Free Tickets to TV Show Recordings, Q.I, Britains Got Talent, Celebrity Juice, etc, in the next few weeks, via the Official Outlet, The ApplauseStore £0
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Free Tickets to TV Show Recordings, Q.I, Britains Got Talent, Celebrity Juice, etc, in the next few weeks, via the Official Outlet, The ApplauseStore £0

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Found 9th May 2014
Basically I have not tried these in a long time, but very happy to have just received some tickets to see Q.I. next week, and think a lot of folk are not aware of this service.

Basically you log your details, and it is a bit random, but if you choose a selection of possible dates you are likely to get something. They email you back within a couple of days with confirmation if you have anything.

Can be a good evening / afternoon out for free

Last time I went was to see Kenny Everetts pilot for a quiz show "Brain Storm"..: about thirty years ago...

The Britains Got Talent Live Shows are up, which could be good

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They tend to release more tickets than seats available as they need to make sure the studios full, so be aware you need to turn up very early and wait outside in the cold for hours or you risk not getting in at all.

For reference, I attended a QI filming on evening of Wednesday 7th. I joined the queue at 6:00pm (Must have been perhaps 150th-200th in line?) and I got in with no issues.

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moonkeh

For reference, I attended a QI filming on evening of Wednesday 7th. I … For reference, I attended a QI filming on evening of Wednesday 7th. I joined the queue at 6:00pm (Must have been perhaps 150th-200th in line?) and I got in with no issues.



Mines at 3.15pm, I am guessing if I get there for about 2.30pm I should be ok.

I think some events (like BGT) they will tend to have a longer "standby", I don't think they will expect folk to wait more than say 45 mins for a normal show (?)
Edited by: "DonkeyKonk" 9th May 2014

dont be so sure - my friends and I went to see BBC The Magicians and we were told the doors would open at 5.30 and we arrived at 2.30 and was still 200th in the queue!
we did get in though and the show was brilliant

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kazzyroper

dont be so sure - my friends and I went to see BBC The Magicians and we … dont be so sure - my friends and I went to see BBC The Magicians and we were told the doors would open at 5.30 and we arrived at 2.30 and was still 200th in the queue!we did get in though and the show was brilliant



Oh cheers, I will bear it in mind,

I used to go to these a few years back and they used have two queues, standard and VIP. The VIP tickets would guarantee you entry. Sometimes if they recognised you as a regular, you'd get your ticket upgraded while queuing up in the standard line. VIP tickets were for invited guests and those who would definitely attend.

kazzyroper

dont be so sure - my friends and I went to see BBC The Magicians and we … dont be so sure - my friends and I went to see BBC The Magicians and we were told the doors would open at 5.30 and we arrived at 2.30 and was still 200th in the queue!we did get in though and the show was brilliant


Ha ha me too I was there!

Some people pay with the Applause Store and that gives them priority. Also you also get priority if you can't get in and get sent home or they give priority tickets away if you go along to a show that's not very popular.
You do need to get there really early and be prepared to be waiting around for a long time but it's worth it if you do manage to get in.
Enjoy.

Seem to be mainly for the cock-a-knees and the jock-a-knees!:(

It might be an idea if they had a location button without having to click on every one.

How useful is "location ..........to be confirmed" to anyone.

Complete waste of time.
Edited by: "Gallus" 9th May 2014

I've applied for tickets for QI for about the last 6 series and have not got any even once.

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Some nice tips there thanks.

Last Celeb Juice of the series next week so you're unlikely to have much luck with that until later in the year!

Age range 16/18+ so not a night out for the kids. Shame as 12 would seem an appropriate age for shows like Splash and BGT.

Would love some tickets please

I go to these all the time been to probably 20-30 in the last 2 years, I always get there an hour before doors open and there is usually about 20 people ahead of me at this time. I have NEVER been turned away. Also other websites such as sroaudiences.co.uk and tvrecordings. Heat Added!

Have had some very bad experiences with Applause Store... Great if you do get in though

I got really lucky with this! Travelled 3 hours to London to maybe get in for Britain's got talent final last year and even after being probably 300th in the queue got a front row seat behind the judges! They only let about 50 people in too, worth a shot!

I paid for gold member a couple of years back and was a waste of money as only got 1 ticket the whole year but I didn't renew and then got about 1 a month so it's not worth spending the money. They also email me with priority tickets I can apply for normally shows that aren't well known or a week day but I've been to BGT, piers Morgan, X factor bootcamp auditions etc I can only go on weekends so I've been lucky so far. I would recommend it for free tickets

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Good info, thanks folks

daisy1993

I go to these all the time been to probably 20-30 in the last 2 years, I … I go to these all the time been to probably 20-30 in the last 2 years, I always get there an hour before doors open and there is usually about 20 people ahead of me at this time. I have NEVER been turned away. Also other websites such as sroaudiences.co.uk and tvrecordings. Heat Added!




You've been very very lucky then.

I've been a similar number of times, if you weren't there 2-3 hours ahead, you weren't going to get in.

In the end I paid for the upgraded tickets, saved 2 hours per show, so a no brainer.

If you've got the time spare it's a fun experience, but, do bear in mind, you're one of a thousand, and you've paid nowt, so will get treated with the respect that that implies.

So if they need 250 people, they will ask for 1000 and let the first 250 in.

If you're 251...doesn't matter how early you got there, you're not getting in!

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iancwatkinson

You've been very very lucky then.I've been a similar number of times, if … You've been very very lucky then.I've been a similar number of times, if you weren't there 2-3 hours ahead, you weren't going to get in.In the end I paid for the upgraded tickets, saved 2 hours per show, so a no brainer.If you've got the time spare it's a fun experience, but, do bear in mind, you're one of a thousand, and you've paid nowt, so will get treated with the respect that that implies.So if they need 250 people, they will ask for 1000 and let the first 250 in.If you're 251...doesn't matter how early you got there, you're not getting in!



How much are "upgraded tickets" and how do you get them ?

I am under the impression that my ticket for QI is all I need to get in really, quite poor treatment for folk otherwise. Anyhow I will see tomorrow...

Cheers

I've had wasted journey before with lost in tv, the queue was more than double the capacity.

For QI I'd recommend signing up to BBC mailing list and applying. Less of a chance of getting tickets but when I have it's been alot more professional than some of the cowboy company's.

bbc.co.uk/sho…ts/

DonkeyKonk

How much are "upgraded tickets" and how do you get them ?I am under the … How much are "upgraded tickets" and how do you get them ?I am under the impression that my ticket for QI is all I need to get in really, quite poor treatment for folk otherwise. Anyhow I will see tomorrow...Cheers



The upgraded tickets are from the priority club they have, it was about £50 for 6 people. (or allowance for 6 tickets)

Essentially it puts you one rung up the ladder.

Tickets are.

VIP (people making the show)
VIP2 (guests of people in the show)
VIP3 (guests of crew)
VIPX (You know someone)

Priority one - You know someone at the audience team.
Priority two - you've paid for priority

Everyone else.

If there are 2500 seats, then for something like BGT then bear in mind, friends and family will take up a big chunk of that.

When I took the kids to see britain can dance, which they loved, 35% of the audience was friends/vips

They will fill the seats by going down that list.

If they need a final 200 seats, then the first 200 of Everyone else will get let in.

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iancwatkinson

The upgraded tickets are from the priority club they have, it was about … The upgraded tickets are from the priority club they have, it was about £50 for 6 people. (or allowance for 6 tickets)Essentially it puts you one rung up the ladder.Tickets are.VIP (people making the show)VIP2 (guests of people in the show)VIP3 (guests of crew)VIPX (You know someone)Priority one - You know someone at the audience team.Priority two - you've paid for priorityEveryone else.If there are 2500 seats, then for something like BGT then bear in mind, friends and family will take up a big chunk of that.When I took the kids to see britain can dance, which they loved, 35% of the audience was friends/vipsThey will fill the seats by going down that list.If they need a final 200 seats, then the first 200 of Everyone else will get let in.



Interesting stuff

Yikes...

I've just been given 4 tickets for the lottery show in Glasgow on Thursday evening.

Can't make it, and don't really fancy it.

JUST GOT 8 PLACES FOR BRITAN GOT TALENT YEEPEE

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Blimey, right about the queues. Got here for QI about 15 mins ago, an hour before it opens, and I would guess there are about 200 in front of me, and now about 150 behind me...

Gallus

Yikes...I've just been given 4 tickets for the lottery show in Glasgow on … Yikes...I've just been given 4 tickets for the lottery show in Glasgow on Thursday evening.Can't make it, and don't really fancy it.



exactly why they over allocate

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Just an update, got there about 2.15pm, doors were due to open at 15.15, and recording to start at 15.45...

It was actually nearly 4.15pm by the time we all got in and recording started... Luckily it didn't rain, but threatened too, so two hours standing about really.

Then the recording started, was good fun, but then did drag on a bit, was actually quite boring in the second half...the guests weren't particularly great to me, (luck of the draw). It did just seem to be just 4 folk rambling about stuff basically. Will be interesting to see the final show to see whether it was just a bad episode, or the editors are genii



One good thing was when Fry slightly admonished an audience member, who kept calling out answer... She was irritating.

Got out checked the time, it was 6.30pm... So quite a chunk of my life there, probably wouldn't bother again to be honest

Edited by: "DonkeyKonk" 13th May 2014

Nice to hear how you got on. At least you did get in. But yes I think the novelty wears off a bit with all the waiting around involved. You'll have to update with the programme date when you know.

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DangerousBeans

Nice to hear how you got on. At least you did get in. But yes I think the … Nice to hear how you got on. At least you did get in. But yes I think the novelty wears off a bit with all the waiting around involved. You'll have to update with the programme date when you know.



Yeah, hope this doesn't put others off, I probably would go again, but for a comedy or something.
I think QI has gotten a bit stale to be honest, Fry and Davies.looked half bored too.

The first question was about American Civil.War pensions.... Hardly that interesting...

Edited by: "DonkeyKonk" 13th May 2014

Been on the qi waiting list for nearly 5 years!! Worth waiting though I suppose.
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