2804 Opryland Drive
Nashville, TN 37214
Grand Ole Opry House
2804 Opryland Drive
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.
Tickets are available for purchase for a person requiring accessible seating.
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.
- Wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Wheelchairs require a valid photo ID for loan.
- Wheelchair lifts are available on the second level for access to the seating areas.
- Accessible seating is available for purchase at opry.com, at our box office, or by contacting the Opry Customer Service Department at (615) 871-OPRY.
- Accessible public restrooms are located on all levels of the facility.
- Our venue is unable to accommodate Segway personal transportation devices.
Public elevators are equipped with braille signange.
Appropriately documented guide dogs and animals are welcome.
Baby changing stations are available in public restrooms.
The Grand Ole Opry staff is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable atmosphere. Any guest in need of assistance during an event should seek a Host or Hostess. For more information, see Code of Conduct.
The Grand Ole Opry House and our sister property, the Ryman Auditorium, use entrance screening procedures similar to the security standards at many larger venues, arenas and stadiums across the country. These measures include walkthrough metal detectors, handheld metal-detecting wands and enhanced bag checks. Security screening provides minimal disruption to guests, but we encourage those coming for a daytime tour or evening show to allow extra time for screening.
Guests will be asked to remove certain metal items from their pockets before entering the walkthrough metal detectors. Individuals who are unable to use the walkthrough detectors will have an option to be screened with a handheld metal detecting wand. Weapons are not permitted inside either facility. Frequently asked questions about our security screening procedures can be found here.
116 Fifth Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37219
The Ryman Auditorium is the most famous former home of the Grand Ole Opry (1943-1974), and the Opry show returns to the historic building a few times throughout the year for Opry Country Classics and Opry at the Ryman. The Ryman is also host to numerous concerts and events throughout the year.
The Ryman features pew seating, like that found in many churches. For Opry shows, the seating capacity of the Ryman Auditorium is 2,200. For all other events, seating capacity changes depending on the set-up of the event.