SNL: The Experience

Visit Chicago's Museum of Broadcast Communications to discover Saturday Night Live: The Experience. Take a journey through a week in the life of SNL production, beginning with a meeting in Lorne Michaels' office, through to writing workshops, read-throughs, set builds, costuming and rehearsals. SNL fans and newbies alike will relish the backstage-style access to one of the world's most famous late night comedy shows. With fascinating insight into the SNL creative process and recreated sets, studios, sketches and more.

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Work the Week

Work your way through a hectic SNL week - attend the famous Monday meeting in a replica of Lorne Michaels' office, ready your pens for Tuesday writing with Seth Meyers, pick the best scripts during Wednesday's read-through, bring it all to life with the set and costume design team on Thursday, rehearse with the stars on Friday, and finally, get ready to shout "LIVE from New York, it's Saturday Night!"

SNL Hall of Fame

Relive famous moments from the annals of SNL history. Lounge about on the Wayne's World set, then head into gameshow land with Celebrity Jeopardy. Deliver the Weekend Update before heading to a replica of Studio 8H for the complete show. You'll see new material from Tina Fey, along with some of the most famous performers, musical guests and sketches from the past 40 years.


Tickets are valid for general admission to SNL: The Experience during standard opening hours. Entry also includes access to the Museum of Broadcast Communication's third floor. Children under 12 can visit for free. Please note that standard opening hours may vary due to private events. Please redeem your ticket with a Big Bus Tours staff member prior to visiting the museum. SNL: The Experience is closed on Mondays. The exhibition is due to close on 31 December, 2018.

Sets, Props, Costumes and More

Fans of SNL will relish the chance to see some of the show's famous costumes, props and replica sets. Take selfies on the Jeopardy set, rock out on the Wayne’s World couch, and deliver the ‘news’ from behind the Weekend Update desk.