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Grand Ole Opry House Guided Backstage Tour

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Nashville, United States

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Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Overview

Go behind the curtain at Nashville’s premier country music stage, the world-renowned Grand Ole Opry, on this guided backstage tour. Walk in the footsteps of countless country music superstars and get an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at this legendary venue and show that made country music famous. This is a bucket-list item experience for all fans of country music.
  • Guided backstage tour of the Grand Ole Opry, in Nashville
  • Go backstage at one of country music’s most famous concert halls
  • Hear stories about what happens behind the curtain at the Opry
  • Walk on the same stage where legends from Minnie Pearl to Carrie Underwood have performed
  • Get a glimpse of the artist’s dressing rooms and green room
  • Watch video hosted by renowned musicians who talk about the Opry’s history and musical importance
Guided Backstage Tour of the famous Grand Ole Opry in Nashville
Hear stories about the Grand Ole Opry and Country Music greats from Minnie Pearl to Carrie Underwood
View the Artist Entrance where performers walk into the Opry House on the night of an Opry show
Watch an intro film narrated by Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood in the Opry's new theater
You may have the chance to step on stage into the famed wooden circle
Tours may also make a stop in Studio A, a live television studio and former home of "Hee Haw"
Professional Guide
Grand Ole Opry Show Admission

Departure Point

Grand Ole Opry, 2804 Opryland Dr, Nashville, TN 37214, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Backstage at the Grand Ole Opry, walk in the footsteps of country music’s superstars and get an exclusive look into what happens behind the scenes of the show that made country music famous. A knowledgeable tour guide shares a few of the many stories about the Opry and the country music superstars that have played here, from the past to the present. 

See photos from some of the Grand Ole Opry's biggest moments in history and walk through the artist’s entrance, where new stars, superstars, and the legends of country music enter the building on the night of a show. There might even be an opportunity to step on stage and into the famed wooden circle as countless musicians and artists have done for many years. Additionally, the tour may include a stop at Studio A, a live television studio and the former home of the hit television variety show Hee Haw, which aired from 1969 until 1992.

Also, see some of the 18 artist dressing rooms, decorated with a unique theme honoring a country music legend and enjoy a video from Grand Ole Opry members Blake Shelton or Darius Rucker, who offer their personal perspectives on what it’s like behind the scenes at the Opry.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Grand Ole Opry
Backstage Tour: Meet your knowledgeable guide in the Grand Ole Opry to start your small-group tour of the concert hall that made country music famous. As you walk backstage, hear entertaining stories form your guide about the Opry and the country music greats who have played here since the original radio show debuted in 1925. Look at photos from key moments in the history of the Opry and snap your own photos of the artist’s entrance, where superstars and up-and-coming musicians alike make their entrance before a show. Have the chance to walk on stage and step onto the famous wooden circle where hundreds of artists have performed. The six-foot oak wood circle was cut from the stage of the Opry's former home at the Ryman Auditorium. Legends such as Patsy Cline, Uncle Dave Macon and Ernest Tubb once performed on the same boards. Your tour also stops in Studio A, a live television studio that once broadcast the TV show Hee Haw. Then get a glimpse of some of the artist’s dressing rooms, which were refurbished after the Nashville flood of 2010. Each room features a theme such as the 1960s-style "It Takes Two" room, which is dedicated to great duets like June Carter and Johnny Cash. To round out your tour, watch a video hosted by a newer member of the Opry family, Blake Shelton. Throughout your tour, via video, the young country music star gives you his perspective on what it’s like behind the scenes at the Opry. You also get to see performance footage from the past and details about more recent events, including the 2010 flood that caused considerable damage to the building.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please Note: Due to the high popularity of this tour, times may sell out in advanced. Grand Ole Opry Backstage Tours depart every 15 minutes. In the event your selected tour time is not available, you will be placed on the next available departure time.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Grand Ole Opry Entertainment Group

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Grand Ole Opry House Guided Backstage Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Grand Ole Opry House Guided Backstage Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Grand Ole Opry House Guided Backstage Tour?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Grand Ole Opry House Guided Backstage Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Grand Ole Opry House Guided Backstage Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Grand Ole Opry House Guided Backstage Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Grand Ole Opry House Guided Backstage Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Grand Ole Opry House Guided Backstage Tour.

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Dressing Room History
Debbie_L
, Sep 2020
We really enjoyed the tour backstage. Very nice facilities. Really interesting about the dressing rooms and liked the videos. Thanks for the small tour size, the hospitality and can't wait to see a show live!!!
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Nashville highlight
Marge_M
, Sep 2020
Very interesting even for a non country fan. Impressive venue .. great guide. Wish there was a show. Won’t begin until Oct 2
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Visiting the Grand Ole Opry is a must to see when visiting Nashville.
Shannon_C
, Sep 2020
This tour was awesome.. The guide was very knowledgeable. It was pretty amazing to learn the history, to see where these legends and new artists stood.
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beautiful experience!
Shelby
, Sep 2020
I loved my tour of the Grand Ole Opry! Our tour guide was great! She was very thorough and super sweet! She let us stand on the circle, which was a magical moment. Definitely recommend it if you’re a fan of country music. Even if you don’t, there is a spirit in the auditorium that is so moving, you don’t even have to be a country fan to experience it.
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Great Experience
Elizabeth_B
, Sep 2020
This was a great tour with an informative guide. I would highly recommend this to anyone! You would think from watch the awards on television that this place was a whole lot larger.
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Wonderful experience
Kristen_W
, Sep 2020
This was such a wonderful experience! Very cool to be able to walk across a stage that so many only dream of one day performing on.
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Great tour!
Laura_m
, Aug 2020
The guide was wonderful! The welcome video was great. The history and the emotion in the tour was amazing! I wish there was more time to check out the dressing rooms.
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I didn’t want it to end.
Robert_C
, Aug 2020
I didn’t know what to expect at the Grand OIe Opry, it was my first time. It was an experience I will never forget. The video we watched in the beginning set the stage for an excellent tour. You could feel the excitement the performers were feeling. The history we heard was so good. I want to come back for a live performance.
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Fun tour
Becky_C
, Aug 2020
The tour was well done and our guide was amazing. You get to see backstage and on stage. I highly recommend it.
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Opry Tour
Michelle_B
, Aug 2020
Great tour, enjoyed it very much! Tour guide was very informative. My daughter did think she walked a little fast.

Product code: 6585GRANDOP

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