Ryman Auditorium

Upload a photo for this venue

Nashville TN, United States

11 upcoming events (519 past events) Flag for review

If the hallowed walls of the Ryman Auditorium could talk, the remarkable story they would tell is unmatched in entertainment history. Its construction is a tale of divine inspiration. In the 1880s, when prominent businessman and steamboat captain Thomas G. Ryman found salvation in the words of fiery evangelist Reverend Sam Jones, he vowed to build a great tabernacle that would project Rev. Jones’s voice clearly and powerfully for all to hear. Designed by architect Hugh Cathcart Thompson in the Late Victorian Gothic Revival style popular at the time, Tom Ryman’s vision became a reality with the completion of the Union Gospel Tabernacle in 1892. After his death in 1904, the Union Gospel Tabernacle would henceforth be known as the Ryman Auditorium in honor of the man who built the Nashville landmark.

As the largest structure in the area, the Ryman Auditorium soon became a popular place for community events, political rallies and popular turn-of the-century entertainment including operas, symphonies, bands, ballets and theatrical productions. In 1901, the Metropolitan Opera, for whom a stage was installed, put on special performances of Carmen and The Barber of Seville. Greats such as Ignacy Paderewski and Marian Anderson each performed five times at the Ryman during their long careers. John Philiip Sousa, Enrico Caruso, Ethel Barrymore, Roy Rogers, Harry Houdini, Charlie Chaplin, W.C. Fields, Katharine Hepburn, Bob Hope, Mae West and even president Theodore Roosevelt all graced the Ryman stage.

Contact Information

Address
116 Fifth Avenue North
Nashville TN 37219
United States
Show on Map
Phone
(615) 889-3060
Web
www.ryman.com/

Upcoming Events

Friday 18 September 2015
Billy IdolConcert Ryman Auditorium
Nashville TN, United States
36.161101 -86.77886

1 going

Add shout
Friday 25 September 2015
The Neighbourhood
Hunny, Bad SunsConcert
Ryman Auditorium
Nashville TN, United States
36.161101 -86.77886

2 going

Add shout
Sunday 27 September 2015
KraftwerkConcert Ryman Auditorium
Nashville TN, United States
36.161101 -86.77886

4 going

Add shout
Saturday 3 October 2015
Brandi Carlile
Brandi CarlileConcert
Ryman Auditorium
Nashville TN, United States
36.161101 -86.77886

2 going

Add shout
Sunday 4 October 2015
Beach HouseConcert Ryman Auditorium
Nashville TN, United States
36.161101 -86.77886

4 going

Add shout
Sunday 11 October 2015
Brand New
Kevin Devine, Manchester OrchestraConcert
Ryman Auditorium
Nashville TN, United States
36.161101 -86.77886

7 going

Add shout
See more

Shoutbox

Leave a comment. Log in to Last.fm or sign up (it’s free).