Inside the Actors Studio


James Lipton interviews entertainers at Pace University on Inside the Actors Studio, which is actually a seminar for master’s degree students at the school. Episodes consist mostly of one-on-one interviews between Lipton and the guests. Shoots last up to four hours (the conversations are edited down for television).

Ticket Info: Standby tickets are sometimes available to the general public, and to get them, you have to wait on line the day of the show to see if tickets are available. The line forms outside of the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts where the show is recorded. Register for Pace’s mailing list to find out when the shows will be taped.  Please note that waiting on the standby line does not guarantee you a ticket.

Show Requirements: You must be 18 or older to attend. No food, beverages, gum chewing, knitting or hats allowed. Those wearing clothes with writing or logos may be required to sit out of the camera shot. No cameras or cell phones allowed.

Location: Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, Pace University, 3 Spruce St. (bet. William and Gold Sts.)

Schedule: There is no set schedule, but information about upcoming episodes is posted on and sent out to a mailing list. Arrive one hour before showtime.