Ever wondered what it's like to see a TV show in the making? Now's your chance to be a part of the live studio audience for WGBH’s hit program High School Quiz Show and support WGBH at the same time. Tickets and parking are free. Note that the Qualifying Round tapings occur during a holiday weekend.
Qualifying Round: Saturday, January 19th, 2019
Qualifying Round: Sunday, January 20th, 2019
Quarterfinal Round: Saturday, January 26th, 2019
Winner of Andover vs. Westford Academy plays winner of Seekonk vs. Thayer8:45am doors open; 9:15am doors close
Winner of Boston Latin vs. Lexington plays winner of Mystic Valley vs. South High10:30am doors open; 11:15am doors close
Winner of Brookline/Somerville plays winner of Amesbury/Hingham1:15pm doors open; 2pm doors close
Winner of Belmont/Needham plays winner of Acton-Boxborough/AMSA3pm doors open; 3:45pm doors close
Semifinal Round, Championship & Massachusetts vs. Rhode Island: Sunday, January 27th, 2019
Semifinal: Winner of 1/26 1:15pm match plays Winner of 1/26 3:00pm match8:45am doors open; 9:15am doors close
Semifinal: winner of 1/26 8:45am match plays winner of 1/26 10:30am match10:30am doors open; 11:15am doors close
Massachusetts State Championship1:15pm doors open; 2pm doors close
Interstate Invitational: Massachusetts vs. Rhode Island3:00pm doors open; 3:45pm doors close
Maine vs. New Hampshire & Interstate Invitational Final: Monday, January 28th, 2019
We encourage you to RSVP as soon as possible as seating is limited.
Please arrive well before doors close. Audience members that arrive after doors close will not be admitted.
The doors open time is when on-site check in begins. The doors closed time is when guests will no longer be allowed in the studio audience. Be sure to allow yourself enough time to park and check in before doors close.
Registration does not guarantee seating in the studio audience (overflow will be seated in an adjacent theater featuring a live feed of the taping)
Tickets and parking are free
Age restrictions: Audience members must be at least 7 years old.
Use of images: Audience members are participating in a studio broadcast. As such, the appearance of audience members will be broadcast on television and distributed in all manner and media. Therefore, all audience members who attend the debate automatically give their consent to allow their images to be used.
Dress: The attire for the taping is casual. Clothing featuring school names and logos, or town names and logos is encouraged. However, as a public television station, we need to be sensitive to anything that could be considered advertising, therefore clothing with prominent commercial logos or slogans will not be permitted in the studio.
School Spirit: Fans are encouraged to exhibit school and community pride with banners, signs, face paint and by wearing school colors.
Confidentiality: High School Quiz Show programs are taped in advance of their broadcast. It is in the best interest of the program to keep the results private until they are broadcast. By entering the Studio or Theater, you agree to the confidentiality agreement posted at the entrance of these spaces.
Cell Phones: Cell phones can interfere with studio microphone audio frequencies. You will be asked to turn your phone off during the taping.
Photographs: No photograph or recording devices are allowed during the taping. At the discretion of WGBH, use of these devices may be permissible prior to the taping.
Cancellation: Demand for seats is high and we want to include as many people as possible. We also must have a full studio audience for a successful production, so we ask that you make every effort to attend the taping you signed up for. If circumstances arise and you must cancel, please call us immediately at 617-300-5400, Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm.
Conduct: To promote a fair competition, shouting or signaling out answers to team members by audience members, whether intentionally or otherwise, is strictly prohibited. WGBH reserves the right to warn and/or remove any member(s) of the audience suspected of committing misconduct, including disruptions, or other behavior that may give a team an unfair advantage. In addition, to encourage a positive atmosphere and foster good sportsmanship, audience members are asked to not engage in conduct that may incite players or audience members, nor publicly criticize other teams, players, coaches, or High School Quiz Show staff during the competitions and tapings.
Major funding for High School Quiz Show is provided by Safety Insurance. Additional funding is provided by the Museum of Science, Massachusetts Teachers Association, University of Massachusetts Amherst, XFINITY from Comcast, Harvard Summer School Programs for High School Students, and Subaru of New England.
High School Quiz Show is endorsed by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education and the Massachusetts PTA.