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Ed Sullivan Theater

1697 Broadway, New York City, NY 10019-5904
+1 212-975-6644
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Wait, wait & wait some more

While we were in NYC we went to tapings of The Late Show, Live with Kelly and Good Morning America... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2017
Dallas, Texas
Surprisingly easy to visit and great fun overall

We arrived to pick up tickets around 12.30 and received ticket number 42 and 43 at around 2 pm... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
Austin, Texas
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  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
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1697 Broadway, New York City, NY 10019-5904
+1 212-975-6644
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Reviewed 13 May 2017

While we were in NYC we went to tapings of The Late Show, Live with Kelly and Good Morning America. The Late Show was by far the most poorly run show we went to, there is soooo much waiting. We had priority tickets from 1iota.com...More

Thank BrussoDallas
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We arrived to pick up tickets around 12.30 and received ticket number 42 and 43 at around 2 pm, which translates into being seated on row three, in the middle of the theatre on the lower level. The crew was very helpful and was very...More

Thank enur1979
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Although, we had to wait in line for a rather long time before getting into the theater to see the show, once inside, we had a great time. The band and the person who interacts with the audience prior to the beginning of the show...More

Thank Phyllis H
Reviewed 31 March 2017

So, Stephen Colbert is very funny & his band is very good..however, his interviews with guests were incredibly lackluster! You need the patience of a saint as you literally wait to wait to wait...in line to show starting was 3 hours for me!!!!! I checked...More

Thank shopfan246
Reviewed 29 March 2017

This is where you will see the Late Show, if you planned ahead to get tickets. It's a pretty Broadway theater a bit old fashioned and charming.

1  Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 12 March 2017

First of all let me remind you that this experience is FREE.... that in itself is amazing in NYC! Do your homework before you go! The Late Show runs like a very well oiled wheel! Apply online for tickets and you'll be guided to the...More

Thank Jane H
Reviewed 25 January 2017

The theater itself is small and charming. It has stained glass windows and is quite pretty inside. But Stephen Colbert is what we went for. Do this at least once in your life. The jazz band Stay Human performs lots of music with fantastic solos....More

2  Thank kppchick
Reviewed 13 January 2017

We saw Colbert taped last night. Before we went I was wondering about the whole drill and there was a lot of variation in these posts, so here’s how it went: We arrived at check in at 3pm (get your “priority” tickets online - make...More

10  Thank Ellen2006
Reviewed 17 October 2016

New York can be expensive. For the sake of a little queuing you get a really good show with potentially some A list celebrities. I very much enjoyed the whole thing.

1  Thank Debandada
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We booked in advance for our FREE tickets. Yes, we had to show up a couple hours early and wait outside first, and then not too long inside. But did you hear the FREE part (that's for people complaining about logistics and waiting...and I'm a...More

2  Thank David D
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Natasha F
25 June 2017|
Response from kppchick | Reviewed this property |
Not quite that early......if you're there by 2 p, you should b fine.
Bridget J
20 April 2017|
Response from Thomas V | Reviewed this property |
No, I cannot.
Eileen C
2 February 2017|
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Response from SANTraveler8 | Reviewed this property |
Well, there is no storage (as well as no seats, no water, no bathroom) during the long wait to get in. They won't let you take even a backpack or water into the room where you wait (for a long time), packed in like sardines... More