The Orchard Theatre

The Orchard Theatre, Dartford: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, The Orchard Theatre Reviews: 4.5/5

The Orchard Theatre
4.5
10:15 AM - 5:00 PM
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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Madeline
7 contributions
Amazing re-opening show from The Orchard!
Sep 2021 • Family
Just got back from watching the Rocky Horror Picture Show and I am still buzzing! It was so much fun!!! I've seen the show a few times in different places and the film many times but this was an awesome production. The narrator made me cry with laughter and the rest of the cast were sexy and hilarious in equal measures. Frank came close to giving the inimitable Tim Curry a run for his money and Rocky was innocent and adorable! I dont know who I want to be more, Magenta or Columbia! Even the backnup dancers were spectacular. A great reopening for The Orchard following its closure due to Covid.
Written September 3, 2021
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Bluexandee
United Kingdom284 contributions
Cannot praise this enough - Rocky Horror Show - Fantastic show for re-opening the theatre with
Sep 2021 • Friends
What a fantastic show to re-open with. The Rocky Horror Show. What an absolute pleasure. Loved everything about it. Let’s do the Time Warp again!
Written September 2, 2021
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steven m
10 contributions
West End in Dartford
Mar 2020
A great theatre putting on great shows. Having trod the boards there myself 30 years ago it is always a pleasant place to visit and feels like home .. great raking of the seats and excellent views from most.
Written March 8, 2020
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Garry
Kent, UK8 contributions
Still a great local venue
Jan 2020
Ticket prices are what we’ve all come to expect from anywhere you go these days, what I feel should be addressed are the over-priced bar and snack prices. For example an average bags of chocolate you’d buy from any supermarket for £1, the Orchard we’re charging £3.30, that’s quite a mark-up.
Written February 18, 2020
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Jack M
United Kingdom355 contributions
Great show, but...
Feb 2020
We had booked a meal so we could get seats with more leg room. See my separate review of the meal ("Simply Awful"). The seats did NOT have extra leg room, so we managed to move to back of stalls for a better seat for my arthritic knees. The seats and theatre were otherwise nice, and the show (Sleeping Beauty ballet) was great.
Written February 18, 2020
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John_Allwright
Swanscombe, UK354 contributions
Show
Feb 2020 • Couples
We went to see the dance show, the staff are very friendly, the seats are comfortable, the bar area is nice the atmosphere is good, highly recommended
Written February 14, 2020
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Angie V
3 contributions
Terrible management
Feb 2020
On our last visit we had a terrible experience with our pre-booked seats, we found to our surprise a couple already seated in them when we suggested they had the wrong seats they told us they had been double booked and so we should speak to management as we were going to be offered alternative seats, the duty manager didn’t want to know saying we needed to speak with the ticket office, by now the performance had started and the ticket office just said there was nothing they could do as letters should have been sent out to inform us of the change due to a refurbishment! Won’t be in a hurry to go back!
Written February 13, 2020
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Mullers50
Dartford, UK229 contributions
Great venue
Jan 2020 • Friends
I use this theatre often with a friend and we always enjoy it.
It doesn’t have parking (except for several pre-bookable disabled spaces beyond the barrier) but there are several close by - pay and display or pay as you leave.
There is a bar, cloakroom, coffee/snack/sweet shop and a restaurant and several toilets on different levels.
There is disabled access but the wheelchair area is either side of the stage and at an angle. I wonder if it would’ve been better in the redecoration to have moved them to the front row of the main body of the stalls as you walk in - like the cinema.
Written February 12, 2020
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Claire Yemm
London, UK12 contributions
The perfect size for a local theatre.
Feb 2020
We’ve been to this theatre loads of times and seen different types of show. It’s always clean, the staff are always polite, friendly and helpful. It has a bar, food and snacks.
The seats are pretty well spaced for a theatre too, and not too bad in the comfort department.
It is also real easy to get to by bus, train or driving. Can mostly get parking across the road at the station.
Written February 12, 2020
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dennisgaler
Kent, UK4 contributions
Stunning performance
Feb 2020 • Couples
Had a fantastic evening last night watching the stunning performance of Sleeping Beauty performed by the very talented Moscow City Ballet company.
Written February 9, 2020
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The Orchard Theatre is open:
  • Mon - Sat 10:15 AM - 5:00 PM