As of right now, we are not scheduling studio tours for 2017.
12 News suspends studio tours until further notice. We are not taking tour requests right now.
Please check back occasionally for updates.
12 News provides educational tours of our state-of-the-art studio at 200 E. Van Buren Street. All tours last about 45 minutes to an hour and we do ask the you arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled tour time. Not all tour requests can be fulfilled and are based on availability in the studio.
12 News provides tours to groups of 10 to 20 people. All tour participants must be at least 10 years of age or 5th grade and higher. We do not give tours on Friday, weekends, or any station-observed holidays.
NOTE: Before making your request, please review the 12 News Station Tour policy (below tour form). Our policy guidelines pertain to all groups requesting station tours. Additionally, we ask that groups requesting a tour give at least one month notice before the requested tour date due to the high volume of request we receive.
12 News Studio Tour Policy
The purpose of studio tours is to expose and educate students on broadcasting and broadcast careers. Tours will be conducted by the 12 News Marketing Department or other appropriately trained personnel.
12 News Rules and Requirements:
• We accept groups of 10-20 people per tour session. (Not including chaperones)
• All participants of tours must be 10 years old or in 5th grade or higher.
• Participants under the age of 14 will require an adult to child ratio of one to five. (ie. 20 kids under 14 years old must have four adult chaperones to accompany the group)
• Tours are offered Monday- Thursday at various times.
• Tours are 45 minutes to one hour long.
• Parking is available in the Arizona Republic parking garage. No more than two cars per tour. If more parking is need it is up to the attendee to find park.
• Backpacks are not permitted in the studio, and we do not have facilities to store backpacks or purses during studio tours.
• No food or drinks are allowed on the studio tour.
• No weapons, drugs or alcohol are allowed on the studio tour.
• Groups must provide a list of people expected on the tour at least two business days prior to tour. Individuals not on list will not be admitted.
• All participants of the tour will be required to sign a Tour Waiver. Individuals who do not sign a waiver will not be admitted.
• Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the tour is scheduled to allow time for check in.
• 12 News, its employees and agents are in charge of the tour and may not be able to show you everything you are interested in. We reserve the right to remove guests from the tour at any time.
When participating in the tour, the organization agrees to indemnify and hold harmless 12 News, its employees and agents, from and against any and all claims of personal or property damages liability which arise out of, or are in any way connected with the activities of the organization of 12 News property.