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. 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.


Weekends in September and October 1st – 31st.

$14 adults
$13.50 seniors (65+) / adult group tickets (15 +) / military / MTA
$12.50 third grade through undergraduate
FREE 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 here and at the performance venue box office cart starting one hour before the first show of the day.
For a fuller itinerary check out our new GOOD DAY PASSES. Limited availability.

The GOOD DAY pass includes;
– 1 ticket to Cry Innocent: The People versus Bridget Bishop (multiple shows daily.)
– 1 ticket for History Afoot walking tour:  A one hour tour of downtown Salem with our costumed, licensed tour guides, primarily concentrated on 17th century history. (October hours 3:30PM daily.)

– 1 ticket to The Spirit of Salem:  A 35 minute film of important moments and people in Salem’s almost 400-year history (multiple shows daily.)

– 1 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.
Please purchase your GOOD DAY PASS based on CRY INNOCENT performance time.  Please check in with box office to pick up your GOOD DAY PASS.
PRIVATE SHOWS: For information on booking private off-season performances, please contact Cheri Grishin at
During October, please leave plenty of time to park and walk to the venue. Shows sell out, and later admission can often not be accommodated. Thank you for understanding and planning ahead.

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