FAQ: How To Get Tickets to The Tonight Show

FAQ: How To Get Tickets to The Tonight Show

Posted By Marina Cockenberg 03/17/2014

So you've got a question about ticketing for Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon? No problem! Bookmark this page and check out the Tonight Show ticketing rundown below:

Here's how to get RESERVED TICKETS to see The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon:

You can book free tickets to see a taping of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon by going to:

All available dates will be listed on the calendar pages. We typically release tickets for each month during the first week of month prior. That means that April tickets would become available during the first week of March, May tickets will be available during the first week of April, etc. There's no standard date or time for releases, but we typically release during normal ET business hours (so, don't worry - no surprise 2AM ticket releases). We will announce Ticket Release dates and times in advance on the show's Twitter handle, so it'll help if you follow us there: @FALLONTONIGHT


If you're not able reserve tickets in advance, we do have STANDBY TICKETS available same-day for each show. These don’t guarantee admission, but when we have extra spaces or cancellations, we give those seats to the people in standby line. To grab tickets, arrive no later than 9:00 a.m. on the morning of the taping under “NBC Studios” marquee on the 49th Street side of 30 Rockefeller Plaza. If you arrive after 9:00am, you can check the NBC Experience Store to see if there are any extra standby tickets available. Before you go, please call our Ticket Office to confirm that we are taping on the day you wish to attend. The Ticket Office is open 9am - 5pm EST, Monday through Friday at: (212) 664-3056.

We also have MONOLOGUE REHEARSAL TICKETS available! Every day we invite a small audience into the studio to watch Jimmy try out jokes for that night’s show (and occasionally sketches) to help us decide what makes it to air. You can grab tickets to this behind-the-scenes look at the show by going to:

Finally, there's our weekly "TICKETS AT 12" GIVEAWAY! Every Thursday we give away two VIP tickets to see that evening's taping of the Tonight Show. A little before noon, we'll use Twitter or Snapchat (username: FallonTonight) to share the location of our intern somewhere in NYC and the first to find them wins two tickets!

That’s your Tonight Show Ticket rundown! If you've got any more questions about booking tickets, or have any issues about your reservation, you can contact our ticket office by calling them at: (212) 664-3056. The Ticket Office is open 9am - 5pm EST, Monday through Friday.

Hope to see you at a show!


There is no ticketing information available for LA, Pheonix, or Chicago shows at this time. Stay tuned to our Twitter account (@FallonTonight) for updates as they become available.


Frequently Asked Questions

When are tickets for the Tonight Show released online?

  • Tickets are typically released once a month for the following month
  • The Tonight Show Twitter account @FallonTonight will tweet when tickets become available

Who do I contact for group ticketing?

  • Due to limited studio space, group ticketing is not available and groups larger than four people will not be admitted. Ticket reservations obtained under separate names cannot be combined to accommodate a group larger than four people.

  • Please note: Reservations believed to be obtained via conjunction booking may not be admitted to the show and the validity of those reservations will be decided at the discretion of show personnel.

How often can I see the show?

  • Due to the limited number of shows per season and high demand for tickets, individuals cannot exceed more than one show taping within a six-month period. This applies both if you are the reservation holder or the guest of a reservation holder.

Can I transfer my tickets to a friend?

  • Tickets are non-transferable. The reservation holder must attend the taping

  • The only option is to cancel the tickets and attempt to rebook them once they reappear on the website. We cannot guarantee you’ll be able to rebook the tickets.

**The entire party must be present to check-in, checking-in with out the entire party forfeits the remaining tickets**

I never received a confirmation/I need to cancel my tickets

  • Please call The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon ticketing hotline at (212) 664-3056, Monday – Friday 9AM – 5PM EST.

I think I booked 4 Tonight Show tickets but my reservation says I only have 1!

  • Unfortunately, only 1 ticket was available at the time you requested. The reservation is only for 1 person.

I need special handicap accommodations

  • When booking tickets there is a comment section to list any special needs

  • If you have already booked your tickets, please call The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon ticketing hotline at (212) 664-3056 Monday – Friday 9AM – 5PM EST.

What do you mean the show is over booked?

  • All television shows must overbook to ensure all seats in the studio are full. The best way to make sure you’ll be able to attend the show is arriving as close to the start of check-in as possible.

How can I get a stand-by ticket?

  • Stand-by tickets are handed out at 9am on the 49th Street side of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, underneath the NBC Marquee. The line typically forms before 9am, but once an individual is in line they CANNOT leave and return to their original place in line.

  • Everyone in line must present a valid photo I.D. containing date of birth. No one under the age of 16 will be admitted into the show, regardless if a parent or guardian is present.

  • One ticket is granted per person. For additional tickets, you must rejoin the end of the line.

  • Stand-by tickets DO NOT guarantee entrance to the show. The number of people who get in varies day to day.

  • After 9am, the remaining stand-by tickets can be picked up at the NBC Experience Store manager station near the 49th street entrance of the store.

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