MURDER MYSTERY DESSERT THEATRE:  "Yo! Ho! Ho! and a Bottle of Death!"

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MURDER MYSTERY DESSERT THEATRE: "Yo! Ho! Ho! and a Bottle of Death!"

  • Ages 13+
  • A StageCoach Theatre Murder Mystery

Solve the murder while you enjoy decadent desserts and delicious drinks -- the PERFECT date night!

When and where

Date and time


Bright Box Theater 15 N. Loudoun St. Winchester, VA 22601

Map and directions

How to get there

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event


• Doors, bar, & kitchen opens at 5:30PM

  • please note that we will only have our dessert menu available. Our regular kitchen menu will not be available for this event.

• Show starts at 6:30PM


$25 (show only; does NOT include dessert/drinks)

+ admission tax & processing fee

ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. NO EXCHANGES OR REFUNDS unless the show is postponed or cancelled.

Advance ticket sales end at 5pm. Tickets will be available at the door if the show is not sold out in advance.


This is an all-seated event in the theater


DRINKS & DESSERTS will be available for purchase.

There is a $15 minimum per person.

This show may contain subject matter that may not be appropriate for those under the age of 13.



A Pirate-Themed Murder Mystery

Written and Directed by R. Aaron Thompson

Produced by Jerri Wiseman

Welcome to Royal Port, a home base for pirates & the location of the Pirates Moot, a truce among captains. During the Moot, those guilty of breaking the truce must be punished or risk the sands running red, yet a murder has occurred. Help the crew of the Maelstrom find the scallywag responsible before it’s too late. Break out your tricorn hat and best buccaneer garb and join us for drinking, feasting, and mystery – or prepare to walk the plank!



  • Chocolate Lava Cake (gluten free available)
  • Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake
  • Salted Caramel Cheesecake
  • Cheesecake with choice of fudge or caramel drizzle
  • Apple Pie
  • "I'm Having a Rough Week" (choice of three desserts) - $25




StageCoach Theatre Company's murder mystery dinner theatre performances continue to delight diverse audiences. They support local playwrights by showcasing their scripts while partnering with local venues which may not have a traditional stage setting (since they use minimal, if any, sets or large props). Most shows are performed with professional actors roaming amongst the guests while encouraging audience participation for a fun-filled entertainment experience!




Where do I park?

Bright Box is located at 15 N. Loudoun St. on the beautiful pedestrian mall in Old Town Winchester. The nearest parking is the Braddock Auto Park at 30 N Braddock St. This is about a block away from the venue. The parking garage does have several handicap parking spaces available.

Once you've parked in the garage you'll exit toward the pedestrian mall. Once you hit N. Loudoun you'll make a right and Bright Box will be on your right a few storefronts up, directly across from the Old Court House Civil War Museum

More information about the garage can be found here:

Is Bright Box handicap accessible?

Absolutely. The venue is handicap accessible and ADA compliant. The infrastructure in Old Town Winchester is friendly toward those with physical challenges or in wheelchairs. Park in one of the close-by parking garages and come to the main door at 15 N. Loudoun St. (the walking mall). We ask that you arrive when doors open, and we will be happy to escort you to a place best suited to your needs in the theater or to take you to the elevator to access the upstairs Out of the Box room.

Is there lodging nearby?

There are lots of great and affordable lodging options — from hotels and motels to camp grounds and bed & breakfast spots — just minutes away from Bright Box. Right around the block is the elegant George Washington Hotel, and Courtyard Marriott is quick drive and within a stones throw to the beautiful (and highly recommended) Shenandoah Valley Museum. Check out these websites to explore your options and discover all the wonderful opportunities in Winchester: