How to Get Tickets for TV Shows in London

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If you're looking for a night out to remember or what to get up close to some up and coming UK comedy talent or your favourite TV show stars, then we are about to let you into a little secret.

With a little know-how and luck, it is possible to get tickets to see live TV shows in London, so read on to discover which of the TV studios in the city you’ll need to start looking into and which of our Hyde Park hotels offer the best accommodation for your star-studded break.

Most TV production companies prefer their audience members to be at least 16 years old, so it’s worth checking out which shows have a lower age limit before you start seeking out available shows or making reservations for your group.

BBC Productions

If you’ve got a stay booked at our Hyde Park hotels and want to catch one of the many award-winning BBC shows live, then you’ll need to head to the BBC website to complete an application form.

As you can imagine, some of the more popular shows such as Strictly Come Dancing have a long waiting list of would-be dance floor darlings who want to enjoy the glitz and glamour of the live shows, so make sure that you fill in your application well in advance if you want to be in with a chance of bagging yourself some seats.

Remember, there are plenty of TV shows to choose from so apply to as many as you like to maximise your chances of being picked as a member of the audience. It's also worth remembering that the filming of many shows takes a lot longer than the broadcasted program, so be sure to check out the nearby Hyde Park restaurants before you head off to take your seats as you could be there for quite some time.

Applause Store

Looking after the audience for big shows including the X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent, the Applause Store has a similar application process to the BBC, so you’ll need to fill in a brief online application form to be in with a chance of seeing the live show while staying at our Hyde Park hotels.

As you can imagine, thousands of people apply to get a seat in the studio audience for every show, so don't be too put off if your first application doesn't reap any rewards as the majority of the audience is picked at random using a computerised raffle style system. If you've tried on several occasions and don't get the show tickets you wanted for your chosen dates, you could always visit one of the many Hyde Park restaurants before heading back to your hotel room to have your very own X-Factor or Britain's Got Talent party with a little help from the room service drinks and nibbles menu.


If the best up and coming comedic talent is more to your taste, then Chortle gives you a high chance of getting tickets to live televised comedy shows currently being filmed in the city.

Use your smartphone while enjoying one of the restaurants in Hyde Park to see if there are any shows that take your fancy during your stay with us in London. With a little bit of luck, you’ll find a comedy show that’s being filmed during your stay that is still seeking audience members.

TV Recordings

This is a website set up to offer instant e-tickets to show recordings in the capital including Not Going Out and the Russell Howard Hour. All you need to do in order to get tickets is to book your accommodation at our Hyde Park hotels, then head over to the TV Recordings website and register. This will allow you to see which recordings are taking place during your stay.

Once you’ve chosen the show recording you’d like to attend, simply download and print your e-tickets before heading over to the studio to enjoy a great evening or afternoon of entertainment. Something worth knowing is that many of the TV show recordings take place in the afternoon, so make sure you enjoy a hearty lunch at your choice of Hyde Park restaurants before you make your way to the venue.

SRO Audiences

As a promoter for some of the UK’s most popular TV shows, applying for tickets to see live recordings of 8 out of 10 cats and talk shows such as Loose Women is really straightforward using the SRO Audiences website.

What makes this promoter a little different is the fact that once you’ve registered your details online and chosen the shows that you’d like to be in with a chance of seeing, the system will automatically send you an email in just a few moments to let you know if you’ve been successful in getting the tickets you wanted.

Not only does this help you manage your free time when staying at our Hyde Park hotels, but you’ll be able to book your favourite Hyde Park restaurants as soon as you know if you’ve been lucky enough to secure tickets.

With a variety of recording studios all over London working with SRO Audiences to find people who want to come along to watch their shows being recorded, you could find yourself exploring a new neighbourhood too. Make sure that you have a Tube map to hand so you know where you need to be to catch the recording.

Be on Screen

If you want to not only watch TV shows being recorded but also want to be in with a chance of appearing on screen as an extra, then Be on Screen is the website for you!

Although you won’t receive a fee or be given any lines like a real actor or actress during your TV appearance, it’s a great experience for those who love British television and want a cool story to tell their friends when they return from their break in the capital.