The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Test Show

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Please make sure to click over to September on the Calendar if the August shows are fully reserved.

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 18 years of age.

Tickets will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis.

We recommend you get in line no later than 15 minutes prior to 3:15pm Your guests may meet you on line until 3:15pm. Past 3:15pm, no one will be allowed to join the line.

All shows are overbooked to ensure capacity, and no one is guaranteed entry.

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 join the line. 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.

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 prior to the taping date by e-mail or phone ( or 212-975-8800) with the accommodation request, and a representative from the The Late Show will get back to you accordingly.

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Ed Sullivan Theater 1697 Broadway
New York, NY 10019