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Murder Mystery
Dinner Shows
Since 1998 public shows, mystery weekends, private and company parties and fundraisers.

For 25 years we've been killing audiences one laugh at a time with mystery, comedy and music.

Murder Cafe is a traveling entertainment company based in the Hudson Valley area of New York State.

Our venues include restaurants, resorts and hotels, community rooms, theaters, casinos, country clubs and cruise boats in the region: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts.

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Four celebrity bakers will compete for a grand prize of $25,000 as each will be asked to prepare an original dessert recipe. Each new concoction will be tasted and rated. On hand to oversee the bake-off will be celebrated food critic Francine Lydecker, who, along with several audience members, will act as judge. Murder is also on the menu and it will take a visit from local CSI investigators to determine whodunit and why.

Saturday, March 25th at 7 pm

Eldred Preserve, Eldred, New York

For reservations: 845-557-8316

Six sold-out crowds enjoyed A Recipe to Die For during the month of February 2023.

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Murder Cafe performed Murder at the Speakeasy during Mohonk Mountain House's 2023 Mystery Weekend to great reviews.


Infamous bootlegger Dutch Schultz has opened a new speakeasy, the Abba Dabba Club, to give girlfriend Lu Lu a place to sing but flapper Rosie isn’t having it. You’ll dance, dine and gulp the best hooch anywhere until tempers flair, bursullets rain and the law shows up. One body will fall and it doesn’t look like the Charleston did it.

Thursday, March 30th at 7 pm

The Beekman Arms, Rhinebeck, New York

Reservations: 845-876-7077 ext 361 / Tickets:

Saturday, April 1st at 7 pm

Hudson House Distillery, West Park, New York

Reservations: 845-834-6007

Mystery Weekend at the Milford Theater

Saturday, April 22nd and Sunday, April 23rd

Milford Theater, Milford, PA


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Opens on April 14th at Restaurant 6 in Hopewell Junction and then moves to six other locations!


Opens July 16th at The Colony in Woodstock and then moves to seven other locations!


Our 2023 Halloween themed show opens in October!


The 24th annual edition of the holiday classic opens in December.

For more information on upcoming shows click here: SHOWS.

What our happy audiences members are saying...

"I attended tonight's Murder Cafe performance and we had a great time! It was so much fun and the actors and actresses' performances were very good and their punch lines were funny too. The story line, the performers and audience interaction, all the clues (Even though I guessed wrong!), the Venue, food and service was all so good. I'm so glad we went. And to boot, we sat with a former coworker that I didn't know would be there and another nice, friendly family. Great time all around. The owner Frank Marquette, is an excellent talented actor, extremely friendly, genuine, honorable and respectful man! If you have a chance, go to his performances. I'm looking forward to going to their Christmas Carol performance."

- RM Henry, Kingston, New York, October 28, 2021

"First I want to thank you for such a wonderfully fun evening. We weren't sure what to expect considering it was our first in-person event in over 15 months. I can't tell you how much fun the members had. Your troupe was so professional and funny and nice. Wanted to send a big THANK YOU to you all for making the event so much fun and memorable."

-Angela Gervino, CEO, Consult Gervino HR, October 22, 2021

to the world of interactive theater.


A professional repertory company since 1998, Murder Cafe brings theater directly to you with an extraordinary mix of skills and talents. We deliver original scripts, period costumes, one-of-a-kind production design, and marketing and publicity skills that ensure each event's success. Our public and private shows are scheduled year-round in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. You'll find us at fundraising events, company parties, country clubs, and casinos. 

Our affiliated partners include...
503 Washington Ave., Kingston, NY
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Pine Plains, New York

Bannerman Island, NY

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Hopewell Junction, NY

Buttermilk Falls

Inn & Spa

Milton, NY

Hudson, New York

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