£80+VAT per person

Perfect for 8 to 90 guests

Approx. 2.5 hour duration

King Street Townhouse

10 Booth Street

Manchester, M2 4AW

Prosecco reception

Three course menu


Table water

Detective actor

Scripting and casting

Clue kits and pens

Prize for the best detective


Boutique four star venue

About our murder mystery events at King Street Townhouse Manchester

The murder mystery plot

We offer a choice of two plots for a murder mystery at King Street Townhouse – Sherlock Holmes: The Case Of The Magician’s Inventor and Dead Dogs Tell No Tales.

Sherlock Holmes: The Case Of The Magician’s Inventor – Queen Victoria is dead. The British Empire is at its height. But from ‎across the shores a storm is brewing, a storm that could change the whole world forever. What is the link between world politics, a rundown theatre in the West End and an eccentric inventor? Travel back in time and meet the master detective, Mr Sherlock Holmes, as he unravels the case.

Dead Dogs Tell No Tales – London, the 70’s. Criminals and the Flying Squad at each other’s throats. Now a case to blow everything apart – Terry ‘The Dog’ Mitchell, small-time crook, has been found murdered. But Terry knew a secret, a secret which could shake London to its very core. A new, exciting interactive murder mystery from West End Events and the chance to step into the shadowy world of 1970’s London crime.

Group sizes

You will need to nominate between 8 and 12 guests to play the part of suspects. Any guests above this number won’t be left out though as there are plenty of jobs for willing detectives; making notes during the suspect testimonies, examining clues and trying to uncover the murderer.

For groups of 26+ a second actor playing the detective’s assistant is included free-of-charge. 

Format of the murder mystery

Ahead of your murder mystery at King Street Townhouse, a number of your guests will be supplied with clues, secrets and motives which will see them suspected of committing the most horrendous of crimes (have you guessed what it is yet!?). Then, on the day in question, our detective will attend the venue to quiz the suspects. The plot will unfold as each guest discovers their part in the events that resulted in a murder, finally leading to the shocking revelation that one of them is a killer!

These interactive events are perfect for a variety of different occasions including corporate team building days, work Christmas parties, adult birthday parties and hen nights. 

The approximate duration of the murder mystery and the dinner is 2.5 to 3 hours. 

Exciting extras

Looking to go all-out? Contact us to discuss a range of optional extras; for example a vintage singer, jazz band, photographer, magician (can be linked to the murder mystery plot), photo booth, hotel bedrooms or pre-event meeting space etc.

Reasons to hold your murder mystery at King Street Townhouse, Manchester

Venue location and style

King Street Townhouse is centrally located in Booth Street, just round the corner from Manchester Town Hall and the architecturally-stunning Albert Square. Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester Art Gallery and Royal Exchange are all a 5-10 minute walk away.

Whilst the outside of this 140 year old building reminds us of its history and character, the inside has been transformed into a high-end, boutique hotel. If you want a memorable venue for your murder mystery event then this is certainly one of Manchester’s best contenders. 

King Street Townhouse private dining rooms

There are five amazing event spaces at this venue, all with their own unique design. For groups of 8 to 14 the Mezzanine Lounge provides an informal and relaxed setting overlooking the restaurant. Of a similar size, the highly exclusive Wine Cellar seats up to 14 people around one large solid-oak table. The Small Hub is suitable for 20 guests while the neighbouring Large Hub can welcome 24 guests on one long table or 40 people on four rounds. For really large groups, the Small and Large Hub combine to accommodate 80 people. Whilst finally, the sought-after South Terrace comes complete with its own private bar and outdoor balcony area. Availability of the South Terrace and its views of Manchester’s skyline is often limited so early booking is highly recommended. 

Venue reviews

This venue gets some of the best reviews in the city. But rather than read our opinion, why not have a look at the King Street Townhouse TripAdvisor page to hear what other visitors thought. We think this venue is a great choice for a murder mystery dinner in Manchester, however, if you’re still not sure then why not hire a murder mystery actor to come to a location of your choice.



Braised pork cheeks, celeriac puree, gremolata, watercress (GF)

Prawn arancini, pickled vegetables, petit salad, caper mayonnaise

Aged Cheddar gougères, sun-dried tomato salsa, micro salad (V)

Carrot and coriander soup (V) (GF)


Pan-roast 6oz cod supreme, herb mash, carrot purée, courgette, saffron sauce (GF)
Chicken supreme, roasted squash purée, baby leeks, fondant potato, jus (GF)

Slow confit duck leg, puy lentils, smoked pancetta, honey glazed heritage carrot (GF)


Aubergine melanzane, rocket & parmesan salad (V)


Raspberry cheesecake, fresh berries, meringue, white chocolate

Hazelnut praline crème brûlée, double chocolate cookie, toasted hazelnuts (N) (V) (GF on request)

Vegan banana & coconut cake, cinnamon roast pineapple, toasted coconut (V) (VV) (DF)

Local cheese selection, chutney, crackers, fruits

(N) Contains nuts (DF) Dairy free (GF) Gluten free (V) Vegetarian (VV) Vegan. Menus subject to change. Package price based on choice of 3 starters, 3 mains, 3 desserts. Pre-orders required.

A glass of Prosecco is included on arrival.

Table water is provided.

A full cash bar is available throughout the night.

A full wine list is available at this venue but any bespoke wine orders will need to be requested prior to the event. 

Contact us to discuss your drinks package now.

Our interactive murder mysteries can be tailored to run to your schedule, whether around a lunch or a dinner. But as a rough guide the murder mystery parties usually follow the following format:

7.00pm – Guests arrive for Prosecco welcome drink

7.30pm –  Murder mystery begins

7.50pm –  Dinner is served

10.00pm – Carriages

Please treat the above as a guide rather than an exact schedule.

At all of our parties we want our guests to feel comfortable and have a great time.

Our interactive murder mystery nights work really well when guests dress up as the parts that they will be playing. For instance, a police officer or wealthy baroness. That said, we don’t enforce a dress code so we’ll leave the decision up to you and your guests

We cater for all dietary requirements and these can be noted on the paperwork we send once you have booked. The only exception is kosher which requires specialist caterers so please contact us for more information.

We require a deposit of £30+VAT per guest in order to secure your booking, the final balance is due four weeks before the party.

“…Thank you so much for a wonderful event.
The entire night was a success with our staff all saying how much fun they had.
It was really well organised, the actor was fantastic and the venue was great as well. We would recommend the event to others as a brilliant night out”

MASTA Limited, private interactive murder mystery (London venue)

What preparation is required for the event?

You’ll need to invite your guests and then provide us with a list of their names. You’ll also need to let us know which of the guests is playing the part of a suspect.

The actor will contact the suspects with their character information and let them know what to expect. The suspects will need to familiarise themselves with a small amount of information but there are no scripted lines to rehearse. All of the questions the detective asks them during the murder mystery can be answered from the notes we provide.

We’ll ask the organiser to fill in a function sheet detailing any dietary requirements, menu selections (where applicable) and optional drinks orders.

If you’ve decided to dress up you’ll need to think about your costumes. Suspects can be guided by their character information, other guests can go for anything that fits with the theme you’ve selected.

The booking process 

The first step is to contact us and check availability of your preferred date and time. If you decide to go ahead we’d issue an invoice which can be paid via bank transfer or credit / debit card (we accept American Express). We take a deposit payment of £30+VAT per person at the time of booking with the final balance due 6 weeks prior to the event.

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