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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

MAY 11 2021

Senior Recital: Alyssa Pecoraro, composition

8 p.m. Benson Great Hall

A program of original works by Alyssa will be performed.

MAY 15 2021

Opera Workshop

3 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Opera scenes from Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro, Samson and Delilah, Little Women, Pirates of Penzance, and others will be performed.

MAY 16 2021

Junior Recital: Abigail Rockhill, voice, and Elective Recital: Anna Nordhagen, voice

3 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Abigail will be singing works by Barber, Bellini, Poulenc, and Schubert. Anna will sing works by Schubert, Puccini, and Hoiby.

MAY 21 2021

Commencement - CAS

For graduating Undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences

MAY 22 2021

Commencement - CAS

For graduating Undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences

MAY 23 2021

Commencement - CAS

For graduating Undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences

MAY 21 2021

BSSP Commencement

For graduating Seminary St. Paul students

MAY 23 2021

Commencement - CAPS/GS

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

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