Jeopardy! has been all around the country! Well, not really, but it has seen the East and West Coasts. After the long journey, the show has finally found its permanent location in California, on a stage named after the late host of Jeopardy!—Alex Trebek. Even better, you can visit the studio where episodes of Jeopardy! are taped and even sit in on some of them! Keep reading to learn all about the (not) mysterious location and how to get there.
Where Is Jeopardy! Currently Filmed?
Jeopardy! is currently filmed in Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California. The full address is: Sony Pictures Studios, 3970 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA 90232. To be even more specific, the filming usually takes place on Stage 10, which was dedicated to Alex Trebek—the ultimate Jeopardy! host—after his death.
Where Else Has Jeopardy! Been Filmed in the Past?
Before Sony Pictures Television acquired Jeopardy!, the show was filmed in Studio 6A at NBC Studios, New York City, with the address being 30 Rockefeller Plaza.
When The All-New Jeopardy! came around, it was taped in NBC’s Burbank Studios, in Studio 3, at 3000 West Alameda Avenue in California. With Alex Trebek taking over as the host of Jeopardy!, the taping moved to Metromedia Stage 7, KTTV, Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood. Not long after, the production was moved to Hollywood Center Studios, Stage 1.
Almost 10 years later, the production finally moved to where it is now, to Stage 10 at Sony Pictures Studios, Culver City, California.
Is It Ever Filmed Somewhere Else for Special Shows or Tournaments?
It is possible that the producers may choose a different location in the future should they decide to record a special episode. At the time of writing this article, there is no information on the internet about Jeopardy! filming in any location other than Sony Pictures Studios.
Why Is it Filmed at Sony Pictures Studios?
The version of Jeopardy! that we are familiar with has been in production since September of 1984. Jeopardy! as we know it is produced by Sony Pictures Television, which is why the taping of individual episodes takes place at Sony Pictures Studios.
Where Is Sports Jeopardy! Filmed?
There is no information about the studio the production company used to film Sports Jeopardy! Judging by that, we can assume that it was filmed at the regular location in Culver City, California.
Is Jeopardy! Filmed in Front of a Live Audience?
Yes, Jeopardy! is indeed filmed in front of a live audience. You can join that audience by signing up for a taping online or joining the waitlist. There are five episodes filmed on each filming day. These episodes are divided into two time slots. Each member of the audience can join for one time slot in one day and watch two or three episodes of Jeopardy! live.
Is Jeopardy! Broadcast Live?
No, Jeopardy! is not a live show. Each episode of Jeopardy! goes through post-production editing. Though there isn’t much editing involved, certain parts are cut out, and the episodes are made shorter to fit the time slot and stay entertaining for the viewers. Additionally, up to five episodes of Jeopardy! can be filmed back-to-back on a taping day. These episodes are not broadcast live.
You can catch Jeopardy! on TV almost every day! If you’re unsure which channel to look for, type your zip code into the search bar on this page. It will give you the channel and the time slot Jeopardy! occupies. You can also tune in using a live streaming service like YouTube TV.
Can You Get Tickets to Jeopardy! Filming?
Yes, you can! Jeopardy! famously takes place in front of a live audience, which you can be a part of. Tapings usually take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from July to May. There are two tapings on each day. Tickets are always free. You can learn more and sign up on this website.
How Do You Get Jeopardy! Tickets?
It’s really quite simple; all you have to do is fill out a form online. Follow this link to get to the website with detailed instructions about what to do. Essentially, you have to wait until a convenient date becomes available on the right side of the screen. Then, you can click “Get tickets” and prepare to attend a live show’s taping. Visitors cannot book both time slots in a day because Jeopardy! producers want to give the opportunity to visit the set to as many fans as possible. However, once you get there, you can speak to the audience coordinator, and they might let you stay for the second taping if there is space.
At the time of writing this article, getting a ticket to a Jeopardy! taping is impossible. The spot on the right side of the screen invites visitors to “Join waitlist” rather than get tickets for a specific date. That means one of two things: tickets are sold out or taping dates have not been released yet. Whatever it is, you can choose to join the waitlist and have Jeopardy! reach out to you once some tickets become available.
You may not get it on the first try. Join the waitlist and keep coming back to see if your preferred dates have become available. Remember that all audience members must be at least 8 years old. Those under the age of 18 need to be accompanied by a legal guardian. If there are more people in your party, each member needs to have their own ticket. Everyone must bring a valid government-issued ID to be allowed inside the studio.
There are usually five Jeopardy! episodes filmed per day. Each audience member will either get to see the taping of two or three episodes. The whole experience may take up to four hours for the audience members.
Even though you know all about where Jeopardy! films now, don’t try to make a trip down to Sony Pictures Studios. Chances are, you won’t be let in. You can visit the official website and follow the instructions to get tickets to an upcoming taping of the show. The producers do their best to make sure as many fans as possible get to visit and watch an episode live. If there are no tickets available, join the waitlist and wait your turn!