The first venue built specifically as a home to the Grand Ole Opry, the Grand Ole Opry House opened on March 16, 1974 with a ceremony attended by President Richard M. Nixon, who played piano and sang on the show that night.
The venue was temporarily closed after receiving substantial damage in the historic flooding of May, 2010, but after five months of around-the-clock restoration work, the house was ready for the show to return. In March, 2014, the Opry House celebrated 40 years as home of the show that made country music famous.
For the majority of the year, the Grand Ole Opry House is home to the Grand Ole Opry show. The Opry House also hosts other shows/events on occasion.
The Opry House features cushioned pew seating, like that found in many churches. For Opry shows, the seating capacity of the Opry House is 4,372. For all other events, seating capacity changes depending on the set-up of the event.
Accessible Access and Seating
Tickets are available for purchase for a person requiring accessible seating. When purchasing tickets through the opryentertainmentgroup.com site, look for seats adjacent to the wheelchair accessibility icons on the seating map.
Wheelchairs are available free on a first-come, first-served basis with a valid photo ID. Wheelchair lifts are available on the second level for access to the seating areas. Our venue is unable to accommodate Segway personal transportation devices.
Accessible public restrooms are located on all levels of the facility.
FM Assistive Listening Devices (ear speaker, headset, and neck loop) are available in The Opry Shop for the shows. Valid photo ID required for loan.
Qualified interpretation is available with three (3) weeks notice. Please contact the Opry Customer Service Department at (615) 871-OPRY to arrange this service.
Public elevators are equipped with braille signage.
Appropriately documented guide dogs and animals are welcome.
Baby changing stations are available in public restrooms.
Save yourself the hassle of searching for parking and reserve close, convenient Opry House parking for your Opry Show visit.
Available daily 9 a.m. – 1 a.m. for daytime tours and evening shows
Rates vary on non-show days/nights. Enter the Opry Mills area and watch for Opry House Paid Parking signs.
Passes are valid for one entry and one exit. Once you have left the lot, your parking pass will not scan for re-entry. Remember to keep your parking pass handy to scan to exit the lot.
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