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 - Review
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.
Ryman Auditorium Information
- 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.
Ryman Auditorium Ticket Prices
- Tours are till 4pm.
- Some shows end at 7.30pm and 8pm.
- They are closed during winter.
Ryman Auditorium Hours
- Level 2: USD 34.50 and Level 3: USD 27.50.
How To reach Ryman Auditorium by Public Transport
- Bus: 1, 25, 27, 34, 61 stop at Ave 7 Broadway Ave SB.
Restaurants Near Ryman Auditorium
- Rippy’s Bar & Grill: Barbecue, Beer
- Joe’s Crab Shack: Seafood
- Hard Rock Cafe: American
- Demos: Steakhouse, Spaghetti
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Things to Know Before Visiting Ryman Auditorium
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
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Ryman Auditorium, Nashville Reviews
Awesome venue! We didn't have anywhere near the best seats in the house, but we sure felt close to the stage and completely involved in the show. You can see how close it feels in my pictures - we were three rows from the back! Had a great time and will be back. There is plenty of room, in the church pew style seating - I was a bit worried we be packed in like sardines, but it was roomy! We had a bite to eat before the show at Cafe Lula - it was good and nice that its inside the venue.
I've seen a show at almost every live music venue in Nashville and surrounding areas and the Ryman Auditorium Remains the number one place to see live music. I can't stress enough how amazing the experiences to be there, and even the artist (mostly) are even humbled to be there. The history and the old church pews and the stained glass windows make you feel like you step back in time. The best shows are usually the acoustic ones or when the solo artist comes out, but I've seen full band rock the house with everyone standing up all night.
If you are visiting Nashville, taking a tour is a must. My recommendation is take the back stage tour. Totally worth it. Tour guides are informative and friendly. All staff are willing to chat and share their stories about The Ryman. We just said Hi to Keith and it turned into a half hour conversation! Great stories. If you are talking the back stage tour, try and do it on a non event day. You get to walk over the stage and see much more. Awesome. One of the highlights of our trip! So much history
Seat spacing is tight sometimes And spacious on others. If you look at the original cutouts for the seat numbers you can see where the try to add a few extra seats in the row. People are not getting any smaller, including myself. Sound is usually good unless the sound has an instrument or background vocal higher than the lead singer, but that is on the bands sound engineer. Some views down on the main floor may be blocked by poles, so try to check out the view when buying tickets.
Great history here, especially if you like country music (I don't really, but i appreciate the talent and history here). Good stop on our Nashville tour... My kids were mostly bored (no surprise) but we attended the Classic Country show so it was vailried enough to keep them from getting too antsy (two acts plus intermission, 2 hours total). Audience definitely leaned toward the older crowd. Church pew seats are charming but less than comfortable.