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How to Get Tickets to The Oprah Winfrey Show

It's not easy to get tickets to _The Oprah Winfrey Show_. But with a little luck and a lot of determination, you just may see the Queen of Talk live.


  • Step 1: Don't give your ticket to anyone. As the person who made the reservation, you are the leader of your party and you must attend in order for the reservation to be valid. You may attend _The Oprah Show_ no more than once a season as the leader of a party or as the guest of another party. Duplicate reservations will be canceled.
  • Step 2: Check, or download _The Oprah Show_'s mobile phone app for notifications about last-minute tickets. You may submit just one e-mail request for last-minute reservations; multiple submissions will disqualify you. If you’re picked, your reservation will be confirmed via phone or e-mail. Good luck!
  • FACT: In 2007, Oprah taped her popular "Favorite Things" show in Macon, Georgia, because it consistently had the highest percentage of Oprah viewers in the nation.
  • : Reservations are not a guarantee that you will get into the show, which could be re-scheduled or cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Any money you spend on travel to see the Oprah Winfrey show will not be reimbursed.
  • Step 3: Check your e-mail: You'll be notified within 24 hours of the window closing if your request for tickets to _Oprah_ was granted or denied. If it was granted, you'll have 48 hours to confirm it, at which point you'll be e-mailed all the information you need about attending the show.
  • Step 4: Go to the website's "Current Reservation Availability" section to see if reservation requests are being accepted, or when the next chance to submit a ticket request will be.
  • Step 5: Submit a request when the window is open. The timing of the ticket request doesn't matter; all requests have the same chance of being selected because they’re chosen at random.
  • TIP: Don't pay anyone for tickets to _Oprah_; they're free. Reservations are only valid if they're made through, and they're non-transferable.
  • Step 6: Become a member of It's free and you can cancel your membership at any time.

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