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.

NBC Studios
Seventy-five-minute walking tour; see sets of Days of Our Lives; wardrobe, makeup, special effects, sound effects. M–F 9 am–3 pm. $5–$8.50, under 5 free. 3000 W. Alameda Ave., Burbank, 818.840.3538 Map T21

The Studios at Paramount
Two-hour group tour of the longest-operating and only remaining major studio in Hollywood. Reservation required. Tours daily (holidays exempt) every half hour 9:30 am–2:00 pm (weekend schedules may vary). VIP tour available. $48. 5555 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, 323.956.1777 Map I14

Sony Pictures Studios
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. $38; 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. Universal’s VIP Experience is private guided tour through prop warehouse, working movie sets, soundstages. Call for hours. $76–84, under 3 free. Front-of-line pass, $139. VIP Experience $349. 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, 818.622.3801 Map U20


Warner Bros. StudiosWarner Bros. Studios
Two-hour VIP tour of working movie and TV studio includes backlots, enormous soundstages and costume department, memorabilia museum and observation of filming when possible. Deluxe tour available. Reservation recommended; photo ID required. Daily except Christmas. $54, under 8 not admitted. 3400 Riverside Drive, Burbank, 818.972.8087 Map U20

Studio Tapings

Audiences Unlimited
Free tickets to live tapings of TV shows on CBS, FOX, NBC and CW. Minimum age 10–18, varies by show. Satellite TV Ticket Booth, Universal Studios Hollywood, 818.260.0041, Ext. 1

CBS Studio Center
Reserve seats in the studio audience for tapings of prime-time television and game shows. Minimum age 12–18, varies by show. 4024 Radford Ave., Studio City, 818.753.3470 Map U18

CBS Television City
Reserve seats for tapings of game shows such as The Price Is Right. Minimum age 12–18, varies by show. 7800 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 323.575.2458 Map J13

The Ellen Degeneres Show
Free tickets for 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 Riverside Drive, Burbank, 818.954.5929 Map U20

Jimmy Kimmel Live
Free tickets for live tapings of late-night ABC show. Minimum age 18. Phone line open M–F 1–4 pm. El Capitan Entertainment Center, 6840 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 866.546.6984, Map H13

On-Camera Audiences
Free tickets to live tapings of TV shows including American Idol, Family Feud, The Late Late Show, MADtv. Minimum age 12–18, varies by show. 818.295.2700,

Paramount Studios
Tickets to tapings of shows offered first come, first served five days in advance and via website. Minimum age 12–18, varies by show. (Dr. Phil tickets, 323.461.7445, 5555 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, 323.956.1777. Map I14


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