You can request Jimmy Kimmel tickets here.

Shifting Gears Pilot taping. You can request Shifting Gears tickets here.

That 90’s Show tapes in Hollywood. You can request That 90’s show tickets here.

The Talk tapes at CBS Radford in Studio City. You can request The Talk tickets here.

The Upshaws tapes at Sunset Bronson Studios in Hollywood. You can request The Upshaws tickets here.

The Voice tapes at Universal Studios. You can request The Voice tickets here.

The following talk shows give away tickets through their own websites.

You can request Wheel of Fortune Tickets here.

You can request tickets for the Jennifer Hudson show here.

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About The Author

Michelle Ares is the founder and creative director of LA Dreaming. I have a passion for Southern California and love sharing my adventures and experiences with you. I love to travel, find new places to check out, and watch movies. You can follow me on Instagram @la.dreaming

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