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The Late Show with David Letterman - sign outside the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City

Late Show with David Letterman
Ed Sullivan Theater
53rd Street & Broadway

Tickets to the Late Show
If you are interested in receiving tickets to the "Late Show with David Letterman..."
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NOTE: A ticket will only be issued to those individuals who correctly answer a "Random Trivia Question about the Show." Each person answering their question correctly will be entitled to Two Tickets, provided that the guest's name is submitted on the entry form.

We can't recall the exact question we were asked, but luckily Barry knew the correct answer — "Rupert Jee" owner of the nearby Hello Deli.

Hello Deli is the deli made famous by David Letterman. Owner Rupert Jee is often featured on the Late Show

Stand-By Tickets
Stand-by tickets are available by calling 212-247-6497  starting at 11am on the day of the show only.
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Request Tickets in Person
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Group Tickets
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NOTE: Written requests for tickets through the mail are no longer accepted.

Expect to wait in several long lines before actually seeing the taping of the "Late Show with David Letterman." The time passes by quickly and it's great people-watching!

Outside the Ed Sullivan Theater featuring the "Late Show with David Letterman" in New York City

Bring a Photo ID...
and a Jacket

Remember to bring a Photo ID (Driver's License or Passport), or you won't be allowed into the show's taping.

The temperature inside the TV Studio is quite cool — usually no more than 50 degrees, so you may want to bring along a jacket to keep warm.



Large vertical sign featuring the Late Show with David Letterman outside the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City

Fans outside the Late Show Stage Door, after a taping of the show, waiting to see the celebrities that appeared on the show

The Late Show
"Stage Door"
If you happen to be passing by the "Late Show" Stage Door and notice a crowd gathering, you might want to stick around and see who appears.

The "Late Show" Stage Door is located around the corner to the Ed Sullivan Theater, in NY

The "Late Show with David Letterman" is taped at approximately 4:30-5:30pm (some days two shows are taped) and usually, just after taping, you can catch a glimpse of a celebrity or two slipping out the back door into their waiting limo or SUV. Be sure to bring your digital camera and an autograph book.

Donna Summer waving after appearing  on the Late Show with David Letterman in New York City

During one visit to the Stage Door, we saw Tony Bennett. Following a recent taping of the "Late Show," we made our way to the Stage Door and saw Donna Summer (waving in photo above) and Scott Dixon, 2008 Indy 500 Winner (photos below).

Indy 500 Winner Scott Dixon at the Late Show Stage Door in June 2008

The Stage Door is located around the corner from The Ed Sullivan Theater on 53rd Street and Broadway.

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