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Night Theatre Performance at Werribee Park Mansion - For 2

Weribee South, VIC - Show on map
Essence Theatre Productions Limited

Night Theatre Performance at Werribee Park Mansion - For 2


  • Live performance - takes the audience through different areas of the mansion
  • Based on Chirnside family story
  • Glass of sparkling wine at end

Werribee Park Mansion was a fascinating place in 1908! Uncover the secret lives of the Chirnsides in a most theatrical experience. Let a mischievous maid and suspicious butler take you on an entertaining journey through one of Australia's most spectacular properties. Just keep your wits about you...

What's Included?

  • Performance by two professional actors plus backstage
  • Glass of sparkling wine
  • Unique night visit to the stunning Werribee Park Mansion (normally shut to public)
  • Printed material that covers the history behind the play available at the end of performance

This scary comedy play ‘What Was That?’ is performed as a roaming night tour at Werribee Park.

The experience is set in 1908 after the tragic death of Mary Chirnside. Maggie the maid and the butler, Mr Duncan, take guests on a journey through their elaborate and peculiar workplace. As guests, you arrive at the Mansion and are treated as old friends of the Chirnsides (albeit suspiciously by Mr. Duncan). Maggie desperately wants your company and tries to keep you staying as long as possible. She often takes you to places you are not supposed to go much to the vexation of Mr. Duncan and the amusement of you, the guests. As you move from room to room in the original setting of this great house, the story unfolds. You must always keep alert though - you never know what is going to happen around those dark corners! Performed by professional actors, the play takes you back in time to into the lives of the wealthy squatters and their poor servants. Discover the mansion, the tragedies and the hauntings at Werribee Park. End the evening with a glass of sparkling wine as you mingle with the actors and other guests. It's a night to remember! To purchase a single ticket, please click here

Session Length

This experience goes for 1.5 hours. It begins at 8pm unless otherwise advised on booking (it is 8.30pm at peak of summer). Please note that the play runs for 1hr 10 minutes plus 15/20 minutes of mingling with actors and guests with a glass of sparkling wine.


There are no lifts in the mansion so it is not wheelchair accessible.


The minimum age is 10. Participants just need to be able to walk up and down stairs slowly.


  • Change your booking up to 14 days before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 14 days of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Numbers on the Day

This experience is for two people. There will be up to 26 people in the theatre.

Dress Code

There is no heating or cooling in the mansion, so bring something weather-appropriate. Comfortable shoes are recommended.

Other Info

The mixture of comedy, spooks and history appeals to all types and all ages. The play has been running since 2003 and involves a group of professional actors. A programme will be sent via email upon booking.

This experience takes place at Werribee Park, a historic mansion in Werribee.

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