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.
- 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.
- Once online, select a date (and three alternative dates) you would like to see the show from the calendar provided. Fill out the online form and check the box to accept the show's terms and conditions.
- Include letter with up to four desired taping dates.
- If there are tickets available for the dates you choose, you’ll be sent an confirmation email with further instructions.
- You can request up to four tickets, but there is limited seating. The show typically books four to six weeks in advance, so plan accordingly. (In other words, you’re not going to get in this week – or next.)
- All guests must be 16 years or older and you have bring a photo ID with you.
- Oh, and be ready to go when your date arrives. You could be notified the day before that there are tickets available for you.
- You can also request tickets by regular mail by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope with a letter listing the date you’d like to attend as well as your three alternate dates to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Tickets, 3000 W. Alameda Ave., Burbank, Calif. 91523
- If you feel lucky, you can try to go stand-by. A limited number of tickets are available each day the show tapes at the NBC Ticket Box in Burbank, Calif. (Specifically 3000 W. Alameda Ave., Burbank, Calif.). They go first-come, first-served and are distributed at 8 a.m. Limit two per person. Best arrival time? Use your own judgment, but fans do line up pretty early.
- You must be 16 or over to attend. And you must bring government photo ID to be admitted.
- No one with cameras, luggage, backpacks or large shopping bags will be admitted to the show.
- Tickets are non-transferable and may not be sold or auctioned.
- Audiences are often overbooked. Admission is not guaranteed, even though you have a ticket.
What You Need
- Government issued, photo ID.