Take an authentic look behind the scenes of the Opry show as a knowledgeable and friendly guide takes you on a behind the scenes tour of the Grand Ole Opry. Learn about the Opry and country music greats past and present from Minnie Pearl to Carrie Underwood, discover the quotes and photos from the Grand Ole Opry’s biggest moments in history that hang on the walls, or see the artist entrance where legends, up and coming artists and superstars alike enter the Opry House on the night of an Opry show.
A Short Video
Start your guided tour of the Grand Ole Opry with a short video, featuring Blake Shelton, an official member of the Opry family since 2010 and star of the hit television series “The Voice.” The video will provide you with a behind the scenes look at the Grand Ole Opry.
See the entrance where legends, superstars and new artists enter the Opry House on the night of an Opry show. A new artist entrance sign, recently installed, captures the essence of the original design of the Opry.
Situated in the artist entrance lobby is the Post Office. Here each member of the Grand Ole Opry has his or her personal box which fans can write to. Members of the Opry are free to pick up their mail whenever they choose and most often do so when they are scheduled to perform, or are attending a performance.
Discover the members of the Grand Ole Opry in the Members Gallery. Here a plaque for every member of the Opry can be found displayed on the wall from Roy Acuff to Faron Young.
Studio A is part of the world-famous Grand Ole Opry House. Once home to Hee Haw, Studio A continues to host television shows to this day including Crook & Chase, CMT’s Crossroads and Invitation Only. Studio A is also used as a venue for corporate meetings, private dinners and pre-Opry show receptions.
History comes to life in the dressing rooms of country artists. Delight in a sampling of 18 dressing rooms, each decorated with a unique theme to honor Opry legends like Jimmy Dickens, Porter Wagoner and Minnie Pearl.
The Family Room, the Opry’s version of a green room, is where stars gather before taking the famous Opry stage. At the center of the room is a mural by Hee Haw’s Archie Campbell depicting Campbell’s idea of a typical Saturday night at the Opry.
Step on stage at the Opry House on the famed six-foot circle of oak wood just as decades of country musicians have done, the smell of wooden pews takes you back to the days when WSM AM 650 was a 50,000-watt powerhouse radio station heard throughout the South. Shiny, but well worn, the stage was cut from Ryman Auditorium giving newcomers and veterans alike the opportunity to perform in the same spot that once supported Uncle Dave Macon, Ernest Tubb, Patsy Cline and others.
The behind the scenes tour of the Grand Ole Opry will be held at the Grand Ole Opry House between April 1st and October 30th. For groups travelling between November 1st and December 15th, the behind the scenes tour will be held at Ryman Auditorium, but will include the same exciting backstage experience as the Grand Ole Opry House.
Please note while the Grand Ole Opry House and Ryman Auditorium both feature an exciting behind the scenes tour, features at each venue slightly vary.