Ryman Auditorium
People enjoying live performance at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville
People enjoying live performance at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville

Ryman Auditorium Tours and Tickets

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Known as the “Mother Church of Country Music,” Ryman Auditorium helped transform Nashville into a legendary music destination. Since 1892, the venue has hosted notable stars such as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Van Morrison, and Minnie Pearl. Today, visitors can tour the 2,362-seat auditorium, visit the museum, or catch a live show.

  • 116 5th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, 37219

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Susan_S, Oct 2023
Awesome experience
Joe was pawesome, funny and knowledgeable. Loved going to the distillery and getting samples. Ryman auditorium was the best. Thoughly enjoyed the whole trip from beginning to end.
frank_n, Oct 2023
nashville tour
excellent tour guide, very knowledgeble, covered a lot of ground in the allowed time, super clean shuttle bus, visited way more points of interest than expected, exceptional value
Susan_S, Nov 2023
Wonderful Tour
We had a wonderful tour with Jerry!! So much information and conversation. We learned so much and enjoyed our two stops. We highly recommend this tour.
Bonnie_H, Nov 2023
Great exy
Thoroughly enjoyed the Ryman. The history of the place was more than I expected. Thank you very much
Frequently Asked Questions
Q:What are Ryman Auditorium hours of operation?
Ryman Auditorium hours of operation: . Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
Q:Should I book Ryman Auditorium tickets in advance?
We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Ryman Auditorium can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
Q:How much does it cost to visit Ryman Auditorium 2024?
Currently, an entrance ticket to Ryman Auditorium costs USD 35.80. Guided Ryman Auditorium tours start around USD 35.80 per person.
People Also Ask
Q:Can you take a tour of the Ryman Auditorium?
A:Yes, you can take a tour of the Ryman Auditorium. Visitors have options: they can peek behind the scenes on a backstage tour, explore at their own pace on a self-guided tour, or enjoy a Post-Show Opry Tour after seeing the Grand Ole Opry, a weekly American country music stage concert.
Q:What time are tours of the Ryman Auditorium?
A:The Ryman Auditorium offers tours lasting from around 45 to 60 minutes. If you take the self-guided tour, you can explore at your own pace and spend as much or little time as you wish in the venue during visiting hours.
Q:Do Ryman Auditorium tours sell out?
A:Yes, tours of the Ryman Auditorium are popular and can sell out, especially on weekends and from June to August, Nashville’s peak summer season. The tours are also more likely to sell out on Grand Ole Opry dates or when a top act is in town to play a show.
Q:Can you take pictures in the Ryman Auditorium?
A:Yes, you can take pictures during self-guided tours of the Ryman Auditorium. However, regulations don’t permit cameras at any time during backstage tours. Performers set photography policies on the night of their shows—check beforehand if you want to bring a camera to a performance.
Q:Can you visit the Ryman Auditorium without a tour?
A:Yes, you can enter the Ryman Auditorium without booking a tour if you have a ticket for a performance. However, if you want to see musicians’ memorabilia and the exhibits, you’ll need to book a self-guided tour. If you want to go backstage, you’ll need to book a guided tour.
Q:Do you need to book in advance to visit Ryman Auditorium?
A:No, booking a tour of the Ryman Auditorium in advance isn’t required. However, while you can purchase tickets at the door on arrival, it’s best to buy them online ahead of time to ensure your preferred date and time slot are available.