How to Get Free Tickets to "Live With Kelly"

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It's one of the hottest talk shows in the morning and it's relatively easy to get tickets to a taping of "Live with Kelly." The show is recorded on weekday mornings in New York City. The tickets are free, but there are a few things you should know before requesting your tickets.

How to Get Free Tickets to "Live with Kelly" 

As with most talk shows, there is never a guarantee that you will get tickets to "Live" for a particular day.

It's best to plan ahead and request yours as soon as you know your schedule. It's not uncommon for the show to be at full capacity three to four weeks out.

  1. You can request tickets online, via Live's online submission form. The ticket calendar makes it easy to discover which shows still have tickets available.
  2. Once you choose a date, you will be directed to 1iota.com, a website that books tickets for many talk shows. You will need to sign up for an account on that website. Be ready to fill out your name, address, email and phone number. You also have an option to send a note to the show.
  3. You can request up to four tickets for one show. It is suggested that you submit your request as early as possible. Ticket requests are taken in the order they're received and this is a very popular show, so plan ahead. 
  4. You will receive an email when your tickets are confirmed. This will also include any additional information that is not available on the 1iota website for the show.
  1. If you did not get a ticket for a particular day, you can always take a chance on standby tickets. Just visit the studio (7 Lincoln Square, New York, N.Y., on the southeast corner of W. 67th and Columbus Avenue) no earlier than 7 a.m. the day of the show.
  2. Whether you have a ticket or are on standby, the show is a first-come, first-served for the audience. There is never a guarantee that you will get into the studio.

    A Few Useful Tips for Your " Live " Experience

    The nice thing about "Live" is that you can bring children, just not very young kids. It will be a great experience for them to be able to see a live television show in action.

    1. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult, though children under 10 are not permitted.
    2. Be sure that everyone brings a government photo ID as it is required for admission. Be prepared to pass through security and metal detectors.
    3. While you are advised not to bring cell phones, pagers, luggage, backpacks or large shopping bags, you can bring a camera. There is no flash photography or video and you can only take photos during certain periods of time.
    4. There is no place to store your personal belongings. Make sure that whatever you have with you can fit underneath your seat.
    5. The show recommends that you "dress as if you are going to a nice dinner." Try to avoid t-shirts and hats or anything with logos. They also prefer "solid bright colors" and note that the audience will spend some time outside in line and that the studio is air-conditioned, so dress warmly.
    6. Tickets are non-transferable and may not be sold or auctioned.
    7. Audiences are often overbooked. Admission is not guaranteed, even though you have a ticket. However, if you are turned away, this show does offer VIP tickets that you can use in the future.