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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 24 2018

Great Hall Choral Arts Concert

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Featuring the Bethel Choir, Women's Choir, Men's Choir, and Twin City area high school choirs

APR 26 2018

Chamber Ensembles Spring Concert

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Featuring a variety of ensemble groupings including piano duets, a flute quartet, and a saxophone-marimba duet

APR 28 2018

Shoreview Northern Lights Variety Band

7 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Musical Myths and Legends

APR 29 2018

Northern Lights Chorale

4 p.m. Benson Great Hall

10th Anniversary Concert

MAY 1 2018

Philharmonic Orchestra Spring Concert

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Beethoven and Sibelius conducted by Hannah Schendel

MAY 4 2018

Jazz in the Great Hall

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

The 5:40 Jazz Orchestra will present a program of classic jazz tunes directed by Jason Harms.

MAY 11 2018

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 13 2018

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 15 2018

Stephen Self, Organ

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Professor of Music Stephen Self will open up the mighty Blackinton organ.

MAY 19 2018

Great Northern Union

Benson Great Hall

This rental client presents their 2018 show: Heard It through the Grapevine.

MAY 20 2018

Bethel Choir "Bon Voyage" Concert

3 p.m. Benson Great Hall

The Bethel Choir under conductor Gene Peterson will present their Bon Voyage concert to kick off the 2018 International Tour to Sweden, Estonia, and Latvia.

MAY 21 2018

Highview Middle School Band

Benson Great Hall

This Mounds View school concert is a rental event.

MAY 22 2018

Highview Middle School Choir

Benson Great Hall

Rental event

MAY 23 2018

Bel Air and Valentine Hills Band Concert

Benson Great Hall

Mounds View Schools rental event

MAY 24 2018

Edgewood Middle School Orchestra Concert

Benson Great Hall

Mounds View Schools rental event

MAY 25 2018

Nurses Pinning

3 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Ceremony and reception for graduating CAS nursing students to receive their nurses pin.

MAY 25 2018

Royal Reception and Senior Celebration

5 p.m. Dining Center and Benson Great Hall

A special reception and time or worship for seniors and their families

MAY 27 2018

Commencement - CAPS/GS

Benson Great Hall

For graduating students in the College of Adult Professional Studies and Graduate School | 1pm, 4pm

MAY 29 2018

Mounds View ALC Graduation

Benson Great Hall

This rental event is not sponsored or endorsed by Bethel.

MAY 30 2018

Chippewa Middle School Orchestra Concert

Benson Great Hall

Mounds View Schools rental event

MAY 31 2018

Bel Air and Valentine Hills Orchestra Concert

Benson Great Hall

Mounds View Schools rental event

JUNE 2 2018

Minneapolis Business College Graduation

Benson Great Hall

Rental event

JUNE 3 2018

Minnehaha Academy Graduation

Benson Great Hall

Rental client event

JUNE 7 2018

Debra Miller's World of Dance Recital

Benson Great Hall

Rental event

NOV 29 2018

Festival of Christmas

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Bethel's talented musicians usher in the Christmas season through joyful song

NOV 30 2018

Festival of Christmas

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Bethel's talented musicians usher in the Christmas season through joyful song

DEC 1 2018

Festival of Christmas

2 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Bethel's talented musicians usher in the Christmas season through joyful song

DEC 1 2018

Festival of Christmas

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Bethel's talented musicians usher in the Christmas season through joyful song

DEC 14 2018

CAS Winter Commencement

4 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Ceremony for graduating students from the College of Arts and Sciences

DEC 14 2018

Commencement - CAPS/GS

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

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