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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

SEPT 28 2019

Mr. Darwin's Tree

7 p.m. Benson Great Hall

A one-man play that explores the life and work of Charles Darwin within the context of science, faith, and family.

OCT 5 2019

North Point InsideOut

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Homecoming concert in the Great Hall featuring North Point InsideOut!

OCT 25 2019

Chamber Orchestra Fall Concert

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

A concert of classic orchestral literature conducted by Director of Orchestras Hannah Schendel

OCT 26 2019

Reaching the Generations Concert

7 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Featuring Jonathan McReynolds and Vanessa Bell Armstrong

NOV 1 2019

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.

NOV 2 2019

Family Weekend Choral Concert

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

The Bethel choirs present a fall collage concert.

NOV 7 2019

Christian High School Choral Festival

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

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

NOV 8 2019

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, collaborating with the Wheaton Academy Concert Band.

NOV 10 2019

Minnesota Youth Symphonies

2 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Annual fall concert

NOV 15 2019

Philharmonic Community Orchestra Fall Concert

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

A concert of orchestral favorites conducted by Hannah Schendel

NOV 21 2019

Performance Prize

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

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

DEC 5 2019

Festival of Christmas

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Bethel's 63rd Festival of Christmas: Come, Let Us Adore Him!

DEC 6 2019

Festival of Christmas

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Bethel's 63rd Festival of Christmas: Come, Let Us Adore Him!

DEC 7 2019

Festival of Christmas

2 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Bethel's 63rd Festival of Christmas: Come, Let Us Adore Him!

DEC 7 2019

Festival of Christmas

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Bethel's 63rd Festival of Christmas: Come, Let Us Adore Him!

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

FEB 6 2020

Pride and Prejudice

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Multiple Performances: February 6-9

MAR 12 2020

Chamber Orchestra Spring Concert

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

The Chamber Orchestra under conductor Hannah Schendel will present its 2020 spring concert.

MAR 28 2020

Bethel Choir Home Concert

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

The Bethel Choir will present their Home Concert following the 2020 Spring Tour.

APR 3 2020

Wind Symphony Home Concert

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

The Bethel Wind Symphony under conductor Steven Thompson will present their Home concert concluding the 2020 Spring Tour to Boston.

APR 16 2020

Great Hall Choral Arts Concert

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Featuring area high school choirs with the Bethel choirs

APR 17 2020

Södra Vätterbygdens Folkhögskola Choir Concert

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

The Södra Vätterbygdens Folkhögskola Choir from Jönköping, Sweden, will present a concert of choral classics and Swedish folk music during the choir's 2020 American tour.

APR 19 2020

GTCYS Camarata/Concert Orchestra and Bethel Chamber Orchestra Collaborative Concert

2 p.m. Benson Great Hall

The Bethel Chamber Orchestra will collaborate with the GTCYS Camarata and Concert Orchestra.

APR 23 2020

Philharmonic Community Orchestra Spring Concert

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Classic orchestral favorites featuring a "water" theme conducted by Hannah Schendel

MAY 1 2020

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 8 2020

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 10 2020

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 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