Musical Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre at Grand River Raceway is an award-winning comedy dinner show. Written and performed for Grand River Raceway by Tim Clarke Productions, these hilarious and interactive shows change with each run and offer fresh side-splitting storylines and a cast of crazy characters. Our shows are all-original — written just for us!

Enjoy a delicious, homemade 3-course meal in the newly renovated Lighthouse Restaurant at Grand River Raceway. Fab songs and hilarity abounds in this unique whodunit night-out with your family and friends.

Frequently Asked Questions

Doors open at 6:00 for cocktails; guests usually arrive between 6:00 and 6:25 pm. the three-course homemade dinner and live Murder Mystery begins at 6:30.

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre shows take place in the Lighthouse Restaurant, which is in the building beside the main building (just a few steps west).

The production is loosely scripted. The bulk of the show is shaped by the actors’ improvisation and interaction with the audience.

All ages are welcome; while the scripted portions are ‘PG’, we cannot guarantee the show will remain so once the audience participation begins, so please consider these factors when determining whether the show is suitable for children.

Throughout the meal, entertainers engage the audience as they act out a play, during there is a murder. The audience is invited to determine the perpetrator of the crime, voting by secret ballot near the end of the night. One of the correct respondents is randomly drawn to win a prize.

The evening concludes with the unveiling of the villain and announcement of the random draw winner.

The show begins at 6:30 pm and the evening wraps up around 8:30 pm. The actual performance is three acts totalling 50 minutes.

Seating is assigned, so there is no need to arrive before the doors open at 6:00 p.m. Guests are seated at tables of 8. If you are purchasing tickets separate from the rest of your party, please advise us at (519) 846-5455 ext. 288 before the date of the show so we can seat you together.

Please advise us at (519) 846-5455 ext. 288 before the date of the show if you have a food allergy/intolerance. The more notice you provide, the better we can accommodate you.

Casual! Or a little dressy! Whatever you prefer is fine with us. (Jeans are welcome. Or, be a real hit and dress according to the theme of the show — we LOVE that, and you could win 2 tickets to the next show!)

Complete FAQs in this handy PDF.

Dress-up according to the theme of the show you’re attending, and you could win 2 free tickets to our next show!
All costumes will be showcased at the end of the show, and the cast will select the winner.


Our 2017 Playbill is set, with 3 exciting new productions and a revival of Paul Is Dead: A Beatles Murder Mystery.

See below for show descriptions, dinner menus and links to buy tickets online. For large groups, or to buy tickets over the phone, call us at (519) 846-5455 ext. 288.

• Doors open at 6:00 pm
• Show begins at 6:30 pm
• Held in the Lighthouse Restaurant at Grand River Raceway
• Tickets $53 {Price includes taxes, gratuity and *$10 gaming voucher (19+)}
Dinner is served buffet-style. With advance notice, we can accommodate dietary restrictions (min. 10 days). Call (519) 846-5455 ext. 288 to advise.

January 27, 2017   SOLD-OUT
January 28, 2017  SOLD-OUT

The Canadian Folk Explosion:
Folk legends Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen and Gordon Lightfoot join together to form a peace-loving supergroup, but instead must work together to solve a grizzly murder.

March 24, 2017 – SOLD-OUT
March 25, 2017 – SOLD-OUT

Get Fit Or Die Trying — An ‘80s Murder Mystery:
In the mid-’80s, music superstars Bruce Springsteen, Madonna and Freddie Mercury joined forces for a live aerobics telethon. The good cause quickly becomes an exercise in fatality.

September 28, 29 & 30, 2017

Paul Is Dead — A Beatles Murder Mystery (Revival Show)
Back by popular demand . . . Showbiz urban legend claims Paul McCartney died in ‘67 and was replaced by a lookalike. Outlandish! (Or is it?!) Join the four lads from Liverpool for this murderous musical romp.

November 23, 24, 25* & 30, 2017
December 1 & 2, 2017
Please note: Nov. 25 is SOLD-OUT

The Christmas Show:
Our annual Christmas Show features a traditional turkey dinner and is full of song and intrigue lull you into the festive spirit (or spirits?!) of the holiday season. {Great for Xmas work parties!}

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