Trial By Jury is a Murder Mystery format which has been designed to suit groups of up to 150 people. It can take place over dinner (lasting approximately 2 hours) or it can be a standalone event.
The audience sit at tables and the bench is set up at one end of the room. This consists of the Judge’s bench and a chair for the suspect and witnesses.
A Judge oversees proceedings and a Court Usher calls the court to order and summons the suspect and three witnesses in turn.
The Suspect and Witnesses will be called in one by one and questioned by the Judge. This outlines events and creates the basis of the trial.
The Usher will be among the tables with a microphone and will allow members of the audience to put questions to the suspect and witnesses. This is great fun and allows the characters in the audience to show off. Many would secretly love to be a Barrister!
Each table puts in a verdict; Guilty or Not Guilty. The suspect will either walk free or go down.
We can bring this event to any venue of your choosing. The location in the photo is a City of London pub and this event was extremely atmospheric, not least because villains were once tried in that very room in the days when pubs were often trial locations.
If you have a large group of between 100 and 500 then our Virtual World event is for you.