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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

APR 26 2019

Forest Lake High School Concert

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

An annual tradition featuring the bands and choirs.

APR 30 2019

Philharmonic Community Orchestra Spring Concert

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Classic orchestral favorites by Gluck, Minkus, Smetana, and Dvorak, conducted by Hannah Schendel

MAY 3 2019

Jazz in the Great Hall

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

The 5:20 Jazz Orchestra will present a program of classic jazz tunes directed by Jason Harms.

MAY 5 2019

Northern Lights Chorale

3 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Presents: Why We Sing

MAY 6 2019

Chapel

10:15 a.m. Benson Great Hall

Student Speaker

MAY 10 2019

Classics in the Great Hall

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

The Music Department's Spring Festival featuring student winners of the concerto-aria competition.

MAY 12 2019

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 18 2019

Wind Symphony "Bon Voyage" Concert

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

The Bethel Wind Symphony under conductor Steven Thompson will present their Bon Voyage concert to kick off the 2019 International Tour to Ireland.

MAY 19 2019

St. Paul Chamber Orchestra

2 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Haydn's Surprise Symphony

MAY 26 2019

Commencement - CAPS/GS

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

DEC 20 2019

CAS Winter Commencement

4 p.m.

Ceremony for graduating students from the College of Arts and Sciences

DEC 20 2019

Commencement - CAPS/GS

7:30 p.m.

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

MAY 24 2020

Commencement - CAPS/GS

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

DEC 18 2020

CAS Winter Commencement

4 p.m.

Ceremony for graduating students from the College of Arts and Sciences

DEC 18 2020

Commencement - CAPS/GS

7:30 p.m.

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

MAY 30 2021

Commencement - CAPS/GS

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

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

MAY 29 2022

Commencement - CAPS/GS

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