Ryman Auditorium, Nashville

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  • We bought the combination ticket for the Ryman Auditorium Self-Guided Tour and the Grand Ole Opry ... saves you a few dollars! You can tour the Ryman at any time during their open hours ... but you ch...  more »
  • This place gave me the goosebumps - its history is so powerful. The tour starts with a video intro and was informative. The auditorium itself is next and had an amazing feeling to it. As you explore b...  more »
  • We had a fabulous evening, just as I imagined one off my bucket list, Tanya Tucker excellent and all other in the show , all seats give a good view  more »
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  • The Ryman Auditorium is a must see in Nashville! There is no other venue in America that has such rich history and such ongoing interest from musicians of all genres. Playing the Ryman is an honor that professional musicians covet even today. If you love music and music history you must be sure to get the backstage tour. See the stage from the wings, see the dressing rooms and the back stairs, the places where now famous musicians waited before their performances. The spirit of thousands of performers and hundreds of thousands of patrons reside within these walls and you can sense it. Outside walk the alley by the back door and see the ghosts of performers past arriving and departing the greatest theatre and some of their greatest performances. Enjoy a visit to what is a national treasure.
  • The old lady still sounds amazing! Sight lines are not as good as modern venues. Acoustics and the echo of all the great past performances more than make up for visual limitations. We were left awestruck fron the feeling of intimacy with performer. Highly recommend at least one trip to "The Church of Country Music"! Remember non country acts play all the time too!
  • If you like music, or history or better yet both....just go. A true must visit when in Nashville. 🌟 We couldn't get tickets for the back stage tour due to limited slots because of a performance when we visited, but the self guided was more than sufficient. The introductory mini movie is a Disney-ish pleasure, but with southern charm and humor. Once you have the "Ryman basics" down, head in and explore. From the original oak wood pews to the charming stained glass windows, the soul of this place is palpable. Envision all the singers, actors, musicians, preachers and politicians to have graced the stage and you can't help but be moved. The tour provides as much or little detail as you want. My recommendation? Grab a seat, close your eyes and enjoy! If you found this helpful, please like my review! 😊
  • I've been here for shows and a tour. I loved all of it. The history is really neat so I'd recommend the guided tour. Shows are always great. It's a smaller venue so all seats have good views. And, as everyone always says, great acoustics!
  • So before I get started on this review, let me be clear that I love the Ryman and everything it represents! I love its history, its heritage, its people and its legendary (deserved) status. First time we went as users of the tour which was very good indeed. The introductory "video" set the scene perfectly and whetted our appetite to get into the auditorium itself. Once inside it really felt like a spiritual moment, and I'm not normally given to that type of thing. Realising that there were sound checks going on on stage, I nipped down to the Box Office and managed to get some tickets which was a real bonus! That night couldn't come fast enough and we turned up like two excited kids! (We're both in our 50s!) And then things started to head south! I'm 6'4 tall, and I can only say that those pews are some kind of instrument of torture for anyone over 5'4. Two hours being sat in them left me almost crippled!!! That said, as I started this review by saying how much I love the old place, those seats didn't stop us coming back last year for Little Big Town! Only this time, we stood (and danced) right up the back! One other thing I'd probably mention. Nashville is enjoying huge popularity with overseas visitors. The management might like to consider ways to make getting tickets for those of us living abroad a little more straightforward.
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