Ryman Auditorium Tours
This is your chance to feel the history of the Ryman Auditorium, home to the Grand Ole Opry for more than 30 years. During the tour, you can head down to the legendary stage to stand underneath the lights and have a photo taken 'singing' in front of the Grand Ole Opry audience!
About the Soul of Nashville Movie
The tour begins with an intriguing experience called, 'Soul of Nashville'. 'Soul of Nashville' is a fantastic opportunity to witness the collaboration of Darius Rucker, The Fisk Jubilee Singers, Sheryl Crow, and Vince Gill.
Then you'll be able to explore the fascinating memorabilia housed in exhibit-style cases along the back wall underneath the beautiful stained glass windows. Memorabilia includes everything from Marty Robbins' jacket to Minnie Pearl's famous hat, and also features items from the Ryman's earlier years prior to the Grand Ole Opry.
You'll then be able to head upstairs for a view of the stage from the balcony, and be sure to make your way out into the balcony hallway to explore the photos, artifacts, and other items housed upstairs. Photos are welcome inside the Ryman, so be sure to bring along a camera! This is your chance to tour one of Nashville's favorites, the National Historic Landmark often called 'The Mother Church of Country Music.'
About the Exhibits:
There are five different special exhibits located at the Ryman. With the self-guided tour admission, guests will be able to uncover interesting facts about some of their favorite performers. Find awesome displays such as Workin' on a Building, Roots Run Deep, Inspired: 125 Years of Performance, Ryman Renaissance, and Showplace of the South. These exhibits each detail the history of the Ryman Auditorium and features stories narrated by Emmylou Harris, Ricky Skaggs, Trisha Yearwood, and Nicole Kidman.
About the Ryman Auditorium
This historic performance venue has been a beloved Nashville landmark for decades. It was here that the world famous Grand Ole Opry got its start. This huge auditorium features more than 2,000 seats and housed the Grand Ole Opry music show from 1943 until 1974. Currently, it hosts the Grand Ole Opry show Christmas at the Ryman each year. Some of the performers who have graced the Ryman stage include Johnny Cash, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, and Louis Armstrong. Guests will find an array of exhibitions, artifacts, and more giving colorful history of the venue to its visitors.
- How long does the activity last?
Self-guided tour lasts about 2 hours.
- What amenities are available?
There is a gift shop and a restaurant onsite.
- Is the activity handicap accessible?
Both the Backstage and Self-Guided Tours are fully wheelchair accessible for patrons.
- For what ages is the activity appropriate?
Great for all ages.
- Is parking available?
There are paid parking lots and street meters around the Ryman.