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The Orchard Theatre

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Address: Home Gardens, Dartford DA1 1ED, England
Phone Number: 01322 220000
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The seating area can be cold but gets warmer as the show moves on

This was my second visit to this theatre and again, I was not disappointed. Compared to some theatres, this one is not very big, but it does put on some great performances. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Karla W
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Watton, United Kingdom
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Bexleyheath, null, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fantastic performance of 39 Steps at the Orchard Dartford. Laugh out loud performance, suitable for all age groups. A real feel good tonic....

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KENT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Why travel up to London when the Orchard has so many great performances. A well balanced and varied choice. Keep up the good choice of shows. Excellent staff both in box office and ushers. Very friendly and caring

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Thank PLANABC
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was ok, the bar was understaffed but prices were reasonable. The theatre itself was clean and comfortable. We were in the upper circle and the view was actually ok, there was also theatre binoculars available for a pound on the backs of the chairs which would help I guess.

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Thank Andy G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing service from box office, had trouble booking on line so they helped me! Didn't want to end call as member of staff extremely friendly and chatty. Sorry didn't get her name.

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Thank katrina196
Swanscombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to The Orchard on many occassions. The last time was to see Jersey Nights. Good show really enjoyed it. Theatre is nice, seats are good. There are a few seats with restricted views but these are always sold as such.

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Thank Kath R
Watton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second visit to this theatre and again, I was not disappointed. Compared to some theatres, this one is not very big, but it does put on some great performances. The seating area can feel chilly when you first are seated but that maybe down to time of year? All seats have a good view of the stage... More 

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Thank Karla W
Kent
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here several times to see some excellent performances. Three complaints though-toilets are badly signposted; the seating isn't very comfortable i.e. I'm a average size - 10 and a half stone 5'6" but after a while I feel very cramped; the other issue is the heating which seems not to take into account the actual temperature. At the Last... More 

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Thank Jak_9
OrchardTheatre, Manager at The Orchard Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review – we’re glad to hear that you enjoy the variety of top quality shows we have here at The Orchard. –We shall take your comments into consideration and pass on to the necessary departments. We hope to welcome you back soon. More 

Dartford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to see many shows at the Orchard. It is good to have a local theatre were you often get to see West End shows at a better price. They have a good selection of shows throughout the year.

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OrchardTheatre, Marketing Assistant at The Orchard Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you for your great view - we look forward to welcoming you back soon! More 

Dartford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Although a regular Christmas attendee of our local Theatre's pantomine to celebrate a grand-daughter's birthday on 23 Dec, this year's show on Dick Whittington was somewhat disappointing - mainly due to it's content being way over my grand-children's heads. I appreciate that there is always an element of smuttiness but at times this was too much. I did think that... More 

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OrchardTheatre, Front Office Manager at The Orchard Theatre, responded to this review

We’re sorry that you didn’t enjoy Dick Whittington – This year’s pantomime was a huge success with great feedback received and thousands of tickets have already been bought for Snow White. We do hope to welcome you next year. More 

Gillingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Visited on NYE as a family with teen and a 7 year old. No problems finding our seats. Theatre is surprisingly small. Staff were happy for me to check ice cream ingredients - our youngest has a nut allergy. The show itself wasn't to our liking. There were lots of innuendos around the title of the show and our teen... More 

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OrchardTheatre, Marketing Assistant at The Orchard Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We’re disappointed to hear that you didn’t enjoy Dick Whittington as we have enjoyed rave reviews from audiences and critics. We shall be sure to pass your comments on the content on to the production team. We hope to welcome you back to The Orchard Theatre soon. More 

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