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Ryman Auditorium Self-Guided Experience
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Ryman Auditorium Self-Guided Experience
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“grand ole opry”(1,294 reviews)
“backstage tour”(958 reviews)
One of the most famous concert halls in the history of country music, this auditorium still hosts live music events.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Nashville
116 Fifth Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219-2309
+1 615-889-3060
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All reviews self guided tour grand ole opry backstage tour mother church of country music old church country classics historic venue great acoustics larry gatlin minnie pearl great history beautiful building piece of history music history lots of history bucket list johnny cash
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Reviewed today

We've been to several shows at different times at the "new" opry house but this was our first time to the Ryman, It was totally worth it, much smaller venue, you feel much closer to the stage even in the balcony seats.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Michael B
Reviewed today

When we booked our tickets to the Grand Ole Opry we were delighted to find out the show would be in the Ryman Auditorium because the new Facility was hosting another show. The space is beautiful with all the stained glass. The acoustics was amazing...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank chriswE962QF
Reviewed today via mobile

My husband and I, and another couple drove 11 hours to attend the Tennessee Christmas with Vince Gill and Amy Grant. The concert was great. We had partially obstructed seats but still enjoyed the concert completely. I don’t see many people commenting about the size...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank redheadmom23
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to this historic landmark. I wish we had taken the tour of the Ryman but we did not allow time. It is a former church so seating is pews - not the most comfortable but tolerable. The performance by Vince...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JanetM312
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Intimate and inviting. Friendly staff and security. Of course I had a cheap pocket knife on me, that security would not let me into concert with, no problem, I simply disposed it. Attended Vince Gill & Amy's Christmas Concert. Good seating almost anywhere in venue....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 26timothyb
Reviewed yesterday

We did the backstage guided tour of the Ryman the day before we went to see a concert there. The history of this place is fascinating, and the acoustics in the auditorium are amazing. The backstage tour is a little overpriced, but it was a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JTW575
Reviewed yesterday

Small concert venue with the best sound anywhere. Practically not a bad seat in the house. Some are obstructed view, under the balcony, but they are labelled as such, and I wouldn't take them. The Ryman is steeped in music history and well worth the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KeysDiver2
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Ryman is a must see when in Nashville. It is steeped in Country Music tradition. The stained-glass windows are beautiful and the location is in the middle of many other interesting things to see.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 90molly98
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I completely enjoyed our visit to the Ryman Auditorium. I had no idea this was originally a church and then the Grand Ole Opry! Interesting stop.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sandy M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful venue.We booked tickets with booking.com in June and had back row seats.Wouldnt use them again

Date of experience: December 2018
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Carla B
7 November 2018|
Response from Julestwo | Reviewed this property |
We did not. We were there around 2:00 on Saturday and walked right up to get tickets with no problem for the self guided tour. Now if you want to see a show, you probably need to do that in advance!
Carla B
7 November 2018|
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Response from moonman401 | Reviewed this property |
The day before usually will work.
26 September 2018|
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Response from JonathanB486 | Reviewed this property |
They are usually every 15 minutes starting at 9:15 IF the backstage is available. If they have a concert that night sometimes it’s a limited amount of time given for backstage tours or there will be no backstage tours at... More