How fun! With just a little bit of planning, you can be part of a studio audience while they're filming a sitcom, reality show or game show. Even better? It's free - and you get bragging rights when you get back home and watch the episode with your friends.
Quite a few popular (and not-so-popular) shows use studio audiences and they'll let you in on the fun. It takes a little advance planning, but it's well worth it: We had so much fun watching a Becker filming back in its day that we're still boring our friends talking about it.
Pros and Cons
Being in a studio audience will give you a unique, behind-the-scenes look at how television programs are made. On the downside, it takes up quite a bit of time (2 hours or more for a 30-minute show) and you have to be in Hollywood on the right day of the week and at the right time of year (which varies depending on the show). Studio audiences are adults-only affairs, so this isn't a family activity.
More About How to Be in a Studio Audience
If you need more information, check the Complete Guide to Being in a Studio Audience. It will tell you about hours, how to get tickets, admission discounts, how to get there and the best time to go.