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Benson Great Hall is one of the finest performing arts centers in the St. Paul and Minneapolis area, hosting concerts, performances, conferences, and more. Our comfortable seating, excellent acoustics, and friendly staff make it the perfect venue to take in a concert or event. The suspended acoustic canopy reflects sound to both audience and performers. In addition, the hall’s unique truss system and motorized rigging allows for creative stage design. Other signature features include a 4,000 pipe, 67-rank Blackinton organ, and a thrust extension on the main stage.

Wheelchair accessible seating is available on the main floor in front of the Mezzanine. Please advise a ticket representative of accessible seating needs when ordering tickets or contact the Ticket Office at any time.

Benson Great Hall and other spaces are available for rent, find out more!

Upcoming Events

OCT 3 2021

Hymn Sing

2 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Join the Bethel community to sing and celebrate God's faithfulness.

OCT 17 2021

Wind Symphony Fall Concert

3 p.m. Benson Great Hall

The Bethel Wind Symphony under the direction of Steven Thompson presents its annual fall concert.

OCT 22 2021

Family Weekend Jazz Orchestras Fall Concert

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Jazz classics presented by the 11:12 and 5:40 Jazz Orchestras

OCT 23 2021

Family Weekend Choral Concert

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

The Bethel choirs present a fall collage concert

OCT 29 2021

Chamber Orchestra Fall Concert

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

A concert of classic orchestral literature conducted by Director of Orchestras Patricia Kelly.

NOV 11 2021

Performance Prize

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

A competition featuring the finest student solo performances in vocal, keyboard, and instrumental divisions.

NOV 12 2021

Philharmonic Community Orchestra Fall Concert

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

A concert of orchestral favorites conducted by Patricia Kelly

DEC 2 2021

Festival of Christmas

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Bethel's 65th Festival of Christmas: This Little Babe

DEC 3 2021

Festival of Christmas

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Bethel's 65th Festival of Christmas: This Little Babe

DEC 4 2021

Festival of Christmas

2 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Bethel's 65th Festival of Christmas: This Little Babe

DEC 4 2021

Festival of Christmas

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Bethel's 65th Festival of Christmas: This Little Babe

DEC 17 2021

CAS Winter Commencement

4 p.m.

Ceremony for graduating students from the College of Arts and Sciences

DEC 17 2021

Commencement - CAPS/GS

7:30 p.m.

For graduating students in the College of Adult Professional Studies and Graduate School

FEB 3 2022

Guys and Dolls

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

A Musical Fable of Broadway presented by the Bethel Theatre

FEB 4 2022

Guys and Dolls

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

A Musical Fable of Broadway presented by the Bethel Theatre

FEB 5 2022

Guys and Dolls

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

A Musical Fable of Broadway presented by the Bethel Theatre

FEB 6 2022

Guys and Dolls

2:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

A Musical Fable of Broadway presented by the Bethel Theatre

APR 1 2022

Lucia Chorum and Royal Register Spring Concert

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Lucia Chorum, conducted by Nicole Lambrecht, and Royal Register, conducted by Marcus Simmons, will present a spring choral concert.

APR 8 2022

Bethel Choir Spring Concert

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

The Bethel Choir and conductor Merrin Guice Gill present a spring choral concert.

APR 21 2022

Great Hall Choral Arts Concert

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Featuring area high school choirs with the Bethel choirs

APR 23 2022

Philharmonic Community Orchestra Spring Concert

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

A concert of orchestral favorites conducted by Patricia Kelly

MAY 8 2022

Bethel Handbell Ensemble Spring Concert

3 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Kevin Shull directs the Bethel Handbell Ensemble in a concert of pieces for handbells.

MAY 13 2022

Opera Workshop

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Puccini's tragic Suor Angelica and Viardot's comic Cendrillon will be performed.

MAY 22 2022

Commencement - CAPS/GS

For graduating students in the College of Adult Professional Studies and Graduate School | 1pm