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.
So if you want to go be prepared to buy the day they go on sale. Tickets are sold through Eventbrite so if you don’t already have an account you may want to set up one up in advance. Ticket proceeds benefit NPR. Listen to prior shows here.
Click here to enter to win a pair of tickets to any WWDTM taping in Chicago.
Tapings are at the 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.
Future shows: All shows through August 31 are sold out. Attend a free taping at Millennium Park July 27.
- All seats are assigned.
- They do have a ‘first come, first served’ waiting list that signs up at 6:00 p.m. on the night of the taping. Sometimes they even have rush tickets. No guarantees. A rush ticket is when you go to the box office just prior to the start of the show (Usually the last 20 min) and get your ticket for whatever seats they have.
- Tickets can only be used by the purchaser of the tickets who must be present with a picture I.D.
- There are no refunds or exchanges for purchased tickets through WBEZ or NPR.
- The auditorium has 456 seats.