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Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show Chicago

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    Sat, October 7, 2023 (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

Courtyard by Marriott Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile
165 East Ontario Street
Chicago, IL 60611
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Join our interactive murder mystery show where everyone is a suspect, including you! Tickets include a 4 course meal, cash bar, & prizes.

Our immensely popular Dinner Detective shows are set in the present day. Unlike other murder mystery dinner shows, here you will find no cheesy costumes, no recited campy dialogue and no hokey song and dance. Our performers are dressed just like everyone else, leaving all of the guests to suspect who is a part of the show and who is not. In many instances, guests are seated with the performers and don't even realize it until they die...the performers, that is! Our Detectives proceed to interrogate everyone and find clues as the mystery unfolds. At the end of the night, prizes are awarded to the Top Sleuth who solves the crime.

The Dinner Detective performs at The Courtyard by Marriott Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile, a full-service hotel in beautiful downtown Chicago, Illinois. We offer an amazing murder mystery show paired with a fantastic four-course plated dinner. You will receive tray-passed appetizers, salad, and dessert along with a choice of Roasted Chicken, Seared Salmon, OR Vegetarian Pasta. Coffee and tea are included, and there is a cash-only cash bar available as well.

Our show does not have a theme or time period, and our performers are not in costume. You can choose whether or not to participate in the show! Our guests are encouraged but not required to perform or participate. However, since our actors are hidden in the audience, other audience members may interact with and interrogate you on their own. The show takes place all around you! Our actors are seated all around the room, possibly at your table. We also ensure each table gets to see every clue and witness every important scene, so all guests have an equal chance to solve the mystery!

The Dinner Detective is a show geared toward adults. We have a strict age limit of 15 years old, due to mild adult content, loud noises, and swearing. Business casual or dressy casual wear is required for our events, unless otherwise specified in the event description!  No logo/printed T-shirts, shorts, ballcaps, flip-flops, or torn clothes are permissible.  Jeans are acceptable unless otherwise specified in the event description.




Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Yes, there is a minimum age requirement of 15 to attend.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The venue is steps away from Michigan Avenue buses and the Grand redline station. Self parking garages are not owned by the venue and no validation is offered.


What can I bring into the event?

Due to hotel policy, no outside food or drink is allowed. 


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can email chi.info@thedinnerdetective.com with questions.


What's the refund policy?

Due to our theatrical and venue contracts, we cannot allow for any cancellations once your purchase has been completed.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, please bring your confirmation page along with a valid ID for entry.


Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Should you need to reschedule and it is at least 7 days before your scheduled event, then a $20 per ticket transfer fee will apply. If the event is within 7 days, all sales are final and no transfers will be allowed. No meal changes within 4 days of show date. 


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