Dinner theatres are a unique way to enjoy a meal and a show, with the Louisville, Kentucky area having a some of the best dinner threatres to appeal to different people of all ages. Whether it’s a drama, comedy, musical or murder mystery, there is something for all audiences at these dinner theatres.
Derby Dinner Playhouse
525 Marriot Drive
Clarksville, IN 47129
Located five minutes from downtown Louisville, Derby Dinner Playhouse theatre is in the round and caters to a wide audience in a wonderful format. The tiered seating allows the audience a good seat no matter where a guest is located, so the show can be enjoyed from any angle. There are evening, breakfast and lunch productions served buffet style to suite busy schedules and are reasonably priced. Productions during the 2011 season include Jesus Christ Superstar, The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, Miss Nelson Is Missing, and The Classic Imperials, along with many other shows.
Children’s shows in the upcoming 2011 season include Pinkalicious and A Velveteen Rabbit Christmas. There are children’s theatre productions which are wonderful especially for school and recreation groups. Derby Dinner Playhouse even hosts birthday parties. The menu is also kid-friendly, even for picky eaters.
During the Christmas season, Derby Dinner Playhouse is especially festive. The theatre is beautifully decorated and presents a wonderful holiday atmosphere. Tickets to a show make a wonderful Christmas gift.
Who Dunnit Murder Mystery Theatre
320 W. Jefferson St.
Louisville, KY 40202
If you are looking for an interactive and fun dinner theatre, the Who Dunnit Murder Mystery Theatre is the place to go. This theatre is suitable for large groups to attend, but no matter how many people are in a party, reservations are required. The cost of $43.95 includes the meal, theatre show, tax and gratuity.
The theatre has a unique twist on its dining experience. Guests are served at their tables to eat, drink and be merry while the theatre production begins. Throughout the night during the intermissions, the actors mingle with the audience. During this time, short yet humorous visits with the cast allow guests to ask questions to help them figure out who committed the crime and why, which they record on an answer sheet. At the end of the performance all of the cards are collected, and the mystery is revealed, with a winner or two from the audience are announced who guessing correctly.
441 S. 4th St.
Louisville, KY 40202
Big names have come to the Louisville Improv in the past and will continue to come to this Midwest city to entertain crowds while they enjoy good food and drink. Comedians for 2011 include Joe Rogan, John Witherspoon, Nick Cannon, Jo Koy, Tim Wilson, and DL Hughley. Tickets generally cost between $15 – $20, with packages available during holidays and certain performances.
The Louisville Improv is in downtown in a section called Fourth Street Live, with many pubs, clubs and restaurants to enjoy. During the show guests can enjoy a variety of food from the menu which consists of a variety of appetizers, main entrees including steak and fish, burgers and sandwiches. Top it all off with a slice of Kentucky Bourbon Pecan Pie – hmmm, mmm.