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How To Get Free Tickets to 'The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon'


How To Get Free Tickets to 'The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon'
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Getting free tickets to The Tonight Show can be a difficult task. Not so much the requesting – but definitely the getting. But if you really want to be in Jimmy Fallon'’s live studio audience, it’s worth the effort! Just keep trying. You’ll eventually get there!

Please note, when you take a look at both the “Difficulty” and “Time Required” section , please realize that those categories reflect the ease of requesting tickets and the length of time it takes to request tickets.

Obtaining tickets or a reservation to a taping can take much longer. In the case of some shows, it can take months – even years.

Difficulty: Easy

Time Required: No More than 15 minutes

Here's How:

  1. You can get free tickets one of two ways. Either request tickets online at The Tonight Show's official site, or try to get standby tickets the day of the show.
  2. Once online, select a date  you would like to see the show via the online calendar in the right column of the site. If tickets are available you will be prompted to register for tickets. If not, you'll be informed that tickets are SOLD OUT.
  3. Fill out the online form and check the box to accept the show's terms and conditions.
  4. You can request up to four tickets, but there is limited seating. At press time, all tickets were sold out (but the show is relatively new). In other words, you’re not going to get in this week – or next - or the week after that. Plan to reserve tickets well in advance.
  5. All guests must be 16 years or older and you have bring a photo ID with you with a birth date on it.
  6. The person who reserves the tickets must be in attendance at the taping. Tickets will only be released to the person who placed the reservation. (So you can't send your parents or your in-laws without going, too.)
  7. If you feel lucky, you can try to go stand-by. A limited number of tickets are available each day the show tapes in Studio 6B, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, New York. They go first-come, first-served.


  1. You must be 16 or over to attend. And you must bring government photo ID to be admitted with a birthdate.
  2. No one with cameras, luggage, backpacks or large shopping bags will be admitted to the show.
  3. Tickets are non-transferable and may not be sold or auctioned.
  4. Audiences are often overbooked. Admission is not guaranteed, even though you have a ticket.
  5. Dress code: "smart casual." In other words, clean up nice and wear your stylish jeans and Polo shirt.

What You Need:

  • Government issued, photo ID.
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