Murder mystery evenings come in many different shapes and forms. If you are thinking of organising one yourself for a social or fundraiser then we suggest you click through to our page on Choosing the right murder mystery game for you.
If you are planning on a murder mystery event for your hotel, guest house, bed and breakfast, restaurant or bar then read on. We have plenty of options available for you.
Do it yourself kits.
We provide all our mystery games as downloadable kits enabling you to organise and run your own murder mystery either using your own staff as actors or hiring in a drama group locally to act out the mystery for your guests.
Doing it yourself reduces the cost of running a murder mystery event significantly, but organising and running an event is not for everyone.
If you do not have any drama contacts locally, or do not want to “event manage” your murder mystery night and would prefer to pay someone to run the event then please email us at Red Herring Events – we organise and run murder mystery events throughout the UK and will discuss with you which format would best suit your venue and budget.
The most common style of murder mystery evenings are the type acted out by a small troop of actors while the guests eat a three course meal. We stock these style of events in our large group mystery section as “single room cast based mysteries”. However, this isn’t the only options available to you.
Many businesses look to our “multi-room” games to get the maximum return on their murder mystery investment. Multi-room murder mysteries make use of 6 rooms in your venue allowing you to fill your hotel to capacity. These are not sit-down affairs. Instead guests walk between the rooms collecting clues and interviewing suspects as they go. We usually suggest a roving buffet for these types of events.
Further information on both these style of games can be found in Choosing the right murder mystery game for you.
If you plan to organise and run the event yourself, don’t forget we are always available to help and advise. Please email usor telephone if you want to talk discuss any aspect of your proposed murder mystery evening.
At Red Herring Games we offer event management for murder mystery evenings within the UK. If you live in the USA and would also prefer to hire a company to run your event then please get in touch. We have some contacts in the USA and may still be able to run the event of your choice.
Costs for event managing your murder mystery evening depend on the style of mystery you choose and the level of involvement you desire from us. Sample quotes can be found here: Sample Quotes
We provide a free quotation so if in doubt, please drop us a line so we can discuss your requirements and provide you with a competitive quote for your evening.
Compared mystery evenings.
If you have a small space but are looking to attract customers without incurring vast cost then why not consider offering “compared mystery evenings”.
Compared mysteries only require one actor to take the part of the inspector for the evening, all the other parts are taken by the customers themselves.
The games are run using our small group dinner party games. Customers can select a game, and as a hotel you provide all the guest information such as the invitations and character booklets the guest require on the night, as well as the inspector to facilitate the mystery.
Compared mysteries are considerably cheaper than a “regular” murder mystery night as the acting costs are lower (just one actor required for the evening).
If you have a member of staff who would like to take on the role of inspector, rather than hiring in our service each time, then we also provide a training service to teach them the ropes. Please contact us for details.
For more information on compared mystery evenings see our compared murder mystery evening guide. Compared murder mystery evenings.