Interactive, murder mystery dinners are a popular and exciting way to spend an evening. These unique forms of dinner theatre feature interactive crimes that you and the other guests have to solve. Watch out, because that murderer could be sitting at your table or it could even be the person that brought you there. Many of these fun destinations offer prizes for those that guess correctly, and others can customize the crime and details for you and your special events or corporate needs. If you have always secretly wanted to be a private detective, then look no further and make plans to visit one of these fun destinations.

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The Dinner Detective
At the Voodoo Comedy Playhouse
1260 22nd St
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 578-0079

Performances: Every Saturday, seating is limited
Hours: Doors open at 5 p.m. and the show starts at 6:30 p.m.
Price: Admission starts at $49 per person, includes dinner, dessert, mystery show and beverages

If you are ready for some dinnertime sleuthing, then check out The Dinner Detective’s shows. This interactive, murder-mystery dinner is a full night of fantastic entertainment. The evening begins with cocktails and mingling. But be on the look out, because the murderer will be mingling too. Then the evening moves on to dinner, and yes, the murderer could even be sitting at your table. While you enjoy a four-course plated dinner, new clues will come up, new characters will be introduced and everyone will turn into a suspect. Be the first person to figure out who done it, and you could win the “top sleuth” prize for the evening.

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Lumber Baron Inn
2555 W 37th Ave
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 477-8205
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Performances: Friday and Saturday evenings
Hours: Cocktails start at 6 p.m. and buffet dinner starts at 7 p.m.
Price: $39.99 per person, includes buffet, dinner and the murder mystery show

The Lumber Baron Inn is a beautiful Victorian mansion in the Highlands neighborhood in Denver. It just also happens to be home to a fantastic comedy/murder-mystery dinner party that is perfect for those new to the murder-mystery dinner scene. Participate as much or as little as you like, but be sure to pay attention, so you can be the first to figure out who the avenger is. For over a decade, The Lumber Baron Inn has been delighting murder-mystery fans with its unique blend of comedy and murder, so you are sure to enjoy a fantastic evening.

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Adams Mystery Playhouse
2406 N Federal Blvd
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 455-1848

Performances: Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Hours: Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 6:30 p.m.
Price: $46 per person, includes dinner and the show, bar and gratuity are not included

The Adams Mystery Playhouse is one of the oldest mystery-dinner theatre experiences in Colorado. No doubt, you’ve seen the unique Hollywood-style mansion when driving down Federal Boulevard. Much like the other murder-mystery dinner events, The Adams Mystery Playhouse begins with cocktails and mingling, before moving on to dinner. Once dinner starts, the audience witnesses the crime and begins the investigation. The Playhouse features several different shows and events, so be sure to pick out one that you like the best. Also, all of the shows are clean and family-friendly.

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Murder Mystery Players
Locations vary depending on event
(303) 757-1482

Price: Prices vary depending on show

If you are looking for a great team-building event for your business, then murder mystery is a great way to go. The Murder Mystery Players are a dinner-theatre/murder-mystery event that comes to you, and works with your company to create an interactive, team-building event that is sure to be the talk of the water cooler. They are also happy to customize shows for your business or for any special event. Imagine a murder-mystery party specially customized for you and your guests. It will be a blast.


Molly Brown Summer House
2690 S Wadsworth Blvd
Denver, CO 80227
(303) 989-6639

Performances: Monthly and vary depending on event schedule.
Hours: Check the website for upcoming shows
Price: Prices range from $45 – $60

How about enjoying a murder mystery at a summer home built by the one and only Molly Brown? This home, built in 1897, hosts a monthly murder-mystery dinner, and seats fill up fast. The interactive murder mystery runs about three hours, and is filled with silliness and mystery galore. The event is great for both large groups or a special night out, and is sure to be a memorable evening for you and your entire family.

Deborah Flomberg is a theater professional, freelance writer and Denver native. Her work can be found at