The 16th annual Murder Mystery Dinner Theater at Mount Hope on the grounds of Mount Hope Estate & Winery kicks off on February 2, 2024 and continues Fridays, Saturdays, select Sundays, and select Weekdays through April 29. Accept this invitation to the interactive culinary "who-done-it," enjoy a sumptuous four-course meal and the opportunity to become the detective, interrogate the suspects, put the clues together and uncover the truth!

Dates & Tickets

Enter Victorian Mount Hope Mansion, a most unique setting for a theatrical interactive dining experience. Performances run Fridays, Saturdays, select Sundays and select weekdays, February 2 through April 29 and are each roughly three hours in length. Dates and times listed below subject to change.

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Ticket Information

General Admission: $59.95 • Purchase Today!
Please Note: There is no children's price for this event.

  • Reservations are encouraged, as there are a limited amount of tickets and perfromances may sell out quickly.
  • Murder Mystery tickets will be available for purchase on the Virtual Box Office starting in early January.
  • Meal choice must be made at time of ticket purchase. Learn more about Meal Selections here.
  • Use the calendars to view the times by date and cast rotation schedule, or click here for a PDF of the calendars.
  • The doors to the Gallery open 1 hour prior to the start time. The doors inside the Mansion open ½ hour prior. (Example: 7PM Start Time, 6PM Gallery doors open to begin check-in, 6:30PM Inside Mansion doors open and Bar Service/mingling begin)
  • Tables seat 8 guests. A seating chart is prepared before the event date. If you purchase all of your tickets in 1 transaction, you and your guests will be seated together automatically at 1 table or, if there are more than 8 in your party, at adjacent tables. If you and the rest of your party are purchasing tickets separately, select one name within your group and have each person purchasing tickets request to be seated with that name in the reservation notes section.

Group Reservations

Discounts are available for groups of 15 or more through Mount Hope's Group Sales Department. This unique and exciting experience makes the perfect setting for our group outing! Private and/or mid-week performances can be scheduled for larger groups! To reserve your spot or to learn more, please visit PaRenFaire.com/Groups

Ticket Exchange Policy

  • Tickets are non-refundable.
  • Following the World Health Organization's declaration on May 5 to the end the COVID global health emergency and the Public Health Emergency (PHE) expiring on May 11, 2023, the ticket no-refunds policy is being upheld in cases of positive Covid testing. Tickets may be exchanged per the Ticket Exchange Policy if applicable.
  • A $7.50 per ticket fee will be charged for any exchange of dinner theater tickets and must be paid at the time the ticket exchange is made.
  • Exchange requests must be made by calling the Box Office (717-665-7021), Mon-Fri, 9AM-4PM. The order number and new date must be provided at the time of request.
  • Exchanges cannot be made into a sold-out performance day.
  • Exchanges will not be made from one event to another.
  • Tickets do not transfer from one year to a future year. Unused expired tickets are null and void.
  • Exchange Requests will not be honored after the date appearing on the tickets.
  • Complimentary Tickets cannot be exchanged.
  • Theater tickets will not be exchanged without fee due to weather. Should a show be cancelled, guests will be notified in advance of the cancellation. Exchanges will only be honored after a total show cancellation by Mount Hope.

2024 TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

General Admission: $59.95 • Please note there is no children's price for this event.

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2024 Dinner Theater in the Mansion

Enjoy an enchanting four-course banquet within the historic Mount Hope Mansion while you put together the clues and help solve the mystery! Please Note: Meal choice must be selected at the time of ticket purchase. If you or anyone in your group has allergies, please list them in the comments section at the time of ticket purchase. No substitutions can be made day-of. Menu subject to change.

Dinner Theater Appetizer Dinner Theater Traditional Meal Dinner Theater Dessert

Traditional Meal

Served Appetizers
Swedish Meatballs
First Course
Cream of Broccoli Soup
Main Course
French Onion Stuffed Chicken served with Idaho Potato Vegetable Casserole Supreme
Dessert
Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Alternative Meal
(Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan & Vegetarian)

Served Appetizers
Vegan Meatballs
First Course
Potato Sweet Coconut Curry Soup
Main Course
Vegan Bratwurst with Exotic Grains and Fire Roasted Vegetables
Dessert
Vegan Tiramisu

Beverages

Assorted Sodas, Swashbuckler Beer, Mount Hope Wine, Signature Cocktails & Lancaster County Cider Available for Purchase at the Cash Bar

Menu option must be chosen at time of ticket purchase. If you or anyone in your group has allergies, please list them in the comments section at the time of ticket purchase. Menu subject to change without notice. No substitutions.

Dinner Theater Soup Dinner Theater Alternate Meal Dinner Theater Drink

2024 Scenario

Guy Wolf, Codename: The Alpha, invites you to the fundraising soiree of a lifetime. His organization, Advance Tactics, Logistics, And Surveillance (A.T.L.A.S.), is gathering all of its top donors together to discuss funding for upcoming missions against their infamous arch nemesis, The Phantom Anarchy Network Instilling Corruption (P.A.N.I.C). The Alpha has graciously agreed to host this fabulous party at his most recent safe house, The Mt. Hope Mansion. Keep your wits about you, you can never be too careful about who you trust, and always remember to keep your eyes open for any lurking double agents.

2024 Mansion Walk Through

2024 Photography & Mansion Walk Through by Luria Visuals • LuriaVisuals.com

2024 Cast Information

Interact with the talented cast members inside the historic Mount Hope Mansion as you put together the clues and help solve the mystery. Guests will long remember this experience. Use the calendars above to view the times by date and cast rotation schedule, or click here for a PDF of the calendars.

Red Cast

Madison Caudullo

Andromeda "Andy" Filakis

Codename: Delphi

The Analyst
Played by Madison Caudullo
Robin Fertitta

Mimi C

Codename: Masquaretta

The Master of Disguises
Played by Robin Fertitta
Chris Gibson

Marty Helm

Codename: DINO

The Seasoned Agent
Played by Chris Gibson
Delaney Hagy

Fanny Liqueur

Codename: The Enigma

The Femme Fatale
Played by Delaney Hagy
Pete Hedburg

Sven Ole Nelsonson

Codename: Husbjörnen

The Henchman
Played by Pete Hedberg
Cole Parker

Victor Mikhailovitch Rostov

Codename: Red Shirt

The Rookie
Played by Cole Parker
Nick Wasileski

Richard "Dick" Derringer

Codename: Iron Sight

The Superspy
Played by Nick Wasileski


Blue Cast

Isaac Anderson

Malcolm Olmstead

Codename: Oversight

The Analyst
Played by Isaac William Anderson
Camille Bechac

Valera Chase

Codename: The Selkie

The Femme Fatale
Played by Camille Bechac
Jake Dailey

Mordecai Wright

Codename: Jupiter

The Superspy
Played by Jake Dailey
Graham Luker

Horace Graves

Codename: The Finisher

The Henchman
Played by Graham Luker
Giavanna Marianno

April Conway

Codename: December

The Rookie
Played by Giavanna Marianno
Collin Purcell

Cornelius Fink

Codename: Proteus

The Master of Disguises
Played by Collin Purcell
Jeff Wasileski

Anton Schmangy

Codename: BOBO

The Seasoned Agent
Played by Jeff Wasileski

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any other questions that have not been answered below, please contact our business offices at 717-665-7021, Monday through Friday, 9AM-4PM or visit our formal comment, question and feedback page to submit an inquiry.

General Information

The event is located inside Mount Hope Mansion on the grounds of Mount Hope Estate, home of the PA Renaissance Faire. The street address is 2775 Lebanon Rd. Manheim, PA 17545. Murder Mystery runs Fridays, Saturdays, select Sundays and select Weekdays, February 2 through April 29, 2024. For more information on specific show times, please visit the Dates & Tickets Page.
There is plenty of free parking all around the Mansion within walking distance.
Tables seat 8 guests. A seating chart is prepared before the event date. If you purchase all of your tickets in 1 transaction, you and your guests will be seated together automatically, either at 1 table or, if there are more than 8 in your party at adjacent tables. If you and the rest of your party are purchasing tickets separately, select one name within your group and have each person purchasing tickets request to be seated with that name in the reservation notes section.
There are multiple food options available. For more information on meal choices, please visit Dining Section.
The Mansion bar will be open for drink purchases during the duration of the performances. Select Swashbuckler Ales, Mount Hope Wines, Lancaster County Ciders, Signature Cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks will be available at the bar. Specific bar menu options will be available the day of the performance.

Please Note: If you are visibly intoxicated, we reserve the right to no longer serve you alcohol. If you become a disturbance during the performance, we will ask you to leave the Mansion without issuing a refund.
While the ticket price does not include gratuity, any tip left by you to the hosts is at your discretion. Like any restaurant, gratuities are a special way for you to acknowledge service provided to you and should refelct your satisfaction with the service.
Various hotels in the area are available. Please visit our In the Area Page for specific information.
As a courtesy to others, video/audio recording and photography are strictly prohibited during the show. Photos are permitted before introductions.
You may carry your cell phone with you during the performance, but please make sure to turn it off as a courtesy to others. If you need to make or retrieve a call, please excuse yourself to our front porch for the duration of the call.
The dress code is casual to business casual. The storyline changes each year, and guests are welcome to dress in time period appropriate attire, but it is not required.
Animals are not allowed in the Mansion except for service animals while performing their qualifying services.
Children are welcome to attend, but require a ticket due to the limited capacity of the dinner theater experience.
Please be respectful of the actors. We invite our guests to interact with the actors, but be mindful of their personal space and real human feelings. These dedicated professionals work to build interactive, magical environments for our guests and any form of intimidation, threat or harm to an employee or other guests will never be tolerated.
Our mission is "Building interactive, magical environments that create unique and entertaining experiences for every guest, every time." Our goal is to provide a place for our employees to work and visitors to play in an atmosphere of inclusion, respect and safety. Self-expression is welcome with the understanding that intimidation, threat or harm to another person will never be tolerated. We value and respect the differences in our ever-expanding audiences and will continue to welcome everyone to this place of imagination, creativity and fun.

Ticket Information

With your admission ticket, you receive a sumptuous four-course meal and the chance to play the detective in this unique and exciting live dinner theater!
You can purchase advance tickets at the Virtual Box Office. All tickets must be bought in advance.
All sales are final. There are no refunds, exchanges, or cancellations.

Conditions of Ticket Sale

NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES. Event tickets are non-refundable, non-exchangeable and not for resale. Once a ticket has been scanned at the Front Gate upon entry, it is voided and no longer holds any value. The Faire does not monitor any guests’ level of participation or length of stay. Refunds are not available to guests who choose to leave. The bearer of an event ticket agrees to hold blameless and harmless Mazza Vineyards, Inc. or any of its affiliates, in the event of personal injury or loss or damage to property. The holder of the ticket assumes all responsibilities for any risk of bodily harm or loss of property sustained while attending the event, and waives all rights to lay claim for damages resulting from any cause whatsoever either before, during or after the event. You must be 21 or older to purchase or consume Alcohol.

Your ID will be verified before being served alcohol. Outside food, drink and pets are not permitted. You hereby consent to the reasonable search for alcoholic beverages, drugs, or firearms. You further consent to the use of your image or likeness incidental to any display, transmission, or reproduction of the event.

Management reserves the right to refuse admission or eject any person whose conduct is deemed by management to be disorderly or who fails to comply with the terms and conditions of these conditions of ticket sale.
  • Tickets are non-refundable.
  • Following the World Health Organization's declaration on May 5 to the end the COVID global health emergency and the Public Health Emergency (PHE) expiring on May 11, 2023, the ticket no-refunds policy is being upheld in cases of positive Covid testing. Tickets may be exchanged per the Ticket Exchange Policy if applicable.
  • A $7.50 per ticket fee will be charged for any exchange of dinner theater tickets and must be paid at the time the ticket exchange is made.
  • Exchange requests must be made by calling the Box Office (717-665-7021), Mon-Fri, 9AM-4PM. The order number and new date must be provided at the time of request.
  • Exchanges cannot be made into a sold-out performance day.
  • Exchanges will not be made from one event to another.
  • Tickets do not transfer from one year to a future year. Unused expired tickets are null and void.
  • Exchange Requests will not be honored after the date appearing on the tickets.
  • Complimentary Tickets cannot be exchanged.
  • Theater tickets will not be exchanged without fee due to weather. Should a show be cancelled, guests will be notified in advance of the cancellation. Exchanges will only be honored after a total show cancellation by Mount Hope.
The doors to the Gallery open 1 hour prior to the start time. The doors inside the Mansion open ½ hour prior.

Example:
7:00 PM Start time
6:00 PM Gallery doors open to begin check-in
6:30 PM Inside Mansion doors open. Bar service and mingling begin.
Performances occur as scheduled. In the event of extreme weather conditions, guests will be notified in advance of any changes.

Mansion Information

Smoking is prohibited in the Mansion. If you need to go out to smoke during the performance, please note that the doors will lock behind you.
Outside food and drink items are NOT permitted in the Mansion with the exception of one factory sealed bottle of water per guest.
Yes, all Theater in the Mansion performances are ADA accessible. There is handicapped parking available at the Wine Shop, just follow the directional signs that lead you to that area when you arrive.

Please go to the Wine Shop and inform the staff that you require the handicapped accessible entrance to the rear of the Mansion. You will be directed where to go to enter the building.
Cars are permitted to stay parked in the lot overnight if the driver has been drinking and has found another way home. Camping is not permitted in the parking lot of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire.
There are restrooms located inside of the Mansion and the Wine Shop. Staff will be happy to point you in the right direction!
Items found during or after the event will be kept in the Wine Shop (717-665-7021 ext 300).

Contact Mount Hope

Use the form below or email: RoyalSPK@PaRenFaire.com
Please Note: Office Hours are Mon-Fri, 9AM-4PM