Requests for free tickets to see a taping of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at NBC Studios in Manhattan’s Rockefeller Center can be made online at tonightshowtix.com. Tickets are released monthly, with a month’s ticket waitlist typically opening during the first week of the prior month.
Numbered stand-by cards are also handed out at 9 am on the morning of taping. The stand-by line typically forms several hours earlier on 49th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues), beginning at the Tonight Show sign and heading towards 6th Avenue. Receiving a stand-by card does not guarantee admission, but you will be able to return at a specific time later that afternoon for cancellations or extra tickets that become available.