We set the stage
for safety

Know before you go

Your safety, and the safety of our artists and team are our first priorities at the Grand Ole Opry. We’ve put measures in place at every guest and staff touchpoint to ensure that your experience is safe and fun when you attend a limited, in-person Grand Ole Opry show. And we have the support from our team at Ryman Hospitality Properties and Vanderbilt University Medical Center to make sure that we have the very best safeguards and training in place so that you can feel good about your visit to the Opry House.

Room for fun

Our seating is positioned so that you have room to enjoy the show and the sounds at the Grand Ole Opry. We’ve limited the tickets for each event so that seats are spread out and placed at least 6 feet apart.

Masks for Safety

We’re requiring all guests to wear masks at all times during any Grand Ole Opry show to ensure your safety, and the safety of our staff and artists. If you don’t have a mask at the time of the show, we will provide one for you.

Clean and Secure

The Grand Ole Opry’s best-in-class safety protocols developed with Vanderbilt Health include enhanced cleaning and sanitation practices. Hand sanitation stations will be located throughout the Opry House.

Show Safety

  • Masks are required at all times for guests and staff during your Grand Ole Opry visit (if you do not have a mask, one will be provided for you).
  • Social distancing protocols will be followed throughout the Grand Ole Opry House for your safety, and the safety of our staff and artists.
  • Seats will be assigned with distance between groups.
  • Our cleaning protocols and precautions have been elevated above the recommended requirements. This includes dedicated staff members for frequent cleaning of high-touchpoint areas.
  • No oversized bags or backpacks will be permitted into the Opry House for this event, unless medically related.
  • No outside food or beverages will be permitted at the Grand Ole Opry for this event.
  • Doors will open 30 minutes prior to showtime.
  • Security screenings are standard practice at the Opry House. No weapons, including pocket-knives are allowed on property.

Tour Safety

  • To ensure safe social distancing, we are operating with limited capacity in the building, as well as limiting the number of guests on each Opry House tour.
  • Operational hours have been modified with tours beginning every 30-minutes and the last tour ending at 3pm/ct on show days (note actual hours on web and 3rd party sites).
  • There are no BTC (Behind the Curtain) tours offered at this time.
  • Socially distanced reminders have been placed throughout Opry House to keep guests safely spaced when walking/stopping on the tour. (ex: “Please remember to practice social distancing…”)
  • The Grand Ole Opry staff will be required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). That means that you will see our staff in masks during your visit.
  • Guests will be socially distanced while entering/exiting the Grand Ole Opry House.
  • Hand sanitizer stations have been placed throughout the Grand Ole Opry House for guests to use as you need.
  • Our cleaning protocols and precautions have been elevated above the recommended requirements with proactive sanitary and disinfectant measures.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I know the Opry House is safe and my show experience will be safe?

A: The Grand Ole Opry will be abiding by all rules and orders set forth by Nashville Metro Government and Public Health Department. The Opry’s best-in-class safety protocols developed with Vanderbilt Health include socially distanced seating, temperature checks and mandatory masks for all Opry House staff, and enhanced cleaning and sanitation practices.

Q: Are these live, in-person shows?

A: Yes, the Grand Ole Opry will be hosting limited, in-venue audiences for our currently scheduled Opry shows.

Q: Where can I buy tickets for an in-person show?

A: All available tickets can be purchased via Opry.com.

Q: How are seats assigned?

A: When purchasing a ticket, guests will purchase in one of two price zones.  After receiving all orders, the Opry will seat each order in the price zone selected, in the order in which the purchases were made.  All tickets within a single order will be seated together but socially distanced from other orders.  Tickets will be emailed to the address on the order, approximately 48 hours prior to showtime.  You can either print out the etickets or present them on your mobile device at the entrance.

Q: Will food and beverage be provided on-site?

A: Pre-packaged food, drinks, and alcohol will be available to guests for purchase before each show and up until 30 minutes before each show ends. Food and drink must be consumed at guests’ seats and masks may only be removed when actively eating and/or drinking. Masks must be replaced when not eating or drinking. The Opry Food Truck will be open on the Opry Plaza starting at 5:30 PM on show nights. All Opry Food truck concessions must be consumed outside to allow for mask-wearing in the Opry House.

Q: Can I visit concessions at the Opry House?

A:  Concessions will not be available for the Grand Ole Opry at this time.

Q: Am I required to wear a mask while attending the show?

A: Masks must be worn at all times in and around the Opry House, including during the Grand Ole Opry show. If you do not have a mask, we will provide one for you.

Q: Will restrooms be provided?

A: Yes, restrooms will be available for all guests.

Q: What health and safety protocols are in place for your staff?

A: Temperature checks and mandatory masks are required for all Opry House staff.

Q: Can I bring my own food and drink to the Grand Ole Opry?

A: Outside food and drink is not permitted at the Opry House at any time.

Q: What if I don’t want to wear a mask?

A: Any audience members who are not able to observe our safety measures will be invited to enjoy the Grand Ole Opry livestream at home. Anyone not adhering to the mandatory Mask Policy will be asked to leave the venue.

Q: Will there be a smoking area at the venue that we can visit?

A: No, smoking will be strictly prohibited on Grand Ole Opry property during this series.

Experience the opry, Safely.