Things to do in SalemIf you want to understand the Salem Witch Trials, you have to experience Cry Innocent.

The year is 1692. Bridget Bishop has been accused of witchcraft and YOU are on the Puritan jury. Hear the historical testimonies, cross-examine the witnesses and decide the verdict. Is Bridget Bishop capable of witchcraft? Play your part in history…

PRAISE FOR Cry Innocent: A must see for everyone, Cry Innocent is the longest continuously-running show north of Boston, and is Salem’s best way to learn about the witch trials.  Featured on the Discovery Channel, the Travel Channel, A&E, Nickelodeon, TLC, NPR, BBC, CNN and MTV.

The New York Times says “Not all of Salem’s witchiness is silly…the play “Cry Innocent: The People Versus Bridget Bishop,” in which the audience may question the accused, is educational and beautifully performed.”-

MTV Roadtrips U.S.A gives Cry Innocent its best rating, 3 out of 3 stars, saying “If you want to put yourself in the place of the Puritans and those on trial for witchcraft, you must experience Cry Innocent“.

We are a multi-year Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Winner.

SHOW DETAILS Approximate duration of the show is 45 minutes. The outdoor arrest scene begins approximately 15 minutes before show time. During the show, the audience may step into role as Puritan jurors. Kids and adults alike question the accusers, examine property, read advice to the court and vote on the outcome.


A limited number of $25 Silver Anniversary tickets include all activities available at the Old Town Hall the day of your show, such as The Spirit of Salem film, History Afoot walking tour, and The Salem Museum in addition to the Cry Innocent performance.

General admission: $25.00. Seniors/ MTA/ Military: $20. Students grade three through grad school: $15. FREE for children 9 and under. FREE for Salem residents June, July, August, and September with ID and proof of residence.

TICKETS are available online up to one hour before the show and at the performance venue box office cart, 32 Derby Square. Summer season tickets are available here. October tickets can be purchased here.
PRIVATE SHOWS: Cry Innocent can be booked for your school or other group year-round. For information on booking groups or private off-season performances, please contact Cheri Grishin at
During October, please leave plenty of time for heavy traffic, difficult parking and walking to the venue. Shows sell out, and later admission can often not be accommodated. Tickets will not be refunded for missed performances. Thank you for understanding and planning ahead.
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