How to buy Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me tickets.
If you’re a fan of Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me the NPR news quiz show and have ever thought about attending a taping here’s how it works:
Tickets are $30 general admission and $85 for a seat in the first two rows plus a bag of swag. Tickets go on sale approximately six weeks before the taping on Friday’s at 10AM. The Premium Seats sell out immediately followed by the regular seats within a couple days at most. Look for tickets here. If it seems like the website isn’t working it means the tickets are sold out. Click here to enter to win a pair of tickets to any WWDTM taping in Chicago.
Tapings are at the 456 seat Chase Bank Auditorium, 10 S. Dearborn on Thursday nights. Doors open at 7:00PM; taping begins at 7:30PM and lasts until approximately 9:30PM. Be sure to arrive by 7:25 p.m. to guarantee those reserved seats.
There is a ‘first come, first served’ waiting list. Please show up to the check-in area in the basement of the bank starting at 5:30 p.m. that day. No guarantees.
- All seats are assigned.
- Tickets can only be used by the ticket purchaser who must be present with a picture I.D.
- There are no refunds or exchanges for purchased tickets through WBEZ or NPR.