Hit PBS Series’ 2020 Production Tour Makes a Stop
in Boston, Massachusetts While Filming for its 25th Season
Enter to win tickets to the May 25th appraisal and production event!
BOSTON, MA, January 7, 2020 — ANTIQUES ROADSHOW will visit the Boston Public Library’s Central Library in Copley Square on Monday, May 25, 2020 for an all-day appraisal event as part of the series’ 25th production tour! PBS’s most-watched ongoing series celebrates this milestone season with stops exclusively at distinctive, historic locations across the country.
“Holding events at properties like the Boston Public Library’s Central Library provides an enriching experience for our guests and a stunning setting for the show,” said ROADSHOW executive producer Marsha Bemko. “Our cameras blanket the property, capturing appraisals with the action of the event as a backdrop and when possible, taking our audience ‘backstage’ to places the public isn’t allowed or may miss seeing.”
From the event, three episodes of ROADSHOW will be created for inclusion in the 17-time Emmy® Award nominated production’s 25th broadcast season, to air in 2021. Produced by WGBH Boston, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is seen by up to 8 million viewers each week. ANTIQUES ROADSHOW airs locally Mondays at 8pm on WGBH 2.
Admission to ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is free, but tickets are required and must be obtained in advance. Fans can enter for a chance to win one pair of free tickets per household. The 2020 Tour ticket entry process opened Tuesday, November 12. To enter the random drawing for free tickets to a 2020 ROADSHOW event and to see complete entry rules, go to pbs.org/roadshowtickets. For more information you may also call toll-free 888-762-3749. Deadline for entries is Monday, February 19, 2020 at 11:59pm PT.
At each appraisal event, around 3,000 ticketed guests will receive free verbal evaluations of their antiques and collectibles from experts from the country’s leading auction houses and independent dealers. Each guest is invited to bring two items for appraisal. To see FAQs about ANTIQUES ROADSHOW events, go to: pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/tickets/faq.
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW’s 2020 Production Tour locations and dates:
April 28 - Williamsburg, Virginia, Colonial Williamsburg
May 12 - Nashville, Tennessee, Cheekwood Estate & Gardens
May 25 - Boston, Massachusetts, Boston Public Library
June 9 - Estes Park, Colorado, The Stanley Hotel
June 16 - Santa Fe, New Mexico, New Mexico’s Museum Hill
About ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
Part adventure, part history lesson, part treasure hunt, 17-time Emmy® Award nominated ANTIQUES ROADSHOW began its 24th broadcast season in 2020 and is the highest-rated ongoing primetime PBS series. The series is produced by WGBH Boston for PBS under license from the BBC. The executive producer is Marsha Bemko. ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is sponsored by Liberty Mutual Insurance, Ancestry, and Consumer Cellular. Additional funding is provided by public television viewers. ANTIQUES ROADSHOW press materials, including streaming video and downloadable photos, are available at pbs.org/pressroom. For more ANTIQUES ROADSHOW — including streaming episodes, searchable archive, web-exclusive video, in-depth articles, owner interviews and more — visit pbs.org/antiques. You can also find ROADSHOW on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and Pinterest.
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