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Dining in the Dark in Salem

Let us take you on a journey of the senses in one of the most unique dinners you will ever experience, featuring a delectable four course menu at the Colonial Hall at Rockafellas on 10/14 & 10/21

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Once blindfolded let your senses take over and you’ll enjoy the smells, the sounds, the tastes and the textures in a way you never thought possible. When the sense of touch, hearing, taste and smell are heightened, food, drinks and dinner conversation become a brand new adventure!

Savor the secret four-course meal at Salem’s Colonial Hall at Rockafellas, a grand ballroom that was formerly a church, then a bank and then the largest jewelry store in the country. Truly a cornerstone of Salem history, the hall features vaulted ceilings, gleaming hardwood floors and gracious balconies.

The concept of purposefully eating in complete pitch-black dark originated with Jorge Spielmann, a blind clergyman from Zurich. When guests ate dinner at the Spielmann house some would wear blindfolds during their meal to show solidarity with their host and to better understand his world. What Spielmann’s sighted guests found was that the blindfolds heightened their sense of taste and smell and made their dining experience more enjoyable.

So please join us this fall at the Colonial Hall at Rockafellas in Salem as we offer two special Dining in the Dark events just in time for Halloween.

Playing select weekends this fall at:

This event is great for small and large parties alike looking to celebrate Halloween! Children aged 12 and up are welcome when accompanied by an adult.

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Where to find us...

Colonial Hall at Rockafellas

231 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970, United States

Located in Historic Salem, MA, Colonial Hall at Rockafellas was  formally a church, a bank and once the largest jewelry store in the country and is truly a cornerstone of Salem history. Located in the Daniel Low Building, this grand ballroom with vaulted  ceilings, gleaming hardwood floors and gracious balconies is the perfect setting for any special occasion. Enjoy a delicious meal prepared by their Executive Chef that you will not soon forget. With its palatial ballroom, detailed architecture and elegant chandelier, the Colonial Hall sets the perfect tone for an event as unique as Dining in the Dark.


Colonial Hall at Rockafellas
231 Essex Street
Salem, MA 01970


Four Course Secret Menu

  • From the Farmers Fields
  • Heavenly Harvests
  • Festival of Fall Flavors
  • Symphony of Sweets

Groups and Occasions

Need an idea for a place to celebrate a birthday or anniversary with a group of friends? Or maybe a bachelorette party for your girlfriends? What about an office party? Head First Events is the perfect place for social groups! You and all of your friends and coworkers will enjoy lots of laughs and a great meal for an affordable price. Have a group larger than 90 people? We can take our shows to the location of your choice, including a Boston Harbor Cruise! All group rates are processed over the phone. Please note that group rates are NOT available for our Mansion Mysteries or the Haunted Dinner Theater. Call us today at 617-426-1999 to book your group.

10-15 people - $60

16-31 people - $58

Over 31 people - $56

All above rates include tax & gratuity.
Group rates are NOT available for Mansion Mysteries, the Haunted Dinner Theater, or public shows playing in December.

V.I.P Package - $20

Seasonal necklace
Digital photograph with the full cast
Special acknowledgement from the cast

Birthday Package – $20

Birthday Hat for the celebrant
Digital photograph with the full cast
Birthday Song & Celebration

Anniversary Package – $20

Two roses for the couple
Digital photograph with the full cast
Anniversary Song & Celebration

Bachelor / Bachelorette Package – $20

Bachelorette or Bachelor Party Favors
Digital photograph with the full cast
Song & Celebration

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