A modern-day comedic yet suspenseful police procedural with the crime scene established at a holiday dinner party. In the style of Sue Grafton or Mary Higgins Clark crime novels, LAW & ORDER and CSI
Role Play Option:
From the moment you check in under your real name and fill out your name tag, you guys are free to lie to the other guests about your life, your job, your hobbies as much as you want! You’re free to behave mysteriously and suspiciously and have a ball doing it! There is only one rule: HAVE FUN!
Upscale holiday casual. Nice shirt and slacks. Jackets & ties are not required. Ugly Christmas sweaters are fine. Women may wear slacks, pantsuits or cocktail hour dresses.
$62.95 plus tax per person includes hors d’oeuvres reception, 3-course dinner, cash bar, gratuities, professional comedic actors surrounding you as suspects, hilarious homicide detective from the DPD to guide you through the process, team prizes. Group discounts available for 10 or more.
- Cheese and cracker appetizer display
- Fresh Garden Greens
- Beautifully garnished (Dressing on the side)
- Roasted Turkey Breast with Giblet Gravy OR Chicken Fried Steak with Cream Gravy
- Creamy Classic Mashed Potatoes
- Traditional Stuffing
- Seasoned Green Beans
- Cranberry Sauce
- Assortment of Rolls/Butter
- Autumn Apple Cobbler/Whipped Cream
- Iced Tea/Coffee
- Cash Bar for soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
- Vegetarians accommodated with 48 hours prior notice
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No ID is required. We do not recommend our shows for children under 13 years of age. Plots may involve adult situations or mature themes (infidelity, drug use, gambling). Humor may contain mild adult innuendo.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
When you enter through Gate 5 of Fair Park, tell the Security Guard that you are going to The Old Mill Inn. There is ample free parking next to the restaurant. The Old Mill Inn is located footsteps away from Dallas Summer Musicals (Music Hall), Dallas Opera, and High Society functions at the Hall of State.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
What's the refund policy? Is my ticket transferable?
All sales are final and nonrefundable. No exceptions. However, if you can’t make the show, you are allowed to give someone else your ticket for that date.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No. Your name will be on the check-in list with our Mystery Host at the door. We will email you a confirmation with directions and additional information, however.
Is it ok if the name on my ticket doesn't match the person who attends?
How can members of a group sit together if they reserve separately?
When reserving, you are asked if you are part of a larger group. If you are, type your group name (e.g. The Smith Party, or The Jones Party) into the space provided, and we will sit you all together.
Is it gory or scary?
Stage Blood is used, but nothing too graphic. This is not like a haunted house experience. No one is going to leap out and try to scare you.
May I take pictures?
Is the murder mystery before or after the dinner?
During. It begins the moment you park your car, and ends only as you exit the restaurant.
5 STARS! My sister got us tickets for this event as a birthday gift to me and I had a blast!!! The mix and mingle before the main event was really neat. It got everyone loosened up and really set the mood for the night. The main event was so much more than what I even expected! I had such a good time interacting with everyone in the room. Our team at our table was awesome! We all worked together and really enjoyed each other’s company. It was so fun to see who ended up being actors that we had been visiting with earlier and didn’t even realize they were going to be part of the show! They all did an amazing job and were very convincing! The food and the wait staff were great too! All and all this was a birthday night to remember!
Penny B. via Google
Murder Mystery Dinner in Dallas
What Others Have To Say
We wanted to do something different for our anniversary and this was perfect. We had so much fun. They keep you entertained, laughing, interacting and guessing the whole time. I highly recommend.
I was the killer! I would love to do this again. If you have never been please go and attend. It’s an amazing experience!
Ingenious scripts and motives for murder! We are amazed at the talented actors and actresses, or should I say “Con Men” and “Con Women” that are so good at interacting with people and misleading them.
They helped me make my marriage proposal very special as they worked it right into the show. My fiancee was surprised and excited! Thanks, guys!
My date had tried one of your competitors and she told me that your show was far better on every level.
A must see if you’ve never been or even if you’ve “seen em all”.
It was one of the most memorable moments of our honeymoon!
It would make a super date night. It wasn’t campy or corny.
Absolutely nowhere else can you have this much fun being a murder suspect. We left with a third of the votes naming me the killer which is awesome!
I’ve been twice, and both times we had a blast. We were genuinely duped by an actor at our table who succeeded in her role as another guest like us.
Almost peed my pants! Loved the Lieutenant!
The audience engagement was amazing!