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Mystery on the Lake - Interactive Theatre - CLOSED

Veterans Lane, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
+1 289-271-9804
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A lot of fun!

Our group of 21 signed up for Mystery on the Lake. It is outdoors and is a scavenger hunt... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2013
North Wales, PA

Our family did the tour in the summer of 2010....but I waited too long to write the review, so I... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2012
Regina D
Baltimore, Maryland
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A new adventure in interactive theatre combines the rich history of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada with live improvisational theatre. This unique entertainment format is appropriately dubbed, “Theatre that ‘moves’ you!”, since participants travel between a variety of related outdoor venues. The MOTL experience is part amazing race, part scavenger hunt, part historical adventure, and part interactive theatre. Teams compete against the clock and each other as they are dispatched on an entertaining quest collecting clues, solving puzzles, and interacting with wacky character actors on this unique scavenger hunt as they discover historic Niagara-on-the-Lake. Participants will travel about 1.7 km (1 mile) during the adventure with frequent stops. Customized show dates and times for groups are available."Theatre Express" performances are also available and provide a 'theatre where you are' indoor experience with customized themes within an interactive theatre format.
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14 Sep 2013
“A lot of fun!”
7 Jan 2012
Veterans Lane, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
+1 289-271-9804
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Reviewed 14 September 2013

Our group of 21 signed up for Mystery on the Lake. It is outdoors and is a scavenger hunt throughout the town of NOTL. We broke into 4 teams and were given clues that we had to solve as we traveled along. There were actors...More

Thank ReadyToGo44
Reviewed 7 January 2012

Our family did the tour in the summer of 2010....but I waited too long to write the review, so I had to put last summer. Great experience for the whole family. My son who was 15 at the time and my daughter who was 11...More

6  Thank Regina D
Reviewed 28 October 2011

We LOVED the mystery tour The Secret of Butlersburg.....and I do have to say they fooled us, even though we thought we were so smart! It was fun, the cast was very entertaining, it was historical, we learned about the history of Niagra on the...More

4  Thank Judy R
Reviewed 9 August 2011

There is not as much of a historical walk, but a lot of walking ( 2 miles) from one character to another who then gives a 10-15 minute talk in character that adds tips and clues toward finding a mysterious disc. Except for the fort...More

3  Thank travelbob1
Reviewed 9 August 2011

After reading the other reviews (which I now highly question) we (3 couples) thought it sounded like fun. Well we started out with 18 people and when we left there were 6 people left so we were not the only ones who were disappointed. At...More

6  Thank gerusha
Reviewed 5 July 2011

My wife and I were looking to spend Canada Day in a nice town away from some of the cheesier locations in Ontario. We decided on Niagara-on-the-Lake and when researching events online there, saw this "Mystery on the Lake" interactive theatre and decided to try...More

2  Thank skouly
Reviewed 5 July 2011

What a great way to see the town and to meet other vacationers. There is a lot of walking, so wear comfortable shoes. It was pretty hot on the day we participated, so you may want to have a bottle of water with you. The...More

Thank Arensberg
Reviewed 24 August 2010

My husband and I spent the weekend in NOTL and decided to do the walking tour/ theater of Mystery on The Lake, The Secret of Butlersburg. Wow, we had an amazing afternoon! We were grouped with only nine other people and we had to work...More

2  Thank Underdsun1
Reviewed 3 July 2010

A fun afternoon on a lovely day! My mother and I enjoyed ourselves very much yesterday, Friday, July 2nd at 1pm. The characters were great, and we loved the places we were sent on our search for keys and clues. It was well worth the...More

Thank PattyG08
Reviewed 21 June 2010

My wife and I loved it! We didn't know what to expect but we were very entertained.

Thank ize711