The View is a popular daytime talk show that airs on ABC and is one of the few shows in New York City that airs live in front of a studio audience, which makes it a particularly fun show to attend. However, you will want to ask your friends or family to record it for you if you want to see if you made it on the screen during the episode you attend.
Prominent figures such as Whoopi Goldberg, Sunny Hostin, Joy Behar, Sara Haines, Paula Faris, and Meghan McCain share the spotlight as they discuss popular political topics and entertainment news with celebrity guests and visiting topical experts.
If you are approved for tickets and need wheelchair access, you should contact "The View" by email to let them know ahead of time.
Getting Tickets Online or From Stand-By
It's very easy to request "The View" tickets online, and ticket availability through their website is in real-time, so you can often see tickets that are available over the next few weeks.
As a word of caution, don't let the "waitlist" option discourage you—if you're interested in a particular day (or days) sign-up and you will be notified if tickets become available. It's an easy, commitment-free way to get added to the list, and if the tickets become available they will notify you via email so you can sign up for them.
If you do see availability, it's a good idea to act quickly because they notify a larger number of people than there are tickets available, and you certainly don't want to miss out on getting one!
On the other hand, you can pick up an assigned number at the audience entrance (57 West 66th Street) at 8:30 a.m., but keep in mind that seats are limited so you should arrive early to get a lower number. If you get a lower number and think you'll get into the show, return to the standby line at 10:20 a.m. where a limited number of tickets will be distributed, as determined by numerical order.
Day of Show Information
Just a short walk away from the 1 and 2 train lines at the 66th Street-Lincoln Center station, "The View" airs live Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to noon, but ticket holders must arrive at the studio by 9:30 a.m.
If you do get a ticket to the show, you will need to bring a photo I.D. for security clearance and must be at least 16 years of age to attend. Audience members are encouraged to dress "upscale casual"—the studio recommends bright colors and doesn't allow black and white, shorts, t-shirts, or any items with large logos on them.
The studio for "The View" gets quite chilly, as though it's pumped full of refrigerated air, so be sure to bring a sweater or jacket if you're attending a taping.