The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

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You are a few clicks away from free tickets to a live taping of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at the legendary Ed Sullivan Theater. We want you to have an amazing experience so please read the below information before reserving tickets.

Everyone attending must have a government issued photo I.D., and must be at least 16 years of age.

Late Show staff members will begin distributing tickets at 2:00pm. Tickets will cease to be issued after 3:15pm OR when the theater has reached its maximum occupancy. We strongly recommend arriving early as tickets will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis. All shows are overbooked to ensure capacity, and no one is guaranteed entry.

Upon checking in, you will receive a time to return to the theater for the taping. The ticket holder whose name appears on the reservation may pick up tickets for their entire party.

If there is more than one ticket in the reservation, the person whose name the reservation is under must be present for his/her guests to be admitted. If there is only one ticket, then only the person whose name appears on the ticket may attend.

Backpacks, luggage and shopping bags will not be permitted. Smaller bags (purses) will be allowed but may be searched by our security team before entering the theater.

The use of electronic devices (cell phones, cameras, recording devices, etc.) is strictly prohibited while in the theater and may be confiscated if in use, or you and your guests may be asked to leave the theater.

Tickets are non-transferable. 
Tickets are NOT for sale or resale.
Individuals may only attend once every six months.
Limit of two tickets per reservation.

Once you enter the theater, you are required to stay for the duration of the taping.

You will be required to pass through a security check, including a metal detector, before being permitted into the theater.

Food or drinks are not allowed in the theater.

Show dress code is "Your Mom might see you on TV" casual. Don't embarrass her.

If you have any questions, need to cancel your reservation, please contact us at . We look forward to seeing you at the taping.


Guests with Disabilities

The Late Show is committed to making tapings accessible to guests with disabilities. Accessible seating (including companion seating) and other accommodations are provided at all tapings. The availability of accessible seating cannot be assured if the number of audience members requiring accessible seating at a taping exceeds the allotted number of accessible seats. If you or anyone in your party requires an accommodation to attend the show because of a disability, please contact us as soon as possible after receiving your ticket confirmation by e-mail or phone at or 212-975-8800 with the accommodation request, and a representative from The Late Show will get back to you accordingly. The Late Show also provides assistive listening devices at all tapings.  Sign language interpreters and other appropriate auxiliary aids and services may also be provided if a request is made at least three business days before the taping date (The Late Show will attempt to fulfill requests received with less than three days’ notice but there are no guarantees that late requests can be fulfilled). 

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Ed Sullivan Theater 1697 Broadway
New York, NY 10019