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The NBC Studio Tour

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Address: The NBC Experience Store, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, NY 10112
Phone Number: +1 212-664-3700
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Description: The first stop on the tour is the NBC History Theatre, where you will...
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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Pretty cool and very interesting

I enjoyed vsiting this studio for a tour with a group. It was very interesting and all the staff were very friendly abd polite. Will definately visit again if i can!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Was there last year its a good past time since you can spend a cool 1 to 2 hours , you can see the sets of saturday night live and tonight show with Jimmy Fallon among other things. Also you are able to see how the news / weather are produced live . The tour is well organized and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed vsiting this studio for a tour with a group. It was very interesting and all the staff were very friendly abd polite. Will definately visit again if i can!

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We did a lot of the touristy things in NYC, the NBC tour was one of the better ones. Nice tour of the facilities including where the Tonight Show and SNL are broadcast. Well organized, the guides/interns were funny and informative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We went through a number of years ago and and LOVED it. I was disappointed that I couldn't take my daughter this time due to reconstruction. If it's bigger and better for the next time we visit then it will be worth the wait.

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I personally loved the NBC Studio Tour, i would recommend it to anyone who is visiting New York. If you want to learn how it all starting and take a look at the Saturday Night Live Set, its a must.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

It was not available and no date for re-open. Only gift shop. Nothing interesting to see. Also, very few items at store.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We visited here while on vacation from the UK and although we do not get some of the programmes at home such as 'SNL' and 'Jimmy Fallon' we still had a great time. The staff were fun and friendly and it was really great to get the behind the scenes experience. There are lots of great things to do in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Loved the tour! It is fun to see where things are filmed. We especially loved being on the set of Jimmy Fallon! Sitting where they film Saturday Night Live was great too! You really get a great picture of how things work in television!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Loved seeing upclose all those places I usually visit thru the screen of my tv. The tour is definitely worthy specially if you are a snl fan. Luckily, I also got invited to sit in for the rehearsal of Jimmy Fallons monologue while visiting the giftshop. Laughed so hard!!! Best experience ever :D

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Fantastic experience on holiday in 2012, gave us a great insight into exactly what goes on in a television studio behind the scenes!! Was great to see some recognisable sets too such as SNL!

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