How to be a good audience member
Tip #1: Don't get there early, it just means more waiting, and don't get there late, you may miss out.
Performer, producer and warm-up guy Michael Pope has launched a Facebook page with plenty of tips on where to get tickets for TV shows, including The Circle, Q & A, Good News Week, Hot Seat and more.
Pope has a long history of working on the floor of these shows, and he’s seen it all. He also has plenty of tips for audience members:
Arrival time: You’ll be told a time to get there, probably written on the ticket or letter from the Production House or Network. Get there as near as you can to that time. DON’T get there early; it just means more waiting, and DON’T get there late; you may miss out. The studios are of a size that it doesn’t really matter too much where you sit, so whilst first to arrive usually enters the studio first, they often ‘load’ the audience starting at the back of the rows.
Autographs: It varies from show to show as to whether you can get an autograph of the stars. If you’re keen, let them know, and bring a pen and something nice for them to sign; a book, or a photo of whoever. Asking for a signature on a scrappy bit of Fantales wrapper isn’t a good look.
You can check out more here.