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Long Afternoon But Worth It

Received General Admission Access, but limited to 2 people per request so difficult when travelling... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Oshawa, Canada
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Well worth the wait

I live in upstate NY, so was able to take a day trip on Metro North. It means I could just get... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Guilderland, New York
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1697 Broadway, Ed Sullivan Theater, New York City, NY 10019-5904
+1 212-975-6644
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 25 January 2018

Was at the taping on Thursday 17th Jan. I arrived early at the Ed Sullivan Theater - through my own choice, just as the queue was beginning to form. This got me the middle seat of the 3rd row and saw the monologue and interviews...More

13  Thank 824AlanT
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I got the free tickets on line - general admission. I had no idea that 75% or more of the tickets were priority. So, even though I was #15 in line, there were actually close to 400 people ahead of me due to their priority...More

18  Thank sbfmom
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Received General Admission Access, but limited to 2 people per request so difficult when travelling with 2 couples, but both accepted, so all 4 of us were luckily in (or might have been 2 divorces from the ensuing fights over tickets. ;-) - General Admission...More

Thank 699keithc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I live in upstate NY, so was able to take a day trip on Metro North. It means I could just get there for the day that I was able to get tickets. You apply on 1iota, have to set up an account. If you have...More

3  Thank PriusOwner2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really wanted to see the Late Show when we go to NYC in the middle of November so I haunted the web site until they posted shows for when we were going to be there. I registered, finding I could only get two tickets,...More

3  Thank hobbes63069
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been a fan of Stephen Colbert for over 15 years, so scoring tickets to a taping was definitely on my must-do list for my first trip to New York. I began checking the show website several weeks in advance to get an idea...More

3  Thank megelizah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have the time ... get tickets to the late show with Stephen Colbert! Just sitting in the Ed Sullivan theatre is an experience if you have the opportunity to view the stained glass ceiling. The show itself is a nite to remember with...More

Thank Tripper09
Reviewed 3 October 2018

One of the hightlights of my stay in New York! We had to wait in line for hours but it was nice to chat with people who were also waiting. Once inside expect a lot of clapping and yelling. My fitbit thought I had walked...More

2  Thank Borrieborrie
Reviewed 3 October 2018

I had a wonderful time Colbert had a insightful and funny monologue, In addition he had great guests. I also have to say that the band blew me away. Especially when he band members were highlighted playing their instruments solo within the context of a...More

Thank Harriet M
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

We did not plan on going to the Late Show until we noticed that the the theater was around the corner from our hotel. We therefore did not have the advance tickets that are usually needed to get in. There is a standby line which...More

4  Thank packedandready2go
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Had so much fun at the late show taping! Like many people have said you have to apply for tickets over a month in advance. We started checking for availability about 8 weeks before our preferred date. We applied as soon as the date opened...More

1  Thank Svanhvít S
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Love Stephen Colbert's content and guests. The beards gotta go though Lol. He's so much more distinguished without it. Teh Heh

2  Thank Crissy e
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Niki M
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Response from Jayne H | Reviewed this property |
I don't think there is a dress code. If you want to get picked to sit in the front row dress like it.
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Response from bugmuffin2016 | Reviewed this property |
We went in July. We had priority seating and got in line @ 3:00. Worked well for us. Not too long outside. They let you in around 4, then you stand in line in the inside lobby area for about another hour. People with general... More