Interactive Murder Mysteries
How it Works
Beginning at cocktail hour, you are introduced to the characters, and immersed into the theme of the evening, whether it is a Roaring 20’s party, wedding, or funeral! The actors mingle with your guests to break the ice, create comic scenes, and get to know your group. When dinner is served, the real action begins!
Our interactive Ottawa & Edmonton murder mysteries are not traditionally staged theatre, guests can still talk amongst themselves. They are only asked to watch extended scenes a few times over the course of the evening. This makes for a great mix of entertainment and socialization.
Over heated arguments and gossip, characters drop clues at your table. You are given the chance to interact with the characters as they make their rounds. Nearly every show has an interactive component, such as a pig hollering competition in Hillbilly Wedding, an 80s trivia contest in High School Reunion, or a dating game in our Valentine’s show.
No one is ever forced to participate. We only involve willing guests, while their friends or co-workers cheer them on, laugh, and take pictures for later blackmailing.
There may be stabbings, gunshots, poisonings, and hangings happening right in front of your eyes! The ever-clever detective leads an investigation in which you are fully involved. Physical evidence is placed out for you to peruse and analyze.
Early in the event, you receive a list of suspects to keep track of who’s who, and a ballot to fill out at the end of the show. Your solution ballot is collected and checked before the final summation by the detective. The guest with the best answer receives a Super Sleuth certificate. We even give a Bumbling Fool award for the funniest answer.
We bring the entertainment and leave the venue and dinner plan up to you. You have full control over your event. We can perform anywhere like your house, a private room in a restaurant, a hotel, a community centre, or whatever fits your group.
What’s NOT Included?
You book your venue and food service. We join you wherever you are. If you event is in one of our troupe-based cities or the surrounding area, there are no transportation fees. However, we are happy to travel pretty much anywhere in Canada for an additional fee.
We ask that you or the venue provide a good working sound system for groups over 45 or if the venue has exceptionally bad acoustics. Good sound can make or break a show. The actors also need a small space to store their street clothes, props, and possible victims as the night wears on.
How much will this cost?
Our Edmonton and Ottawa Murder Mysteries parties usually run from $1,000 – $4,000, depending on group size, number of actors, and travel costs outside troupe cities. Typically, a full show is about $2,000. However, we try to work with most budgets if possible!
We even have one-actor interactive murder mysteries for groups of under 12 guests for $575. This is only available in select cities. We bring everything needed to lead the while you play the characters.
If you are trying to put on your own public show, we can partner with you and charge per ticket. Usually $20 – $35, depending on size of the group, and whether travel is required. Email us for a quote!