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The NBC Studio Tour

The NBC Experience Store, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, NY 10112 (Manhattan)
+1 212-664-3700
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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... more » 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. « less
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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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Coquitlam, Canada
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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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Wisconsin
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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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VA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We were overall disappointed with the tour. It was very structured, really no personality from the interns conducting it. You get to see a short film about NBC, then go to a few studios. The studios you get to see are hit/miss depending on what is going on. We got to see the Nightly News Studio and Jimmy Fallon's. SNL... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

The guides that showed us around we're absolutely fantastic and extremely good humoured and went through every aspect of the tour in great detail. The tour itself comprises of a brief movie which details the history of NBC and you'll then move on to the tour which includes studios, make up rooms and the like. There's even a chance for... More

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Centurion, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

My wife and I decided to visit Rockefeller Centre while in New York, and combine a visit to Top of the Rock with one to NBC Studios. We were however disappointed to be informed that the NBC Studios were closed for renovations. The reviews we read on Tripadvisor before we left for the USA in March all appear to be... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

You start this tour in a hallway with random NBC memorabilia, I particularly liked the Coneheads stuff. The tour I went on didn't go through the SNL set, I was looking forward to that part. We then went through some news sets which were pretty cool because they were actively filming. Overall it was a pretty good tour, just wish... More

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