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Public and Corporate Boston Attractions

Who are you guys anyway?  Experience. Quality. Reputation.

Head First Events is a new name and a new site for a Boston-based public and corporate entertainment company that started in 1988 as the Mystery Cafe, America’s Original Murder Mystery Dinner Theater.  Now, after almost 30 years and thousands of public and corporate events later, the team behind Mystery Cafe has created so many great programs that we are bringing them here under one, virtual roof.

Here’s what you’ll find at Head First Events:

Mystery Cafe – We’re still going strong after 29 years with weekly dinner shows in Boston at the Elephant & Castle Restaurant and seasonal Mansion Murder Mysteries at the MIT Endicott House in Dedham. Our traveling troupe is available locally and nationally to perform for corporate events, social events in restaurants, boats and even trains.

The Haunted Dinner Theater – Our family friendly division started in Salem, MA – the Halloween Capital of the World – then spent 13 years in Williamsburg, VA.  We returned to our roots in Salem in 2014 and now every fall our seasonal mystery featuring music, magic, and special effects and can be found at the Hawthorne Hotel.  This fall the Mystery Cafe will also be in Salem at Ledger Restaurant and Bar with great show and a great menu.

Finnegan’s Wake – This classic seasonal show celebrates the fun and music of a real Irish Wake. The shows started in Randolph over 15 years ago and had a long run at the Showboat Casino in Atlantic City 5 nights a week (twice with audiences larger than 500).  It’s back in the Boston area now every March and is also available for private events year-round.

Dining in the Dark – A dinner like no other, Dining in the Dark is a feast for all the senses – except one. Guests wearing blindfolds enjoy a fabulous multi-course meal without ever getting to see what they are eating. We feature live music, storytelling and a unique dinner at select restaurants, usually around Valentine’s Day and Halloween. Private events and corporate team building are also available.

Meeting Escapes – The newest member of our innovative event offerings, the ‘escape the room’ genre is growing fast and we’ve taken the concept to the next level. We have a mobile escape trailer called XCAPE-Z51 and numerous large group escape games designed to be done in any function space you choose, including Escape from Werewolf Village and Escape from Hotel California. We even offer a tablet-based escape game called Art Heist!

Other things you’ll find on this site are offerings that we share with our sister company, TeamBonding. We’ve got some amazing scavenger hunts including Clue Live (based on Clue the Musical) and fantastic game shows like Survey Says. We really are a one-stop entertainment shop as we’ve done everything for companies and groups like yours, so check out a public show or ask us about a private event. Head First is really head and shoulders above the rest.


For more information on Head First Events or to book your next private event, contact our company director Melissa Ehlers using the below information:

Melissa Ehlers

Company Director

[email protected]

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Looking to book a corporate or private event? Contact Melissa at 800-697-CLUE or submit our contact form.

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Mystery Cafe, New England Fun, LLC.
18 Washington Street,
#200 Canton, MA 02021

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