“Antiques Roadshow” is returning to Phoenix as part of its 2019 production tour. Part adventure, part history lesson and part treasure hunt, the show capture tales of family heirlooms, flea market finds and items saved from attics and basements, while experts reveal the fascinating truths about these items.
The new season of “Roadshow” will feature locations that are treasures in their own right. In Phoenix, the show will be filmed at an all-day appraisal event hosted by the Desert Botanical Garden on Tuesday, April 16. The footage will become three episodes that will air as part of season 24 in 2020.
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“We’re excited to visit Phoenix and experience such an exceptional location,” said “Roadshow” executive producer Marsha Bemko. “Filming at Desert Botanical Garden will allow our cameras to 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.”
Admission to “Antiques Roadshow” is free, but tickets are required and must be obtained in advance. Fans can apply for a chance to receive one pair of free tickets per household. To enter the drawing for free tickets to a 2019 “Roadshow” event and to see complete application rules, go to pbs.org/roadshowtickets. For more information you may also call toll-free 888-762-3749.
The deadline for applications is Monday, February 11, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. PT.
At each appraisal event, around 3,300 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.
In addition to Phoenix, the “Antiques Roadshow” 2019 tour will visit San Antonio, Texas on April 27; Sacramento, California on May 13; Fargo, North Dakota on June 1; and Winterthur, Delaware on June 18. “Antiques Roadshow” previously came to Phoenix in 1997 and 2009. See clips from previous Phoenix visits here.
Produced by WGBH Boston, “Antiques Roadshow” is seen by up to 8 million viewers each week.