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Frequently Asked Questions
Please follow the links on our web site for more information and feel free to call with any further questions and to make reservations.
What is this?
Mysteriously Yours Dinner Theatre is the GTA’s only interactive Dinner Theatre! We specialize in comedic murder mysteries and have been performing original shows for over 30 years, having made our debut at the historic Fairmont Royal York before relocating to our own elegant, multi tiered theatre in midtown Toronto in 1999. As a professional theatre company, we also offer custom and private mysteries to suit any need and occasion.
Is this suitable for Children and/or Teens?
Children and teens are welcome but please be advised that our mysteries are written for adults. There is risqué material and double entendres in our shows but we don’t allow any swearing and there is nothing you couldn’t see on Prime Time TV. We recommend them for 10 year olds and up and although we’re sure they are very well behaved, we do not allow infants or children under 6 under any circumstance.
Where can we see one?
We have our own Dinner Theatre at 2026 Yonge Street, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (2 blocks north of Davisville subway station or 4 blocks south of Eglinton subway station). We are open to the public with performances on Friday and Saturday evenings. We also have select Thursday performances and monthly Wednesday Matinees at the Old Mill Inn in west Toronto – please check our schedule or call the Box Office for details!
Do you have to have a group to attend?
You can attend as a single, couple, small party, large party, whatever! Small parties will likely join with other guests at a table. We will accept requests for a table alone but cannot guarantee it due to high demand of seats. –
What happens at your mystery evening? How does it work?
Performances are held every Friday and Saturday evening with arrival between 6:30 and 7:00 for a delicious 3-course dinner, prepared fresh daily by award-winning chef. To begin, choose from salad or soup of the day. There’s a selection of four main courses to satisfy everyone, including vegetarian (or vegan with advance notice). For dessert, enjoy coffee or tea with one of the three incredible house-made dessert options. We are happy to offer gluten free menu options.
Guests joining us for show only arrive between 7:30 and 7:45 pm and the mystery itself begins around 8:00 pm when you are introduced to the cast and theme of the show. Characters mingle with guests and visit tables to set the scene. Then, someone you’ve just met dies or a body is found and a detective is called in to investigate! He leads the questioning but you get to question them as well because they’re spread throughout the room, sitting at the tables with you.
Cluesheets and pencils are available at your table to help track the clues and figure out whodunit before the evening wraps up around 10:30pm. Prizes are awarded to some of the guests who correctly solve the mystery. It’s a lot of fun and great for couples, friends, families, work outings, engagement parties, stag/stagettes- what occasion isn’t made better by a little murder?!
Do I have to participate or do any acting?
You can participate as little or as much as you’d like. You’re welcome to simply sit back and be entertained or you can get involved- question the suspects, keep track of the clues, see if you can figure out “whodunit?”! All our mysteries are solvable and you will have enough information to solve the mystery by the time ballots are passed out during the 2nd and final intermission. Tell us who you think the murderer is and why. From the correct ballots, we draw 5 and those lucky 5 win a prize (prizes vary and are subject to availability but normally consist of a show pass and/or Mysteriously Yours travel mug)!
Do you do anything special for Birthdays or Anniversaries?
Absolutely! We love making your special occasion more memorable and will incorporate people celebrating birthdays or anniversaries- we’ve even done marriage proposals! Please call the Box Office to add an occasion note to your booking so we can put your guest under suspicion and have a little fun with them. It’s never anything embarrassing- they may be asked to say a word or a line or it could be a quick stand up/sit down role. It’s all in good fun and a great way to say congratulations!
**Note that although we will try our best to include everyone who wants to take part, we cannot guarantee inclusion and guests celebrating birthdays or anniversaries will take priority.**
What is the food like?
Truly fabulous! Not what you might expect from a dinner theatre. Our Executive Chef creates amazing dishes to tempt your palate. Menus change with the mystery and may be adjusted periodically to include seasonal ingredients. Some reviews:
‘Mysteriously Good Food’ – Toronto Star.
‘At last – a place where the cooking comes close to the calibre of the comedy.’ – James Chatto – Toronto Life.
‘Whodunit? And who cooked this excellent chicken?’ – Robert Cushman – National Post
What is the Dress Code?
We ask guests to arrive dressed Casual Elegance- so no baseball hats, sweatpants, ripped jeans, that kind of thing. Some people choose to dress up and others don’t. Usually, whatever you’re comfortable in is fine with us and we always love it when guests join us dressed in the theme or era of the mystery!
How far in advance should we book?
It’s best to book as far in advance as possible. Some performances can be booked the same day and others are sold out weeks in advance. All discounts, coupons, and show passes are accepted based on availability so it is especially important to call ahead in these cases.
How do we make reservations?
To book, give the Box Office a call at 416 486 7469. We take a credit card at the time of booking to guarantee the reservation and will put a hold on the card for the total 2 days before the show. The balance is settled with the host on the day of the performance and guests may pay individually (cash, credit, debit accepted). Tickets can also be purchased online via Ticketweb.
We have a 48 hour Cancellation Policy so if you cannot make it, we need to know at least 2 days in advance of the show. Cancellations inside of 48 hours or “no shows” will be charged in full for the unused seat. We feel our Cancellation Policy is exceedingly fair in comparison to other theatres in Toronto and as such, there are no exceptions regardless of weather conditions or illness.
How can we give a Mystery Evening as a gift?
Great idea! We sell Gift Certificates in any denomination of your choice. You can purchase any value you’d like and if there is a balance, your guests can either use it in the dining room toward the bar bill or save it for another visit. We can either mail or email the certificates directly to you and because we treat them just like cash, they never expire or depreciate.
What hotels are close?
The closest hotel is the Roehampton Best Western Inn on Mount Pleasant Rd., at Eglinton Ave. The downtown hotels are only about 10 to 20 minutes away by car, cab or subway.
The Eaton Chelsea, Toronto is a proud supporter of Mysteriously Yours Dinner Theatre. Stay at the Eaton Chelsea and save 10% off the Best Available Rate of the Day! For great hotel rates and packages click here or call 1-800-CHELSEA(243-5734) and quote ‘PMYT’
Or you can call Tourism Toronto for hotel information. They can make reservations for you at most of Toronto’s hotels. Their number is 1-800-363-1990
How do we get to Mysteriously Yours?
(See: ‘Our Location’ on our Contact page) – Click Here
Is your venue wheelchair accessible?
We have two flights of stairs at the theatre and no handicapped facilities or elevator so we are not wheelchair accessible. If you have limited mobility but would still like to come, please give the Box Office a call to discuss your needs and options. We will make every attempt to figure something out together so we can accommodate you.
I’m driving. Where do I park?
There is metered street parking along Yonge and residential side streets around the theatre. The closest parking lot is at the northeast corner of Yonge and Davisville behind Starbucks (the old LCBO parking lot).
Do you have somewhere I can store my winter coat and boots?
During the winter months, we open our Coat Check service and request all guests check their coats at $2.25 cash per item. Coats cannot be brought into the dining room, as they pose a tripping hazard for servers and actors who perform closely around the tables. Coat check is kept locked and manned all evening so your belongings are safe until you need them.