Murder Mystery Etiquette

When you plan a party or special event, you invest thought, time, energy, and money into ensuring your event is the best it can possibly be. You want your audience to be thrilled with the entertainment you’ve chosen and thank you for your hard work - - - for planning a party is not an easy task! If you’re in charge of selecting entertainment for a corporate event, or you’re planning a private party for friends or relatives, you might be concerned about how your audience will react. That’s understandable. Don’t fret! We’re here to help.


Murder Mystery Etiquette
Murder Mystery Etiquette

Riddlesbrood Touring Theater Company has been entertaining at all kinds of events for the past 20 years. Let our experience and expertise guide you. You may have already made many decisions to ensure your event is a huge success, but … you’ve probably overlooked one thing. Have you “prepared” your audience? Do your guests know what to expect when they arrive? If you’ve decided to host a murder mystery show . . . Does your audience know what it is?  Will they act with proper murder mystery etiquette? Whether you’re planning a murder mystery party or any other type of sit-down or interactive entertainment at your next gathering . . . there are certain guidelines that every audience member should know to ensure that everybody enjoys the event. Murder mystery etiquette is no mystery! It’s just some simple common sense rules . . . but remembering to remind attendees of these things could be the difference between having a successful event that everybody loved, or one where a few disrupters negatively affected the experience for others. Murder Mystery Shows are popular, and ninety-nine percent of the time a murder mystery will thrill your group and have them talking fondly about your event long afterwards. To ensure your party doesn’t fall into the 1% . . . we recommend the following:


working with the audience
working with the audience

1. No Talking: Insist that your attendees conduct themselves as they would if they were sitting in any normal movie theater. Murder mystery etiquette is the same as the movies when it comes to talking, whether it be to others present in the room, or on the phone . . . just don’t do it. Although live murder mystery entertainment is interactive, (we encourage people to participate), and watching a movie on the big screen isn’t, the