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The Orchard Theatre

Home Gardens, Dartford DA1 1ED, England
01322 220000
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Ranked #1 of 18 Attractions in Dartford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Most recent review
- Aug 17, 2014
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Chislehurst, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We visit here regular the shows put on are excellent and the staff are first class,They also offer you. to have a meal in the restaurant but we haven't tried it as yet

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The show "one man, two guvnors" on 8/8/14 was as expected a great performance. However the lack of any form of air conditioning made the whole evening so uncomfortable that in the 2nd half, if I had been at the end of an aisle I would have left. It seemed upon leaving that the whole audience were overheated and complaining... More

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
38 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Located in the heart of Dartford, next to three car parks, and Dartford train station, the Orchard Theatre is very easy to get to by public or private transport. Inside the Theater is modern and well maintained, seats are comfortable, and staff very helpful. All seats offer a good view, but avoid the first row of the dress circle if... More

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Welling, Kent
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The Orchard is a great venue for all sorts of shows and performances, intimate enough to feel it's a personal show and big enough for atmosphere. A large range of acts appear and ticket prices are very reasonable! My two criticisms are below but these are probably the same for all theatres! - the theatre really needs air conditioning. Admittedly... More

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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We booked to see the matinee at the Orchard Theatre on Saturday 26 July. This was the first time we had visited this lovely theatre which has a convenient car park adjacent. There is also an ideally situated bus stop opposite the theatre for anyone arriving by public transport. On arrival, we were greeted by very friendly and helpful theatre... More

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Wokingham
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11 reviews 11 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Watched Bird College's phenomenal 'Wonderlands' graduate show last Saturday. The one thing that marred the experience, though, was the fact that it was just too hot in the theatre. Having been before, we knew it could get hot, and true to say it was a very warm evening, but nevertheless it made the experience distinctly uncomfortable. We took mini fans... More

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I enjoyed my visit to this theatre which has great facilities, comfortable seats and a good bar. It also feels spacious which is welcome before the show starts.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

Visited on Friday 27th June. Had a delicious meal in the restaurant served by friendly, efficient staff. Enjoyed a fabulous show in the theatre, however the lack of any air conditioning spoilt my enjoyment. By the end of the first half I was dripping and very relieved to get to the bar! Very surprised that in a modern theatre there... More

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Leicester
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98 reviews 98 reviews
11 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Medium sized theatre with an intimate feel.Everything was well used but clean and in good condition. VERY friendly and helpful front of house team

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Took my family to see EVITA at the orchard in june.I had always wanted to see this show,but was a bit too young when it made its debut at the west end.This was my second trip to the orchard.The show was up to west end standard.I was not disappointed.The cast were all fantastic and i sang along to all the... More

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