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Murder Mystery Private Party Games

Murder Mystery Private Party Games

3 hours of totally interactive entertainment, Murder Mystery Party Games will get everyone involved…

…That’s why Murder Mystery Parties are so popular! Hire our professional Murder Mystery Host who will run the whole evening for you. Our Murder mystery comes complete with a gripping who-dunnit story. No more worrying about if everyone will have fun, or if someone will get left out. Our expertly run Murder Mystery games are exactly what you need to have a great party. Applause Murder Mystery parties are available across Australian capital cities including Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, and more. Check with us for availablily. Our Murder Mystery games have guest size limits, so if you're not sure about your event and would like some advice, please call 1300 261 545!

Our Murder Mystery private dinners are fully hosted, and made for private events like Hen's Nights, birthday parties, etc. But they can be played by small groups for corporate uses as well. Learn more below...

No matter what you are planning for, a Murder Mystery evening is simple, fun, and your guests will be asking about the next one!

Are you ready to start your night of murder and intrigue? Click here to send us an enquiry, or call 1300 261 545!

If you're planning a Murder Mystery party for corporate and structured uses, you can find some Murder Mystery games for bigger groups here.

Murder Mystery testimonials

"...you are just fantastic at your job and I never needed to worry. You were worth every cent I paid.  In fact you probably deserved more!  Congratulations. A tired, but very happy - Janet Taylor"  (Private Party) 

"A great night was had by all, I think especially by the more reticent participants. Every step in the process was professionally handled and you were always available when I had any concerns." - Robyn (Murder Mystery birthday party)

"The guests enjoyed all the games and really got into the role plays and competition of figuring out who the murderer was. It made our job really easy as hosts of the party, as the guests were all entertained for the entire time." - Jessica (Murder Mystery Hen's Night)

Your Applause Entertainment Murder Mystery Event is perfect for your Birthday – Anniversary – Hen’s Night – Fundraiser:


  • Totally interactive - the only times people will be on their phones is to take selfies with the amazing hosts!
  • Fully themed – your party will be living a fantasy
  • 3 hours of engaging entertainment
  • Hosted by Professional, Fully Costumed Entertainers
  • Suitable for ALL AGES from 10 years and up, our Murder Mystery events are a fantastic option for a large family event. Let us know if kids are involved, and we can suggest Murder Mystery games that are PG-friendly.
  • Available through Melbourne, Brisbane, The Gold Coast, Canberra, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, and surrounds.


And, as with all Applause Entertainment events, the whole planning process is dead easy. Speak with our friendly team to discuss the best game option for your group size, budget, and interest. Hold your own Murder Mystery dinner for your next party!

Your guests, friends, and family are in safe hands with professional Murder Mystery hosts

Applause Murder Mystery party games are genuinely fun, as they are run by consummate and experienced professionals, who have years of experience performing in venues across Australia. We have been running unforgettable Murder Mystery nights since 2003. What does this mean for you?

Being trained professionals, they are able to spot any uncomfortable participants, and strike the perfect balance between encouraging them to participate and letting them go at their own pace. No one will be made to feel forced or embarrassed, so the whole experience will be filled with nothing but laughter and fun.

Our engaging mystery storyline will keep everyone on their toes, and you’ll find everyone excited and immersed in the story to solve the whodunit. Enjoy a night you’ll never forget. If you're holding a special party with important and beloved people, then you can rest easy knowing they're in safe hands with Applause hosts.

For a special event or party with a difference, and something sure to please, chat with our team!

How does an Applause Murder Mystery work?

Whether you are holding a private party, or doing research for a corporate function Murder Mystery, you can choose between two overall playing styles.

1. Individual character games – bring out the super sleuth in everyone! Recommended event type: smaller-sized team building, birthday parties, hen’s nights, Christmas function.


  • Pre-allocated characters for every guest
  • Secret individual instructions distributed by the host on arrival
  • Countless opportunities to bribe, backstab, and coerce


Much like your traditional Murder Mystery dinner parties, each guest will work individually to work out who the Killer is…but that’s not to say they can’t secretly create alliances!

2. Team-based games – form a team and compete to find the culprit! Recommended event type: larger-sized team building, staff social functions, fundraisers, big birthday groups. 


  • Easy to organize
  • Interactive and competitive
  • Packed with games and activities to suit every personality type


You can get into teams at the event, or pre-allocate the groups. The actual game is run like a Trivia Night, with a host running three rounds of questions and activities for teams to win clues to figure out the murderer. This is great for big groups, or groups with shy personalities who don’t like being put on the spot.

Not sure which one is the best for you? Send us a message and start planning your Murder Mystery party now.

Which Murder Mystery Game is better for me?

The easiest way to answer this question is to chat with our expert Murder Mystery gurus (yep, they exist!) who can ask you the perfect questions to find out what’s best for you.

But, if you want some more information to help you narrow it down, then ask yourself these questions:


  • What sort of storyline would people like? We have many themes to choose from (see below) and each caters to a different interest, style, and budget.
  • What sort of engagement will get my guests excited? Everyone’s different, and some groups do better in a team environment than one-on-one.
  • Is this more for fun, or do I have a specific goal in mind (like fundraising)? If it’s the former, then you should go for the Individual style, which opens the game up to all sorts of possibilities.


How many Hosts do I need?

Applause Entertainment’s Murder Mystery character hosts set our games apart from the rest. Depending on your group size and needs, the host requirement varies:


  • 1x Host – up to 40 people. The host’s energy will help get everyone into character, and immersing in the plot. The host will greet them in full character, and the fun begins! You won’t have to do a thing as the host takes charge with every element of the game.
  • 2x Hosts – 20-60 people. Your guests will be treated to a “show” of banter and interaction between the characters. The extra host will ensure every guest will receive attention and keep everyone on track and engaged in the story.
  • 3x Hosts – up to 80 people.  If you find yourself with a full-blown guest list, you’ll want to give them the full-blown experience. 3 hosts will ensure that the night runs smoothly and efficiently, with everyone getting involved and interactive. Experience the excellent banter between the hosts for a hilarious evening!

Does your guest list exceed 80 people? Don't worry, you can still host and enjoy engaging and unique event games - such as our always popular Game Show LIVE trivia night game show. Would you like to hear about the best option for your event and guest? Call 1300 261 545, or fill out this enquiry form with as much information as you can!


What themes are available?

We have many different themes, with more on the way!

Team Game Themes – Hollywood ScandalTracy Gang (1920’s Gangsters)Haunted HorrorsWild WestCaribbean CruiseChristmas Capers, Fairytale FiascoMurder on the Dancefloor (1970s Disco), and Death at the Diner (1950s Sock Hop at the local diner). And introducing Pandemonium at the Prom (1980s High School Prom)!

Individual Game Themes – Murder Mansion, and Murder in the Hollywood HIlls!

Hosts and Murder Mystery parties are available all around Australia: Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Perth and Adelaide.

For more information, check out the FAQs on Murder Mysteries here.

If you have an event coming up, and need party ideas, a host, entertainment, or some out-of-the-box thinking, we are the ones to call. Providing party ideas and event entertainment Australia wide, call us on 1300 261 545, or send us an enquiry to get started!

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