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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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Lucky to have in Dartford

We are so lucky living in Dartford with such an amazing Theatre. Always an amazing selection of events. Comfortable seats. Good bar, food and toilet facilities. It does get a bit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

I was very pleased with the food, was excellent, staff very friendly and helpful, my compliments to the chef, will definitely be going back in the near future x

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We watched horrible histories which we purchased as a groupon deal and we was not disappointed the staff were friendly the actors engaging and we learnt something along the way as well. The theatre is a bit dated but we didn't come to look at the seating area we came to be entertained and we certainly was

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We are so lucky living in Dartford with such an amazing Theatre. Always an amazing selection of events. Comfortable seats. Good bar, food and toilet facilities. It does get a bit hot sometimes so leave your fiat in the car! Car park within walking distance.we have been to concerts, plays and the excellent child friendly traditional pantomime.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Been here a few times. Always enjoyed myself. Only thing is their food and drinks prices are quite high. Apart from that the staff are always nice friendly and helpful. Toilet queues at intervals are VERY long which can be a bit of a pain

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We have attended the orchard theatre on a few occasions and have always enjoyed ourselves. We saw The Stylistics last year but was given tickets for The Wedding Reception as a wedding gift. The play took place in the bar area and then upstairs in the restaurant. The food was excellent and the waiting staff were very professional. First time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The orchard is a lovely theatre very comfortable seating excellent viewing first visit very impressed we went to see Olivier as my granddaughter was one in the dance group and singing of these under 18 s the show was absolutely amazing the work these some very young put in was superb acting was west end class would love to see... More 

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OrchardTheatre, E-Marketing Apprentice at The Orchard Theatre, responded to this review

Hello - Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are all very proud of all of the SYP members who put on the Oliver Production! We hope to welcome you back to the theatre soon. More 

Dartford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I regular visit the Orchard. It provides a large range of shows from ballet to stand up to drama to music. The seating and facilities are much more comfortable than the London theatres with good leg room. There is s bar, restaurant and shop. An excellent theatre.

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OrchardTheatre, E-Marketing Apprentice at The Orchard Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review, we are so happy that you regularly visit us and we look forward to welcoming you back again! More 

Dartford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A really friendly theatre that has helped to make my visit relaxing, I needed a disabled seat follow a major operation, and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. On a different occasion they made my son & daughter's experience memorable but allowing them to meet the cast of a show after everyone had gone! Highly recommended!

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OrchardTheatre, E-Marketing Apprentice at The Orchard Theatre, responded to this review

Hello - We are always happy to help no matter the problem! We hope you come back and see us again soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Excellent theatre, shame about the uncomfortable seating. Great shows with top entertainers. Just take a cushion with you.

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OrchardTheatre, E-Marketing Apprentice at The Orchard Theatre, responded to this review

Hello - thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoy coming to the theatre and we have taken all of your comments into consideration and they will be passed on. Look forward to welcoming you back. More 

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65 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Recently did the theatre tour and afternoon tea. I believe this is a new item at the Orchard theatre. As regular visitors here we knew we would be keen to see backstage . The talk and tour was very interesting. The stage apron is very deep. Good to hear how sets are created,how long it takes and also setting up... More 

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OrchardTheatre, E-Marketing Apprentice at The Orchard Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding our Tea & Tour package. It’s great to hear how much you enjoyed learning more about the history and backstage secrets of The Orchard Theatre. Our Afternoon Tea is freshly prepared by our kitchen staff, so we’re sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your meal on this occasion. We look forward to... More 

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