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Murder Mystery Dinner - SOLD OUT

Saturday, July 27 2019
6:00PM - 9:00PM

Murder Mystery Dinner - SOLD OUT
Salisbury House & Gardens
4025 Tonawanda Drive, Des Moines, IA 50312
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Salisbury House Foundation    515-274-1777
Event Details


Join us for an entertaining night filled with new surprises and twists as  you try to solve the mystery of this interactive drama and “murder.”

The evening begins with a cocktail reception followed by dinner and dessert.

Synopsis: It’s 1954 at Salisbury High Gymnasium. A former wannabe cool kid, Brad Braggert, recently came into some money and is planning to buy Salisbury High’s Gymnasium to turn it into a new shopping center. When some of his former schoolmates hear they throw a Sock Hop Benefit in hopes of saving the Gym from its potential demise. During the event something suddenly goes terribly wrong as somebody at the party becomes the victim of a dastardly deed. Who is the culprit? He or she could be sitting right next to you while you enjoy your dinner! Help solve this whodunit at the Salisbury House mansion as you join in by playing your part in the “crime scene.” 

Tickets are $75 per person and includes the interactive show, appetizers, dinner that includes salad, entrée, dessert and beverages. Cash bar.


After purchasing your ticket, please click HERE to email us. Please send a message no later than July 3 to designate how involved you would like to be in the murder mystery drama, on a scale of 1-star to 5-star. (1-star parts are secondary to the story and 5-star parts are main, integral characters). Parts and character information will be emailed to you approximately one week before the event to allow time for costume and character creation.

Please include the following 4 items of information in your email:

1). Subject Line should read: Murder Mystery July 27
2). Name of each ticket holder on your ticket purchase with a separate email address for each person
3). Each ticket holder’s desired involvement level on a scale of 1-star to 5-star
4). Each ticket holder’s Menu Choice:
Chicken Marsala, Apple & Cranberry Stuffed Pork Loin, or Three-Cheese & Spinach Lasagna.


Don't worry, there are no scripts to memorize. We'll send you information about your character and then it's all about having fun and just improvising your character along the way. 
Let the entertainment begin!


Questions?  Email Lauren Dursky at




Discounts cannot be used for this event.


Actual tickets are not issued. A registration list will be maintained for check-in at event. 


Space is limited - Advance ticket purchase is required. This is a 21+ event.