Ryman Auditorium4100 Votes Currently 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.
Ryman Auditorium Travel Tips
- 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.
Entrance Ticket Details For Ryman Auditorium
- 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
- Bus: 1, 25, 27, 34, 61 stop at Ave 7 Broadway Ave SB.
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92.97% 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
Ryman Auditorium Reviews & Ratings
You gotta love this antique, historic venue. Its just a great all around experience. Hint from one who has been to dozens of shows over the years: CHECK THE WEATHER BEFORE YOU GO BECAUSE IT IS LIKELY THAT YOU WILL BE STANDING OUTSIDE FOR AWHILE because of security, waiting line, opening times, etc. There were many under equipped last night who got soaked standing outside in the rain while waiting in line to get in.
This venue is perfect for the true-believer. I visited Nashville for a concert (Raconteurs/Aug 31 19) and had seats up top. The band sounded great. I enjoyed the atmosphere. Everyone was having a great time. Service was good and everything was convenient. I would recommend going very much.
Taking the self guided tour was okay. The best part is the video presentation at the very beginning. There's a lot of history there but to me it's more of a concert hall now than a historic tour. It's sacred ground and a must see but a lot has changed from the inside of the original building and I understand why. Go see it if you're a country fan but understand it's still an active music hall. My biggest issue is the ticket price, $25 is just too much for a self guided tour of a current concert venue.
We did the self guided tour. The movie at the beginning was great and provided a lot of back ground on the Ryman for someone who is not familiar. I would love to have had the time for the back stage tour! Lots of history and they do an really good job of presenting the information!
Came here as part of a guided bus tour. A stop that was well worth it. I enjoyed learning the history of it and the moment I walked into the music venue itself, I could "feel" the music and history that has resonated through the walls. I now understand why some of the most talented musicians, from all over the world, of all genres, speak so highly of the Ryman and how it's such a special place to play. I am glad I visited this place. Perhaps someday I will return to take in a show as well.