Originally built as the Union Gospel Tabernacle in 1892 by Captain Tom G. Ryman, this National Historic Landmark and Mother Church of Country Music is a Nashville icon. Most famous former home of the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman is open for tours during the day and hosts concerts and events at night.Plan a trip to Nashville easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
The building was recently honored as Pollstar Magazine's Theatre of the Year for a fourth time and is currently the Academy of Country Music Venue of the Year.
Ryman Auditorium Reviews
We saw a show on Thursday night and went back for the tour the next day. It was the educational highlight of our trip! Amazing history and performers have graced this stage. Very worth it if you are i... more »
This was one of our favorite stops - lots of history! We did the self-guided tour. Don’t miss the movie. You can take your picture with your own camera/phone on stage for no fee. more »
Historic venue in downtown Nashville that offers a good variety of performances. We went to see the Fisk Jubilee singers and India Arie while in town for a few days and both were excellent. We bought less expensive seats in the balcony area which was fine for viewing and acoustics; the only downside was the seating is basically church pews with not enough space if there are above average sized people in your row (I think there are 6/bench), which means you might need to be comfortable with rubbing thighs with a stranger, and everyone has to move out of the pew into the aisle to let people in and out.
Quite possibly THE best place I have ever been to watch a concert, no matter who you like. It is acoustically correct from every seat in the house. The site lines are great from almost every seat. Highly recommend going to see your favorite artist at this venue. We happen to see Gary Clark, Jr. who put on quit a show.
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