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The Tour at NBC Studios

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Address: 30 Rockefeller Plz, The Shop at NBC Studios, New York City, NY 10112-0015
Phone Number: +1 212-664-3700
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8:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

The first and most famous studio tour in television history is now better...

The first and most famous studio tour in television history is now better than ever. It's more in depth. More interactive. And, above all, more fun.

You’ll enjoy behind-the-scenes access to the studios where your favorite

shows are made. Like Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show Starring

Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers and more.

An NBC Page will serve as your host and behind-the-scenes expert,

guiding you through the historic halls of 30 Rock. You’ll learn about the entire TV production process, from the writing process and producing to the ways TV content gets to your home.

You’ll then experience it all first hand as you and your fellow Tour guests produce your own show in our brand new Tour Studio. You can then

download your show to keep for free.

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Fun to See the Studios + Get a Glimpse of Production Rooms

We had just finished power watching the sitcom 30 Rock when we visited. The fictional character Kenneth Parcell is an over-the-top dedicated to his job NBC Page, so we were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Claire W
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Newton, Massachusetts

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Professional, informative, and interactive tour! A must for anyone who loved Saturday Night Live, and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon! I'm so glad I went on this tour and recommend it for everyone going to NYC! There is even an interactive part, but it's a surprise! So fun!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour is interesting as it gives you the best of NBC Studios in NYC. The tour varies from day to day, but consists of well-known parts of the studios. I was surprised to see Willie Geist in the hall and the podium Arturo Toscanni used. Our tour group was small (probably 12-16), so it was more intimate in nature.... More 

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RyanNBC, Director of Sales at The Tour at NBC Studios, responded to this review

Dear JRB100, Thank you for posting your review of The Tour at NBC Studios. I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed the tour and that we were able to provide a memorable experience. Warm regards, Ryan Michaelsen Director, The Tour at NBC Studios More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour was great! We got to see the Nightly News, SNL, and the Tonight Show studios! It was really cool to be able to go in them all and the tour guides were very informative with what happens during the shows! We also got to see all the production studios and control rooms and then even got to make... More 

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RyanNBC, Director of Sales at The Tour at NBC Studios, responded to this review

Dear Melissawar, Thank you for your kind review of The Tour at NBC Studios. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the tour and that our Pages were able to provide a memorable experience. Warm regards, Ryan Michaelsen Director, The Tour at NBC Studios More 

Trinity
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Real neat. Did the building tour last time, this was a good complement. The "tour takers" made a little pretend-night show video, which is emailed to us, which was cool.

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RyanNBC, Director of Sales at The Tour at NBC Studios, responded to this review

Dear pasconole, Thank you for your review of The Tour at NBC Studios. I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed the tour at that we were able to provide a memorable experience. Warm regards, Ryan Michaelsen Director, The Tour at NBC Studios More 

Herts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a fun but informative tour. The pages or guides were very enthusiastic and answered all our questions. I have never done a tour like this before and I found the time flew by. They make a video at the end with us as hosts, guests etc which was so funny. I would definitely recommend this tour.

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RyanNBC, Director of Sales at The Tour at NBC Studios, responded to this review

Dear happyhelent, Thank you for your review of The Tour at NBC Studios. I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed the tour and that we were able to provide a memorable experience. Warm regards, Ryan Michaelsen Director, The Tour at NBC Studios More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In all my visits to NYC here was one place that was right by my hotel and kept missing it! Located in the Rockefeller tower AKA 30 Rock you are given a 1 1/2 guided tour of three sets of your favorite NBC shows broadcast here in NYC. Tickets can be and I recommend purchased online in advance so you... More 

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RyanNBC, Director of Sales at The Tour at NBC Studios, responded to this review

Dear Arlene, Thank you for your kind review of The Tour at NBC Studios. I am so pleased to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed the tour and that we were able to provide a memorable experience. Warm regards, Ryan Michaelsen Director, The Tour at NBC Studios More 

Newton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had just finished power watching the sitcom 30 Rock when we visited. The fictional character Kenneth Parcell is an over-the-top dedicated to his job NBC Page, so we were pleased to see that 2 outgoing NBC Pages led our one hour tour. We were able to see 3 studios (on weekdays you often just see 2 - I think... More 

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RyanNBC, Director of Sales at The Tour at NBC Studios, responded to this review

Dear Claire W, Thank you for posting your review of The Tour at NBC Studios. I am pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed the tour and that we were able to provide a memorable experience. Warm regards, Ryan Michaelsen Director, The Tour at NBC Studios More 

Portage, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting behind the scenes look at the studios where some of your most watched shows are produced. You'll see the snl stage, get some background information and learn a little something about a working television studio. A very pleasant intern offered us tickets to watch a Seth Meyers monologue practice later in the day. It was very enjoyable.

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RyanNBC, Director of Sales at The Tour at NBC Studios, responded to this review

Dear roxlaw, Thank you for your kind review of The Tour at NBC Studios. I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed the tour and that we were able to provide a memorable experience. Warm regards, Ryan Michaelsen Director, The Tour at NBC Studios More 

Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fun and interesting tour. You get to see behind the scene studios and activities that show how a show is aired. Even though they were inactive, we got to see the Nightly News studio, the SNL studio and The Tonight Show studio! Then, you go on to create your own talk show with your tour compatriots. It... More 

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RyanNBC, Director of Sales at The Tour at NBC Studios, responded to this review

Dear Karen G, Thank you for your review of The Tour at NBC Studios. I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed the tour and that we were able to provide a memorable experience. Warm regards, Ryan Michaelsen Director, The Tour at NBC Studios More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

i'm going to trash this tour, because it is not worth the money. but first of all i'd like to say something about the tour guides. the 2 guides on my tour were very friendly, polite and they knew what they were talking about. so 2 points and a big thank you for the guides! really - i mean it.... More 

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RyanNBC, Director of Sales at The Tour at NBC Studios, responded to this review

Dear 1-minute-silence, Thank you for your review. Photos are not allowed on the tour as it is a working production environment. I apologize that you did not feel the tour met your expectations and I hope we may be able to host you again in the future with a more positive experience. Warm regards, Ryan Michaelsen Director, The Tour at... More 

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