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How To Get Tickets To The Late Show with David Letterman


1. Submit your request online using our Online Ticket Form

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2. Visit the theater during specified hours and submit an In-Person Request

If you would like to submit an audience ticket request in person, we have representatives in our lobby to process your submission:

Monday – Thursday: 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m

We are located at:
1697 Broadway
Between West 53rd and West 54th Streets

Please note the following:

  1. 1. Tickets will be awarded randomly to those submitting audience ticket requests in person. We will notify those chosen via phone.

  2. 2. Due to the large volume of requests, each individual may apply for tickets no more than once in any six month period. Individuals who have attended the show are not eligible to attend for another six months from the date of attendance.

  3. 3. Individuals may submit requests for tickets from up to one month in advance of the taping date up to and including (subject to availability) the day of the show. Selecting more dates to attend the show will increase your chances of receiving tickets.

  4. 4. Tickets are non-transferable and may only be requested by the person that will attend the show. When meeting with a staff member in person, you will be asked to name the person you wish to bring with you to the show. If ticketed, we will ONLY be able to admit you and that specific person previously identified as your guest.

  5. 5. Government-issued picture I.D. with a birth date and mailing address are required for both the in-person application and check-in at the show.

Due to the large volume of requests, each individual may only apply for tickets no more than once in any six month period. Individuals who have attended the show are not eligible to attend for another six months from the date of attendance.

The minimum age to attend the show is 18 years old.

Because your safety is of paramount importance to us, we have implemented a variety of security measures at the theater. To expedite your check in, please do not bring bags or packages with you. Government issued photo ID will be required for admission. We appreciate your cooperation.

Please note that we receive many more requests for tickets than we are able to fulfill, and that we therefore cannot guarantee availability. We reserve the right to deny admission at any time. Shows may cancel and schedules and/or audience requirements may alter at any time. We require all audience members to follow our rules and regulations as a condition of attending the show. Without limiting the foregoing, we do not allow cell phones, pagers, cameras, sound recorders or other recording devices in the theater.

The box office will be closed when the LATE SHOW is on hiatus.

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3. For a limited time, we are accepting requests for Group Tickets

4. Stand-by Tickets
If you are unable to acquire tickets through one of the above methods, Stand-by tickets are available by calling (212) 247-6497 starting at 11:00 a.m. on the day of the taping you wish to attend.

Your name will be taken and you will be placed on our stand by list in the order we receive your call. You will be asked to check in to the theater at a specific time approximately 1 hour before the taping. You will only be admitted to the actual taping in the event seats remain after all of the regularly ticketed guests are accommodated. We will keep the above phone line open for approximately 30-60 minutes or until we fill our allocation of stand by slots, which varies from day to day. As with all of our tickets, all attendees must present a government-issued picture I.D. to match the name(s) given on the phone. Please do not bring bags or packages with you to the theater.

We no longer accept written requests for tickets through the mail.

5. Live On Letterman Tickets
Tickets for the "Live On Letterman" concert series are not available via the "Late Show" Tickets Department or our online Ticket Request Form.

Tickets for "Live On Letterman" concerts are often made available to the public via the artists' own fan clubs and official websites.

Please visit the websites of the featured bands and artists for information on how you can obtain tickets to their "Live On Letterman" concert webcasts.

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