Due to popular demand, Murder Mystery in Sydney has added more dates until June, so that even more people can explore the grand, historic and extravagant Elizabeth Bay House. Participants will search for clues in exquisite rooms, interrogate witnesses in front of gleaming Sydney Harbour views and play games to uncover the truth if they can.
However, the ever-evolving storyline means that you can play more than once and still not be any closer to the truth when the interactive whodunit begins. There’s only one way to find out and that’s to play the game and solve the case.
Up to now, those that have played Murder Mystery at Elizabeth Bay House have said “great premise and great execution”, “the setting is stunning” and “the actors did an amazing job, they were very fun and enthusiastic.” If you still haven’t visited what was once “the finest house in the colony”, there’s no time like now to dive into the story and play detective.
The Murder Mystery Plot
Murder Mystery in Sydney is an unreal tale based on the real history of the city and the grand Elizabeth Bay House.
The man found dead was eccentric philanthropist, patron and politician Sir Sydney Macleay. He leaves behind no children or spouse to inherit the sprawling 54-acre property and the wealth that it contains, and there are plenty of people lining up to cash in on his death.
Rumours have spread about the suspicious death, but the police acted quickly and cuffed the butler, who was found covered in blood and seen pulling the knife out of the deceased’s body. His cries of innocence have fallen on deaf ears.
You and your guild along with all the other invested parties—politicians, entrepreneurs, scientists, artists and paranormal investigators—have been invited to the reading of the will at Elizabeth Bay House. But as the afternoon unfolds, it becomes clear that something is amiss. It couldn’t have been the butler, someone exclaims. Jeeves took care of Sydney as if he were his own son.
Immediately after the reading of the will, your guild leader ushers you into a room down the hall to give you a secret briefing on what they know: the story behind the untimely death of Sir Sydney Macleay as well as the means, the motives and the opportunities the other interested parties had in his passing away. Find out the truth, they say, and we will be calling Elizabeth Bay House our headquarters. Don’t and we stand to lose everything!
Over the course of 90 minutes, you and your team will search Elizabeth Bay House—from the elliptical saloon and grand hall to the magnificent dining room and cellar—for clues.
With your guild you will also play various games—card games, trivia, photo challenges and parapsychology tests to name just some—for inheritance money, which you will then be able to use to bribe the actors for more clues that lead you closer to the truth. Don’t forget to mingle with the other guilds to find out what they know and what they’re hiding.
Can you put two and two together or will the actual assassins of Sir Sydney Macleay get to claim Elizabeth Bay House and all the inheritance as their own?
Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. All performers played their parts beautifully. Would definitely highly recommend going.
– Lisa Wright
The actors were brilliant! I had the best time! Was really an incredible experience!
– Nicole Crampton
Absolutely fabulous! Had an amazing time. All the actors were brilliant and quick witted. It was a really rewarding night. Would definitely do again and would definitely recommend!
– Susie Murphy
Great concept and execution in an awesome heritage venue, 100% would do it again and recommend it!
– Amanda Chen
You can find the new dates to Murder Mystery at Elizabeth Bay House in Sydney following the link below.