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The NBC Studio Tour

The NBC Experience Store, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, NY 10112 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #436 of 798 Activities in New York City
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Owner description: The first stop on the tour is the NBC History Theatre, where you will learn about NBC's early days in radio. Your NBC Page will tell you about some of the network's early sound effect techniques and NBC's transition into television. The NBC Studio tour gives you the opportunity to enter and visit some of our most famous studios, including: Saturday Night Live, Conan O'Brien, Dateline, and much more.
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

There are no tours at this time. Not sure when tours will be offered. Can still go to the top of the rock.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This is a great attraction for fans of Seinfeld, 30 Rock or TV in general. There are great views from the roof top, in particular the view of Central Park. The gift shop downstairs is really good. There's a great range of souvenirs there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Visiting the Big Apple I had to do this tour, being such an NBC Europe fan (while it lasted). It didn't disappoint. We got to wander around the corridors of "30 Rock" (even if the actual show is shot in a studio elsewhere) escorted by our very own NBC page. The highlights were the entry to the NBC Nightly News... More

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Visiting the NBC Studio for a tour was one the highlights of my trip to NYC. After watching SNL many years and being able to see the actual studio it was filmed in was quite incredible. To see such an iconic feature on NYC was one of my favourite moments in the city. Everyone should do this tour!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Very cool to be behind the scenes on the sets of NBC. Just don't wait until you are in New York City. There are 3 passes you can buy to save money. Depending on your preferences, see the details here: City Pass Tear out coupons for 6 New York Attractions comprising: 1) Empire State Building Observatory; 2) The Metropolitan Museum... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

So this was a neat experience, but not what I expected. You may get to see a show live, but no guarantees. The best part of the tour is getting to see the Saturday Night Live stage. We took this tour since it was in our NY passes, otherwise may not have done it.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We visited here whilst we were on honeymoon and given the many other attractions that we visited this was our least memorable and favourite. The tour staff are quite good but the material that they work with was poor. We wish there was more to say about this attraction but unless you are a major follower of American TV there... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

It was great! Got to see the SNL set and the staff were super friendly. I was able to get monologue rehearsal tickets for Jimmy Fallon (like I need to tell you how that was!)

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We wanted to do this tour but it isn't running at the moment, we were disappointed but I have done this in the past and it was very enjoyable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Really enjoyed touring the NYC NBC studios. It's really fun to go behind the scenes and go on sets for shows like Saturday Night Live and Jimmy Fallon. The NBC pages who guide the tours are funny and make it a great experience. I went on one of the first tours on a Sunday morning, and there was a special... More

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