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The Benton Civic Center is a multi-purpose facility located in the heart of Southern Illinois. Rend Lake, voted one of the Seven Wonders of Illinois, lies just to the north with Interstate 57 only several hundred yards to the east providing easy access to all of mid-america.

The Center features a unique capability to host a variety of events with seating up to 1,200 for meetings and theatrical events in a flexible seating environment. Dinner and banquet seating can range from 100 to 800 guests seated comfortably at tables throughout the main floor area.

Call us at (618) 435-5700 for more details. Our main office is open daily from 9AM - 1PM.


SPECIAL EVENTS  (Complete listing)


We can make events happen!

We're excited
about all the new directions the Center can now take.  Of course we're still one of the largest banquet facilities in all of Southern Illinois capable of hosting a sit down dinner for 800+ guests, but now we're also a performance facility or even a combination of both.  In fact we're many things and can now serve as host to many different types of events   Here's an idea list of possible events.

  • Concerts

  • Banquets

  • Weddings

  • Meetings/conferences (business, civic, organizational)

  • Small trade shows

  • Stage shows

  • Musical productions

  • Dance recitals

  • Over 15,000 sq. ft. of space available at very affordable prices

Yep, we can do all that!  If you're interested in hosting your next event here at the all new Benton Civic Center give us a call at 618.435.5700.  Who knew we could be so flexible!

Download floorplans for Civic Center , Center Theater or our sales brochure.



We're getting ready for our yearly Christmas Craft & Gift Show.  If you are involved in the creative arts or have a great Christmas time product to sell this is the place you want to be on Saturday, November 29.  CLICK HERE for our vendor information package.  

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