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Murder Mystery Trolley: Who Killed The Circus Queen?

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Adult 12+ ONLY

Motive. Means. Opportunity.

logoHop on board our Murder Mystery Trolley to solve the Circus Queen’s murder in a fun and interactive theatrical performance.

This 90-minute fantasy murder-solving tour visits many circus locations in Sarasota on a rolling adventure, where colorful characters jump aboard to add clues and hilarity for the guests.

Upon booking, guests can choose to be cast in a role and receive their costume pieces, props and scripts upon arrival at the Trolley Cottage. There is no acting. You are only reading lines in a script for speaking parts or wearing a prop for non-speaking parts. In order for the show to work we highly encourage guests to participate— it’s easy and fun!

Then enjoy complimentary beer or wine at Discover Sarasota Tours’ Trolley Cottage Tiki Bar while browsing through our Trolley Cottage Gift Shop full of fun circus-themed merchandise and other treasures before boarding.

Arrive early if you want to play a part!

Circus-themed costumes encouraged, so come dressed to kill!

Tour includes complimentary beer or wine for guests 21+ at the Trolley Cottage Tiki Bar before boarding.

 Please BOOK IN ADVANCE as this tour sells out every week and has limited seats!

ALL guests must be 12+. No children under 12 allowed except on family tours designed for children—The BooMobile and Christmas Carol Trolley. Every guest must have a paid ticket in order to board. Young people ages 12-20 may attend if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Tour ticket includes FREE Parking!

PLEASE NOTE: Video, audio and film recording of any performance by patrons is strictly prohibited.

Group Bookings for this tour are generally offered only on Saturday nights, and sell out quickly, so please reserve your future tour date now by emailing


Can’t wait to go again!
What a wonderful experience! A+ acting, wonderful tour of Sarasota, lovely costumes. The talent was truly show quality. All the guests were so involved. I’ll definitely return with more friends! — Michele M.

Murder Mystery and Merriment
We had a great time on this trolley tour. Lots of laughs and singing, along with the murder mystery. It was a really fun evening. — Mary H.

We just can’t say enough about how much we enjoyed this 90-minute entertainment experience. Talented performers, caring staff, and SO MUCH FUN!! If you like unique things to do, this is right up your alley. You can participate if you like, or just watch the fun and various talents unfold. There are both speaking and action parts, and you can sign up when you purchase your tickets. A tour around the city meeting different characters at various stops; each character holds a key to solving the Murder Mystery. What is singularly wonderful about tour is that the audience gets to participate. Do not miss this opportunity to ride around downtown with the windows open, singing along with Petula Clark and waving out the windows at folks dining al fresco! — Jared G.

My friend and I took the Mystery Tour, Who Killed The Circus Queen? It was amazing! We laughed so hard, sang to the people downtown, and had the best time. I will do this again. No doubt one of the best times ever. Make memories with others. — Patti H.

Oh my gosh! This was the experience was so much fun!!! I love how they guests are also part of play and that it is a musical. (Given prompts and scripts.) I got to be the Bearded Lady, Sofanda! hahaha!!! I also love all the stops we we went to and learned a little history of Sarasota. I highly recommend going on this experience whether you are a local resident or just in Sarasota for a visit. It is so much fun! And the perfect amount of time. Oh, and the cottage and gift shop that we meet at is absolutely darling!!! It has such fun and unique gifts. Thank you for such a great night. — Charli

Had a great time!
We had a great time! We laughed and participated and really enjoyed the tour. So much fun. The “cast” is great, and it moves along through Sarasota in a very fun way.  — Ken J

A Mysterious Murder has never been more fun!
What a non-stop entertainment experience! The colorful, musical and often hilarious characters join the tour as you explore Sarasota looking for the dastardly devil who did the deed! Fun. Fun. Fun. — Annette B

Wonderfully entertaining!
What an extraordinary evening! We had no idea what to expect but our experience far exceeded any expectation. The actors were skilled and entertaining. The trolley moved about town during the course of the evening and even engaged some of the Main Street diners with a ‘top down’ version of “Downtown”! The plot was intriguing and well-written. Guests were invited to participate and became very engaged… and entertaining ourselves! Fun. Fast-paced. And well-managed by the very capable and quick-thinking ringmaster, Daniel. WE LOVED IT ALL!  — 45kendrac

Totally blown away
Brace yourself for a totally splendid ninety minute treat. The Circus Murder Mystery Musical “Who Killed the Circus Queen” is indeed riveting to be sure. Totally inclusive, this cast of twenty (including you) tackles the “who done it” question and it changes right before your eyes. The professional performers play multiple roles and each and everyone are jewels to be enjoyed. This is truly a delightfully overwhelming theatrical experience! — R. M. Nurmela

You get to be part of the show!!!
A really fun and interactive way to tour some really interesting unknown parts of this beautiful city!!  — Heather W