How Does It Work?


Fun starts the minute you walk into this unique, whimsical and inviting mansion. The evening dinner shows have an opening cocktail mixer in our Victorian parlor rooms. Doors to the mansion are unlocked 30-minutes before this official start time. There is a free scavenger hunt, the cash bar is open and you'll meet some "suspicious" characters (the actors).

Then, off to the dining room to your assigned table. Our tables hold up to 10 guests, so you might be seated with folks you don't know, but they will be your team members to help solve the crime! Announcements are made and then you're taken through the serve-yourself, one entrée buffet. Be sure and ask our office if you have special dietary needs. The characters will continue mingling with you, dropping relationships and clues, throughout the dinner time.

When dinner is completed, there is an opening scene - ending in a comical crime! Then, you're up looking for clues around the tables, grabbing another drink from the bar and taking advantage of this intermission time. Once you're called back to the main room, the detective enters, and off we go! Some audience members are asked to stand and read a clue for the whole group. Keep in mind, you can participate as much, or as little, as you like! Everyone listens to the clues, and the testimony of the suspicious characters, and then each table becomes a team, with a team captain and you vote on who you think did it and why. Shows are hilarious fun and rated between PG and PG13, and run 2 ½ - 3 hours in length.

Kid shows have a slightly different format. The school shows and field trips for summer camps do not have a scavenger hunt. In most of them, the kids supply their own sack lunches and drinks. Show format is very similar, however each table gets their own clue packets, so that each young person can be working on clues simultaneously. These shows are 2 hours in length, unless your group is coming to the afternoon show, with no lunch time included.

Kids birthday parties, year 'round on Saturday afternoons, do not include a scavenger hunt and the shows start as soon as most guests have arrived. The cake and party time is after the show is over, and is a 30 minute time slot.

Corporate shows, private shows and other special events are timed, based on your needs and can include elements such as: awards ceremonies; shorter time-lines; additional meal choices; custom material worked into the show, etc. What every show has is fun and interaction!

  • Additional Info:
    • Adams is completely handicap accessible (in the Spider Web Dining Room Theatre, but not the Six Feet Under or William Simpson Room)
    • We recommend that guests car pool whenever possible
    • Full bar service is available the entire evening. Bar drinks are cash only. Bar tabs can be run for large parties.
    • Guests are encouraged to wear costumes for many of the shows, but dressy-casual is the norm. There is no dress code.
    • Not recommended for children under five years old.
    • Vegetarians and guests requiring gluten-free meals should tell the Adams Box Office ahead of your show date, so that we may accommodate your needs.

Call us at (303) 455-1848 for tickets and more information

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Adams Mystery Playhouse ™
Phone: (303) 455-1848 • Fax: (303) 477-5900
2406 Federal Boulevard, Denver, Colorado 80211 USA
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