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The 14th annual Murder Mystery Dinner Theater at Mount Hope on the grounds of Mount Hope Estate & Winery kicks off on February 4, 2022 and continues Fridays, Saturdays, select Sundays, and select Weekdays through April 24. 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 4 through April 24 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
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 are available for purchase on the Virtual Box Office.
  • 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.

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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Reservations are encouraged as tickets sell out quickly.

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

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2022 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 (Traditional, Vegetarian/Gluten Free or Vegan/Dairy Free). No substitutions can be made day-of. Menu subject to change.

Dinner Theater Eggplant Theater in the Mansion Table Settings Dinner Theater Starter Dinner Theater Dessert

Appetizer

Baba Ganoush
Decadent Dip of Creamy Eggplant, Lemon Juice, Tahini & Salt. Served with Pita Chips

First Course

Harvest Salad
Mixed Greens, Sliced Apples, Red Onion, Dried Cranberries & Apple Vinaigrette

Entrées*

Salisbury Steak (Traditional)
With Mushroom Gravy Served with Mashed Potatoes & Green Bean Almondine

Eggplant Napoleon (Vegetarian/Gluten Free)
Eggplant & Pepper Stacks with Yogurt Sauce Served with Polenta & Green Bean Almondine

Eggplant Napoleon (Vegan/Dairy Free)
Eggplant & Pepper Stacks Served with Polenta & Green Bean Almondine

Dessert

Black Forest Cake (Served with Traditional Option)

Sorbet (Served with V/GF & VE/DF Options)

After Dinner Wine Sample (Guests 21+ Only)

Beverages

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

Complimentary Self-Serve Coffee (Regular & Decaf), Self-Serve Hot Tea, Iced Tea & Water Also Available

Menu subject to change without notice. No substitutions.

Theater in the Mansion Table Service Dinner Theater Entree Theater in the Mansion Bar Area Dinner Theater Drink

2022 Scenario

High School Reunion – An 80’s Murder Mystery: It’s 1989, 10 years since you left high school and began your life in the real world. Some have risen, some fallen, and some haven’t changed a bit. You return for your first reunion, ready to show everyone what you’ve become. The party begins, but suddenly, one of you turns up dead. Are the friendships and rivalries, passions and resentments of high school still playing out? Has one of you become a murderer? Can you ever really leave adolescence behind? It’s up to you to solve the mystery of whodunnit at this murderous High School Reunion.

2022 Mansion Walk Through

2022 Photography & Mansion Walk Through by Luria Visuals • LuriaVisuals.com

2022 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

Jonathan Handley

Jonathan Handley

Principal Atkins
Matt Celly

Matt Celly

Mr. J
Madison Caudullo

Madison Caudullo

Terri Cooke
Juyles Schrader

Jules Schrader

Ainsley Proft
Mary Huff

Mary Huff

Riley Winters
Jordan Bell

Jordan Bell

Tessa Ashe
Joe Penn

Joe Penn

Franklin Hopkins


Blue Cast

Sheila Barton

Sheila Barton

Principal Atkins
Cole Reihing

Cole Reihing

Mr. J
Noelani Stevenson

Noelani Stevenson

Terri Cooke
Alex Stompoly

Alex Stompoly

Derrick Proft
Leigh Anne Hoes

Leigh Anne Hoes

Riley Winters
Jeff Wolfthal

Jeff Wolfthal

Winston Ashe
Graham Luker

Graham Luker

Franklin Hopkins

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 4 through April 24. 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.
There are multiple food options available. For more information on both food choices, please visit Dining Page.
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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Please note that doors will open 15 minutes prior to the show start time. Please allow yourself enough time to check in.
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 water.
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 129).

Contact Mount Hope

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