LUNCHTIME THEATRE from Bewley’s Café Theatre

Since opening its doors in 1999, Bewley's Cafe Theatre has emerged as Ireland's foremost venue for Lunchtime Drama and has an international reputation for innovation and excellence, (Irish Times Judges' Special Award Winner 2004 and nominee 2018) while maintaining a uniquely Irish and personal touch.

The repertoire ranges from classic one-acts showcasing the wit of Shaw, Wilde and O'Casey to the very best of new Irish writing. The programme has a strong emphasis on comedy and theatricality and a visit is guaranteed to brighten up any afternoon.

Doors open at 12.50pm, the performance starts at 1pm and is over by approximately 2.00pm leaving the rest of the day to enjoy other Dublin attractions.

Prices will vary according to each venue and some of our offerings will be free.

Accessibility: We will make every effort to ensure accessibility to our performances. Please contact us at if you have a query about access.

***For event details, ticket prices and to book please visit our lunchtimes page

“a very special venue... Bewley's Cafe Theatre is a national treasure.” Sophie Gorman, THE INDEPENDENT

"Bewley's Café Theatre goes from strength to strength." IRISH TIMES

“Bewley’s lunchtime theatre has become a revered institution." IRISH THEATRE MAGAZINE

“I felt my soul was nourished at lunchtime.” THE VIEW, RTE 1

"One of Dublin's hidden treasures." RTE, RADIO 1

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