Ryman Auditorium is a living landmark open to visitors with a variety of tours to choose from. Tickets can be purchased at the door, but it’s best to buy passes in advance online to make sure your desired date and time slot are available. Events at the Ryman sell out fast!

Ryman Auditorium Tour Options

There’s so much to see at Ryman Auditorium with its long history and star-studded family. That’s why there are multiple tours to choose from. Whatever your interest, the Ryman offers a tour you’ll love.

Self-Guided Tours

See everything there is to love about the Ryman with a self-guided tour. Start with an incredible experience in the Soul of Nashville theater, a 100-seat theater where you’ll be immersed in the 125-year history of the venue as told by musicians like Sheryl Crow and Darius Rucker. Then, explore the Ryman’s exhibits at your own pace. See outfits and photos from past shows and take in the beauty of one of Nashville’s most significant landmarks.

Self-Guided Tours: Adults (12+) $25.95 / Child (4-11) $16.95

Guided Backstage Tours

Take a backstage tour with one of Ryman Auditorium’s knowledgeable tour guides for a one-of-a-kind experience. See the dressing rooms, priceless photos, and unique memorabilia from stars past, like Johnny Cash and Minnie Pearl. Even stand on stage and get your picture taken where artists perform under the big lights.

Guided Backstage Tours: Adults (12+) $34.95 / Child (4-11) $26.95

Post-Show Opry at the Ryman Tours

The Post-Show Opry at the Ryman Tour is a MUST for anyone seeking the ultimate Ryman Auditorium experience. This tour gives you all the features of the guided tour and the backstage tour, plus the fun of seeing the Grand Ole Opry performed live. Come for the show, stay for the tour, and walk away with memories to last a lifetime.

Post-Show Opry at the Ryman Tours: Adults (12+) $29.95 / Child (4-11) $21.95

The Essential Country Duo

Get the best of the Ryman and the Grand Ole Opry in one package with the Country Duos Ticket. Take a guided backstage tour of the Grand Ole Opry and tour Ryman Auditorium for one low price. Experience music history first hand with exciting exhibits and tours of the dressing rooms and stages at both venues.

Essential Country Duo Tickets: Adult (12+) $53.00 / Child (4-11) $45.95 Buy your tickets early!

Why Tour the Ryman?

Ryman Auditorium is the heart and soul of Nashville. Known as the Mother Church, the Ryman was originally a church and has served as the city’s cultural epicenter since the building opened in 1889. If the Ryman could talk, it’d tell you how country music legends rose to fame right on its stage, how it narrowly escaped demolition in the 1980s, and how it became one of the most revered venues in music.

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Ryman Auditorium Shows & Events

Ryman Auditorium hosts concerts and live entertainment virtually every night of the week, with new acts coming through all the time. The Ryman also hosts some perennial favorite shows that are worth seeing year after year.

Premium Pass Lounge

Have tickets for a show at the Ryman? Upgrade your night by adding a Premium Pass. With unlimited drinks, a dedicated entrance, specialty food, and a private bar and restrooms in the Premium Pass Lounge, a night at the Ryman doesn’t get better than this! You’ll even take home a Hatch Show Print show poster to commemorate the event.

Opry Country Classics

Hear the songs that put Music City on the map with Opry Country Classics on select Thursday nights at Ryman Auditorium. At each show, a celebrity guest hosts while guest singers perform timeless favorites from stars you know and love, like Patsy Cline, as well as some of their own hits. If you’ve ever wished you could go back in time to see country legends live, here’s your chance.

Opry at the Ryman

Come see the show that made country music famous with the Opry at the Ryman. The Grand Ole Opry is the world’s longest-running live radio broadcast, featuring eight or more artists at each show, each performing their own songs and musical style. The Grand Ole Opry moved out of the Ryman in 1974, but you can still see the show in the Mother Church on these special nights. Book a post-show tour of the Ryman to get the full experience.

Bluegrass Nights

Celebrate Ryman Auditorium’s distinction as the birthplace of bluegrass with the Bluegrass Nights summer series. Featuring rousing performances by bluegrass legends and newer artists, the Ryman’s bluegrass roots live on. Each show starts with 650 AM WSM’s free showcase, Pickin’ on the Plaza with bands performing live bluegrass music as you enter the auditorium.

Christmas at the Ryman

Join the holiday tradition with Amy Grant & Vince Gill Christmas at the Ryman. Each December, the couple takes over the Ryman for performances of your favorite seasonal songs in the weeks leading up to Christmas. It’s a surefire way to kickstart your holiday spirit year after year.

Why See a Show at the Ryman?

Seeing a show at Ryman Auditorium is an unforgettable experience. The building’s carefully designed acoustics make music come alive, and its significance in the development of Nashville and country music is astounding. Whether you visit for live music, stand-up comedy, storytelling, or something else, add seeing an event at Ryman Auditorium to your bucket list.

View the Show Calendar

Check out Ryman Auditorium’s show calendar to see upcoming events and order tickets.