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Host a Murder Mystery Party with The Murder Mystery Company

Transform your ordinary event into an unforgettable Murder Mystery Party! From team building exercises to birthday parties, we’re staging crime scenes all over the country.

What is a murder mystery party?

A murder mystery party is a themed event where attendees dress up to match an era or a genre. They will then work together to solve a fictitious murder which occurs during the party. This event is often compared to a live-action version of the game Clue!

Murder Mystery Party clients around table
The party guests cooperate to investigate the murder and uncover key clues. As a guest, you also have the chance to become a suspect. By the end of the party, you and your team will try to guess who did it, how they did it, and why they did it.

You should keep an eye out for hints about the killer’s motive and opportunity that only the guilty suspect could have.

The most successful murder mystery parties will hire one or more professional “Murder-pros”. These actors keep the plot unfolding while guiding your guests in the right direction without giving too much away.
Our murder mystery parties are an immersive experience.
Your hosts will be fully costumed–and you are encouraged to do the same! We provide additional props and clothing to clearly identify your more outgoing guests chosen as the main suspects.

Almost any group size can participate in a mystery party–from eight to 250 people and up! Our events have risen in popularity as effective team building events. Depending on the size of your gathering, guests will work individually or on teams to solve the crime.

You’ll witness and participate in fun skits and check out physical evidence. This drives the mystery and creates mini-goals to accomplish throughout the night. Pay attention–potential detectives could nab a key clue or be sent on a wild goose chase!

What to Expect as a Guest

No two murder mystery parties are the same, but there are some common elements that one can expect.

Act I
First Investigation
Second Investigation
Final Act
Final Sentencing
Act I
The first “Act” puts things in motion. It establishes the world in which the crime is going to take place. It introduces the main characters and some of their basic relationships with one another. It is during this act that the murder will occur or be revealed (if it occurred before the beginning of the act).
First Investigation
The first “Investigation Time” occurs. This is the first opportunity for the guests to start really digging into the crime. They get to mingle, question suspects, and work any provided goals.
When the second acts starts, specific clues about the death are revealed, and some of the characters are interrogated for clues about themselves, their relationship to the deceased, and any reasons why they would, or would not have committed the crime.
Second Investigation
The next investigation time will take place with a new set of goals and additional clues to uncover as the guests try to figure out the method, motive and opportunity for each of the suspects. The actual murderer MUST have all three.
Final Act
The third act is the lineup. All of the primary suspects will be reviewed. Known clues will be revisited, as well as standout keys in their relationship to the deceased. The teams (or individuals) will have one last chance to ask the suspects public questions before having to solve the crime.
Final Sentencing
Once guests have submitted their guesses, usually in the form of a worksheet, the actors will wrap up the show by revealing the culprit and explaining their motivation and opportunity.
The guests will fill out a form with their final summary of who committed the crime, how they did it, and why they had to go through with the heinous act. Once everyone has their guess logged, it is up to the event hosts or Murder-pro’s to reveal who got the closest, and then the particulars of the crime by eliminating who did not do it, and then revealing who did, along with the who, the how, and the why.

Adventure Awaits with The Murder Mystery Company

Some tips from the party pros
When invited to a Murder Mystery Company event, many people wonder what exactly they’ve gotten themselves into. Allow us to answer some common questions you might have, so you can get ready to have an unforgettable experience!
The basic formula for a murder mystery party is simple: We bring out our highly trained improv actors to set the scene for a murder that you and your guests will have the next two hours to solve.

Some of the more outgoing guests at the event will be chosen to play the parts of suspects, but EVERYONE gets to help solve the crime. Sleuths and suspects of all ages are welcome. You can even host a mystery party for kids!

Each murder mystery experience has a specific theme. The murder can take place anywhere. A 1920’s speakeasy, an 80’s rock concert, and a modern day gathering of billionaires are just a few of our options! This gives you, the guest, the chance to play dress up and immerse yourself in the world of the mystery. Costumes can be liberating and add to the experience!
Murder mystery detective in a white and red santa hat posing with a badge and magnifying glass

Throw a Holiday Party That Sleighs

It doesn’t matter if you’ve been naughty or nice…
either way, someone’s gonna be put on ice!
portrait style photo of a female murder mystery company suspect

What is it like to be a Suspect?

Not interested in a main suspect role? Don’t worry–we only choose guests who are enthusiastic and willing! If you are interested and selected, here’s a rundown:

  • Our actors provide an item or two of costuming for you to wear (such as a feather boa or a lab coat)
  • Your binder contains everything you need to know about your character, including some clues you’ll provide as a suspect

Our #1 priority is that everyone has fun, so we make sure our chosen suspects have all the tools they need.

If you aren’t chosen as a suspect, there is still plenty for you to do! All guests become sleuths at the scene of the crime. You will look at evidence and bribe characters for clues to figure out exactly who did it. There is nothing quite like the thrill of having all of the clues suddenly fall into place and seeing the picture clearly. The “A-ha!” moment is absolutely magical.

A mystery brought to you by The Murder Mystery Company is a worry-free, hassle-free experience. An event for a small group of friends to a massive holiday murder mystery party for your office get the same level of quality and attention.

Frequently Asked Questions

Expect to be steeped in the world of the mystery from the moment your guests arrive. You won’t just sit and watch at one of our immersive events! Every guest gets to be a part of the show in some way. A lucky few will win Detective of the Night!
Costumes are an absolute treat, but if your guests are not the dressing up types then worry not! Our shows include essential costume pieces for select guests in the audience.
Our experts are standing by to go through your event specifics that will determine the event cost. Call (888) 643-2583 ext 2. and let us find the best price for your party!

While we can’t guarantee that your guest of choice will be willing to participate, we can certainly find ways to include anyone. Our Event Specialists can work with you and offer personalization options for those looking for a more unique touch!

Absolutely! Our shows play out using the standard range of movie ratings–from G to R. We have mysteries for aspiring detectives of all ages.

A Killer Party Idea

Ready to turn your friends into sleuths and suspects? Let’s leave the mystery out of the planning. Send us a little bit more information about your event and we’ll get you one step closer to uncovering the killer!