Rules and Regulations

What should I bring?

All audience members must be at least 18 years old. Everyone in your party must present a valid government identification card with proof of age. Your ID must have a photo, your name, and birth date. Acceptable forms of identification include: State issued driver's license, State ID, Military ID, or Passport. Facebook and other social networking sites cannot be used as a valid form of ID. Faxing a picture of your ID is also not permitted.

How do I get to the studio?

With exception of our College Bus, audience members are responsible for their own transportation to and from our studio. The Jerry Springer Show does not reimburse for travel expenses or lost wages.

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Is there parking near the studio?

Parking is located at the Rich Forum Theater on Tresser Boulevard. Cash and credit cards are accepted for parking fees. Parking costs $1.00 per hour or $10.00 for the entire day. We suggest paying for the entire day.

How long will I be at the show?

You are required to stay for the entire taping of the show. Expect to be here for a total of three hours from your given arrival time. This does not include additional time spent in line if you choose to arrive early. Audience members who attend must agree to stay for the entire duration of the taping or entry will be denied.

What is not allowed at the studio?

Video cameras, large bags, backpacks, sharp metal objects, firearms, wallet chains, mace, or any other bottles that contain fluid are not allowed at the studio. No recording devices of any kind are permitted. Pictures may only be taken AFTER the show.

What should I wear to the taping?

Dress your best; you're going to be on TV! We expect everyone to dress appropriately in business casual attire. Solid jewel toned colors (blues, reds, greens, etc.) look best on camera.

Are there things I shouldn't wear?

The dress code is strictly enforced. Please do not wear t-shirts, jerseys, sweatshirts, sweatpants, sports attire, tank tops, all white outfits, costumes, sunglasses, hats, durags or any other clothing that would be inappropriate for a studio audience. DO NOT WEAR ANYTHING WITH A LOGO, DECAL, or BRAND NAME on it. If your clothing is deemed inappropriate, you may be asked to turn it inside out. Coats/jackets must be removed before taping begins. We have the right to deny anyone who does not follow these guidelines.

Will I be going through a metal detector?

Yes. For your safety, all audience members will be screened by security and will go through a metal detector. Please notify our staff of any medical conditions.

If I am disabled, is there anything I need to know?

If you or anyone in your party is disabled, please let us know when we offer you tickets so that we can make reasonable accommodations.

Will there be food or drinks available?

There is a soda and vending machine located in our audience holding room. There are water fountains as well. We are not responsible for money lost due to these machines. We also cannot make change for these machines.

If I cannot attend, can I give the tickets to a friend of family member?

Yes, tickets are TRANSFERABLE. Please make sure the new ticket holder gives the original ticket holder's name to claim the tickets.