Ed Sullivan Theater, New York City

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The Ed Sullivan Theater is a theater located at 1697–1699 Broadway, between West 53rd and West 54th, in the Theater District in Manhattan, New York City. The theater has been used as a venue for live and taped CBS broadcasts since 1936.
It is historically known as the home of The Ed Sullivan Show and the site of both Elvis Presley's second and third appearances on it (his first appearance was filmed remotely at CBS Studio Center in Hollywood,) as well as The Beatles' debut performance in the United States. Since 1993, it has been home to CBS' late night talk show, The Late Show. CBS began using the theater during David Letterman's tenure as host, and Stephen Colbert retained it when he took over the show in 2015. It is on the National Register of Historic Places, and the interior has been designated a landmark by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission.
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  • Perfect venue for Stephen Colbert show. If you come to this show, wear warm clothes, its freezing in the theatre. I love the football stainless dome and the neat details everywhere throughout the.....  more »
  • Lots of fun to see a taping. The audience really gets hyped up. Didn’t like the waiting for hours prior to being seated!  more »
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  • We went for a taping of the Stephen Colbert show. It was free, and as long as you are early, you’ll get decent seats and most of the wait is inside. The inside is absolutely beautiful, the bathrooms are nice and clean, and the staff made it a fun wait. The show was great to attend and it’s likely you’ll be on TV! 10/10, would do again.
  • The Stephen Colbert show was amazing! We had such a good time and the staff was super friendly! There are things that you can buy such as memorabilia, but no food or drink has allowed inside or sold inside.

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