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great theatre, and an NYC experience

just a thing to check off your bucket list. we waited until we found out who was going to be... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dunnellon, Florida
Went for a quick photo shoot outside the Building.

Went for a quick photo shoot outside the Building. Understand you can queue up in the morning and... read more

Reviewed February 22, 2018
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Only had standby tickets, recommend to get in the line early - get there by 15:00 - and just write the rest of the day off haha - but well worth it...

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lot of fun. The band was electric and performed for about 30 minutes before and 15 minutes after the taping. Colbert is one of the key voices of our deteriorating democracy. He vividly discussed the incarceration of children at our borders. With Fox and...More

Thank bush2worstpres
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a great night! And the BAND!!! Jon Batiste and Stay Human are awesome!!! Hint: Get your tickets well in advance. Watch for the release time and jump in immediately. (If you don't score top priority tickets, check your email on the morning of that...More

Thank Kathy V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came all the way from Brooklyn just to see the show and I couldn't get in because I had a small sized backpack. I ask the host why they let in other people with huge purses but my foldable one is out of limits?...More

Thank Efrain M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

just a thing to check off your bucket list. we waited until we found out who was going to be there, and then took off for NY to get our tickets. get in line early...gets jam packed!!

Thank terrifurniss
Reviewed May 1, 2018

We get tickets months in advance and it was worth it. We arrived at the theatre and waited in line for only about 20-30 minutes. We were then escorted with the rest of the audience into the theatre and we were told to turn off...More

1  Thank Holdenba212
Reviewed March 26, 2018

We attempted to reserve tickets four weeks prior to the date that we wanted them and three days before the date, received an email that we weren't going to get them. Then, the day before, received another email stating that we did get them. Then,...More

3  Thank dragonflytw65
Reviewed February 22, 2018

Went for a quick photo shoot outside the Building. Understand you can queue up in the morning and be invited into the live show filming in the evening but when you are on vacation and taking in all the sights you cannot affort to waste...More

1  Thank aims1968
Reviewed February 4, 2018

We were lucking enough to get two tickets to the Stephen Colbert SHow. We arrived at 3:30 PM and started to go thru their process of getting into the theater. It is a little of a pain in the neck, but it is an adventure....More

1  Thank Stubby15
Reviewed February 3, 2018

The Ed Sullivan Theater is a theater located on Broadway, between West 53rd and West 54th, in the Theater District in Manhattan, New York City.This theater has been used as a for CBS broadcasts since 1936. Ed Sullivan hosted his show at this studio, followed...More

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This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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Susan B
May 1, 2018|
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Response from Stubby15 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, don't know. I do know they go thru a rather extensive 5 day a week production routine for Colbert. But it is an impressive theater.
December 21, 2017|
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Response from Suz S | Reviewed this property |
I was also in a waitlist line. So no notice of actual tickets in advance.
Kate K
November 12, 2017|
Response from Herr_KO | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can bring your phone in. But you are not allowed to use it, take pictures with it or anything like that. In case they see you doing so, they might ask you to leave the theatre.