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Speakeasy Dollhouse: The Bloody Beginning (An immersive event in a secret Lower East Side speakeasy)

New York, NY

Sales have ended for this event. Tickets may still be available at the door.


"No ordinary theater experience." - The Wall Street Journal

"Groundbreaking immersive theater." - Backstage

"an ornately turned-out, unique, and well-produced experience." -Flavorpill

"Thrilling and delighting all of the senses." - The Huffington Post

"Cynthia von Buhler has the kind of family footnote any writer would kill for." - New York Post

"The Speakeasy Dollhouse is an inspired and unique mission, and the period aesthetics of the set are also begging to be admired." - Bust

"Don't miss your chance to see this truly unique show." - Joonbug

"Speakeasy Dollhouse is an ingenious project jam-packed with creativity." - Show Business

"The acting was superb...the Speakeasy Dollhouse is a fantastic immersive event and a great night out." - WBAI NYC Radio (99.5 FM)

Speakeasy Dollhouse: The Bloody Beginning
at a hidden Lower East Side speakeasy

The Bloody Beginning is one of the city's most unique, interactive, and surreal theater experiences. Performing to sold-out audiences since October 2011, The Bloody Beginning brings the actual unsolved Prohibition-era murder of Cynthia von Buhler's bootlegger grandfather to life in the downtown building that once served as mobster Meyer Lansky's hangout. The Prohibition-era time capsule features live jazz, burlesque, mobsters, moonshine and more.

Questions about this event

Question: Is there a dress code for the show?
Answer: No, but we do like it when you wear the latest twenties fashions. Most people do dress up, but it is not required. We do have a strict no-fur policy though. Faux fur is fine.
Question: If tickets are no longer available to puchase for a show online, can they be purchased at the door?
Answer: I'm sorry, no tickets are sold at the door. All tickets are in advance only.
Question: Is it possible to attend if I'm under 21?
Answer: Thank you for contacting Brown Paper Tickets! Unfortunately this is a 21 event only.
Question: I have a promo code, but it isn't working.
Answer: We limit the number of promo code tickets per show to 25.
Question: Do you offer group discounts or private showings for large groups?
Answer: We sure do! Send an email (or call 646-221-5239) with your specifics and we will send you rates.
Question: Do you offer group discount rates? Also, how many tickets total do you sell p/"show"?
Answer: Yes. Please email
Question: What does a VIP ticket include?
Answer: - No waiting in line on the street or checking in with front hostess. - Reserved table seat for the duration of the evening. Follow the action at your leisure yet always return to designated VIP section. - VIP-only cocktail waitress service. Avoid waiting at the bar. - Pre-show champagne toast with Cynthia or other cast members - Invitation to the post show cast party.
Question: I saw the show and I think I know what happened. I'd like to share my thoughts. How can I do this?
Answer: Cynthia would love to hear your thoughts. Post them here:
Question: How long is the show? Should we make plans for dinner before or after the show? Do you recommend anywhere nearby?
Answer: The show has a running time of 2 hours and 30 minutes. It's your choice to eat before or after. We start exactly on time and you are able to stay for a cast party afterwards.
Question: Hi! If I buy 3 tickets to attend with friends do I need to provide the e-mail for each of us? So that each one of us can receive a separate role?
Answer: Yes, please leave all three email addresses if you each would like to receive the evidence and password. You will receive your role when you arrive.
Question: I did not put in my guests email during purchase... where can I send them?
Answer: You can email them to
Question: When is the next show ? I cannot buy tickets on this website!
Answer: The Bloody Beginning is currently on hiatus. Please visit www.speakeasy to learn about our current show, Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic.

  A Secret Location
102 Norfolk Street
New York, NY 10002
United States

First: Monday Feb 06, 2012 7:30 PM
Last: Saturday Mar 28, 2015 5:00 PM

$10.00 - $250.00


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