Located in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee, Ryman Auditorium is one of the most hallowed performance spaces in the United States. Formerly known as the Grand Ole Opry House, the venue first opened in 1892, and has been renovated and expanded over the course of its history. With a distinct seating arrangement, and some of the biggest names in the history of recorded music playing there at times, Ryman Auditorium is a piece of American history.
Perhaps the most noteworthy contribution Ryman Auditorium was responsible for was the weekly radio show, the Grand Ole Opry, which later became the name of the theater. This show began as a local program, and grew to levels of fame simply unheard of on radio at the time, and in some ways blazed the trail for the modern broadcast industry.
Seating fewer people than what you would see at an arena show, Ryman Auditorium has been something of an all-purpose entertainment space since it was built. The venue has hosted addresses from US Presidents, including Teddy Roosevelt. It has hosted performances by Bob Hope, Charlie Chaplin, John Philip Sousa, and even Harry Houdini. In a way, Ryman Auditorium has been a who's who book throughout American history, detailing its greatest performances and some of its most influential people extensively.
Ryman Auditorium has also served as a recording space for some of the biggest names in music, from country music artists to pop acts, and everything in between. It also was the home of the Grand Ole Opry during the debuts of stars such as Dolly Parton, Hank Williams, and Loretta Lynn, all legends of the country music industry.
In a way, stepping into Ryman Auditorium is like looking through a time capsule of American music history, as both the latest and greatest continue to deliver their art on its stage.
Frequently Asked Questions About Ryman Auditorium Events and Tickets
What events are at Ryman Auditorium?
A number of events take place at Ryman Auditorium, however it's most frequently used for performing arts and concerts. See full Ryman Auditorium schedule above.
How much are tickets at Ryman Auditorium?
Ryman Auditorium ticket prices on the secondary market can vary depending on a number of factors. Typically, Ryman Auditorium tickets can be found for as low as $43.00, with an average price of $158.00 but can vary depending on the event.
Where is Ryman Auditorium?
Ryman Auditorium is located at 116 5th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37219.