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OUR NEXT AVAILABLE PUBLIC PERFORMANCES ARE
FRIDAY JULY 25 &
SATURDAY JULY 26
at 8:00pm


Now Showing
Marriage Can Be Murder



 
 

BOX OFFICE HOURS

2:00pm-6:00pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays
10:00am-6:00pm Thursdays
10:00am-Noon Fridays and Saturdays
If you get our voicemail system

PLEASE leave us a message !

Reservations are REQUIRED.
Cancellations MUST be received 24 hours in advance.

WE RECOMMEND MAKING RESERVATIONS
AT LEAST A WEEK IN ADVANCE


2013 Award
FIVE-TIME Winner of the United States
Commerce Association's Houston Award
for Dinner Theatres, 2009-2013!

Check out the photos from our 2013 Halloween Audience Costume Contest!


Who What Where When How Why

Who: Since 1995, the Houston franchise of America's Original Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre, Mystery Cafe, has entertained and kept audiences guessing with their special version of the Whodunit - wacky characters committing comic mayhem on each other, all involved in a plot with more twists and turns than a Picasso painting.

 

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What (or, What exactly is Comedy Interactive Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre?): Each Mystery Cafe show is four acts in length, following the traditional structure of the mystery: introduce the zany characters, kill at least one of them, and then figure out who did it.

During each of the three breaks between acts, a different course of the meal is served and the characters mingle with the audience, trying to make sense of the mini-puzzles included in the clue packets. Vital information may also be obtained from the characters by employing the bribe money provided, but be careful - some of these people aren't too trustworthy.

During the breaks, time is also taken to recognize birthdays, anniversaries, and more than once... wedding proposals!

At the end of the evening, each audience member details on their solution sheet who they think Did It and Why... and the person with the most correct answer is named the Super Sleuth of the evening and awarded a prize!

Seating for Mystery Cafe is banquet style*, meaning that there is no stage for you to uncomfortably crane your neck toward - the action happens all around you. Or as one actor said, "The show is like an amoeba, surrounding, engulfing, and eventually devouring you." Don't worry, we've made sure he's taking his medication now.
*Parties of 11 or more will be seated at adjacent tables

Our dress code is described as "dressy casual". Though full formal wear has been in attendance at our performances, you'll feel equally at ease in jeans or slacks with a nice shirt or blouse. No shoes, no shirt, no slaughter.

 

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Where: Mystery Cafe's current base of operations is at the


                   2400 West Loop South at Westheimer


More detailed directions to this location can obtained by clicking on the logo above.
Please do not call the Sheraton Suites to make reservations for Mystery Cafe.

The Sheraton Suites can not and will not accept Mystery Cafe reservations.

 

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When: Regularly scheduled shows are performed every Saturday night at 8:00PM, with seating beginning at 7:30. We recommend that you arrive no later than 7:45. (please note: no clues will be dropped earlier than 7:30pm, when we begin seating. Arriving at 6:30 will not help you get a head start on your fellow patrons) (Really. We mean it. We don't open our doors until 7:30pm) (Really. Honest!).

Private and Corporate performances are available... e-mail us, or call us at the Mystery Cafe Murder Hotline at (713) 944-CLUE for more information.

Please note that we have several shows performing with open-ended runs. Call your favorite number, (713) 944-CLUE for which shows are playing on specific dates.

 

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How: To make a reservation, simply call the Mystery Cafe Murder Hotline at (713) 944-CLUE or email us at mysterycafehouston@gmail.com with your show date, number of guests and a phone number where we can reach you. Reservations in advance are required. We suggest making your reservations at least a week in advance; we can, however, take reservations up until noon two days before the performance, as long as we're not sold out.

Our Box Office hours are:
2:00pm-6:00pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays
10:00am-6:00pm Thursdays
10:00am-Noon Fridays and Saturdays
If you get our voicemail system

PLEASE leave us a message !


The cost per person is $54.95 plus tax (Call 713-944-CLUE for information on discounts for groups of 10 or more). This includes the show and the three course meal (salad, entree, dessert, tea and coffee). Admission for special holiday shows, such as New Year's Eve and Valentine's Day, are slightly higher. Beer, wine, mixed drinks and soft drinks are available at the Cash Bar.

Each Mystery Cafe guest has a choice of three delicious entrees for our sumptuous three-course dinner the the Sheraton Suites Hotel

  • Braised Boneless Beef Short Rib
  • Herb Crusted Chicken Breast
  • Tagliatelle Genovese (Vegetarian)

Please note:  entree selections must be made in advance
Click here for a detailed menu.


Reservations must be secured with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express which will be authorized to guarantee payment. (please do not e-mail us your credit card number). 
It is permissible to pay with cash, check or a different credit card at the door.  Click here for our ticket cancellation policy.
 

WHY IS THERE A LOWER SEATING LIMIT?

Very rarely, we find it necessary to cancel a show due to a lack of reservations. It is unfortunately impractical to perform our shows for less than 20 people at a time, due both to the interactive nature of our shows - the competitive atmosphere can decline significantly with a small group - and to simple economics. Rest assured, on the infrequent occasion that we must cancel a show, we shall work overtime to reschedule you to your satisfaction.

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Why: In our years of performance, Mystery Cafe has entertained literally thousands of Houstonians who were seeking novel ways of celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, prom nights, Mother's, Father's and Grandparent's Days, or just seeking a good time. We've also hosted many local companies and organizations, including:

Compaq GTE Mobilnet Beezer Homes Foley's Shell Oil Sterling Bank Sisco Systems Kronos Woodlands Parkway Baptist Church The Nederland Chamber of Commerce Equally Yoked Uncle John's Pizza Hallelujah Hair Texaco Premier Healthcare KCI Amoco Gas ExxonMobil BP Exploration Friends & Neighbors of FM 1960 Sam Rayburn High School Thespian Society Williams Energy Worldview Travel Reliant Energy Prager, Inc. Dupont Nylon Intermediates Physicians Resource Group CT Corporation System Strategic Network Consulting Endocrinology Associates Tower Executive Suites AB Ladder Pitney-Bowes Nurse Publishing Baker Energy BHP Petroleum Distinctive Dental Services Answerthink Consulting Sam Houston Electric Co-op Williams Gas & Pipeline World Wide Court Reporters Imperial Sugar Clements & Associates Dow Chemical Lockheed Advance Utility Hewlett-Packard Continental Airlines Chevron Aetna Computer Troubleshooters AFLAC

Your name could be here too!

Just Call (713) 944-CLUE
Today!

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Cancellation Policy: Your credit card will be authorized as a guarantee of payment. If, for some reason, you must cancel, call the Mystery Cafe Office (713) 944-CLUE) no later than noon 24 hours before your show. After that time, your tickets are non-refundable.

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