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Ed Sullivan Theatre

The Ed Sullivan Theatre, in the heart of NYC, is an iconic cultural hub renowned for hosting legendary TV shows like the "Late Show with David Letterman" and "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" on CBS Television. Offering live television tapings and a rich entertainment history, it's a must-visit for fans of showbiz glamour and comedy.
Ed Sullivan Theatre near the Ameritania Hotel in New York City

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Attend a Live Taping for CBS Television's Late Show

  • Tickets: Prices vary and tickets are in high demand! Get Tickets online or join the wait list for expedited access
  • Hours: Filming begins at 4:30PM on show dates

Tapings generally run from 80-120 minutes in length.

Ed Sullivan Theater

The theater's storied past, dating back to its opening as Hammerstein's Theater in 1927, is etched into every corner of the building. It has been the site of remarkable performances and historic television moments, most notably "The Ed Sullivan Show", "The Late Show with David Letterman", and today, it continues this legacy by hosting "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," America's premier late-night talk show, known for its insightful satire, guest interviews, and musical performances

The Ed Sullivan Theater stands as a testament to neo-Gothic design, with its intricate terra-cotta ornamentation and opulent interior detailing. While modernized to accommodate contemporary shows, the theater retains the grandeur and elegance of its early days, offering visitors a glimpse into the golden age of entertainment. Attending a live taping of "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" is more than just watching a show; it's an immersive experience. As part of the live audience, you're not only witnessing the making of television history but also contributing to the show's energy and dynamism. It's a chance to see the behind-the-scenes workings of a top-rated show and maybe even interact with celebrities and musical acts​.