How to Get Tickets to See "Jeopardy"

Become a Part of the Studio Audience

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Tickets for the live studio audience of "Jeopardy!are absolutely free — all you need to do is write or call in and make your request or order your tickets online. Please note that these methods are only for the tickets themselves and do not include travel expenses such as flights or accommodations, including transport to and from the studio.

Filmed daily (during the week) at Sony Pictures Entertainment Studio, "Jeopardy" pits three contestants against one another in what producers of the show call "American's favorite trivia game." The contestant that answers the highest number of the highest value questions and stomps the others in the final question wins the entire pot and goes on to compete in the next round of competition.

The losers still get to keep the money they earned, though, so it may be worth it for you to also apply to be a contestant!

Tickets by Mail, Phone, or Online

To order "Jeopardy" tickets by mail, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope and a note that includes the number of tickets and taping date you'd like to attend to Jeopardy Tickets, P.O. Box 2763, Hollywood CA 90028. Because you are not guaranteed to get tickets for the date you requested, it's best to select several different dates — or even a range of dates that would work for your schedule — to give yourself the best chance of actually being selected. 

To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-482-9840 from Monday to Friday, between 10 am and 4 pm Pacific time. You will not get priority seating using this method, but it's a good way to try to reserve tickets if you're running on a short time frame. Hopefully, someone may have canceled or a spot opened up in the audience — perfect for that spontaneous last-minute thing to do while visiting Hollywood.

The quickest route for getting tickets though is to go to the Jeopardy! website and attempt to get priority seating online. Here you have access to a taping schedule and the ability to submit your order. Available showtimes are listed in the corresponding drop down menu — if none are available the menu will be blank and you should check again later to see if new dates opened up.

You'll have to provide some basic information here including your full name, telephone number, the date you are requesting, and the number of seats requested. If you are awarded tickets, you will be taken to the next page with a confirmation of these tickets. Print this and keep it safe as you will need it to enter the studio.

If you are lucky enough to be awarded a ticket through any of the above methods, be sure to arrive at the taping date early because it often happens that the number of tickets requested outnumbers the seats available and priority will be given on a first-come-first-served basis. One last thing to keep in mind is that children under the age of eight years old are not permitted to attend a taping.

Becoming A Contestant

Unlike other popular game shows like "The Price is Right" or "Let's Make a Deal," becoming a contestant on "Jeopardy!" requires a bit more of a process. First, you have to register online which can be as simple as signing in with your Facebook or creating a custom "Jeopardy" log in by providing your e-mail address and some basic information about yourself. After you register, you will shortly receive a confirmation via e-mail. 

Next, you will need to register to take the online test which simply requires answering some basic questions like "have you been on the show before" and "are you in college," so that show producers can pick contestants that fit their pre-programmed schedule.

Once you have submitted your request again you will be asked to wait for an e-mail confirmation. In the meantime, you can use their test prep center, J6, to get ready for the real challenge! 

Once you get that e-mail, you are then allowed to take the real test that will determine whether or not you have what it takes to be a contestant. Your answers, combined with the personality you present in your profile (be sure to select a dynamic profile image!), will determine whether or not you are selected. 

According to one of the show's contestants' producers, Maggie Speak the best contestants should "be well-rounded" and "the best way to become familiar with the categories is to watch the show as often as possible. It's the ultimate study guide."

Now, get to watching and good luck on your test!