NBC Studio Tour (Closing 1/1/14)
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NBC Studio Tour (Closing 1/1/14)

NBC Studio Tour closing as of 1/1/2014 Due to a series of extensive upgrades and renovations at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, that will impact our ability to provide a quality experience, the NBC Studio Tour will suspend operations starting on January 1st, 2014 through late 2014.

"Live from New York" … it's the NBC Studio Tour. Go behind the scenes to get the inside scoop on some of your favorite TV shows. See the sets where the action takes place, and you might even spot a celebrity or two!

The NBC Studio Tour, which has been operating since 1933, gives visitors the opportunity to crash the set and walk through the very same halls that have been frequented by celebrities such as Norm MacDonald and Al Roker.

Hollywood may be where the big-screen magic happens, but New York City is a national hub of live television programming. NBC has opened its doors to give you access! Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and The Today Show: these are just a few of the nationally acclaimed television programs filmed inside NBC Studios at Rockefeller Plaza.

Redemption Instructions

Please present your New York Explorer Pass at the NBC Experience Store tour desk to make a reservation and obtain a ticket for the tour. Tour hours often extend during the holidays.


Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. NBC Studio Tour closing as of 1/1/2014

Reservation Instructions

Reservations are highly recommended. This tour sells out quickly particularly during busy travel times (summer, December) In order to secure a spot prior to your arrival, please call 212-664-3700 to make a reservation. You will be asked to give your pass number(s) or order number(s) at the time you make your reservation. Due to the very limited number of available seats on the tour, the NBC Studio Tour enforces a strict policy of no refunds, no exchanges, and no rescheduling. If a tour is missed, a new ticket would need to be purchased at full price. The tours leave exactly on time and there are no exceptions for late additions. It is strongly recommended that you line up a minimum of 10 minutes before your tour. In addition, if you will be picking up your tickets at the tour desk, it is suggested that you arrive 30 minutes early in the event that there are lines at the tour desk.


This tour is very popular and often sells out in advance, particularly during busy travel times (i.e. Summer, December). We recommend you reserve your tour as soon as possible once arriving in NYC for the best chance to reserve your spot. Tours are approximately 70 minutes long. Children under the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.

Phone: 212-664-3700

Website: NBC Studio Tour

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This tour was a lot of fun
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations NBC Studio Tour:

Fun to get a chance to go behind the scenes at NBC Studios. You definitely have to be someone who watches NBC to appreciate the tour, but if you are, then it's a lot of fun. Our guide was really good. I think the part we enjoyed the most was pretending to give the weather report.

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Tours depart every 15 minutes or every 30 minutes:
Monday-Thursday, 8:30 am-5:30 pm
Friday-Saturday, 8:30 am-6:30 pm
Sunday, 9:15 am-4:30 pm
Tours depart every 15 minutes.

Public Transportation

By Subway: B, D, F or V trains to 47-50 Streets/Rockefeller Center; N, R, or W trains to 49th Street; 1 or 9 trains to 50th Street.


30 Rockefeller Plaza
(W.49th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues)
New York, NY 10112

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30 Rockefeller Plaza
(W.49th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues)
New York, NY 10112

Phone: 212-664-3700

Website: NBC Studio Tour

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