✖ close

☰ In This Section

benson-foc.jpg

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

SEPT 25 2018

David Brooks: The Road to Character

7 p.m. Benson Great Hall

When civil discourse seems elusive, hearing stories of women and men of character who can bridge divides can build hope.

SEPT 29 2018

Hong Wang, cello & Herbert Johnson, piano

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

A faculty recital featuring works for cello and piano

OCT 15 2018

Anoka Hennepin Choral Festival

7 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Rental Event

OCT 19 2018

Family Weekend Jazz Orchestras Fall Concert

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Jazz classics presented by the 11:15 and 5:40 Jazz Orchestras.

OCT 20 2018

Family Weekend Combined Concert

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

The Bethel choirs, band, and orchestra present a fall collage concert.

OCT 26 2018

Chamber Orchestra Fall Concert

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

A concert of classic orchestral literature conducted by Director of String Activities Hannah Schendel

NOV 1 2018

A Night to Know the Truth

6:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Free community forum focused on substance use prevention

NOV 2 2018

Wind Symphony Fall Concert

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

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

NOV 6 2018

Christian High School Choral Festival

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Join us for the third annual concert presented by the Bethel choirs and area Twin City Christian high school choirs hosted by Bethel University!

NOV 13 2018

Philharmonic Community Orchestra Fall Concert

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

A concert of orchestral favorites, conducted by Hannah Schendel

NOV 15 2018

Performance Prize

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

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

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

FEB 7 2019

Into the Woods

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

This performance will be February 7, 8, 9, and 10.

MAR 29 2019

Bethel Choir Home Concert

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

The Bethel Choir will present their Home Concert following the 2019 Spring Tour

MAR 30 2019

Chamber Orchestra Home Concert

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

The Chamber Orchestra under conductor Hannah Schendel will present its 2019 home concert.

APR 16 2019

Great Hall Choral Arts Concert

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Featuring area high school choirs with the Bethel choirs

APR 25 2019

Chamber Ensembles Spring Concert

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Featuring a variety of ensemble groupings

APR 30 2019

Philharmonic Community Orchestra Spring Concert

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Classic orchestral favorites conducted by Hannah Schendel

MAY 3 2019

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 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 19 2019

Wind Symphony "Bon Voyage" Concert

3 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.