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Mystery Dinners

Upcoming Events:

We currently do not have any public events scheduled.  We are still offering private events for 20 or more participants.  Contact us for more information.

What Is A Mystery Dinner?

In short, Hidden Key Escape’s mystery dinners are a fully immersive game in which the audience members themselves play character roles – in themed costumes.

Am I Required To Wear A Costume?

While not required, it is highly suggested.  Plus, dressing up makes it much more fun!  There are also prizes for the best costume.

How Long Does The Event Last?

The event will span approximately 2.5 hours, from 2 – 4:30pm.  This will include time to interact with other suspects, have beverages, eat your meal and an overview at the conclusion of the evening.

What Does My Ticket Include?

Your admission ticket includes your meal, soft drinks, taxes, wait staff gratuities, gameplay and opportunity to win prizes including best dressed and best actor.  Cash bar is available for beer, wine and cocktails.

What Is The Meal?

The meal includes appetizers (Bruschetta & Stuffed Mushrooms), a plated house salad, two pastas (Marinara & Alfredo), Chicken Parmigiana, Green Beans and dessert (Mini Tira-Mi-Sue or Mini Cannolis).  Unlimited fountain drinks, coffee and tea are included.  Cash bar is available for beer, wine and cocktails.

Menu is subject to change.  If different locations are used for upcoming events, the event location and menu will be included in that specific event.

What If I Don't Want To Be An Actor?

When purchasing your tickets, you will have the opportunity to choose how much of a role you would like to play.  If you do not want to play an active role, please choose 1.

Can I Choose Who I'm Seated With?

Our events are open seating and first come, first serve.  Arrive early so you can grab a seat with your crew!

Are There Actors/A Play?

We operate differently than other dinner theater mysteries, in that the actors are those who purchased tickets.  We do not have any additional actors or skits.

How Does It Work?

Each participant will receive a character card by email prior to the event.  This card will contain information that you can choose to share as you wish.  While you can choose to deflect conversation, YOU MAY NOT BLATENTLY LIE.  You will have multiple opportunities to converse with the other suspects and review the evidence provided.  Depending on the event, there may be a Q&A session with the primary suspects.  At the conclusion of the evening all guests will be given a slip in which they will vote who they think the murderer (or criminal) is, who they thought the best actor was and who had the costume.  Once all slips are collected, the actual solution and voting results will be revealed.

Can I Attend Multiple Events Of The Same Theme?

While we will change the murderer (or criminal) for each show of the same theme, the characters and storylines and other formation will remain mostly the same.  We will rotate different themes and suggest you try another one of our themes before attending the same theme a 2nd time.

Do You Host Private Events?

We do!!  We host events for birthday parties, corporate events or just groups of friends for a night out.  Our scenarios require a minimum of 20 participants, thus 20 is our minimum for private events.  We will work with you on selecting a location, time, date and theme for your event.  Shoot us an email at contact@hiddenkeyescapes.com or call us at (630) 442-0239 for more info or a list of our themes!

More Questions?

Fill out the contact us form, send us an email at contact@hiddenkeyescapes.com or call us at 630-442-0239 and a member of our staff will get back to you as soon as possible.