Now Showing: Have a Holly, Jolly Murder

November 14 – January 10

Relive all your childhood memories of the holiday TV specials you grew up with in “Have a Holly, Jolly Murder”. Santa has fallen ill, so Mrs. C steps up to prepare for the big day, but her efforts are hampered when a murder occurs at the North Pole!

Volunteers play minor characters in the show with speaking parts.

Yes that is it. All you have to do is stand up right there at your chair and read your lines when the character is called upon. Of course we do encourage you to “Ham” it up.


No Stage, the show is done in the banquet room of a restaurant…murder is always on the menu!


Have a Group of 20+ Looking for a Good Time?


Let us share the Mystery Cafe interactive murder mystery dining experience with you and your group in a public or private show!

There is no nudity or swearing in our shows.

Kids are encouraged to  join our cast of killers



An audience member might be the killer.

We do not let them know they are the killer till after everyone who wishes to, makes a guess.

Follow along with the provided clue sheet to see if you can deduce who the killer is.

You just might figure out it is you!

The shows are tongue in cheek comedies. If you want a serious CSI adventure go somewhere else please.



Welcome to The Mystery Cafe

The Nation's Longest Running Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

Mystery Café started this unique style of dinner theatre in 1990 in Boston. Since then we have entertained over a million people in 30 cities across the US., and are beginning our 19th year here in Indy. Each play unfolds in four acts, with a course of the meal served after each one. Members of the audience may participate as much, or as little, as they like in the mystery. Upon arrival, you'll be met at the door by the evening's characters, who will help you find your seats and your new identity. Fifteen to 20 guests have lines to read during the play, and some are given a song to sing. When the first scene starts, keep a watchful eye open for clues, and jot down anything that looks suspicious. At evening's end, we give a prize to the person who best solves the mystery. We also give a prize to the biggest ham...uh, well...the best actor or actress from the audience. Every performance is unique because the audience is so directly and deeply involved. The magic lies in the interaction and unbridled creativity which occur in a room full of people who began the evening as strangers, but go home as friends.

Forget the Date, Bring an Alibi!

Public Shows on FRIDAY and SATURDAY NIGHTS at the Milano Inn!