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.

ADMISSION (2016) (2017 Prices to be added soon.)

Weekends in September and daily in October.

$14.50 adults
$13.50 seniors (65+) / adult group tickets (15 +) / military / MTA
$12.50 third grade through undergraduate
FREE for children 9 and under. 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, starting one hour before the first show of the day.
Combination tickets with Salem’s other TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence show at the Gallows Hill Museum and Theater are available. Two Certificate of Excellence shows make for one awesome autumn afternoon.
Interested in a walking tour with our licensed tour guides? History Afoot walking tours are available at 3:30 daily. Groups are limited to 30 people. Walking tours are available as ADD ONS to Cry Innocent tickets.
For a fuller itinerary check out our new GOOD DAY PASSES. Limited availability. Only available day-of at the box office cart, 32 Derby Square. The GOOD DAY pass includes one ticket to Cry Innocent: The People versus Bridget Bishop, one ticket for History Afoot walking tour, A forty-five minute-one hour of downtown Salem with our costumed, licensed tour guides, primarily concentrated on 17th century history, one ticket to The Spirit of Salem:  A 35-minute film of important moments and people in Salem’s almost 400-year history, and one admission to The Salem Museum, located on the first floor of Old Town Hall, The Salem Museum gives a rich overview of important events in the history of Salem.
 PRIVATE SHOWS: Cry Innocent can be booked for your school or other group year-round. For information on booking 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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