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Inspiration Served Daily

World Famous Stage. Music Museum. Mother Church.

It’s more than a Nashville landmark. Ryman Auditorium is one of the most active and celebrated venues in modern music. Generations of artists, seekers, creators, rule-breakers and rebels have made their mark on the famous stage. From Elvis to Emmylou Harris, Johnny Cash to Wu-Tang Clan, Paul Simon to Tom Petty, B.B. King to Kings of Leon, the Ryman is a source of inspiration where legendary moments are still in the making.

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Find Your Inspiration.

The unique architecture of the Ryman stems from its history as a church.

Recording your own big hit at the iconic Ryman is easier than you might think. Check out our Air Castle Studio.

History comes alive in our immersive theater where you are surrounded by a living depiction of Music City’s rise.

See our working dressing rooms where artists get ready to take the stage.

Enjoy the view from the same spot where so many legends have created once-in-a-lifetime Ryman moments.

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The Ryman is usually the first place I recommend for people from out of town.

Jason Isbell

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It was incredible to see how many artists have graced the stage.

Guest Kathy H.

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A must see in Nashville... the history here hangs in the air.

Guest Simon B.

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If we have a Carnegie Hall, this is it. It's a magnificent place to play.

Vince Gill

Experience the Ryman

There is a reason why artists from around the world flock to the Mother Church. See it for yourself.

Record Your Own Song

Cut your first record in the Ryman’s Air Castle Studio. Choose from our list or bring your own original.

Explore the Exhibits

Dive deeper into the Ryman’s story with star-studded exhibits, filled with artifacts and memorabilia you can only find here.

Discover Our Story

Begin your tour at our Soul of Nashville theater with an immersive experience that takes you on a journey through the Ryman’s magical history.

Take the Mother Church Home

Visit the Ryman Shop for collections of tees, accessories, albums, and one-of-a-kind Hatch Show Prints.

Relive Iconic Shows

Walk our wall of Hatch Show Prints posters, uniquely designed for past events at the Ryman.

Capture the Moment

Get your photo taken on the iconic stage where music history was made and take home the memory.

Tour the Ryman Your Way

Self-Guided Tours

Backstage Tours

Group Tours

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Self-Guided Tours

Take it all in at your own pace.

Immerse yourself in Ryman Auditorium and find inspiration at every turn with music history from vaudeville to blues, and country to rock. From surprising artifacts to one-of-a-kind exhibits and priceless memorabilia, touring the Ryman is Music City inspiration at its best.

Self-Guided Tour Includes:

Get your souvenir photo onstage.*

Experience the immersive Soul of Nashville Theater.

Record your favorite song in Air Castle Studio.

Explore the Hatch Show Print Gallery.

Check out this season’s star-studded exhibits.

Take Music City home from the Ryman Gift Shop.

*Onstage photo availability may vary according to Ryman commitments.

Backstage Tours

Walk in the steps of the Legends.

Get all of the magic of our self-guided tour PLUS join our knowledgable guides for exclusive access backstage. The insider stories and tall tales alone are worth it!

Backstage Tour Includes:

See backstage, including working dressing rooms.

Hear incredible stories and see priceless memorabilia.

Get your souvenir photo onstage.*

Experience the immersive Soul of Nashville Theater.

Record your favorite song in Air Castle Studio.

Explore the Hatch Show Print Gallery.

Check out this season’s star-studded exhibits.

Take Music City home from the Ryman Gift Shop.

*Onstage photo availability may vary according to Ryman commitments.

Schedule Changes

The Ryman Auditorium is a working venue with concerts most evenings. Artists from around the world recognize the unique experience of playing to intimate crowds in one of America’s acoustic gems. Backstage tours are limited and may not be available each day. Please take a self-guided tour if a guided tour is not available during your preferred time.