Frequently Asked Questions


Tickets are no longer available by mail for NBC shows taped in New York. All NBC ticket information (for NY) is detailed on our ticket line (212) 664-3056.


NBC Studio Tour (NY) & Rockefeller Center Tour

For times, prices and reservations regarding the New York NBC Studio Tour, click here

Interested in touring the historic Rockefeller Center building? Click here for tour times and additional information.


Saturday Night Live

To enter the Saturday Night Live ticket lottery send an email in the month of August only to . Please include all contact information and do not request a specific date. If you are selected, you will receive two tickets to a random show date and time. You may only send one email per household and all audience members must be at least 16 years of age. Please note that entering the lottery does not guarantee tickets,and you will only be notified in the event that you are chosen.

Stand-by tickets are distributed at 7 AM on the 49th Street side of 30 Rockefeller Plaza on the mornings of the tapings. You may choose a standby ticket for either the 8 PM dress rehearsal or the 11:30 PM live taping. Aside from minimal, necessary breaks, all standby line members must remain in line at all times. Standby tickets are limited to one per person and are issued on a first-come, first-served basis. NBC staff reserves the right to revoke or not issue any ticket to anyone in line if proper procedures are not followed. Please arrive no later than 7:15 PM for the dress rehearsal or 10:45 PM for the live show. A standby ticket does not guarantee admission and no one under the age of 16 will be admitted.  


Casting for NBC Reality Shows

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NBC News/Dateline

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