The Public Broadcasting Service's (PBS) highest rated show, Antiques Roadshow, will be visiting Rochester in June of 2018, with limited tickets to the event to be made available in early March.
The visit, scheduled for June 14, is part of the show's production tour of five cities billed as "new-look episodes" that go to distinctive, historic locations across the country. Three episodes will be aired from each city, which will be shown in 2019.
Antiques Roadshow airs locally Mondays at 8 p.m. on Detroit Public Television. The show is PBS's most-watched ongoing series and has been nominated for 15 Emmy Awards. The new episodes will be part of the show's 23rd season.
Other cities included in the tour are Sarasota, Florida; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Louisville, Kentucky; and San Diego, California.
"Holding events at these locations allows our cameras to film appraisals in and around places that are treasures in their own right, adding a new depth to our show," said Roadshow executive producer Marsha Bremko. "I can't wait to see what treasures we uncover in Rochester. And stay tuned, we'll be revealing the historic location we've selected very soon."
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. The 2018 Tour ticket application process opened on Monday, December 4. To enter the drawing for free tickets, visit pbs.org/roadshowtickets.
The deadline to apply for tickets is Tuesday, February 27, 2018.
About 3,000 ticketed guests will receive free valuations on their antiques and collectibles from experts at the country's leading auction houses and independent dealers. Each guest is invited to bring two items for appraisal.
Antiques Roadshow is produced by WGBH Boston for PBS under license from the BBC.