Update: Deal or No Deal tapings have not been held in Connecticut since Deal or No Deal ceased production in 2010. The information below is archived for historical purposes. CNBC has revamped and returned the show to the air, and tapings are now done at Universal Studios in Orlando. Ticket requests can be submitted online.
Deal or No Deal, the popular TV game show hosted by Howie Mandel and featuring those glamorous, briefcase-opening models, has relocated to New England (Waterford, Connecticut, to be exact), and you can get free tickets to be a member of the show's studio audience (or, better yet, be a Deal or No Deal contestant!).
JAM Packed Entertainment is the official audience provider for Deal or No Deal, which chose Connecticut as its new taping location in the summer of 2009 in order to take advantage of the state's generous film tax credit. Audience members must be at least 14 years old.
Deal or No Deal, which was a hit in prime time for NBC, was adapted to a half-hour, daytime format with a top prize of $500,000. New episodes began airing five days per week on September 7, 2009. During taping periods, the demand for studio audience members can be great, as the game show tapes as many as 10 episodes per day.
You may also request free Deal or No Deal tickets through Hollywoodtickets.com or, if you're looking for last-minute tickets to a show that is already full, try browsing the ticket listings on the Northwest CT Craigslist.
If you're going...
Deal or No Deal is filmed at Sonalysts Studios, located at 221 Parkway North in Waterford, Connecticut. The studio is just under an hour's drive from Hartford, two hours from Boston and two-and-a-half hours from New York City.
Compare rates at hotels in Waterford, Connecticut, if you need to stay over the night before or after your studio visit.
For more Deal or No Deal ticket information, call toll free, 877-392-2677.