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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
08:30 - 14:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 08:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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Interesting to see working sets

During our tour, we visited the SNL studio and the Today Show studio. I found it interesting to see the sets which have hosted so many famous people thru the years. Our pages... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 March 2013
Jackson, Mississippi

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Lucknow, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2013

This was an informative tour. Great tour guide. Very interesting to see the set of snl. The video at the beginning reminded us how many shows this network has aired. my only complaint is if you have a confirmation number why should you have to wait in line so early before the tour. Time is ltd and we gave our... More 

Thank Kathi N
Jackson, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2013

During our tour, we visited the SNL studio and the Today Show studio. I found it interesting to see the sets which have hosted so many famous people thru the years. Our pages were very informative and readily answered any questions our group asked. Our tour group was a group of high school students and parents so we all knew... More 

Thank ldilley1
Hickory, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2013

Toured with my teenage daughter and she loved this tour as much as I did. The pages that act as your guides are full of great information! Fun to see the behind-the-scenes aspects of popular NBC shows!

Thank HarrisZoo
Mississauga, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2013

We took the tour at 4:45 March 14, 2013. We saw only the Today Show set, which as my teen daughter pointed out we could see for free from the street. As the tour was for her, this was a bust. We spent more time in security and walking and with fillers like the 10 min video and the fake... More 

Thank Karen N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2013

This was an interesting tour and the staff were fantastically well informative but we struggled as we did not know most of the programmes they were talking about! Interesting and you get a good insight in to the studios and the goings on behind the scenes.

Thank Erin M
Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2013

Toured some of the most famous sets on TV. SNL, Dr. OZ and others. One of a kind tour. Dont forget to go on top of the rock while you are there.

Thank rbern144
New York City, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2013

Took the tour with two friends on Thursday 11am. We saw the Nightly News, Dr Oz and SNL studios. We didn't mind that they were empty; being in those spaces was exciting enough! However, a couple of things disappointed us about the tour. We are from Australia and the tour guides expected a lot of 'assumed knowledge'. There was no... More 

1 Thank Amy_N_Y_C60763
Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2013

Took the tour on the friday 22/02/2013 and it was a fun way to use an hour, perhaps a little costly but good. The presenters were very friendly and well informed. Got to see inside 3 studios, would have been nice to see something being filmed, but i guess thats just luck of the draw. A good tour, however it... More 

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Columbia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2013

If you take the tour, it is wise to make reservations. The pages were friendly and presented tidbits of information but this tour seemed to be missing something. The tour is about 70 minutes and consists of 30 people. It starts with an 8 minute movie which was interesting. After 10-12 minutes devoted to this movie (getting seated, watching movie... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2013

We saw the Brian Williams News studio , SNL studio and Dr Oz Studio - all empty. Moderately interesting, with lots of coming and going in lifts to get to each studio, in amongst other tour groups. The tour changes depending on the time of day and day of the week. Quite interesting, but not agreat loss to your schedule... More 

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