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Murder Mystery

Dinner Theater!

Greetings from The Kirby Hill House!

It’s that time of year again!
Your once-in-a-lifetime chance to
see our 42nd fabulous season.

This year is sure to be another outstanding performance as the

famous Kirby-Hill House actors take to the stage .

Tickets will sellout fast, so don’t wait to order yours. 

Place your order online at

Get ready to be totally entertained by our actors, well fed by our caterer and memorably served by our event staff.  Often imitated, never equaled and always sold-out!  A truly legendary event with stylish linen, stunning decor and china service, knee-slapping laughter and, oh yes, delicious eats.


Your New Murder Mystery Experience 

This Feast on an extraordinary dinner, solve the murder of at least one odd character, and get to know a venue, well, to die for! There is never a dull moment at The Museum’s Murder Mystery Dinner Theater!

Food, fashion, fun, laughter, suspense and an air of mystery await you at this year’s début of Murder at Rundown Abbey. So slip into your favorite vintage fashions, grab your friends and reserve your seats at one of Southeast Texas’ most intriguing and scandalously exciting dining
experiences ever! Do it now! You don’t want to miss one minute!

All our Murder Mystery shows sell out. And our guests come back season after season for the fun of it.

Unlike other theatrical shows, our Murder Mystery experience is completely immersive; you will think you are part of the action (and you might be!) You witness a crime, assemble the clues, and solve the mystery, all before dessert!

So grab your magnifying glass, your Fedora, and your friends and get ready to solve the case that will keep you guessing, and laughing, until the last curtain.

Lights, Camera, Action!

Without a Hitch
written by Steven Biggs and Michael Coleman and used by special arrangement with Artistry Matters Entertainment

A spoof of and a tribute to the Master of Suspense, relying on prototypes of Hitchcock characters, from seedy low-lifes, to elegant criminals, to the innocent midwestern honeymooners.  Inspector Truffaut is a French policeman, who's read too many Hercule Poirot mysteries.  He has found Harriet Granger dead at the roulette wheel at Cafe' LaChat. Alas, Jacque Anthony, the English Owner, finds herself plagued by bad luck. Making things even more interesting is the French Chanteuse, the Italian barmaid with a heart of gold, and the "innocent" honeymooners and of course, the blackjack dealer. Come visit Cafe' LaChat and help Inspector Truffaut solve another memorable mystery.
A guy could get VERTIGO, looking for this killer, and everyone is under SUSPICION. He (or she) could be headed NORTH BY NORTHWEST or out the REAR WINDOW. Or that NOTORIOUS PSYCHO could be right here, among us.  I CONFESS, this paragraph is for THE BIRDS. Come help us find the killer.

Jumpin' Jehosephat!

Check Out the Actors and Stage Management

Image by Jem Sahagun

The Menu

Deviled Eggs,

Spicy Pineapple Dip


Charcuterie Boards


Spring Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing


Legendary Baked Potato Soup


Beef Bourguignon 

Roasted Red Mashed Potatoes


Tuscan Tomatoes


Mama Jack's

Famous Green Beans




Apple Crisp




(Bite-size dessert)

Prizes, Prizes and More Prizes!

Moving from “who Dunnit’ to Who Won-it” – several fortunate guests will walk away from this Murder Mystery Scene with more than they bargained for!  Could you even be our lucky Grand Prize Winner and pocket a prize valued at over $100.00?  Or dress in your vintage finest, (We love the 40’s!), and get ready for our fashion parade (and another prize!; the actors are your judges.


Should you have specific diet restrictions, please let us know when you purchase your tickets online.   As well as seating requirements, such as  wheelchairs. We have a wheelchair ramp in the back.

You may bring a bottle of wine per couple, no beer, please.

Our dress code, vintage or business casual is graciously enforced. You will be lashed by a wet noodle if you come dressed in flip flops. So avoid being embarrassed. And getting thrashed by a wet noodle. Business casual.

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