Ryman AuditoriumCurrently Open
- Address: 116 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219, United States, 37219
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +1-6158893060
- Fax: +1-5042771862
- Ticket Price: 40 USD
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Observatory, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Social, Entertainment, Music And Show Venues
Ryman Auditorium is the home of the Grand Ole Opry. It is owned and run by Ryman Hospitality Properties. The auditorium tells an extraordinary story of unparalleled entertainment history. Thomas G. Ryman found redemption in evangelist Reverend Sam Jones. To honour the reverend and his words, Thomas builds a great tabernacle for him.
Thomas Ryman was a river boat captain and businessman and owned several saloons. Architect Hugh Cathcart Thompson designed the building keeping in mind why he was constructing this. The Grand Ole Opry was open for broadcasts from 1943 until 1974. After this the Opry built a larger venue at the Opryland USA theme park. Though the Opry moved, fans still visited the Ryman Auditorium to see the famous stage. Major motion pictures were filmed on location at the auditorium. Visitors find themselves sitting in pews which is a reminder of how it was as a house of worship.
A visit to the Ryman Auditorium will tell you why so many performers were attracted to this place throughout history. It is a well-seasoned hall like an antique instrument, with perfection resonating within. The Ryman’s acoustics are the finest in the world. It is home to all genres of musicians.
- The staff is helpful and knowledgeable.
- There is a small gift shop that is well stocked well priced.
- The seats may get uncomfortable during shows, as they are hard.
- Not every seat has a clear view of the stage due to support columns.
- There are several buses that are on US Hwy 70, close to Ryman Auditorium.
- Tours are till 4pm.
- Some shows end at 7.30pm and 8pm.
- They are closed during winter.
- Level 2: USD 34.50 and Level 3: USD 27.50.
- Bus: 1, 25, 27, 34, 61 stop at Ave 7 Broadway Ave SB.
- Rippy’s Bar & Grill: Barbecue, Beer
- Joe’s Crab Shack: Seafood
- Hard Rock Cafe: American
- Demos: Steakhouse, Spaghetti
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95% of people who visit Nashville include Ryman Auditorium in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
31.91% of people start their Ryman Auditorium visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Ryman Auditorium
54.02% of people prefer walking in order to reach Ryman Auditorium
Amazing experience! The backstage tour was well worth it. Just book early because they sell out fast! The video that starts your tour is fantastic. Normally I skip the videos because they are monotone and slow but this video is amazing, don't miss it!
We took a tour there and the video history was one of the best I have seen. We also saw the Amy Grant and Vince Gill Christmas concert which was amazing in this very intimate venue. The seats are wooden hard church seats, but how close all the seats are to the performers make up for it. I highly recommend that concert as well.
Intimate and historic venue. Bands seem to bring their A-game when they play here because of the reputation of the place. They've updated it with a modern cafe out front where you can kill time before the show. It's inside security, so you can bring drinks in with you. Very convenient.
This was my first time at the Ryman. Easy to get in and out via Lyft. The staff were kind, helpful, and professional. We were at the Ryman on a Monday night for the Andrew Peterson Behold the Lamb of God tour and it was packed. The ambience of the space was wonderful. We were in Section 1, which made it difficult to see the entire stage. As others have mentioned, the pews were hard to sit in for long periods of time. However, the experience we had was still awesome. I highly recommend taking in a show here!
If there's a better music venue on the planet, I would be shocked. From the history to the acoustics, Ryman Auditorium is an incredible venue to catch a show. The recent renovations to the entrance and bathrooms were much needed. I've been to over a dozen shows and haven't been disappointed yet.