Ryman Auditorium

Dubbed “The Mother Church of Country Music,” Ryman Auditorium was a house of worship before it became home to the Grand Ole Opry from 1943 to 1974. Today, the historic church-turned-concert hall is regarded as one of the best performance venues in the U.S. thanks to its nearly perfect acoustics. The church’s original pews and stained-glass windows make already hallowed performances by the likes of Beck, Vince Gill, Martina McBride and Elvis Costello feel almost divine. The venue is open daily for tours, which allow guests to cut their own CD in the recording studio; view the collection of autographed Hatch Show Print posters; and, take a photo on the famous stage (for an extra fee).

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TOUR THE RYMAN
Your visit to this famous National Historic Landmark begins with, “Soul of Nashville,” a new state-of-the-art theater experience that puts you at the center of the Ryman’s fascinating history as more than a century of legendary performances come to life on all around you.  The dramatic story of the building’s near demolition and rebirth climaxes with a new collaboration featuring Darius Rucker, The Fisk Jubilee Singers, Sheryl Crow and Vince Gill. Once “Soul of Nashville” has provided an introduction to the Ryman story, enjoy five new exhibits where you can peruse genuine artifacts as video hosts Charles Esten, Marty Stuart, Nicole Kidman, Ricky Skaggs, Robin Roberts and Trisha Yearwood take you through each chapter of the Ryman’s illustrious history.

 Open for Tours Daily from 9 am – 4 pm. Self-guided tour: adults $20.00, children 4-11 $15.  Backstage tour: adults $30.00, children 4-11 $25.00. 615-889-3060 ryman.com

*Prices and availability subject to change without notice.

Address: 
116 5th Ave, Downtown
Nashville, TN 37219
United States
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Map of Ryman Auditorium