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Our private events have a minimum charge but usually work out to less £20 per person including vat for the murder mystery entertainment. We have special packages including the welcome drink; room hire and 3 course meal, for more information on private events complete an enquiry form.
We encourage fancy dress at all of our shared party & private events, dress in the theme of the event- flapper style, mobster or Moulin Rouge the best costume wins a prize. At a shared event if you prefer not to dress up the dress code is smart casual. For a private event please check with your organiser.
Our shared dinner theatre events range from £39.95 to £80, we offer generous discounts for group bookings and there is also an Early Bird booking discount on some events by booking early online by credit card see www.murdermysteryshop.com for more details.
Before the evening starts, we work with you to help you ensure that you have all the elements that you need for the perfect deadly evening.
Murder Mystery Events offer:
Free venue finding service, or we come to your venue / office / stately home
The choice from a selection of original and witty plots created by our expert team of writers
Full event management
Private room hire
Murder mystery dinner theatre performance
3 (Gold) or 4+ (Platinum) professional actors
Great prizes of 2 bottles of bubbly for the table that correctly identifies the murderer and a bottle of red (Ribena that is!) for the losers.
A free prize draw
Fancy dress encouraged with prize for “Best Dressed”
Typical running order
For private murder mystery events you may choose the start time, but we recommend a drinks reception for either 7pm or 7:30pm. Advise all guests to arrive on time as we cannot start without all the suspects there!
Role-play murder mystery event and dinner theatre events tend to run for about 3 hours, so with a 7pm start the event would finish at approximately 10pm.
7:00pm Drinks reception. Meet at reception for pre-dinner drinks, where clue-packs and your character breakdowns are distributed. You will get to know who’s who so keep your wits about you so you don’t miss a clue.
7:30pm Sit down for dinner. Dinner is announced the guests take their seats; the two professional actors play out a dramatic scene, ending in who knows what? Bloodshed?
7:45pm Dinner is served. Each course is served and the comic plot unfolds. The actors guide you through, unveiling the story and its twists and turns. You might be questioned by the detective or reveal an important clue when questioned by a fellow guest during the main course. Word-games and quizzes are introduced during the evening, which may reveal clues to who the murderer is.
9:15pm You solve the crime. Just before the dessert it’s your chance to be a super sleuth and figure out who did the deed! Then hand in your solution sheet in for judging, after which the dramatic denouement uncovers the dastardly villain whodunit. They may come to a sticky end…
9:45pm Prizes awarded. The star prize of one bottle of bubbly is awarded to the winning person and a booby prize to the most absurd solution. But there’s still a chance to win with our limerick competition, free prize draw and best fancy dress!
10pm End of murder mystery event.
The Murder Mystery Dinner Party begins early evening with a drinks reception where you will meet the characters and receive your clue-packs – keep your wits about you so you don’t miss any vital evidence. Next it’s through to a three course silver service dinner as the plot unfolds. The actors perform comedic and clue packed scenes in between courses and table-hop whilst dropping clues, giving you the chance to play detective and question them. Word-games and quizzes are introduced, which may help you to reveal clues about the culprit. At dessert time it’s your chance to figure out who did the deed. Then you hand in your solution sheets, after which the dramatic denouement uncovers the dastardly villain whodunit. They may even come to a sticky end themselves…
Our combination of interactive improvisation and scripted scenes means that your guests can get involved in the action as little or as much as they like, creating the perfect blend of fun, comedy and theatre. In short, we create entertainment to die for. Our events appeal to introverts (who enjoy working out the clues) and extroverts (who enjoy interacting with the actors) and because everybody loves a mystery, we have a broad appeal to both the young and old. Our actors remain in character throughout the entire evening. In terms of style – imagine somewhere between a Carry On Film and Agatha Christie.
Expect the unexpected! Actually the main thing to expect from any of our Murder Mystery Events (whether that is at a theatre presentation or a role play night) is laughter. Enter the room with an open mind and a willingness to suspend your disbelief. You are entering a world that will be filled with fun, silliness and lots of laughs. All the plots are based on humorous takes on classic films, books or stage plays. The humour is never cruel, but always warm, funny and engaging. By the end of the evening, you may find yourself completely engrossed in the events of the night.
The feedback that we have received time and time again tells us that people love the silly world that we create for the night, and the high numbers of rebookings that we receive confirm this.
For private events complete an enquiry form or give us a call on 0871 3300 155 and we’ll create a quotation that suits your requirements, when you are ready to confirm complete and return the booking form along with the rest of the paperwork and a deposit. For shared parties you may check availability and book by credit card at our sister site www.murdermysteryshop.com.
You may call us Monday to Friday between 10am and 6pm on 0871 3300155 to discuss your booking or if you have any questions. Outside these hours please leave a message and we’ll be right back to you.