Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!

I have scored the mythical tickets to a taping of Saturday Night Live. Yes, I’m attending a live taping of SNL during the 2018-2019 season, and I couldn’t be more excited.

There are two ways you can get tickets to the legendary SNL show. The first is to wait outside 30 Rockefeller Plaza at 7 AM on the date of taping, and hope to gain a stand-by ticket. These tickets are given out on a first come, first serve basis.

The second option to get tickets to SNL is to enter the SNL ticket lottery. The ticket lottery opens on August 1 each year and closes on August 31st. To register, you’ll need to write a small essay explaining why you would like to be part of the studio audience. You can read more about the SNL ticket lottery HERE.

Lottery winners are notified in September and offered dates for a randomly assigned night. Not everyone who enters the lottery receives a ticket. But, those that do are notified via email and have 24 hours to confirm their seats. Each lottery winner is assigned two tickets; I’m technically attending the taping as a guest of an SNL lottery winner. 

If you have ever dreamed of attending an SNL taping, or even considered attending a taping, I highly suggest entering the raffle. I’m pretty much proof that regular folks can make it into the SNL audience.




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Amanda is a native of Richmond, VA. She enjoys writing, blogging, traveling, shopping, and spending time with friends and family.

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