How to Get Tickets for "Family Feud"

While in Los Angeles, be a member of the live studio audience

Steve Harvey hosting Family Feud

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"Family Feud" currently tapes at in Los Angeles, California. Hosted by Steve Harvey, the show typically films during the spring and summer months with several shows recorded each day of taping. Fortunately, if you're planning a trip or live nearby, it's relatively simple to get a free ticket to attend the taping of "Family Feud."

And although a ticket does not come with a chance to apply for the show like "The Price is Right" or "Who Wants to Be A Millionaire," a trip to LA would be all the more fun with a stop at one of these episodes. Here's how you can get your own tickets to see "Family Feud." 

Requesting Tickets

There are a variety of ways to request tickets to become a member of the live studio audience. If you're planning ahead, the easiest way to do so is to visit the "Family Feud" website and follow the ticketing link in the top right corner. Like many other game shows, "Family Feud" handles its free ticketing through On Camera Audience which posts the upcoming schedule of tapings. Here, you can select your preferred dates based on availability. 

Unlike most filmed game shows, you only have to be 16 years old to enter, so going to see a filming of "Family Feud" may just be the perfect addition to your child's graduation celebration! Filming for the show typically starts in March and runs through the end of September. Although it is not common to get a ticket day of, you might risk the box office if you didn't plan ahead or weren't selected previously for tickets during your scheduled visit to the area. 

History of the Program

"Family Feud" first aired on ABC in July of 1976 and was hosted by Richard Dawson until June of 1985, when the show changed networks to CBS where Ray Combs took over hosting responsibilities. The show continues on CBS today, hosted by Steve Harvey, but over its illustrious career, the game show has featured a number of different hosts including Louie Anderson, Richard Karn, and John O'Hurley. 

The show operates as a contest between two families in teams of five. A national poll (of 100 people) question is presented by the host and one member of each family goes up to the podium to attempt to guess the most common response. The winning person can then choose to either pass or play to try to figure out the rest of the missing answers. If they succeed at guessing all of them, they win the round and points. If not, the other team has a chance to steal after the first gets three strikes. After four rounds, the family with the most points goes on to around called "Fast Money" where two family members are separately asked to give the top answer for five different polls. If the couple's combined score reaches over 200 points, they instantly win $20,000. 

If you'd like to compete on the show, a separate application process is necessary with a bit more screening involved, but if you'd simply like to watch the fun, all you need to do is apply.