£90+VAT per person
Perfect for 15 to 150 guests
Approx. 2.5 hour duration
Manchester, M1 3AQ
Three course menu
Half bottle of wine
Scripting and casting
Prize for the best detective
Spectacular four star venue
About our murder mystery events at Malmaison Manchester
The murder mystery plot
We offer a choice of two plots for a murder mystery at Malmaison Manchester – 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.
We require a minimum of 15 people at this venue, of which 8 to 12 will 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 Manchester, 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.
Reasons to hold your murder mystery at Malmaison Manchester
Venue location and style
Malmaison Manchester is situated on Piccadilly, right in the heart of the city centre. Its perfect location is only a short walk from Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester Piccadilly Train Station and all of the nightlife in the Northern Quarter and Canal Street. Originally a 19th century warehouse, Malmaison Manchester is now one of the city’s most trendy hotels. The venue consists of 180 luxury rooms and suites, a cocktail bar, restaurant and ESPA spa.
Malmaison Manchester’s private dining rooms
We’ve chosen to run our murder mystery nights at Malmaison Manchester 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 15 to 150. Each space has been well designed and makes an attractive setting for a murder mystery dinner.
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 Manchester 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.
MALMAISON MANCHESTER MURDER MYSTERY MENU
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)
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
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 a bottle of house wine is included with dinner.
Table water is provided.
A full cash bar is available throughout the night.
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)
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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.