How to Get Free Tickets to 'The Dr. Oz Show'

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Who doesn’t want to see? Dr. Mehmet Oz is one of the most electrifying daytime talk show hosts to hit the screen in recent years, and his no-nonsense show is mesmerizing. Agree? Then step right up and see if you can’t score a pair of free tickets. Just follow these simple instructions.

Please note, when you take a look at both the “Difficulty” and “Time Required” section, realize that this reflects the ease of requesting and the length of time it takes to request tickets.

Obtaining tickets or a reservation to a taping can take much longer. In the case of some shows, it can take months – even years. After all, most shows have a ton of fans and the tickets are free.

Difficulty: Average

Time Required: 15 minutes or more

Here's How

  1. Request tickets by calling the NBC Ticket Line at 212-664-3056 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. When you call, select Option 4 for free tickets.
  2. Chat with a call center representative who will do his or her best to accommodate your request. Most ticket requests are made 2 to 6 weeks in advance, so don’t dial up the day before you want to go.
  3. Be ready to share your preferred show date, personal information, the number of tickets desired (up to four), and the names of all who will attend.
  4. If the call center rep can meet your request, congrats! You’re going to see the doctor! Now jot this down: The show tapes three days a week, two shows a day. The specific days each week vary (for goodness sake, Dr. Oz is a real neurosurgeon who performs several hundred surgeries a year – you gotta work around his schedule).
  5. Show times are 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Arrive no later than 8:30 a.m. for the morning show and no later than 1:30 p.m. for the afternoon show. Watch your email for any changes in time or day.
  6. Realize as an audience member, you may be contacted prior to the show. Producers may want to ask you a few questions regarding a certain topic or ask you to participate in a segment.
  7. Admission is first-come, first-served. In other words, your seat is not reserved and the studio is frequently overbooked. Don’t be late or you won’t see the show. Even if you have tickets.
  8. The show tapes at NBC Studios, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Studio 6A, New York City.
  9. Groups of 20 or more can contact Use the subject heading: Group Inquiry. In your email, supply a contact name and daytime phone and email, which weekday you’d like to attend, the number of tickets in your group, and a bit about your organization or group (new moms, PTA, business outing, Kiwanis).


  1. The show will do its best to accommodate your request, but be ready to receive tickets for a different date. (No whining; they’re free.)
  2. No ticket or got there late? You can go standby on the day of the taping. Standby tickets are first-come, first-served.
  3. Audience members must be 18 years old or accompanied by an adult (no younger than 14 permitted, however). All guests must have photo ID when they arrive at the studio. Photo ID includes a drivers license, state ID, passport, or military ID.
  4. Don’t bring much. Audio and video recording devices of all manner are not permitted, including cell phones. Forget backpacks or bags. Small purses are O.K.
  5. Dress nicely. Business casual or trendy/upscale. Bright, solid colors. No busy patterns, no logos, no hats, no shorts, skirts or tank tops. You’re bound to wind up on camera, so look your best!