Charlotte Date Night: Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

A fun night out full of murder, mayhem, and delicious food!

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A few months ago, I bought a Groupon for a mystery dinner date for The Murder Mystery Company show at Heirloom, a quirky farm-to-fork restaurant. (I ♥ Groupon—I may need an intervention soon!) Since my husband isn’t really into the whole theatre scene, I took the teenager as my date, and WE HAD A BLAST!

The food was an excellent 3-course meal that started with salads served on these awesome plates that were just slabs or rock—I think they were shale?? The main course was chicken cacciatore which I had never eaten before, but I was quite impressed with it. Then towards the end of the evening, they brought out a delectable chocolatey dessert. Perfection!


A fun night out full of murder, mayhem, and delicious food!


The show was a bit different from the dinner theatre that I have been to in the past. I have seen a few shows where you just watched a play as you ate dinner, and one time I went to the Vaudeville Cafe in Chattanooga. At that show, the actors walked around and interacted with the guests, but when you attend a Murder Mystery Company show, you get to play detective!

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We interviewed and interrogated but managed to avoid waterboarding anyone. The show gives out “money” to use for bribing the suspects so you don’t have to torture anyone. My daughter is usually a bit reserved, but she really delved into interrogating those suspects.

Unfortunately, we didn’t solve the crime, but we thoroughly enjoyed the evening and plan on going again! 🙂


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The plot involved all of us audience members who were guests at a rich eccentric Hollywood producer’s dinner party, where he announced his own upcoming murder by someone in attendance. Hi-jinks ensued.

Several audience members were pulled up to participate as characters and act out little skits, and it was all very fun and funny. I would definitely recommend this show to people who enjoy a silly comedy or just like to have some goofy fun…and don’t take themselves too seriously.


A fun night out full of murder, mayhem, and delicious food! Have a date night full of shenanigans with a Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre show.



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  • Reply Mary Leigh January 6, 2018 at 9:10 am

    This looks really fun and creative! What a great date night idea!

    • Reply January 9, 2018 at 7:36 pm

      Definitely recommend! You should see if they have a show near you!

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