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The Worst Cafe in the World, Belfast

In the heart of Belfast City, a mysterious cafe appears —not a meal in sight, but a menu of theatrical bites to amuse your bouche – music, mystery, magic, masks and mayhem.

From Shakespeare to sci-fi the stories come well-done and rare, but the waiters have a lot on their plate and may melt down at any moment…This may be the Worst Cafe for food but it’s the best for craic, specially created for people who like their theatre fresh. Book a table and…

“Follow me” says the waiter, and you do, but your journey to your table is far from direct… and full of surprise.

We are delighted to be able to offer two types of customer experience for this performance – ‘book a table in the café’ (onsite) and ‘take-away’ (remote) option.

BOOK A TABLE IN THE CAFE 49-51 Royal Avenue Belfast, BT1 1FD

TAKE-AWAY – Sample our bespoke take-away menu, check in with the kitchen to hear a rant from our head chef, discover a secret from one of our waiters, or order something to send to another table.

Dates: Saturday 3rd August, Sunday 4th August, Saturday 10th August, Sunday 11th August

Times: 3.00pm, 3.30pm, 4pm, 4.30pm, 6.30pm, 7pm, 7.30pm, 8pm (BST)

Entrance times every 30 minutes

£6 to book a table in the café for a minimum of 30 minutes of service.

£3 for our take-away menu.


Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Trigger Warnings: Helium, Feathers, Loud Noises, Flashing Lights.

To widen accessibility some performances of The Worst Cafe will be live-streamed. If you wish to hear more about this, please click HERE . If you are physically in the space and would like remotely friends or family members to share your table, do get in touch with us on and we can make that happen.

Our take-away menu is a first of its kind experience, so we’re excited for you to join us from anywhere in the world in this adventure!

The physical location is an accessible venue, however there are no public toilets at this venue. Closest public toilets are across at CastleCourt Shopping Centre.

What the press say about our work

‘a winsome cartwheel of a show’

-The New York Times

“loving, fractious, moribund, on occasion crazy-making”

-Wall Street Journal

“unexpectedly delightful, unpredictable, unmissable”

-Theater Scene

“an invention of hysterical, dramatic madness”

-Irish Echo

“Magical and awakens our imagination”

Front Row, BBC Radio 4

Best Theatre to Watch List

Time Out New York

***WINNER: Theatre Innovation Award at Origin First Irish Festival, 2023 & 2024***