United States New York New York City New York City Guide Things To Do Essentials Restaurants Nightlife Where to Stay Neighborhoods Itineraries Events Getaways All New York City How to Get Jimmy Fallon Tonight Show Tickets By Heather Cross Heather Cross Heather Cross is a longtime New York resident who has written about the city since 2002. She is also a travel agent and NYC & Company-certified New York City specialist. TripSavvy's editorial guidelines Updated on 06/08/20 Share Pin Email Theo Wargo / Getty Images Entertainment If you're a fan of Jimmy Fallon, you might enjoy seeing him tape The Tonight Show live when you're visiting New York City. Tickets are limited and in high demand, but there are several ways to get onto the set, from requesting advance tickets to waiting for standby tickets to attending the monologue rehearsal. The Day of the Taping The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon typically tapes once a day Monday through Friday with tapings starting at 5 p.m. and lasting until about 6:30 p.m. The line for ticket-holders begins at 2:30 p.m. and you must arrive no later than 3:45 p.m. If you do not make it to the line on time, your ticket will be given to someone on standby. If you have a standby ticket, you can check in at 3:15 p.m. and begin lining up at 3:45 p.m. When you get there, you'll need to provide a photo ID with the name matching your reservation. Large packages, shopping bags, suitcases, and other packages are not permitted in the studio, so make sure to drop off your belongings at your hotel before you arrive. Smart casual dress is suggested. Bring a sweater or jacket if you're attending a taping—they keep the studios pumped full of refrigerated air. You must be at least 16 years old to attend the taping. Getting Tonight Show Tickets in Advance You can request free tickets to see The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon online. Tickets are generally available four to six weeks in advance. They release tickets in blocks, so check the website frequently to find newly released tickets. There is a four-ticket limit per request and you're only allowed to attend a taping once every six months. Getting Standby Tickets Standby tickets are distributed on the same day as the show tapes under the "NBC Studios" marquee on the 49th Street side of 30 Rockefeller Plaza (GE Building). They begin distributing one ticket per person at 9 a.m., but it's a good idea to get there even earlier. If there are any standby tickets leftover, they will be available at the NBC Experience Store on 49th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. Standby tickets for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon do not guarantee admission. If you get a standby ticket, you must return at 3:45 p.m. to wait and see if you can get in. Attending the Monologue Rehearsal You can also see Jimmy rehearse his monologue and help determine which jokes will make it into the actual show. This is a more intimate experience than the live taping. The length of time the rehearsal takes varies depending on how much material Jimmy wants to rehearse and it sometimes includes bits beyond the monologue. Register and reserve your free ticket online. You cannot attend the monologue rehearsal if you have a ticket for the taping, but you can if you have a standby ticket. Bonus: You'll clear security for standby at the same time you do to see the rehearsal. Taking the NBC Studio Tour If you can't get tickets, you could also check out the NBC Studios Tour. Depending on the day of the week and the time of day, you might get a chance to see inside the Late Night studio. Was this page helpful? Thanks for letting us know! Share Pin Email Tell us why! Submit How to Get "Late Night With Seth Meyers" Tickets How to Get Tickets to See Stephen Colbert Live How to Get Tickets for a TV Show Taping at Rockefeller Center How to See John Oliver Live on "Last Week Tonight" The 13 Best Things to Do in Times Square How Do You Get Tickets to See "The Daily Show" Taping in NYC? How Can I Get Free Saturday Night Live Tickets? See The Dr. Oz Show Live in NYC! Be in the Audience of 'Live With Kelly and Ryan' in NYC Gantry Plaza State Park: The Complete Guide How to Be in a Live TV Studio Audience in Los Angeles The Complete Guide to Military Discounts at Disney World How to Skip the Lines at Disneyland - Fastpass and MaxPass Tips Everything You Need to Know About Disney World Ticket Prices Your Complete Guide to Universal Orlando Ticket Prices Get Tickets to See The View Live in New York City!