How to Get Tickets to The View

by ContributorUpdated September 22, 2017

Suddenly popular because of its on-air bickering, ABC's "The View" airs live in New York City and getting tickets to the show can take perseverance, patience and preparation. But if you are planning a trip to New York six months to a year from now, think about ordering tickets to be part of the studio audience. Read on to learn how to get tickets to "The View."

Plan Ahead

Order tickets online. Although ABC-TV advises you to order tickets at least 12 weeks in advance, your chances for getting tickets for a specific date are better if you order six to nine months in advance. But ticket ordering online is set up so that you can keep trying dates until you are successful.

Be aware that the typical wait for tickets is about nine months. If you live outside of the Mid-Atlantic states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut, there is a chance that you can ask for specific show dates. Dates for ticket requests from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut are assigned by ABC.

Arrive at the studio at 320 West 66th Street by 9:30 a.m. sharp with your ticket. Audience members are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis, and ABC says that ticket distribution occasionally can be in excess of studio capacity. All the more reason to get there early.

Just Show Up

Show up in person to get tickets to "The View" if you can't plan ahead. This is always a risk, but plenty of people go to the studio and get in line for stand-by tickets for shows on the same day.

Go to the audience entrance where "The View" is filmed, at 320 W. 66th Street, no later than 8:30 a.m. At 8:30, you can pick up a number and will be asked to return to the standby line at 10:20 a.m.

Return to the audience entrance no later than 10:15 a.m. and wait for standby seats. If any are available, check your ticket number because seats will be distributed in numerical order.


You will be required to show a photo ID for security clearance. Audience members must be at least 16 years old.

It is usually wise to bring a sweater or jacket, since most TV studios are air conditioned.

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