SPECIAL NEWS See below for updates about the status of ROADSHOW's 2020 Tour events.
2020 ROADSHOW TOUR CANCELED
AUGUST 25, 2020 —
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW continues to prioritize the safety and health of its event guests,
volunteers, appraisers, staff and crew.
In light of the continuing circumstances related to COVID-19, and considering current guidance and complications around holding large events in the coming months, WGBH and ANTIQUES ROADSHOW have come to the difficult decision to cancel all 2020 Tour events.
In planning for the next year, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW will follow advice from government and health organizations as future event dates and locations are selected.
Currently it is not confirmed which cities ROADSHOW will visit in 2021. 2020 tickets will not be transferrable to 2021 events.
We look forward to the future when we can be back on the road safely and wish everyone well during this unprecedented time.
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW 2020 Tour Cancellation FAQs:
Will ANTIQUES ROADSHOW hold any Tour events in 2020?
Unfortunately, no. In light of the continuing circumstances related to COVID-19, and considering current guidance and complications around holding large events in the coming months, WGBH and ANTIQUES ROADSHOW have come to the difficult decision to cancel all 2020 Tour events.
Will my 2020 Tour ticket be valid for a future ROADSHOW event?
With apologies to our 2020 Tour ticket winners, 2020 Tour tickets will not be transferrable to 2021 events.
Note: For those who received a ticket to an ANTIQUES ROADSHOW 2020 Tour event through your local public television station as a Thank You for a donation, please contact the station directly for more information around your ticket.
Why won’t my 2020 tickets be valid for ROADSHOW events in 2021?
We understand this may be disappointing to many fans. Each year interest in attending ANTIQUES ROADSHOW events far exceeds available tickets. Every tour season, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW uses a random drawing to select ticket-winners based on all entries submitted for each event. Due to the number of 2020 Tour ticket-winners whose contact information and availability will have changed since first entering the drawing, there is no fair and feasible way to allow 2020 tickets to remain valid for 2021 and also assure adequate attendance numbers at ANTIQUES ROADSHOW's 2021 Tour events. Since the 2020 Tour was canceled, all tickets issued for those events are void, and they will not be valid for admission to any future ANTIQUES ROADSHOW events. We will announce the event dates, locations, and ticketing process for the next ROADSHOW Tour as soon as the series is able to be back on the road safely.
Will ROADSHOW go to the canceled cities for the next Tour?
In planning a production tour for the next year, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW will follow advice from government and health organizations as future event dates and locations are selected. Currently it is not confirmed which cities ROADSHOW will visit in 2021. ROADSHOW will post details about the future 2021 Tour on this page as they become available.
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
KOSO Ticketing Launch
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.