'The Late Show with David Letterman' is now closed. Stephen Colbert has now taken over as host and free TV taping tickets are now available.

The Late Show is Shot in NYC and Free Tickets To The Show Are Available To The Public

UPDATE: This TV Show has now closed. The new iteration of 'The Late Show' will be hosted by Stephen Colbert.

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'The Late Show with David Letterman'

David Letterman doing his opening monologue
Letterman reciting opening monologue for audience

Every weeknight at 11:35pm, 'The Late Show with David Letterman' airs on CBS. The fiercely popular talk show is an hour long and tapes at the historic Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City's Times Square. The host, known to fans simply as “Dave,” has been a mainstay in the late night world since the early ‘80s. His house band is called the CBS Orchestra and is led by longtime Letterman bandleader Paul Shaffer. Alan Kalter serves as the show’s announcer. The Late Show with David Letterman features interviews with film and TV stars, musicians, athletes, and other celebrities. The David Letterman TV show also has hilarious recurring segments like the "Top Ten List" and of course Dave's opening monologue.

David Letterman TV Show Taping Schedule:

The David Letterman TV Show tapes five times a week at the following tape times and days:
4:30pm and 7:00pm
Thursday: 4:30pm

This TV show tapes in the Ed Sullivan Theater in Times Square, NYC. 1697 Broadway, New York, NY 10019.

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How Do To Get Tickets to the David Letterman Show in NYC

Standby and Short Notice Tickets:
Standby tickets to The Late Show with David Letterman are available. If you want to see the David Letterman TV Show in New York we can tell you how to do it. Our complete research guide to TV Show tickets will give you access to all the latest information including methods, phone numbers, and the secret details.

Advance Ticket Requests:
The David Letterman show does not accept postal requests for advance tickets. Advance tickets for future shows can only be requested over the internet, by phone, or in person.

Group Tickets:
The Late Show's group ticket policy has been inconsistent. The Late Show with David Letterman sometimes accepts ticket requests from groups that wish to attend a taping of the show, but rejects many group requests. The reason for this is that no TV show wants to book too many groups, for fear that they might cancel at the last minute and leave the show without a significant chunk of its studio audience. We recommend that groups focus on getting individual show tickets instead, so each of the group members will need to make their own ticket request for the same date. The group leader should still go ahead and apply for group tickets for the whole party, but just bear in mind there is little chance that the Letterman Show group ticket request for will be honored.

Ticket Limitations:
The Late Show with David Letterman will not give out tickets more than once within a six-month period to the same household. Not all ticket requests will be accommodated. The Late Show ticketing group clearly favors out-of-towners.

Age Requirements:
You have to be over 18 years old to attend this TV show. Government ID is required.

Studio Audience Casting:
The David Letterman show appeals to a wide range of people, and the studio audience reflects that. What is most important to the staffers choosing the studio audience for The Late Show with David Letterman is that the people watching the taping are big, enthusiastic fans of the show.

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TV Studio Address:

Ed Sullivan Theater
1697 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
(Between 53rd and 54th Streets)

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Show Transmission:

The Late Show with David Letterman airs weeknights at 11:30pm on CBS.

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Travel Plans:

Want to make it to the show on time? Here’s the latest local transit information. www.nysubway.com