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The Tour at NBC Studios

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Address: 30 Rockefeller Plaza, The Shop at NBC Studios, New York City, NY 10112
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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Very Interesting But a Lot Depends on Your Group

This was a really neat tour. The pages that ran our tour were super enthusiastic and really knew their way around the studio. We got to see SNL, newsrooms and Late Night studios... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was a really neat tour. The pages that ran our tour were super enthusiastic and really knew their way around the studio. We got to see SNL, newsrooms and Late Night studios. It was fascinating to learn the history of the NBC studios and to really get a sense of what goes into making these show happen. There is... More 

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

Dear takenthekids, Thank you for your review. I'm pleased 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 

Medina, Ohio
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tour guides are knowledgeable and entertaining. Was very expensive though. $35 per person. Probably something I'm glad I saw but wouldn't do it again unless I get a good deal.

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

Dear Milagall, Thank you for your review. Although I'm disappointed to hear you felt the tour was too expensive, I am 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 

San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky to take this tour when the shows were not filming so we were able to see the Saturday Night Live set and the Tonight Show set as well. The tour guides were great but we were disappointed that we couldn't take any photos on the tour.

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

Dear Leticia G, Thank you for your review. I'm 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 

Columbus, Ohio
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the substantive aspects of the tour. Our tour guides were wonderful. However, before the tour begins, all tour participants must go through security. This was a simple procedure made into a horrible experience by the rude, uneducated "security staff." They were generally grumpy and unprofessional, and clearly not properly trained in their task. My sister and I both... More 

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

Dear alexisbagel, Thank you for your review. I am very disappointed to hear of your less-than-satisfactory experience with our security staff and apologize on their behalf. I appreciate you providing us with this information so we may communicate it to the appropriate departments and ensure future guests do not encounter this type of situation. Warm regards, Ryan Michaelsen Director, The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a fan of shows like Saturday Night Live or The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon or just curious to learn about how a television station operates, you'll enjoy it. You cannot take photos, but you will get a special momento that you will only find out once you are inside.

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

Dear Fabian, Thank you for your review. I'm 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 

Sacramento, CA
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the tour with our 13 and 15 year old kids. We all enjoyed the tour, with the highlights being seeing SNL's studio and making our own late night show at the end. My kids will enjoy viewing my very bland performance for years to come! Great pages with a lot of knowledge were the hosts. Fun addition to... More 

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

Dear Linda L, Thank you for your kind review of The Tour at NBC Studios. I am pleased to hear both you and your kids 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 

Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pretty disappointed to pay $35 each and not be told we can't take photos (until we were past the security checkpoint). The tour is just over an hour, it's interesting and you get to see the Jimmy Fallon and SNL studio, which was ace. Had I know no photos in advance, I may have not done it?

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

Dear BuildThisLove, Thank you for your review. I apologize you felt you were ill-informed of our no photo policy, however, please be aware that this is noted on the tickets, as well as on our website. I hope we get the chance to host you again on a future tour with a more positive experience. Warm regards, Ryan Michaelsen Director,... More 

Athens, Attiki, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, I find it disturbing to pay 35$ to see only 3 studios and when you get in, they announce that YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO HAVE EVEN A SINGLE PHOTO!!! Why didn't they tell us before we pay? Well, you can see some things but if you thought that you are going to see something amazing, just don't go.... More 

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

Dear Panagiotis K, Thank you for your review. I am very sorry to hear The Tour did not meet your expectations. I apologize you felt you were ill-informed of our no photo policy, however, please be aware that this is noted on the tickets, as well as on our website. I hope we get the chance to host you again... More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are big TV lovers, and most of our favorites are on NBC. We enjoyed the tour and the friendly pages who showed us around - Austin and Shamous. They were funny, entertaining, and well informed.

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

Dear LadyLusk2013, Thank you for your review of The Tour at NBC Studios. I'm pleased 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Loved the tour! I went on a Saturday and we got to see SNL rehearsing! Our pages were really good and knew a lot about the shows. We got to see the studios for Nightly News with Lester Holt, SNL and Jimmy Fallon.

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

Dear Juliana T, Thank you for your review of The Tour at NBC Studios. I am 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 

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