You’ve received your ticket, decided which two treasures to bring along, and now you’re ready to hear the history behind your items. As you prepare to attend an ANTIQUES ROADSHOW taping event, here’s what you can expect.
8 Easy Steps
Step 1: Are You Ready for Some ROADSHOW?
Before you come to the event, don’t forget your ticket and two items for appraisal.
Step 2: It’s Show Time!
On the day of the event, please plan to arrive at the venue no earlier than 30 minutes
before the entrance time on your ticket. Present your ticket to the volunteers at the
entrance and your ROADSHOW adventure begins.
Step 3: Waiting in the Wings
You will enter the event and line up according to the time on your ticket.
Please wear comfortable shoes as the venues have varying floors and walkways.
If you or your guest has difficulty standing for long periods of time, please
bring a small, lightweight and portable chair or wheelchair. While you wait
to enter the television production area, you’ll enjoy meeting fellow guests
and seeing their special items.
Step 4: Show Us Your Items
After waiting in the appropriate line according to the time on your ticket,
it is time to show your treasures to a generalist appraiser who will give you
two appraisal category tickets for the items you’ve brought. Each category ticket
will allow you to receive one appraisal. There are over 20 categories in all,
everything from Folk Art to Furniture.
Step 5: Ready for Your Close-Up?
When you have your category tickets, a volunteer will escort you to the appropriate
appraisal line to learn the history and value of your item. Some tables will be busier
than others, so you may have to wait in line again before you meet one of our appraisers.
If an appraiser thinks your treasure would make an interesting TV segment, he or she
will call for a producer to see if your items should be taped for the show. If selected,
you’ll be escorted to the Green Room, where you’ll have make-up applied, sign a release,
and wait for your turn to be on camera!
Step 6: Take a Bow
Once you’ve received your appraisals, and as you exit the production area, you may
want to stop by the “Feedback Booth” for a chance to record some thoughts about your
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW experience for possible inclusion in a future ROADSHOW episode.
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW sees over 3,000 people, and our 70 to 80 appraisers appraise
over 6,000 items per event. When your appraisal is complete, please enjoy the festival feeling.
Step 7: Thank You…
At the exit, please visit your local PBS Station who would like
to thank you for attending and supporting ANTIQUES ROADSHOW.
There you will also have a chance to collect information about our appraisers.
Step 8: Visit Us on TV and the Web
Your tour with ANTIQUES ROADSHOW doesn’t have to stop at the event. Visit us online:
Track the summer’s discoveries and upcoming broadcasts at pbs.org/antiques
Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/RoadshowPBS/
Follow @RoadshowPBS on Twitter
for live, behind-the-scenes updates
Then, tune in Monday nights at 8/7C* and 9/8C* on PBS to stay on the road with ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
all year long!
*Check local listings