Just the facts...

 

What is this?

A very funny, award winning, interactive mystery theatre experience performed by Ottawa's best comedic actors. An fun time is had by all regardless of whether or not you're a mystery buff. 

What's Popcorn Mystery Theatre?

Just like it sounds, our performances take place while you enjoy complimentary popcorn. No rubber chicken here! We like to give our guests the choice of where and what to have for dinner - want to eat at home before the show? No problem! Wanna grab a great meal before the show at The Prescott? Super! You don't have to settle - you get the meal you want and then we give you an unbeatable show for a very resonable price!

Where does Murder Mystery Ottawa perform and when?

Saturday nights at 8:00pm you can catch our public show experience:

The CodFather + Hari-Karaoke  at The Prescott, 379 Preston Street in Ottawa's Little Italy.

Since we were founded, February 10, 1992 we've performed thousands of private shows - from small gatherings in our clients' homes to riverboats, resorts, office boardrooms, backyards, golf clubs, hotels, restaurants, banquet facilities, trains... you name it! Private shows are available at our place or yours, any time of the day, any day of the year.

What happens at Murder Mystery Ottawa's Popcorn Mystery theatre shows?

Doors to our Showroom upstairs at the legendary Prescott open at 7:30pm and the show starts at 8:00pm when you'll meet the characters and quickly find that each one of our funny characters (Ottawa's funniest professional actors and comedians) has a fascinating connection to the plot. Suddenly things take a sharp turn (after a side-splitting "song and dance"), and the character you were just talking to ends up face-down in the bag of popcorn! Good thing not everyone is who they said they were! Our fearless flat-foot quickly rises to the challenge; bags the evidence then rounds up and grills the suspects. With the one-liners flying fast, we narrow-down our list of potential culprits and showgoers fill out a ballot. Our big finish comes right before we give out some prizes. We love working our audience into the show, so tell us about who you're with and watch what happens. In total the show runs just under 2 hours, ending shortly before 10 so you still have time to enjoy the surrounding nightlife (or get home to the babysitter at a resonable hour).

How much are tickets and what's the refund/exchange policy?

Tickets cost $39+ tax but some shows offer a limited number of Killer Deal tickets priced at $29+tax. Tickets can be purchased through each show page: Hari-Karaoke The CodFather.  All tickets are absolutely non-refundable and are not transferable to a different show date once issued.

I've got a voucher. How do I use it?

To redeem your voucher for tickets you'll need to follow the step-by-step redemption instructions on your voucher. Voucher and tickets must be presented for admission.  All tickets are absolutely non-refundable and are not transferable to a different show date once issued.

If your voucher includes an appetizer it will be available in the dining room or tavern on the main floor after the show. You will need to show your ticket when ordering your appetizer. T

he only food served in our showroom is popcorn, all other food is served downstairs on the main floor at The Prescott. 

My group bought tickets separately. Can we sit together?

Absolutely! If you are part of a group of 3 or more who purchased tickets separately, please be sure to send us an email to info@MurderMysteryOttawa.com with the size of your group and the names of the ticket purchasers. This email is needed so that we can ensure that you are all seated together when creating our seating plan 24 hours before showtime.

How far is the show from downtown Ottawa hotels? 

The Prescott is less than a $10 cab ride.Want to get there fast? Grab spend a few bucks on a cab or Uber. Not an Uber user? Download the app punch in our UBER promo code peterd159 and get your first ride (up to $15 value) for FREE

 

Is there parking?

Yes, there's on-street parking and a large parking lot ($4 flat fee in the evenings) right across the street from The Prescott.  

 

How are the shows rated? Can I bring the kids?

Our shows are written with an adult audience in mind, with double-entendres, gunshots and a murder or two, but no bad language. Minors over the age of 6 are welcome. Rated PG

 

How far in advance should we get our tickets or book our group in for a eve or fun?

We recommend that you do it as early as possible... some dates are more popular than others. Some tickets may be available on the day of the show but some dates sell out well in advance. Hari-Karaoke tix  The CodFather tix 

 

Do the guests play the suspects?

No! All our characters are performed by Ottawa's funniest professional performers. 
We encourage all our guests to get involved but it isn't mandatory. If you want to chase down the suspects and question them, GREAT! If you'd prefer to just sit back and be entertained, SUPER! The comedic nature of our shows ensures that everyone enjoys themselves!

 

Do we have to get dressed up? 

No. We encourage you to wear your best mobster or 80's Karaoke-wear, but it isn't a must. You can wear whatever you like.

 

Can we take pictures?

Yes, yes, yes! We'll even give you a chance to get your own Murder Mystery Ottawa MugShot

 

Does Murder Mystery Ottawa do anything special for birthdays? 

Yes, we like to get birthday celebrators involved so when you arrive at the show slip our Stage Manager or one of our characters the name of the person celebrating and we'll do our best to pay them some special attention. 

 

Do you sell individual tickets or do I have to be part of a group?

Come alone, as a couple or with 80 of your closest friends, all welcome! Hari-Karaoke tix   The CodFather tix

 

Do you do private shows at the Prescott or off-site?

Yes, we do on-site and off-ste shows! The Prescott's private show room can accomodate groups up to 82 people and we can easily add a meal to your private show, if you like.

 

We can also take our show on the road and entertain your group of 8 - 2000 people at whichever private venue you choose, in Ottawa or anywhere else in the world. Just click on this link for a quote, email sales@bigtimemurder.com or call 613-723-8900.  

 

Who is Murder Mystery Ottawa?

We're a company of professional comedic performers who specialize in live interactive Mystery theatre and variety shows.  For 26 years we've been perfecting our very popular brand of entertainment. Unlike other companies who perform a scripted play around you, our show is an entertainment experience that is only partially scripted. Murder Mystery Ottawa shows always involve willing participants in the audience and focus on a funny, fast-paced plot, not blood and guts - we want to tickle your funnybone, not shock you and splash you with blood. We've entertained well over a hundred thousand people. Our private party and corporate clients love us too and have taken us all over the world, from Dubai to Vancouver, St. John's to St. Maarten, and many of other places too... Our proudest moment was problably when we chosen to entertain the Canadian forces in the Persian Gulf in 2003. Murder Mystery Ottawa is a BigTime Murder Production. Find out more at BigTimeMurder.com 

 

Do you do corporate team-building?

Most definitely! We've got a great technique to get your group working together to while having the crime of their life! For more details about our TEAM BUILDING shows click here

 

Can we hold our office Christmas party at the Prescott and have Murder Mystery Ottawa perform?

You sure can! Get a free quote HERE or call us and we'll give you a free quote.

 

Does Murder Mystery Ottawa do home parties?

Yes, we have an awesome DIY show that you can do at home with a little help from our pros. Click here for more details.

 

Does Murder Mystery Ottawa do comedic variety shows?

Yes, we do - looking for something that isn't a murder mystery but is super funny and interactive? We've got the perfect show - our BigTime IDOL 60-minute variety show.  Click here for details.

 

Can I join the cast?

From time to time we hold auditions and add actors and stage managers. If you're interested click here 

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