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Murder Mystery Dinner - SOLD OUT

Saturday, November 2 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

Halloween Murder Mystery Dinner

Every century famed monsters and villains from throughout time, sharpen their fangs, drop their 21st century identities and get together with the only beings that can truly understand them – their fellow monsters and villains!  At the Mash-Up, everyone can truly be themselves and discuss their real problems and accomplishments without worry about interference from the “Normal” world.

This year’s gathering will be held at Salisbury House in Des Moines, IA.  The main thing on every monster and villain’s mind is how to continue to exist amongst the Normals without their true identities being discovered.  Everyone has worked hard over the centuries to avoid publicity and to conceal their family histories.  But the accidental exposure of the synthetic blood product that the Dracula clan invented to sustain themselves (it’s being called a modern medical miracle!) has drawn unwanted attention from the Normals.  Now, there is real danger for all monsters and villains and something drastic MUST be done!!

Join us for an entertaining night filled with 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. 

Ticket price 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 BEFORE OCT. 4. Please send a message 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 two weeks before the event to allow time for costume and character creation.

Please email us no later than OCT. 4 with the following 4 items of information:

1). Subject Line should read: Murder Mystery Nov.2
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 - 5. With 5 being very involved.
4). Each ticket holder’s Menu Choice: 
Chicken Marsala, Apple & Cranberry Stuffed Pork Loin, or Three-Cheese & Spinach Lasagna.

Character assignments and information will be emailed to you approximately two weeks before the event. Don't worry - there are no lines to memorize or anything crazy like that. It's all about improv fun!




Questions?  Email Lauren Dursky at 


Ticket are non-refundable and non-transferrable. 
Actual tickets are not issued. A check-in list will be available upon arrival.
*Please Note: this is a 21+ event.

Salisbury House cannot guarantee the authenticity of tickets purchased from any other reseller (such as individuals). 
Tickets bought through these sources may not be valid and you would be refused admission without refund.