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Ed Sullivan Theater

1697 Broadway, New York City, NY 10019-5904
+1 212-975-6644
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Try you luck and spend a nice afternoon : Lateshow with Stephen Colbert recording

Check regularly if tickets open for the show, put your name and wait... If you have priority... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
New York City, New York
Worth the Wait!!

If you happen to get lucky and score free tickets to the Late Show you can plan on some long wait... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Boston, United States
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1697 Broadway, New York City, NY 10019-5904
+1 212-975-6644
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Check regularly if tickets open for the show, put your name and wait... If you have priority ticket, there is no need to come too early but say 30 minutes after check in open is good. unless you want to be in the Front row......More

Thank Yves-Alexandre_YAL
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you happen to get lucky and score free tickets to the Late Show you can plan on some long wait times, but it will be worth it! Here is what I experienced: I had priority tickets for the show and was advised to arrive...More

Thank gerarddd2017
Reviewed 6 December 2017

It almost seems pointless to write a review since people have been writing for years what a grueling experience the endless standing and waiting while being barked at by self-important interns is, but nothing has changed. My son and I had priority tickets and got...More

2  Thank MissBooBoo
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Worthwhile experience although you wait at least an hour in the street even if you have the tickets. Hard to work out why this was necessary. The band were great, Stephen Colbert is very funny, but it depends on the guest list how much you...More

Thank Beth C
Reviewed 29 October 2017

If you get a chance to visit the Ed Sullivan theatre and are lucky enough to get tickets for the Late Show, then go! It's a really nice venue with a lot of history. Just make sure to bring a sweater or even better a...More

Thank Herr_KO
Reviewed 12 October 2017

If you are able to get Late Night tickets - good for you. I tried once for Letterman and after an entire day was the next in line TWICE. I did see Colbert - and - yes, it is an interesting experience to do ONCE...More

Thank tressed
Reviewed 28 September 2017

I am a really big fan of Stephen Colbert. I know there is some logical reason for having us come at 3:00 and wait and then come inside and wait and then sit down and wait... but for a New Yorker, who works, this was...More

1  Thank ameliac118
Reviewed 7 September 2017

After months of waiting, we finally scored tickets to see The Late Show. The host was gracious and funny, endearing himself to the partisan crowd. Put yourself on a bunch of waiting lists now, and sooner or later you will get in. Then, cross your...More

Thank Skeelove
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We saw the Colbert show and it was very entertaining. A lot of entertainment goes on before the show starts. Great interaction with the audience and some of the jokes before hand were funnier than the show itself. The band moved around the audience and...More

Thank skitraveler1
Reviewed 14 May 2017

While we were in NYC we went to tapings of The Late Show, Live with Kelly and Good Morning America. The Late Show was by far the most poorly run show we went to, there is soooo much waiting. We had priority tickets from 1iota.com...More

Thank BrussoDallas
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22 December 2017|
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Response from tressed | Reviewed this property |
I was also in a waitlist line. So no notice of actual tickets in advance.
Kate K
13 November 2017|
Response from Herr_KO | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can bring your phone in. But you are not allowed to use it, take pictures with it or anything like that. In case they see you doing so, they might ask you to leave the theatre.