About Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows
Join Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show for a comedy, mystery shows where you become the detective and solve the crime! Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows 2 ½ hour long intrigue will keep you talking for years to come about the mysteries that lurk in Orlando.
Your evening at the show beings by entering one of our three intimate theatres where you are greeted and treated like an invited guest by outrageous characters. Dine on pre-show food selections such as salad, dinner rolls, crackers and a signature cheese spread as you inspect your surroundings and surmise if anything suspicious is in the works.
Soon thereafter, you’ll be treated to a hilarious 45 minute comedy mystery where all the clues are presented and you help Sleuths solve the crime. Enjoy a delicious dinner as you and your dinner companions become a team and formulate questions for the live interrogation. Your dinner includes unlimited beer, wine, and soft drinks.
After dinner, the detective at Sleuths Mystery Show moves around the room allowing each table to ask their questions and uncover additional clues. It’s improvisational comedy that will have you howling with laughter as you solve the crime!
Your evening concludes with your choice of a mystery dessert as you make your final guess as to who committed the crime. Then, watch as the detective unveils the actual criminal and awards fun prizes to the sleuths who were successful in their guess.
*An additional $6.00 fee applies to adult or child meals with Prime Rib collected at the door.Note: For menu details, please review our FAQ section.
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Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a pre-show guests should be aware of at the Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show?
In the lobby, before the show, complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a full cash/credit bar is available while a member of your party checks in with our friendly cashier.
Are visitors allowed to meet & greet the performers at the Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show?
Yes. Performers are available after the show for autographs and pictures.
Are cameras, audio or video recording allowed at the show?
Audio & video recording is strictly prohibited. Guests can take pictures during “non-performance” time and after the show.
How is seating arranged at the Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show?
Seating at the Sleuths Mystery Dinner show consists of round table seating with 8-10 people per table.
What type of menu is served at the Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show?
Guests have a choice between a Honey Glazed Cornish Hen meal, which includes herbed stuffing, ½ baked sweet potato, vegetables and cranberry sauce; Four Cheese Lasagna (with or without meatballs) accompanied by vegetables and a garlic bread stick; or Prime Rib (served medium), which includes a baked potato and vegetables. All meals come with a garden salad, bread, crackers & cheese spread, a choice of mystery dessert and unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks.
What does the child's dinner include?
For children ages 3-11, a dinner featuring chicken tenders, macaroni and cheese and green beans is available.
What is the length of your intermission?
The dinner break is approximately 35 minutes. The dessert break is 10 minutes.
What is the size of the Sleuths Mystery Dinner Theater?
There are three theaters at Sleuths, with the largest seating 250 guests. There is also a full bar on-site.
How many rows constitute your theater?
Miss Marple, seating 75, has three rows, Dr. Watson, seating 225, has 5 rows and The Sherlock, seating 250, and has 3 - 4 rows.
Approximately how long is the Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show?
There is a one hour pre-show in the lobby followed by a 2 ½ hour show & dinner.
What type of parking do you have?
There is complimentary plaza parking available for guests.
Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows Review
Orlando's Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show
is a one-of-a-kind and truly out-of-the-ordinary dinner show. Inconspicuously located in a former mini-mall on International Drive, Sleuths is an improvisational style show with lots of audience interaction. Aimed towards an adult audience, the characters and are tongue-in-cheek caricatures leading revelers in a night of comedy and delicious food.
Guests can begin their evening in the gift shop and lobby with appetizers. Here, the jovial Professor Plum meets with and entertains guests before escorting them to one of the three theaters Sleuths maintains. Each theater is elaborately decorated to give the air of a private banquet. Round tables, seating anywhere from 6-10, are set with salad waiting as groups of guests are brought in. Tables are set up throughout each theater with a variously set stage at one of the walls. The most guests that any of the three theaters seats is 250, so any evening at Sleuths is bound to be intimate.
The setting is not all that makes Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show
in Orlando intimate. The performance of the actors in any of Sleuths' 13 rotating shows goes far beyond dinner-show expectations. Genuine and always in character, the actors of Sleuths create a hilarious atmosphere as you try to solve the nights mystery.
|Inside the one of the three Sleuths theaters. |
During my visit, the show of the night was “G.K.’s 80th Birthday.” The ensuing set up of the mystery takes about forty-five minutes. Extravagant characters like Nurse Faber and Virginia Shuttleworth are introduced, and as the story unfolds, I enjoyed a crisp salad and could not get enough of the signature cheese spread and cracker plate. Beverages such as Bud Light, Budweiser, White Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Cabernet and Pepsi products are also included with the price of the ticket. The MC joked “they pour freely” at Sleuths, and indeed, unlimited beverages are included making for a lively atmosphere and even livelier question and answer segment!
Once the plot of the mystery has been told, guests are asked to discuss with their table the mystery and come up with questions to ask the characters. During this time, dinner is also served. Four main dinner options are available, including glazed Cornish hen, lasagna with meatballs, lasagna (no meatballs), and prime rib. I chose the lasagna with meatballs and was impressed by the quality and taste of the meal served. The good-sized portion was cheesy and rich and the meatballs were well seasoned.
As dinner is finished, the characters return for a round of questioning, conducted in turn by each table. This showcases the improvisation skills of the actors and brings out a lot of laughs. Note that the improv aspect and interaction with the crowd leads to a fair amount of adult humor but does not use any adult language, so it remains appropriate for young children. After questioning, guests are again left to have their dessert while pondering "Who did it?" and "With what?". Dessert options included chocolate cake, key lime pie and strawberry shortcake. The key lime pie was refreshing and had just enough bold key lime flavor.
After dessert at the Sleuths Mystery Dinner Theater
, the suspects – I mean characters – come out on stage and are questioned to admit guilt to the mystery crime. One by one they are excluded until the real culprit is named. The guess and reveal will have everyone anxious and excited, and for those who guess correctly there is a prize.
Tips: The breaks in the show allow for time to use the restroom or step outside. Note that there is only one restroom in the theater so it is a good idea to use the one in the lobby. The show runs two and a half hours but do get there at least an hour before show time due to the prompt seating.