Public In-Studio Viewing

Public In-Studio Viewing

photo by Kari Taylor

KEXP Live In-Studio Public Viewing:

KEXP Live In-Studio performances are now open to the public! We’re excited to welcome you to our New Home to experience live music by some of KEXP’s most beloved artists. You can now sign up to view these performances with a behind-the-scenes look at DJ interviews and production. Here’s how you can reserve your spot at a KEXP in-studio session.

KEXP Registration Process & Viewing Policy:

  • We encourage you to visit KEXP’s New Home where you can sign up in person to view an in-studio performance the day it takes place.
  • You can sign up as early as 90 minutes prior to the scheduled performance.
  • Once registered, you will be given a ticket that confirms check-in.
  • Please note, the ticket does not guarantee a space in the Viewing Gallery; the ticket signifies that you have checked in and that a place will be held for you in line until 15 minutes prior to the performance.
  • Once checked-in, you can leave and return closer to the time of the performance or relax in the Gathering Space.
  • Guests without tickets will be allowed to wait on stand-by and will also be admitted on a first come/first served basis.
  • Ticketed guests must return and line up for the performance no later than 15 minutes prior to the session.
  • If you do not arrive to take your place in line with your ticket, your ticket will be forfeit and your space will be made available to an on-site standby guest.
  • 15 minutes prior to the performance all guests must line up to enter the Viewing Gallery.
  • Guests will be informed of codes of KEXP’s viewing policy, which includes the following:
    • No entry or exit once the performance starts (except for emergency)
    • No food or drink
    • No cell phones
    • No video
    • No cameras
    • Allow space between the glass window and guests
    • No tapping, pressing, or leaning against glass
    • Quiet

PLEASE NOTE: Only select in-studio performances will be made open to the public, contingent upon station schedule, production capabilities, and band schedule. While rare, delays, cancellations, or postponed performances are possible. We appreciate your flexibility and understanding should last minute changes arise.

Upcoming In-Studio Performances: Please visit our upcoming in-studio page to see which in-studio performances are open to the public. Scheduled performances will be noted (PUBLIC SIGN UP) on each. New Home Location: KEXP is located on the corner of 1st Ave North and Republican, on the Seattle Center Campus. Our address is 472 1st Ave N, Seattle WA 98109. The main entrance is located on 1st Ave North on the west side of the building. Upon arrival, please check in with the front desk for in-studio performance sign up.

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Q: Is the Gathering Space and Viewing Gallery wheelchair accessible?

A: Yes. All entry points are accessible. There are no stairs leading into either the Gathering Space or Viewing Gallery.


Q: What’s the capacity of the Viewing Gallery?

A: Total capacity in the Viewing Gallery is 75. We allow 70 sign up guests with 5 to accommodate wheelchair access and working staff.


Q: Are children welcome?

A: Yes, however, please keep in mind that for the enjoyment of all guests, we ask that attendees remain quiet during the performance. Also, please consider there is no entry or exit once the performance begins. If you don’t feel your child will be able to watch the performance quietly for 30 minutes, you may want to reconsider.


Q: Can I hold a bunch of tickets for my friends?

A: No. To ensure all listeners have an opportunity to see a live in-studio performance, guests must be present to sign in and obtain a ticket. Each guest signed in can pick up one additional ticket only. Again, guests must be present 15 minutes prior to the performance and lined up in order to enter the Gathering Space for the performance.


Q: Can we have in and out privileges during the performance?

A: No. The Gathering Space is dark with blackened windows so that KEXP photographers and videographers can capture the best content possible during the performance. Light from opening doors will have a negative effect on the content so we must keep the doors closed. This is also why we cannot allow flash photography. The sound and light from opening doors is also disruptive to other audience members.