Studio Tours + Tapings

Studio Tours

See The Ellen Show and other hit TV programs, in person. Take a tour of Warner Bros. and NBC studios. Shop at trendy boutiques and dine in delicious restaurants—all in Burbank.

Paramount Pictures Studio Tour
Two-hour group tour of the longest-operating and only remaining major studio in Hollywood. Reservation required. Tours daily (except some holidays) every half hour 9:30 am–2 pm. $53; VIP tour $178, under 10 not admitted. 5555 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, 323.956.1777 Map I14

Sony Pictures Studio Tour
Two-hour walking tour of working motion picture studio includes sets of television shows and films. Reservation, photo ID required. M–F 9:30 am–2:30 pm. $40, under 12 not admitted. Parking free. 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, 310.244.8687 Map L11

Universal Studios HollywoodUniversal Studios Hollywood
Legendary studio tour. VIP Experience includes private tour of movie studio, prop warehouse, front-of-line privileges and gourmet lunch. Call for hours. $87-$92, under 3 free. Front-of-line pass $139-$179. VIP Experience $299. 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, 818.622.3801 Map U20


Warner Bros. StudiosWarner Bros. Studios
Two-hour VIP tour of working TV and film studio includes backlots, soundstages, costume department, museum, new Batman exhibit and observation of filming when possible. Deluxe tour available. Reservation recommended; photo ID required. Daily except Christmas 8:15 am-4 pm. $54, under 8 not admitted. 3400 W. Riverside Drive, Burbank, 818.972.8687 Map U20

Studio Tapings

Audiences Unlimited
Free tickets to live tapings of TV shows on CBS, Fox, NBC and CW, such as The Big Bang Theory, 2 Broke Girls and Two and a Half Men. Minimum age 10–18, varies by show. 818.260.0041, Ext. 1,

The Ellen Degeneres Show
Free tickets to taping of comedian’s daytime talk show. Minimum age 14; minors must show photo ID and be accompanied by a parent. Advance tickets, go to; day-of tickets, call before noon. Warner Bros. Studios, 3400 W. Riverside Drive, Burbank, 818.954.5929 Map U20

Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Free tickets to live tapings of late-night ABC show. Minimum age 18. El Capitan Entertainment Centre, 6840 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Map H13 

On-Camera Audiences
Free tickets to live tapings of TV shows including Celebrity Name Game, The Price is Right and American Idol. Minimum age varies by show. 818.295.2700,



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