Ryman Auditorium
Ryman Auditorium
4.5
Points of Interest & LandmarksTheatres
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
When you walk through the doors of historic Ryman Auditorium, one thing becomes clear right away: this isn’t just another nightly music venue, and it’s so much more than a daytime tourist stop. This place is hallowed ground. This is the exact spot where bluegrass was born—where Johnny Cash met June Carter, where souls were saved and a slice of history was nearly lost. It was right here that country music found an audience beyond its own back porch, and countless careers took off as deals were signed on napkins and paper scraps backstage. Open daily for tours and shows, right in the heart of Music City.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • tweetyrx2003
    Runnemede, New Jersey280 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour while you are in town
    This is such a great tour to do while you are in town. I highly suggest the guided tour! There is so much history in this building you can feel the energy. They give you a souvenir picture and make sure you go to the selfie booth int he back to get an emailed picture.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 28 June 2023
  • _rickrichards1
    Grafton, Ohio77 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Have Too Go place while in Nashville
    Went to the Grand Ole Opry at night and visited the Ryman the next day. Almost wrote the visit off and glad I did not. So much history there, to not visit there would be missing what the opry is about .I whole heatedly support and suggest a visit to the Ryman.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 5 July 2023
  • BobbyArcher
    Columbia, South Carolina122 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Overpriced
    The guided tour was very informative. This was our first visit to the Ryman, the tour guide explained a lot about the history and the uniqueness of the building. You will learn more about the Ryman on the guided tour but overall it is a bit pricey for what you get.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 July 2023
  • Nick P
    Staten Island, New York428 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great history
    This is a self-guided tour with an outstanding film at the beginning. You only need an hour to do this. It is great history. Look for the Hatch Show Prints. You don't need to be a country music fan to enjoy. It's an auditorium for all music.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 7 August 2023
  • 4H Mom
    Random Lake, Wisconsin14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ryman Auditorium is a MUST SEE!
    The Ryman Auditorium is a MUST SEE if you're in Nashville. Sooooo much history! Take the GUIDED tour! Worth the little bit extra! We learned so much more than if we had just gone with the self-guided.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 August 2023
  • Michelle C
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unbelievable Night!
    Attended the Sarah Evans Concert with surprise guests Lady A and Carly Pearce. Whispering Bill Anderson showed up unexpectedly and invited Sarah to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry! It doesn’t get much better than that.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 18 August 2023
  • Patty B
    Nashville, Tennessee1,439 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mellencamp Concert
    We love John Mellencamp, he is fabulous. We got to the Ryman a little before the show, as those pews are not what I want to sit in any longer than necessary. We were happy to find that he did not have an opening act, I think the show was 7:30. The stage was interesting with mannequins, hanging lights and dark staircases. We thought the show was starting, but NO. They showed a series of very old movie clips to the point that people were starting to boo and get restless, us included! This was after 30 minutes of watching these clips. It might have been OK if it hadn't gone on for 30 minutes. I wish these artists would consider that people just want to see them !!! Opening acts sometimes are not that great either and we all wish they would just get on with the show we went to see. Like Jackson Browne did at The Opry House recently. John Mellencamp was on a Wednesday night. Finally, out he came. He was wonderful, sounded great and did his hits as well as a new song about the abysmal state of our country. He is the ultimate storyteller and a true treasure to American music. We were happy we went.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 August 2023
  • John P
    South Deerfield, Massachusetts881 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Vance Joy and Kelly O'Donohue...9/1/23
    Not Pierce Brosnan, but 34 year old, 6 foot 4 inch tall Vance Joy sang ABBA to us in the 2,200 seat venue Friday night. Many fans stood the whole time, everyone was moving with the beat. We got to meet them afterwards at Robert's Western World next door where they spent their off duty time, mostly talking music (what else) and enjoying the local band until they closed at 2am. Regular celebrities. He even wrote a nice Happy 30th Birthday autograph on a menu for my daughter. Wishing him years of success!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 September 2023
  • jazzysinger2
    Oak Hill, West Virginia92 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Mother Church
    Finally made it to the Mother Church of Country Music!! This iconic stage has seen performances by all the early, now called Legends, of country music. My particular interest is in Hank Williams, Sr. and Patsy Cline. While sitting in my seat waiting for Keith and Kristen Getty's concert to start I just closed my eyes and felt the amazing vibe of this place. I didn't get to go back and take the tour so I could stand on that stage. Maybe next time.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 9 September 2023
  • Jen
    14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent
    It’s a must to visit Ryman Auditorium when visiting Nashville. The video near the entrance gives you a great introduction to the history of the Ryman. The Ryman still has shows, but you can wander around the Auditorium, we watched the the stage being set up for a show that night. It was pretty special standing in such a revered building. There were displays of various artists who have preformed there, We bought our ticket while on the sightseeing trolley and saved 10%.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 September 2023
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mukson
pennsylvania198 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
The auditorium has pew style seating. They are solid wood, no padding snd about as comfortable as that sounds. But the real problem is that the Ryman crowds people in way beyond reasonable comfort. Its like a middle seat on a budget airline with two sumo wrestlers on each side and without the benefit of an arm rest. Ladies, expect a lot of full body contact with the gentleman next to you. I literally had to sit side on to the show and the ushers, couldn't give a damn. Clearly with the history of the place, they dont have to work too hard to get people in but you wont be back. . Just do the tour if you must. Don't even think of seeing a show here.
Written 14 June 2024
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allitiner16
Jonesboro, AR116 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was a great experience. When we got there since there were no live events, we were told we could update our tickets to get a backstage tour. Photography wasn’t allowed backstage but I learned so many interesting facts about the Ryman and its history. It was a fun experience.
Written 12 June 2024
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Marty C
Sebring, FL13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
This was so amazing place of history!!! Time well spent to hear and see!! To walk on the stage were so many great performers have entertained people over years!!
Written 12 June 2024
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MEDonner
Venice, FL118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We very much enjoyed this self guided tour. Worth the price of admission. So much music history to appreciate and learn. Great way to spend an afternoon while in Nashville.
Written 11 June 2024
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Elizabeth-Lucy
Eau Claire, WI320 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
This review is mainly written about the service, staff and the people who make the Ryman everything it is! Our first time here seeing the Randy Travis More Life Tour and we couldn't have been more pleased with the merchandise inside and outside the venue, the staff (including security) who made pass through a breeze, and the personal attention given by everyone wearing a Ryman tag/shirt. They were all courteous, more than helpful, and very organized and took pride in their work and seemed to be always smiling! Thank you for making this a wonderful first time experience! While we did not take the self-guided tour we really felt like a part of something historically special and musically significant!
Written 9 June 2024
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Kirk P
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Well, had to walk out of a show at the Ryman. Purchased tickets for a show today that said 1pm. The show time was really noon. When I talked to the box office and management was told I could not get a refund without leaving immediately. I am extremely disappointed in the customer service at "Mother Church". Being a musician I have always held this room with great reverence. Unfortunately this experience has sullied my view of this historical venue #heartbroken
Written 8 June 2024
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amanda_n_byrum
Houston, TX352 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent trip through the history of an iconic building! I had no idea that so many acts from different genres had performed there. The exhibits were great, but the building is the real draw. The pews, the stained glass, & the cast iron stairway make for an awe-inspiring look into history.
Written 5 June 2024
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F4462GCjenniferh
Ennis, TX1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Ryman auditorium tour provides history on Nashville as well as music. We were given three complementary pictures of us on the stage.
Written 4 June 2024
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Mary O
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Love the history of the Ryman and the acoustics are second to none!!
We’ve also been to shows and it’s awesome!!
Beautiful old church!!
Written 2 June 2024
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Patois2013
Arlington21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We had heard about the Ryman and vowed we would go one day to see a show (we did not do a tour). Fantastic sound and site lines and not a bad seat in the house. You're sitting in church pews, so don't expect to be super comfortable, but we were prepared for that.
Written 31 May 2024
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