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Murder Mystery Dinner - CANCELLED

Friday, July 31 2020
6:00PM - 9:00PM

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

The Murder Mystery Dinner event that was rescheduled for July 31 has been canceledIf you have questions email us at

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.”  

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

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 $100 per person and includes the interactive show, appetizers, one complimentary drink, 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 JUNE 30 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 your costume and character creation.

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

1). Subject Line should read: Murder Mystery Dinner July 31
2). Name of each ticket holder on your ticket purchase with a separate email address for each person (so we can email each person’s assigned character)
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. It’s up to you how you want to dress to portray your character. Let the entertainment begin!


Discounts cannot be used for this event. This is a 21+ event.

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


Please Note: Salisbury House cannot guarantee the authenticity of tickets purchased from any other individual or reseller. Tickets purchased through any other source may not be valid and you would be refused admission without refund.