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Address: Home Gardens, Dartford DA1 1ED, England
Phone Number: 01322 220000
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Theatre Tour and Afternoon Tea

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 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 

Dartford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We often visit the orchard and always receive great service the staff are friendly and nothing is too much bother .the only down side is the charge that they leve for tickets even if you collect them yourself

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

Hello - Thank you for review. If you are referring to our booking fee, this is only paid on up to 6 tickets, our premiere card members do not pay nor do groups over 10+. This money goes towards the upkeep of the venue. Hope to see you back soon. More 

Dartford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Went to see 'Killer Queen' which is a tribute band to Freddie Mercury & Queen - absolutely brilliant. A table had been booked for 5 of us in the on-site Orchard Restaurant. The menu was very limited and overall disappointing, however beautifully presented. For what we got seemed rather over-priced. We would make alternative arrangements next time.

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

Dear ARingr4603 - Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your visit to The Restaurant. All our menus are created with a variety of guest in mind and we do our best to offer ‘something for everyone’, at appropriate prices. We do hope you will visit... More 

Dartford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We went to see the Only Fools and Horses dinner comedy - a brilliant night out The food was really good and the staff were welcoming and helpful, they even offered special Del Boy cocktails (although they were a bit pricey). A great local attraction adn weel worth a visit - I;ve been to several events there and always had... More 

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

Hello - Thank you for your lovely review! Glad you had a good night out and we hope to see you back again soon! More 

Chatham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This venue attracts a lot of the touring plays and performances and produces everything very well on a much more limited stage. Recently seen Oklahoma and now looking forward to Spirit of the Dance, the Importance of Being Earnest and many others. Joining the premier club is well worth it for priority booking, discounts and other special offers. Only downside... More 

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

Hello - Thank you for your review! We look forward to welcoming you back soon, and hope you continue to enjoy the shows! More 

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Killer Queen are a great tribute band and were great entertainment. A very lively and entertaining evening and a great atmosphere at the Orchard Theatre. Excellent show. Well worth seeing if you are a fan of Queen.

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

Hello, thank you for your review! So glad you enjoyed the show, and we hope you come back to visit The Orchard Theatre soon! More 

Gillingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

my brother went to this show. this is his review. great jazz sounds from a cool, confident and polished sounding group. they could play jazz in their sleep and still sound good. also you get some info about how ronnie started his jazz club. the quintet are the house band at the club so you can see them and have... More 

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

Thank you for your review! Your comments are appreciated! More 

Chatham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

i went to see a show we had a meal in the resturant it was superb i had the sea bass my wife had the pasta our friend had the chicken salad all cooked to perfection we all had a desert all very good the staff very helpfull service 1st class the show was oaklahoma brillant all in all a... More 

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

Hello - Thank you for your wonderful review, so glad you enjoyed the food and the show! We hope to welcome you back soon. More 

Dartford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Great theatre, very friendly staff. The standard of the shows is always great and they have a great variety of entertainment. I have seen a number of shows here and the experience has always been excellent.

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

Hello - Thank you for your review! So glad you always have an enjoyable experience, we always try our hardest! Hope to see you back soon. More 

Dartford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Had a fantastic evening hearing UB40 perform. Singing all my favourite songs. The Orchard Theatre is a great venue.

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Hello - Glad you had a great time, thank you for your review! More 

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Additional Information about The Orchard Theatre

Address: Home Gardens, Dartford DA1 1ED, England
Phone Number: 01322 220000
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Dartford
Open Hours:
Monday 10:15 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:15 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:15 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:15 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:15 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:15 am - 5:00 pm

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