NEW Murder Mystery Dinners & Weekend Breaks

Our NEW Murder Mystery Weekend Breaks are a perfect way to forget about the world around you and enjoy some fun time trying to discover who was murdered, why and by whom!

In partnership with It’s Murder, The Empress Hotel has teamed up with the UK’s best Murder Mystery Company to offer an unrivalled selection of plots and dates to bring out the detective in everyone attending. Our Exclusive arrangement means that only the Empress Hotel will be hosting events by It’s Murder on the Isle of Man.

Whether you only have time for an evening dinner event (more dates in 2017 coming soon) or want to spend a weekend away from home being pampered while you search for clues, The Empress offers fabulous entertainment and food to make sure you thoroughly enjoy your time with us.

There will still be plenty of time to relax in the Lounge Bar, take a sauna or use our mini gym during your stay or even get pampered with a Spa treatment on the Saturday afternoon before the evening session starts again.


Download the Murder Mystery Brochure Below


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Weekend Dates & Plots

All Friday to Sunday

£175 per person Sharing a Classic Double or Twin Room

£215 for Single Occupancy of a Classic Room

We require a £50 per person deposit on weekend breaks with the balance payable on departure. Terms & Conditions apply.

27-29 January 2017 – Sharpe Shooter
17-19 February 2017 – Trouble At T’Mill
31 March -2nd April 2017 – Who Wants To Die A Millionaire?
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Plots for Weekends & Dinners


Conrad and Clara Christmas are hosting a party to celebrate the festive season. Although they always throw the best in town, there is usually some strife amongst one or two of the revellers. This year there is someone present who does not extend ‘Goodwill to all Men’. Join us for this Christmas party with a difference and find out for yourselves just what is going on and who that someone is!


PI Jimmy Bonde is trying to track down the killer of his close friend and partner Sam Spayed. Sam had been keeping entrepreneur Adam Tycune under surveillance, whom he suspected of laundering money through Tony Valentine’s nightclub “Hearts”, but before Sam could pursue this further he was stabbed to death in a back alley behind “Hearts”. Come and help us unravel this 1970s murder mystery, flares and platform shoes are optional!


Captain’s Xl is a village football team that has seen better days; the only way to save them from ruin is the new idea of an internet game. A famous football pools company is rumoured to be prepared to pay millions. But will it be given a sporting chance by the premier league backers, or even their own players and fans? Come party with us and find out if 2000 is the year that will finally put the club on the map.


Join the ranks of celebrities and royalty as you ride this legendary train travelling from Istanbul to Sleepy Willow, via London and Europe. Some of the most notorious spies and courtesans mingled with the rich and famous in the heyday of this opulent hotel on wheels. In January this year the train was renovated to recapture the romanticism of the early 20th Century, whilst incorporating modern day technology. We are confident that 2015 will be a year to remember for our famous express. Fancy dress is encouraged.


In “Murder He Wrote” a party is being held to celebrate the near completion of Willy Rich’s latest novel “Village Life”, a thinly veiled exposé that will reveal some unpleasant facts about several guests. But someone at the party has more to lose than most… Come dressed in your best to solve this mystery.


We celebrate the release of Ron Knight from a life sentence in prison after a serious miscarriage of justice. As friends and well-wishers you are invited to join in the festivities Ron has invited you all to a party tonight (28 November 2008) to celebrate his freedom. But is there a more nefarious reason for this revelry? Ron must find out who framed him for murder. Who could hate him so much? Or was it simply a case of mistaken identity? Perhaps we will find out…?



Join us for the 5th Annual dinner of the S.P.O.O.C (Society for the Preservation of Old Cinema) Horror Convention. Everyone will be here to meet the actors, hear them reminisce about their favourite films and co-stars, collect a few autographs and maybe pick up a piece of movie memorabilia. But who has it in for one of the celebrity guests? Join S.P.O.O.C and find out. Fancy dress is highly encouraged if not compulsory, so come dressed to KILL!


It’s 1947 and you are all actors and actresses who have been invited to a party being held to celebrate the resumption of film making at Pynewood Studios after the War. The auditions for Stefan Spellbinder’s the latest blockbusting movie “Dying to tell You” are to be held in the morning and everyone who is anyone in the film world will be at tonight’s “star studded” gala. Why not come in 1940s costume or black tie?


Celebrate in style with Styal’s High Fashions prior to the demonstration of their groundbreaking SuperLoom™ to Europe’s leading designers and buyers. The Directors and employees of this struggling firm, selling mainly to the older end of the market, hope that this invention will rocket them into the first division. But all is not well within the company… Come dressed in your best gear as we celebrate 1966 in style, prior to the demonstration of the groundbreaking SuperLoom™.


Doug Downe is the first lottery winner of the New Millennium with winnings of £3.9 million. Join him and his friends this Friday 3 March 2000 for a party to remember! Doug is splashing his money around and has discovered more friends (and enemies) than he ever realised existed. Is it just jealousy that is causing some of them to behave badly or is it something more? Come, join in the celebrations and discover for yourself just what is going on!


In our 1920s murder mystery Dr Grey is an unwelcome guest at Marble Mansion and his presence is unsettling to both the wealthy widow Nicola Navey and her niece Penelope Pink. With the help of close friends they plan to ensure that he no longer imposes on their hospitality and departs as soon as is politely possible. But has Dr Grey other malicious intentions for his prolonged stay and will long kept secrets be revealed?


Its 1979 and the sleepy town of Mistletoe is about to wake up, as Chillingham College is to hold a Christmas Reunion Party for their class of ’69. Is there a feeling of fun and excitement in the air or will old grudges and rivalries spark off an explosive atmosphere? Could well kept dark secrets be revealed with dire consequences, or are hatchets about to be finally buried? Come dressed in your finest sixties or seventies gear and all will be revealed

Terms & Conditions:

A non refundable or non-transferable deposit of £50 per person is required at the time of booking to guarantee your reservation. This will be charged to your credit or debit card used to guarantee the reservation and a receipt will be sent to you.

These events operate on a set number of guests and unfortunately any cancellation within 7 days of the arrival date for the event, will incur a cancellation charge equal the full charge for the weekend. This will be charged to the credit card(s) used to guarantee your reservation(s). Unfortunately, deposits cannot be moved at this late stage to other events or dates.

If you have booked more than one room and would like deposits to be charged to other credit cards, please telephone the hotel to arrange this.

In the unlikely situation that the Hotel cancels an event, then all deposits paid will be fully refundable, although we hope that guests will consider moving dates to help fill other events and in this case, any deposits can be moved to the new event date.

The hotel recommends that customers consider obtaining insurance to cover them in the event of cancellation and other unforeseen circumstances.

All details are correct at the time of publication, however the hotel reserves the right to make plot changes and dates as necessary.

Please be advised that these weekends are not suited for anyone under the age of 14 due to some adult content unless parents are prepared for some innuendo and banter within the event.