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Experience the suspense and excitement of a murder mystery in this Victorian Mansion in the City by the Sea. Presented by the Famous Actors of the Newport Murder Mystery company, You will be receive your character role in the mail before arrival. We offer a wide array of solutions for all your mystery needs.  We are Newport’s most experienced and professional mystery engineers. Upon checking in to your room, the story begins and the events to follow are all part of a fun filled weekend. Included is Dessert Evening on Friday, Full Breakfast Each Morning, Full Dinner at the Inn on Saturday night, and Awards Breakfast on Sunday morning. The food alone is worth the price! All Locally Catered with Local Rhode Island Foods.

 

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The Collectibles are a group of art and antique dealers who meet once a month. At their annual meeting, they are allowed to induct someone into their club. Isn’t it a shame when the party is put off when someone is offed!
  April 8-10, 2011

Modern Day Attire

Includes:

  • Persona Profiles In Advance
  • Props
  • Fatal Dessert and Cocktail Reception on Friday
  • Homicidal Breakfast on Saturday
  • Scandalous Scavenger Hunt on Saturday
  • Inquisition 4-Course Dinner on Saturday
  • Award Breakfast on Sunday
SOLD OUT
  Minimum has been met
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The Collectibles are a group of art and antique dealers who meet once a month. At their annual meeting, they are allowed to induct someone into their club. Isn’t it a shame when the party is put off when someone is offed!

  April 15-17, 2011

Modern Day Attire


Includes:

  • Persona Profiles In Advance
  • Props Provided if Necessary
  • Wine Included
  • Fatal Dessert and Cocktail Reception on Friday
  • Homicidal Breakfast on Saturday
  • Scandalous Scavenger Hunt on Saturday
  • Inquisition 4-Course Dinner on Saturday
  • Award Breakfast on Sunday
SOLD OUT
Minimum has been met
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I Do or I
Die!!! Neil and Nicole’s Wedding has been a series of disasters. Are there wedding bells in their future or not? It is a hilarious story that anyone can relate to as everyone has a few eccentrics in their family.

  April 29-May 1, 2011

Modern Day Attire


Includes:

  • Persona Profiles In Advance
  • Props Provided if Necessary
  • Wine Included
  • Fatal Dessert and Cocktail Reception on Friday
  • Homicidal Breakfast on Saturday
  • Scandalous Scavenger Hunt on Saturday
  • Inquisition 4-Course Dinner on Saturday
  • Award Breakfast on Sunday
SOLD OUT
Minimum has been met
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The Collectibles are a group of art and antique
dealers who meet once a month. At their annual meeting, they are allowed to induct someone into their club. Isn’t it a shame when the party is put off when someone is offed!
  May 6-8, 2011

Modern Day Attire

Includes:

  • Persona Profiles In Advance
  • Props Provided if Necessary
  • Wine Included
  • Fatal Dessert and Cocktail Reception on Friday
  • Homicidal Breakfast on Saturday
  • Scandalous Scavenger Hunt on Saturday
  • Inquisition 4-Course Dinner on Saturday
  • Award Breakfast on Sunday
SOLD OUT
  Minimum has been met
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The Amazing Case***for previous Murder Mystery Weekend participants only***Attention All-Stars: you have been selected to compete in “The Amazing Case,” the ultimate scavenger hunt with more adventure, more action and more assassination. As experienced private eyes, you have proven your worth to battle the best of the best bloodhounds. Competitions will test your strength, speed, sensitivity and sleuthing smarts, in a fast-paced race to the $10 million prize. Will you walk away a winner or a whiner in this reality-meets-game show mega mystery?
  August 24-26, 2011

Modern Day Attire

Includes:

  • Persona Profiles In Advance
  • Props
  • Fatal Dessert and Cocktail Reception on Friday
  • Homicidal Breakfast on Saturday
  • Scandalous Scavenger Hunt on Saturday
  • Inquisition 4-Course Dinner on Saturday
  • Award Breakfast on Sunday
SOLD OUT
Minimum has been met
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The Collectibles are a group of art and antique dealers who meet once a month. At their annual meeting, they are allowed to induct someone into their club. Isn’t it a shame when the party is put off when someone is offed!
  September 12-14, 2011

Modern Day Attire

Includes:

  • Persona Profiles In Advance
  • Props
  • Fatal Dessert and Cocktail Reception on Friday
  • Homicidal Breakfast on Saturday
  • Scandalous Scavenger Hunt on Saturday
  • Inquisition 4-Course Dinner on Saturday
  • Award Breakfast on Sunday
SOLD OUT
Minimum has been met
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I Do or I
Die!!! Neil and Nicole’s Wedding has been a series of disasters. Are there wedding bells in their future or not? It is a hilarious story that anyone can relate to as everyone has a few eccentrics in their family.
  October 14-16, 2011

Modern Day Attire

Includes:

  • Persona Profiles In Advance
  • Props Provided if Necessary
  • Wine Included
  • Fatal Dessert and Cocktail Reception on Friday
  • Homicidal Breakfast on Saturday
  • Scandalous Scavenger Hunt on Saturday
  • Inquisition 4-Course Dinner on Saturday
  • Award Breakfast on Sunday
Deadline September 14 or Capacity Met
Minimum has not been met
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Haunted NewportTBA   October 21-23, 2011 Modern Dress Attire Includes:

  • Persona Profiles In Advance
  • Props
  • Fatal Dessert and Cocktail Reception on Friday
  • Homicidal Breakfast on Saturday
  • Scandalous Scavenger Hunt on Saturday
  • Inquisition 4-Course Dinner on Saturday
  • Award Breakfast on Sunday
Almost at Capacity
Almost Full
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The Heist! of Newport’s Treasure is one of our most unique, creative and fun stories. Think ‘Oceans Eleven’ where various characters come together to pull off a job but something goes wrong.

  November 18-20, 2011 Modern Dress Attire Includes:

  • Persona Profiles In Advance
  • Props
  • Fatal Dessert and Cocktail Reception on Friday
  • Homicidal Breakfast on Saturday
  • Scandalous Scavenger Hunt on Saturday
  • Inquisition 4-Course Dinner on Saturday
  • Award Breakfast on Sunday
Deadline October 18 or Capacity Met

All Most Full

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Celebrate the Holidays in Victorian Elegance and Sophistication. The tree is decorated in Gold, Silver, Green with RED all over!!!!!   December 16-18, 2011

Late 19th Century Attire

Includes:

  • Persona Profiles In Advance
  • Props Provided if Necessary
  • Wine Included
  • Fatal Dessert and Cocktail Reception on Friday
  • Homicidal Breakfast on Saturday
  • Scandalous Scavenger Hunt on Saturday
  • Inquisition 4-Course Dinner on Saturday
  • Award Breakfast on Sunday
Deadline November 26 or Capacity Met

Minimum has been met

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Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style when you are transported back to the Roarin’ 20′s…mob bosses and show girls will be more fun than a bag full of cats.

  December 30- January 1, 2012

Early 20th Century Attire

Includes:

  • Persona Profiles In Advance
  • Props
  • Fatal Dessert and Cocktail Reception on Friday
  • Homicidal Breakfast on Saturday
  • Scandalous Scavenger Hunt on Saturday
  • Inquisition 4-Course Dinner on Saturday
  • Award Breakfast on Sunday
Deadline November 30 or Capacity Met

Minimum has been met

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All’s Fair in Art & Money!!! The Collectibles are a group of art and antique dealers who meet once a month. At their annual meeting, they are allowed to induct someone into their club. Isn’t it a shame when the party is put off when someone is offed!   January 13-15, 2012

Modern Day Attire

Includes:

  • Persona Profiles In Advance
  • Props Provided if Necessary
  • Wine Included
  • Dessert and Cocktail Reception on Friday
  • Murderous Breakfast on Saturday
  • Full Clue Scavenger Hunt around Newport Shops and Attractions on Saturday
  • Tickets to a Newport Mansion
  • Four plus Hour Inquisition 5-Course Wine Paired Dinner and Cocktail Reception with hors d’oeuvres on Saturday
  • Murder Revealing Film Presentation on Saturday or Sunday
  • Awards Breakfast on Sunday
Deadline December 13 or Capacity Met

Minimum has not been met

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Hearst’s Hollywood:Stars of the Silver Scream When the director calls a meeting to discuss the business of shooting a new type of film, actresses and investors alike are biting at the bit to ensure they’re “a head” of everyone else.    January 27-29, 2012

Early Century Glamorous

Includes:

  • Persona Profiles In Advance
  • Props
  • Fatal Dessert and Cocktail Reception on Friday
  • Homicidal Breakfast on Saturday
  • Scandalous Scavenger Hunt on Saturday
  • Inquisition 4-Course Dinner on Saturday
  • Award Breakfast on Sunday
Deadline December 26 or Capacity Met

Minimum has not been met

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I Do or I Die!!! Neil and Nicole’s Wedding has been a series of
disasters. Are there wedding bells in their future or not? It is a hilarious story that anyone can relate to as everyone has a few eccentrics in their family.
  February 13-15, 2012

Modern Day Attire

Includes:

  • Persona Profiles In Advance
  • Props
  • Live Music, Caroling, Dancing, Cocktails, with Elegant Three Course Victorian Dinner  on Friday
  • Fatal Dessert and Cocktail Reception on Friday
  • Homicidal Breakfast on Saturday
  • Scandalous Scavenger Hunt on Saturday
  • Inquisition 4-Course Dinner on Saturday
  • Award Breakfast on Sunday
Deadline January 13 or Capacity Met

Minimum has not been met

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Cardigan’s Wake….Witness the reading of millionaire Cooper Cardigan’s last will and testament.  As an acquaintance of the beloved benefactor, you have been invited to honor the deceased with his family, friends and business partners at his Newport summer cottage for a memorial weekend full of wining, dining and reminiscing.  But when the will is read and inheritances aren’t actualized, mourning makes way for murdering. Keep your assets close in this family feud and begrudging battle for Cardigan’s cash.  Will you be crying tears of joy, sorrow or terror?   February 17-19, 2012

Mid to Late 20th Century Attire

Includes:

  • Persona Profiles In Advance
  • Props
  • Live Music, Caroling, Dancing, Cocktails, with Elegant Three Course Victorian Dinner  on Friday
  • Fatal Dessert and Cocktail Reception on Friday
  • Homicidal Breakfast on Saturday
  • Scandalous Scavenger Hunt on Saturday
  • Inquisition 4-Course Dinner on Saturday
  • Award Breakfast on Sunday
Deadline January 17 or Capacity Met

Minimum has not been met

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The Heist of Newport’s Treasure The Heist! is one of our most unique, creative and fun stories. Think ‘Oceans Eleven’ where various characters come together to pull off a job but something goes wrong.


  February 24-26, 2012

Modern Day Attire

Includes:

  • Persona Profiles In Advance
  • Props
  • Live Music, Caroling, Dancing, Cocktails, with Elegant Three Course Victorian Dinner  on Friday
  • Fatal Dessert and Cocktail Reception on Friday
  • Homicidal Breakfast on Saturday
  • Scandalous Scavenger Hunt on Saturday
  • Inquisition 4-Course Dinner on Saturday
  • Award Breakfast on Sunday
Deadline January 24 or Capacity Met

Minimum has not been met

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Royal Flush…Unleash your inner Sam Spade in this competitive and cutthroat competition for $1 million.  Suit up and put on your poker face for a weekend of gambling and gaming in the sinful City-by-the-Sea.  Try your hand in Poker, Cribbage, Bridge, Black Jack and more in this underground cardsharp club.  Play your cards right and earn your diamonds…will the Queen of Hearts be on your side?   March 16-18, 2012

Modern Attire

Includes:

  • Persona Profiles In Advance
  • Props
  • Fatal Dessert and Cocktail Reception on Friday
  • Homicidal Breakfast on Saturday
  • Scandalous Scavenger Hunt on Saturday
  • Inquisition 4-Course Dinner on Saturday
  • Award Breakfast on Sunday
Deadline February 16 or Capacity Met

Minimum has not been met

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Bitter Taste of Newport Set in Present Day Rhode Island as a group of tourists come to a reality show cook off and the chef gets canned! What happened to his secret recipes? Set during the Newport Restaurant Week 2012   March 23-25, 2012

Modern Attire

Includes:

  • Persona Profiles In Advance
  • Props
  • Fatal Dessert and Cocktail Reception on Friday
  • Homicidal Breakfast on Saturday
  • Scandalous Scavenger Hunt on Saturday
  • Inquisition 4-Course Dinner on Saturday
  • Award Breakfast on Sunday
Deadline February 23 or Capacity Met

Minimum Has not Been Met

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Bitter Taste of Newport Set in Present Day Rhode Island as a group of tourists come to a reality show cook off and the chef gets canned! What happened to his secret recipes? Set during the Newport Restaurant Week 2012   March 30-April 1, 2012

Modern Attire

Includes:

  • Persona Profiles In Advance
  • Props
  • Fatal Dessert and Cocktail Reception on Friday
  • Homicidal Breakfast on Saturday
  • Scandalous Scavenger Hunt on Saturday
  • Inquisition 4-Course Dinner on Saturday
  • Award Breakfast on Sunday
Deadline February 28 or Capacity Met
Minimum has not been met
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The Amazing Case ***for previous Murder Mystery Weekend participants only***Attention All-Stars: you have been selected to compete in “The Amazing Case,” the ultimate scavenger hunt with more adventure, more action and more assassination.  As experienced private eyes, you have proven your worth to battle the best of the best bloodhounds.  Competitions will test your strength, speed, sensitivity and sleuthing smarts, in a fast-paced race to the $10 million prize.  Will you walk away a winner or a whiner in this reality-meets-game show mega mystery?   April 9-11, 2012

Modern Attire

Includes:

  • Persona Profiles In Advance
  • Props
  • Fatal Dessert and Cocktail Reception on Friday
  • Homicidal Breakfast on Saturday
  • Scandalous Scavenger Hunt on Saturday
  • Inquisition 4-Course Dinner on Saturday
  • Award Breakfast on Sunday
Deadline March 9 or Capacity Met

Minimum has not been met

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Heist of Newport’s Treasure is one of our most unique, creative and fun stories. Think ‘Oceans Eleven’ where various characters come together to pull off a job but something goes wrong.   April 20-22, 2012

Modern Attire

Includes:

  • Persona Profiles In Advance
  • Props
  • Fatal Dessert and Cocktail Reception on Friday
  • Homicidal Breakfast on Saturday
  • Scandalous Scavenger Hunt on Saturday
  • Inquisition 4-Course Dinner on Saturday
  • Award Breakfast on Sunday
Deadline March 20 or Capacity Met

Minimum has not been met

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Hearst’s Hollywood: Stars of the Silver Scream When the director calls a meeting to discuss the business of shooting a new type of film, actresses and investors alike are biting at the bit to ensure they’re “a head” of everyone else.   April 27-29, 2012

Early 20th Century Glamorous

Includes:

  • Persona Profiles In Advance
  • Props
  • Fatal Dessert and Cocktail Reception on Friday
  • Homicidal Breakfast on Saturday
  • Scandalous Scavenger Hunt on Saturday
  • Inquisition 4-Course Dinner on Saturday
  • Award Breakfast on Sunday
Deadline March 27 or Capacity Met

Minimum has not been met

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I Do or I
Die!!! Neil and Nicole’s Wedding has been a series of
disasters. Are there wedding bells in their future or not?
It is a hilarious story that anyone can relate to as
everyone has a few eccentrics in their family.
  May 11-13, 2012

Modern Attire

Includes:

  • Persona Profiles In Advance
  • Props
  • Fatal Dessert and Cocktail Reception on Friday
  • Homicidal Breakfast on Saturday
  • Scandalous Scavenger Hunt on Saturday
  • Inquisition 4-Course Dinner on Saturday
  • Award Breakfast on Sunday
Deadline April 1 or Capacity Met

Minimum has not been met

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Cardigan’s Wake…Witness the reading of millionaire Cooper Cardigan’s last will and testament.  As an acquaintance of the beloved benefactor, you have been invited to honor the deceased with his family, friends and business partners at his Newport summer cottage for a memorial weekend full of wining, dining and reminiscing.  But when the will is read and inheritances aren’t actualized, mourning makes way for murdering.  Keep your assets close in this family feud and begrudging battle for Cardigan’s cash.  Will you be crying tears of joy, sorrow or terror?   May 18-20, 2012

Modern Attire

Includes:

  • Persona Profiles In Advance
  • Props
  • Fatal Dessert and Cocktail Reception on Friday
  • Homicidal Breakfast on Saturday
  • Scandalous Scavenger Hunt on Saturday
  • Inquisition 4-Course Dinner on Saturday
  • Award Breakfast on Sunday
Deadline April 1 or Capacity Met

Minimum has not been met

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Custom Weekends can also be written around your needs. Here is one we did for a greenback dinner Party.   First Choose Your Dates Choose your costumes!!! Customize your stay. We can create a very simple murder experience or something elaborate. You tell us!
We come to you or you can come to us.
Minimum 12 pp for private group parties.



Frequently Asked Questions

I feel uncomfortable being with a group of strangers. Is this the kind of event that I should wait until I can get a group of friends? Why so?
Absolutely not!!!!! Private parties are never as much fun as a group of complete strangers. Don’t take it the wrong way…we would love to have any and all groups; however, from our experience, the most fun and dynamic weekends are those when people are not traveling together. A mix of couples, singles and groups tends to be the best scenario. You may ask ‘Why is that?’ There are several reasons not limited to the following. If you are staying on your own, you have no idea who is a professional actors and who is just another guest. Past participants all say it is both more challenging to solve the story and a lot easier to interrogate people who you do not otherwise know. Just because you know your friends/family in real life does not mean that you know who their characters are. You could be sleeping with the Murderer!!! If you don’t know the other people, it is second nature to try to talk with them, pull information out of them and try to solve the murder.
I don’t want to be a burden because I have food allergies.
You might prefer to reserve a Newport Murder Mystery Weekend that is already catering to others with your dietary needs. Please call us for details on which weekends are doing so. However, never to worry. The Architect’s Inn and Inn Bliss were the first inns in Rhode Island to offer gluten free options. Inn Bliss was also the first in Newport, RI to cater to other food minority groups. Please be sure to mention anything when you reserve your weekend so that the chef can prepare an appropriate menu that everyone will enjoy.
How soon should I book the room?
We ask that you reserve your room as soon as you fall in love with it and pick dates that work in your schedule. It is the only way for us to make sure we have enough people to run the show. Also, keep in mind each Newport weekend is completely custom made. Your character is unique and we need ample time to create your character and write him/her into the storyline.
We are just two people. What if the minimum number has not been met yet? Should I wait to book?
It is important to book as soon as possible so that we have plenty of time to try to fill weekends that have the most interest so that the show can run. Every single, couple or group all adds up very quickly. There may be dozens of couples waiting in the sideline for a show to run. If nobody calls and puts their name down, they lose out. By the time you realize the minimum number has been met, we might be sold out.
What if the minimum is not met?
We have only had to cancel one show ever. We have been most fortunate. Most Murder Mystery weekends sell out. However, if the weekend is not filling up, you have options. You can try to find other friends to join the Murder Mystery. OR You can still come but use the money like a gift certificate towards a room rental instead. OR You can switch to another weekend.
What about costumes?
Everyone is responsible for their own clothing. For storylines set in the present day, something from your own wardrobe will suffice. For storylines set in a specific period, we try to make things as easy as possible by choosing themes (black and white for the 1920s, Formal attire for the 1890s etc.) and then providing accents to your costume in the form of hats, walking sticks, parasols, feather boas, pocket watches, gloves and more! If you have something specific in mind, let us know and we will try to accommodate. For example, if your character is a modern day Russian spy, you may choose to ‘camp up’ the character with a sharp, sexy, outfit out of James Bond or you could wear a simple outfit from your closet. One outfit plays into the stereotypical spy from the movies while the other maybe depicts a spy trying blend into everyday society. As you can see, both are perfectly appropriate for the weekend murder mystery, but each showcases different underlying personality traits which may throw others off from your schemes.
I’m outgoing but I am looking to bring someone who is more of a quiet introvert. Is this an appropriate weekend or gift idea?
Yes! Everyone receives a questionnaire when they first book their weekend. We create everyone’s characters based on a short personality quiz in this questionnaire. We want to know if you are an extrovert or an introvert. We really want both types of people. Its the only way to simulate a real life situation. If everyone was an extrovert, the story plays too much like a bonkers ‘I Love Lucy’ fiasco, which sounds fun but actually too many “lead roles” ruins the story. For example, an extrovert becomes the outgoing, bizarre, funny or obnoxious character;  an introvert becomes a puzzling, mysterious, quiet, secretive character. Therefore, your actions (or lack therefore of), add to the storyline. Everyone becomes equal suspects. Every has equal fun. There are no small parts in theater…
How soon can we cancel?
We can not have any cancellation after casting. Your character is completely custom written into the show therefore, everyone is absolutely essential for the show to go on. Imagine if your character was the murderer and you never showed up to the party! The storyline might have to be re-written.  We ask people not to book if they think there is a possibility to cancel. If you need to cancel after booking, please give us ample time. If you are questioning canceling but are not sure, please, call us to at least give us a little warning. This will ensure that other people participating in the weekend still have a good time. Thank you.
Why do the prices change?
There are many factors that control cost. Just like airlines, hotels and any commercial product, prices increase as supply decreases and demand increases. If you book in advance, the rates are lower and options are higher. The prices also vary based on the room size, how many actors are performing, how extensive the story is, and what amenities and services are included.
What is the best storyline? Which is the best for me?
All the storylines are equally challenging and exciting. One is not better than another. What matters is how much ‘gusto’ you put into it. We want you to be excited about your weekend in Newport because you are the cast. The way to choose a Murder Story that is best for you is to read them and find one that jumps off the screen.  If that tactic doesn’t work, simply pick the dates that work well in your schedule. Again, all the stories are terrific.
Will we have time to explore town?
Yes, you will have time to enjoy all the wonderful scenery in Newport. Some stories include a scavenger hunt around Newport designed to bring you to either areas that off the beaten path or to the main tourist destinations. The scavenger hunt does not take all day, so you will have some time for exploration. If you prefer you may arrive early on Friday to explore downtown Newport or enjoy some attractions before you leave on Sunday. Many guests choose to purchase an additional night either before or after the weekend so that they have more time to enjoy the city.

What time do we need to check in? When is check out?

Check in varies depending on the show. In general, please check in by 8 pm Friday and be ready for the show by 9 pm. Please remember that most first night performances do not include dinner so please either arrive earlier to eat dinner in Newport or eat on your way to Rhode Island. Check out is 11 am on Sunday