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The Tour at NBC Studios

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Address: 30 Rockefeller Plz, The Shop at NBC Studios, New York City, NY 10112-0015
Phone Number: +1 212-664-3700
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08:30 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 08:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

The first and most famous studio tour in television history is now better...

The first and most famous studio tour in television history is now better than ever. It's more in depth. More interactive. And, above all, more fun.

You’ll enjoy behind-the-scenes access to the studios where your favorite

shows are made. Like Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show Starring

Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers and more.

An NBC Page will serve as your host and behind-the-scenes expert,

guiding you through the historic halls of 30 Rock. You’ll learn about the entire TV production process, from the writing process and producing to the ways TV content gets to your home.

You’ll then experience it all first hand as you and your fellow Tour guests produce your own show in our brand new Tour Studio. You can then

download your show to keep for free.

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Definitely a highlight

Second time doing this, but they have "improved the experience" since I saw it last. Still an awesome tour - we really enjoyed it. I will say, the "security" folks at the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Memphis, Tennessee

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Rochester, New York
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fantastic tour. Although it's fairly short (just over an hour) it's well worth the price. You get to visit several NBC studios including the Saturday Night Live studio, Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and NBC Nightly News. Keep in mind that these are working studios, so access to certain studios may sometimes be unavailable if it's in... More 

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RyanNBC, Director of Sales at The Tour at NBC Studios, responded to this review

Dear Jim P, Thank you for your kind review of The Tour at NBC Studios. I am so pleased to hear both you and your daughter enjoyed the tour and that our Pages were able to provide a memorable experience. Warm regards, Ryan Michaelsen Director, The Tour at NBC Studios More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Waste of money very boring tour. More time is spent being checked vigorously by security and you are treated like dirt!!! Heed my warning keep your money.

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RyanNBC, Director of Sales at The Tour at NBC Studios, responded to this review

Dear Lisa M, Thank you for taking the time to post your review to TripAdvisor. I am very disappointed to hear you received less than satisfactory service by our security team and have communicated this information to the appropriate departments. I hope we have the opportunity to host you on another tour in the future. Warm regards, Ryan Michaelsen Director,... More 

Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Second time doing this, but they have "improved the experience" since I saw it last. Still an awesome tour - we really enjoyed it. I will say, the "security" folks at the entrance to the tour were incredibly rude. We had nothing to hide - no huge bags - but they were so mouthy and mean - clearly not "customer... More 

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RyanNBC, Director of Sales at The Tour at NBC Studios, responded to this review

Dear chendrix23, Thank you for taking the time to post your review to TripAdvisor. We are very disappointed to hear you received less than satisfactory service by our security team and have communicated this information to the appropriate departments. We hope to have the opportunity to host you on another tour in the future. Warm regards, Ryan Michaelsen Director, The... More 

Pau
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being a huge NBC fan, visiting NY was the opportunity to finally see the studios in real life. All of my favorite shows were broadcasted by the channel and it was a pleasure to visit this iconic place. The pages were lovely and definitely knew their stuff. The security staff was a bit cold, but that we can understand. We... More 

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RyanNBC, Director of Sales at The Tour at NBC Studios, responded to this review

Dear punxx, Thank you for your review of The Tour at NBC Studios. I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed the tour and that the Pages were able to provide a memorable experience. Warm regards, Ryan Michaelsen Director, The Tour at NBC Studios More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Last thing we did in New York and it was my favorite tour. So much fun! I wish we would have went here on the first day because they were giving away Seth Meyer tickets!

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RyanNBC, Director of Sales at The Tour at NBC Studios, responded to this review

Dear Ehub2978, Thank you for your kind review of The Tour at NBC Studios. I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed the tour and that we were able to provide a memorable experience. Warm regards, Ryan Michaelsen Director, The Tour at NBC Studios More 

Breda, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a saturday morning, first tour at 8.20 and we liked it a lot. You get to see some studios that are still used today for some of the shows; you get yo see the control rooms and at the end you make your owns entertainment show, fully scripted, and you get an email with a link to... More 

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RyanNBC, Director of Sales at The Tour at NBC Studios, responded to this review

Dear Jaja000, Thank you for your review of The Tour at NBC Studios. I hope you enjoyed the tour and had a memorable experience! Warm regards, Ryan Michaelsen Director, The Tour at NBC Studios More 

Toronto, Canada
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

What a wicked tour as i was not expecting such an enjoyable 90 minutes at all. Great insight and knowledge as to what goes on and some of the best shows on TV. we had a wonderful tour guide and really enjoyed seeing all the behind the scenes at Fallon and Meyers and SNL...so very very cool!

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RyanNBC, Director of Sales at The Tour at NBC Studios, responded to this review

Dear Mickracer, Thank you for your kind review of The Tour at NBC Studios. I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed the tour and that we were able to provide a memorable experience. Warm regards, Ryan Michaelsen Director, The Tour at NBC Studios More 

Pasadena, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

visited in early October. purchased tickets online a couple of days before. our guides/pages were knowledgeable, enthusiastic and very engaging. eager to answer question and tell stories. we were there when seth meyers was doing his show from washington and bruno mars was in the studio practicing for SNL - so both of those studios were off limits. the activity... More 

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RyanNBC, Director of Sales at The Tour at NBC Studios, responded to this review

Dear eaglerockmk, Thank you for your review. We are terribly sorry to hear The Tour did not quite meet your expectations. Unfortunately due to the unpredictable productions schedules we are unable to determine which studios will be available at a particular time. We hope to get the chance to host you on a future tour! Warm regards, Ryan Michaelsen Director,... More 

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This is a great tour, which has been revamped since I previously visited NYC. When looking on the website for tickets for Saturday, it was sold out. However, upon visiting the store, they advised of a cancellation for later in the day, so booked that (so always worth a visit to check). The tour guides were informative and friendly. The... More 

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RyanNBC, Director of Sales at The Tour at NBC Studios, responded to this review

Dear nickss1, I am so thrilled to hear you were able to get a ticket for Saturday's tour and that you had a memorable experience. Warm regards, Ryan Michaelsen Director, The Tour at NBC Studios More 

Des Moines, Iowa
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

My husband and I aren't huge viewers of the late night shows but we still found this tour extremely interesting. The tour lasts approximately 1 hour. You get to tour 2-3 studios, learn history of the building, and get to be part of your own skit. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and entertaining.

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RyanNBC, Director of Sales at The Tour at NBC Studios, responded to this review

Dear Megan M, Thank you for posting your review to TripAdvisor. I am happy to hear both you and your husband enjoyed the tour! Warm regards, Ryan Michaelsen Director, The Tour at NBC Studios More 

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