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

Ryman Auditorium

116 5th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, 37219

The basics

Travelers can visit independently or on a Nashville tour—ride a hop-on hop-off trolley and stop at the Ryman Auditorium for a self-guided tour or take a guided backstage tour to see dressing rooms, exhibits, multimedia presentations, historic memorabilia, and artifacts.

Music history buffs may prefer to visit the auditorium on a walking tour of downtown Nashville, to hear stories of the city’s must-see sites, while foodies can stop by the Ryman on a culinary tour. Alternatively, combine a visit with an evening tour of Nashville featuring live music and a traditional barbecue dinner.

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Ryman Auditorium "Mother Church of Country Music" Self-Guided Tour
Ryman Auditorium "Mother Church of Country Music" Self-Guided Tour
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Things to know before you go

  • Purchase tickets online or in person at the Ryman Auditorium ticket office or the Opry House.

  • Café Lula, the Ryman’s on-site dining venue, serves up local food and drinks from 9am to 8pm every day, with extended hours for concerts and events.

  • Cameras are permitted during daytime tours but are not allowed backstage.

  • There are no coat check facilities.

  • The Ryman provides wheelchair escorts during nighttime events for guests with limited mobility; accessible ticket options are available.

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How to get there

The Ryman is centrally located in the heart of downtown Nashville, at the junction of Broadway and Fourth Avenue. The entrance is located on the Fourth Avenue side of the building. The site does not have a dedicated public parking lot.

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When to get there

The Ryman Auditorium and museum are open year-round except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Tours are offered daily between 9am and 4pm. The most popular time to visit is from April through October, when warm weather brings Music City to life. Winter is the city’s off-season, when visitors may find lower prices.

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Not just for country music

Although it’s the original home of Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry country music concerts, the Ryman stage has seen superstars of every genre. Artists such as Paul Simon, the Pixies, MGMT, and even Houdini have performed here, in addition to comedians Joe Rogan and Bill Burr.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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