The Dinner Detective is an experience unlike any other! We offer an amazing murder mystery show paired with a fantastic four-course plated dinner. From the very beginning, we will hide actors in the audience that are not dressed in costume. Anyone in the room can end up being part of the show, including YOU! If you have any questions about The Dinner Detective that aren’t answered below, please contact us!
The Dinner Detective is very uniquely different from traditional murder mystery dinner theater! Anyone in the room can end up being a part of the show, and the action happens throughout the entire room. Throughout the night, a crime will occur, hidden clues will be revealed, and our Detectives will help everyone try to crack the case. In the end, we have a Prize Package awaiting the Top Sleuth who provides the best answer before the killer is unmasked! PLEASE NOTE: Prop guns, loud simulated gunshots, and short lighting blackouts are used as part of the performance!
General admission tickets start at $67.99/person + service fees. Due to peak demand, pricing may change during select holidays and the month of December.
We perform Saturday nights, 2-3 times a month, every month year round! Most shows run 6:00 – 9:00 PM, but please check your chosen show page for details. We list new shows on our calendar page 8 weeks in advance.
Every murder mystery admission ticket includes: An interactive murder mystery comedy show, fantastic dinner, wait staff gratuity (beverage service and performer gratuity not included), and a tantalizing Prize Package for the Top Sleuth who comes closest to solving the crime.
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Yes! A cash bar is available during the entire performance, with a selection of beer, wine, and cocktails. Please note: the bar is CASH ONLY. An ATM is located in the lobby.
Check-in starts the action and begins with your first set of instructions for the night. To make sure you don’t miss anything, we recommend arriving 15 minutes prior to the check-in start time on your confirmation page! The meal is integrated into the show breaks for an all-inclusive interactive evening.
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Unlike other traditional murder mystery shows, our show does not have a theme or time period, and our performers are not in costume! Unlike traditional murder mystery dinner shows, we do not set our shows in the Old West, on Pirate Island, or in the 1800’s. All of our stories are set in the present day, take place in real time, and all of our performers are dressed just like everyone else!
Our dress code is business casual/dressy casual. Think appropriate attire for a Saturday night out on the town! Nice jeans are fine. No shorts, t-shirts, or hats are allowed. Guests not adhering to this dress code will be turned away at the door, so plan ahead!
Please bring your confirmation page and a valid photo ID to gain admission to the show.
No, sorry. You’ll need to find a sitter! The Virginia Beach location has a strict adults only age restriction. Our show is for adults! No one under the age of 18 is permitted. Infants and toddlers are included in the age limit and are NOT permitted. Anyone arriving with someone under the age of 18 will NOT be admitted.
The show is extremely interactive. For the very best experience, understanding that the show is interactive in nature and you may be involved in the show will only enhance your night! Our guests are encouraged to participate (it’s way more fun that way!), but it is not required. Keep in mind that other audience members may interact with and interrogate you on their own.
There are no bad seats, since the show takes place all around you! Our actors are seated all around the room, possibly at your table. We also ensure each table gets to see every clue and witness every important scene, so all guests have an equal chance to solve the mystery!
Yes! The Suspect Package is a great way to get your party directly involved in the mystery! This optional package lets you SECRETLY frame one member of your party without their knowledge. Because our performers are not dressed up in costume, we will use your guest as a red herring to frame them as a prime suspect in the case. The package (available one per party, per table) is $19.95+service fees and has very limited availability. If the package is not sold out for your desired show date, it will be available to be added at the beginning of your order.
Yes! We host dozens of special groups and events each year, including wedding anniversaries, marriage proposals (100% acceptance rate and counting!), private work events, and so much more.
Everyone is seated at shared tables of 10 guests per table. Tickets purchased in the same transaction are automatically seated together. If your party is larger than 10, we will do our best to split the entire group equally at adjacent tables unless otherwise instructed at time of purchase. The largest group we will seat together at a public show is 30 guests. Groups of 30 or more can book a private event.
If your party purchases in separate transactions, you can request to sit together when booking online. There is a field called “Party Seating” where it asks if you want to be seated with any other reservations. Simply click the box and type the last name(s) of the other booked RESERVATIONS there and we will get you matched up. If there are multiple parties doing this, please select one last name or group name to use (as there is a character limit). As long as everyone does that, we will get you seated together.
Yes! Our venue and their kitchens are able to accommodate most allergies and illnesses, such as gluten free, vegan, etc. We request that you note any allergies or illnesses when placing your order so that we may accommodate you for your salad, entree and dessert courses. Tray passed appetizers are not substituted to accommodate dietary restrictions. PLEASE NOTE: We cannot guarantee dietary illnesses or allergies will be honored unless we are notified of those restrictions/allergies at the time of your order!
Yes! You may change your entree order(s) with at least 4 days’ notice. No fees will be charged. Please contact us to make arrangements. No entree changes may be made less than 4 days before the show, including at the show itself, so plan ahead!
Yes! You may reschedule your reservation(s) to another show date with at least 7 days’ notice. A nonrefundable $20/person transfer fee is required. Please contact us to make arrangements. No rescheduling is allowed less than 7 days before the show.
No. Once your purchase has been completed, all sales are final! We cannot refund or cancel any orders due to our theatrical and venue contracts.
Yes! We specialize in and produce corporate functions on a regular basis. Please click HERE to contact us and get more information!
Yes! Our Murder Mystery Gift Certificates are a great gift choice for any mystery-loving adult on your list. Please click HERE to purchase Gift Certificates with instant delivery!