If you’re addicted to true crime documentaries and find yourself reading thrillers and mystery novels until late in the night, then it’s time for you to put your money where your mouth is and solve a crime yourself.
Not a real one, of course! But you can attend a murder mystery dinner night and get the thrill of discovering the identity of a murderer without having to get your hands dirty.
We’ve tracked down some of the options around Australia for a theatre-style murder mystery dinner.
Murder Mystery Dinner – Puffing Billy
Live out your Murder On The Orient Express dreams on Melbourne’s iconic Puffing Billy train! You’ll enjoy a delicious dinner while attempting to solve a murder as you make your way across the Dandenong Ranges. Find out more here.
Murder On The Rails - Ipswich
You’ll be transported to 1965 as you take a trip on the Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway and try to solve a murder on the tracks. You’re encouraged to dress in 1960s costumes! Find out more here.
Steampunk Murder Mystery Dinner – National Railway Museum
It’s a race against the clock to solve a crime aboard the legendary steamtrain Aeshnidae. Participants will be assigned characters in advance to help you get in the mood. This event takes place on September 15. Find out more here.
Cluedunnit – Rigby’s Bar
Get involved in a night of murder, mystery and mayhem at Rigby’s Bar where regular theatre dinner shows are hosted by Cluedunnit Australia. A cast of actors portray the suspects in each case, with audience members acting as detectives. You’ll want to get in quick because these events sell out fast. Find out more here.
New South Wales
Murder At The George – The George Boutique Hotel Blue Mountains
Organise a weekend away with friends at The George in the Blue Mountains, where you can book in for their Murder Programme! The historic building dates back to 1892, so you’ll feel like you’ve stepped out of an Agatha Christie novel. Find out more here.