SPECIAL NEWS See below for updates about the status of ROADSHOW's 2020 Tour events.
2020 ROADSHOW TOUR POSTPONED
MARCH 17, 2020 —
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is continuing to prioritize the safety and health of its event guests, volunteers, appraisers, staff and crew. In light of the evolving circumstances related to coronavirus (COVID-19), WGBH and ANTIQUES ROADSHOW have decided to postpone all 2020 Production Tour events.
Further information around new dates for these events will be available in the coming days and will be communicated directly via email to event ticket holders.
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW will continue to follow advice from government and health organizations, both nationally and locally in each Tour city as new 2020 event dates are selected.
We are optimistic that we will be back on the road soon and wish everyone well during this unsettling time.
Tuesday, NOV 12
General Ticketing Entries Accepted
Furniture Submissions Accepted
Wednesday, DEC 11
Social Ticketing Deadline
Monday, JAN 6
Wednesday, FEB 19
General Ticket Entry Deadline at 11:59PM PT
Furniture Submission Deadline at 11:59PM PT
Wednesday, MAR 4
General Ticketing Notification
POSTPONED — DATE TBA
KOSO Ticketing Entry Deadline: Williamsburg, VA and Nashville, TN
KOSO Winner Notification — Williamsburg, VA
KOSO Ticketing Entry Deadline: Boston, MA and Estes Park, CO
KOSO Winner Notification — Nashville, TN
Appraisal Event — Williamsburg, VA
KOSO Winner Notification — Boston, MA
Appraisal Event — Nashville, TN
KOSO Ticketing Entry Deadline: Santa Fe, NM
Appraisal Event — Boston, MA
KOSO Winner Notification — Estes Park, CO
KOSO Winner Notification — Santa Fe, NM
Appraisal Event — Estes Park, CO
Appraisal Event — Santa Fe, NM
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 many venues have various surfaces, including concrete, grass, stairs, and inclines. If you or your guest have difficulty standing for long periods of time, please bring a small, lightweight, and portable chair or wheelchair.
While you wait to enter the appraisal and 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 guide 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 about 3,000 people and our 70 to 75 appraisers appraise around 6,000 items per event. And when your appraisals are complete, please spend time to explore our event venue and enjoy the festival atmosphere.
Step 7: Thank You... And Thanks to our Sponsors
At the exit, please visit our valued sponsors and the 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
There is no cost or service charge for ANTIQUES ROADSHOW event tickets; they have no commercial value, and the selling or re-selling of our tickets is strictly prohibited. If you see ANTIQUES ROADSHOW tickets listed for sale, the sale is NOT authorized by ANTIQUES ROADSHOW; we may electronically invalidate any tickets we find listed for sale and they will not be accepted for admittance to the event.
Regarding tickets you may see available through a local public television station: Each year ANTIQUES ROADSHOW offers a small number of event tickets to local public television stations to use as they see fit. In some cases, the local stations may use their ANTIQUES ROADSHOW tickets as part of fundraising efforts by including a free ticket as a member benefit at a certain pledge level.
When attending an ANTIQUES ROADSHOW event, bring your treasures for appraisal, but leave your shirts, hats and other clothing with corporate logos at home! If we choose to film your appraisal, no visible corporate or brand logos are allowed on your clothing or accessories. So, be ready for your close-up and arrive logo-free.