£80+VAT per person

Perfect for 8 to 150 guests

Approx. 2.5 hour duration

Malmaison Leeds

1 Swinegate

Leeds, LS1 4AG

Prosecco reception

Three course menu

Wine

Half bottle of wine

Detective actor

Scripting and casting

Clue kits and pens

Prize for the best detective

Spectacular four star venue

About our murder mystery events at Malmaison Leeds

The murder mystery plot

We offer a choice of two plots for a murder mystery at Malmaison Leeds – 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 need not 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. 

Groups of 50+ should contact us to discuss other murder mystery styles that are more suited to higher numbers.

Format of the murder mystery

Ahead of your murder mystery at Malmaison Leeds, 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!

The interactive nature of this event makes it 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, photo booth, hotel bedrooms or pre-event meeting space etc.

Reasons to hold your murder mystery at Malmaison Leeds

Venue location and style

Malmaison Leeds is situated on Swinegate, right in the heart of the city centre. The location is ideal with the train station, Leeds Corn Exchange and loads of nightlife only a short walk away. Originally the Leeds City Tramway Office, this five storey Victorian building has now been converted into a modern boutique hotel. Malmaison Leeds offers 100 rooms and suites, a trendy bar and its popular Chez Mal brasserie. If you’d like to start your murder mystery with a few drinks, the bar offers an excellent selection of wine, champagne, cocktails and craft beer. 

Malmaison Leeds’ private dining rooms

We’ve chosen to run our murder mystery nights at Malmaison Leeds because of their fantastic range of private dining rooms. These flexible spaces can be used as one large room or split off into smaller sections; perfect for groups of 8 to 150. Each space has been well designed and makes an attractive setting for a murder mystery dinner. But, in our opinion, the winning space has to be The Tramshed with its exposed brickwork, hanging filament bulbs and original artwork. This delightful room seats 22 on one long table or 26 on several smaller tables. 

Venue reviews

Malmaison is well known for its stylish private dining rooms, delicious food and tasty cocktails and this particular hotel ranks amongst the best in the city. But rather than read our opinion, why not have a look at the Malmaison Leeds Tripadvisor page to hear what other visitors thought. We think this venue is a great choice for a murder mystery dinner in Leeds, however, if you’re still not sure then why not hire a murder mystery actor to come to a location of your choice.

MALMAISON LEEDS MURDER MYSTERY MENU

STARTER

Roast tomato & red pepper soup, red chilli oil (VE, GF)
*
Buffalo mozzarella & heritage tomatoes, red chilli, sherry vinegar, fresh basil (V, GF)
*
Confit duck & ham terrine, autumn coleslaw, toasted brioche (VE or GF on request)

MAINS

Smoked haddock fishcake, spinach & grain mustard sauce (GF)
*
Confit duck leg, bok choi, hoisin sauce
*
Baked gnocchi Sorrentina, buffalo mozzarella & basil (V, GF)

All served with sautéed Apache potatoes, tenderstem broccoli & green beans

DESSERT

Chez Mal sticky toffee pudding, pecan caramel sauce, vanilla ice cream (V, GF)
*
Classic vanilla crème brulee (V, GF)
*
Neapolitan profiteroles filled with strawberry, chocolate & vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce (V)

A glass of Prosecco is included on arrival.

Half bottle of house wine is included.

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 are 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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