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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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Great show

Dreamboats and miniskirts was an excellent show and the next one from Dreamboats and petticoats. Full of enthusiasm and loads of great singing and nostalgia.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
darthill
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Dartford, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Awful production, very disappointed! Could not believe I got charged for booster seats! My children didn't even enjoy the performance and kept asking me to leave in which we did so half way through. Waste of time and a lot of money.

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

We’re sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy your recent visit to see Hairspray at the Orchard Theatre. This production was presented by In The Wings, a local amateur youth theatre company and we have had a great response from the majority of our audiences. We look forward to welcoming you to The Orchard again soon. More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Three very disappointed young girls who did not want to go back in after the interval. Enough said! I have seen better school production s at primary school. Also 50p for booster seats it is the first theatre that I have ever been to that charge .

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

We’re sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy your recent visit to see Hairspray at the Orchard Theatre. This production was presented by In The Wings, a local amateur youth theatre company and we have had a great response from the majority of our audiences. We look forward to welcoming you to The Orchard again soon. More 

Dartford, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

Dreamboats and miniskirts was an excellent show and the next one from Dreamboats and petticoats. Full of enthusiasm and loads of great singing and nostalgia.

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

We are so glad you enjoyed your trip to The Orchard Theatre, we appreciate your review. We hope to welcome you back soon! More 

Dartford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is my local theatre so is really convenient. The bar prces are on the usual slightly expensive side as with most theatres. Bar snacks and restaurant food available. Comfortable seats. Very good pantos.

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

Thank you for your review, we greatly appreciate it! More 

Welling, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

would highly recommend this show, Saturday is the last night at the Orchard but it goes on tour, watch out for it near you!! the Cast were brilliant very diverse, guitar solo was spectacular. Lots of other good shows coming up, looking forward to more nights out there.

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

Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed the show. Everyone is welcome to come in and pick up a brochure so you know all about the fabulous new shows we have coming up! More 

Kent
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The show was fine, facilities ok for a provincial theatre - but parking mayhem. Long Long queues for the car park ticket machine from the 'recommended parking' , took me over 30 mins to get my exit ticket. I know that parking isn't in control of the theatre but someone needs a stern word with someone else. Will discourage me... More 

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

Thank you for your review. Parking facilities have been discussed with The Orchard Shopping Centre and we have fed back to them about the queues resulting from the limited number of ticket machines available. This is something that we are continuing to review with centre to look at options that can be put in place to ensure leaving times are... More 

Sittingbourne, England, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
5 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We went to this show last night and it was great. This really in a performance worth seeing. The music was great. We had dinner there before the show and that was also very good. The only issue I really have it that they really should put in new seats as they have seen better dates. However get to the... More 

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

Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed the performance and had an enjoyable meal in our Restaurant, we hope you come back to visit us again. More 

Glemsford, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

visited from Suffolk to see Calamity Jane here, medium size theatre with a good view from our seats with no obstructions. seats not very comfy and leg room none existent, drinks very expensive but probably average for theatres i suppose (don't they realise lower the prices a little and more people would use them and not bring their own...) an... More 

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

Thank you for your review! If you visit us again please check out our seating plan online which indicates which seats have restricted leg room. If you need any further help on this when booking please contact our friendly ticket sales team. More 

Dartford
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83 reviews 83 reviews
34 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

Just got home from "Annie get your Gun", which was great. Productions are always of the highest calibre. However, despite all the updating that took place at The Orchard last year, the ladies loos remain a disgrace. Out of four cubicles, one was out of order and none of the others flushed between users. One of the two hand driers... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are pleased to confirm that there are a number of improvements planned for 2015 and as part of this we will be refurbishing all our washroom facilities with phase one of the upgrade completed by 4th March with remaining works completed by the 24th April. A brand new air-cooling system will be installed in... More 

kent
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I took 2 groups to this theatre last week [on different days] to see the brilliant play Dead Simple by Peter James. We had lunch in the theatre restaurant and then saw the matinee performance. Lunch was very good, very tasty and good value. The staff were fabulous, serving our large groups with ease. They made us so welcome and... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed the show and will be coming back to visit us! We are also pleased to confirm that there are a number of improvements planned for 2015 and as part of this we will be refurbishing all our washroom facilities with phase one of the upgrade completed by 4th March... More 

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