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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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Sylvera Dance Show!!

The show was magnificent. Wonderful performers, great routines - fabulous sets. Love the Theatre. Great lines of sight, air conditioning, easy access. Parking only issue - one... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Stephen A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The show was magnificent. Wonderful performers, great routines - fabulous sets. Love the Theatre. Great lines of sight, air conditioning, easy access. Parking only issue - one for the Borough to sort out. Don't use Aldi car park - liable for fines (not very public spirited outside shopping hours).

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Thank Stephen A
London
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this Theatre! Saw Mousetrap here, Rocky Horror, Jackie - the musical , Let it be; and many more shows. I like the way they welcome disabled people they seem to be very inclusive; offering the carer a free ticket to accompany the disabled person. There is wheelchair access to the theatre but I don't think there is a... More 

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Thank susie1717m
Dartford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first trip to the Orchard theatre. I went to watch The Rocky Horror show. Was a really good night. The theatre is really nice, clean and there is a bar and restaurant. The only reason I haven't given it top marks is that there isn't much parking.

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Thank bobtK8320JJ
Chatham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Orchard theatre to see ‘A Rocky Horror’ on a Friday night in June. We had visited the theatre a few years ago to see the same stage show but this is our first review of this venue. The Orchard theatre is easy to get to being a very short walk from Dartford mainline railway station and there... More 

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Thank Stewart C
Clifden, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to see the show the good old days..worse show I've ever seen at the theatre left at the interval couldn't sit through 2nd half.. Performers need to know when to give up working paid 15.00 to see a show that was awful what a waste of money...I've been going to the Orchard for many yrs even hold a premium... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time visit to this theatre to see Jackie The Musical. Enjoyed the show - one of the best shows I have seen for a while. Easy to find venue with parking available nearby. Comfy seats with good view in circle seats. Have already booked a return visit for the Panto in December !

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Thank Janice B
Dartford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the orchard last week to see jackie the musical which was a great show especially for the fifty something women in the audience .But before the show we had a meal in the theatre was a great way to start the evening we were pleasantly surprised with the quality of food well worth a visit.

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Thank Mandy B
Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

The Orchard is a fantastic venue, getting west end quality shows at a fraction of the price. Plus I've not sat in a seat with a bad view yet. Highly recommend their Premier membership, allowing discounts on certain night. Only down side is parking - but just park on a side street, don't park in the car park.

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Thank Anne T
Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

What a fantastic show ,It was so uplifting and funny. The music was great took me back to the 70 s. There was so much energy . I could watch this show all over again. It you are a child or teen of the 70s you will enjoy it so much, and if you were not you will still enjoy... More 

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Thank Chris L
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

The programing is overall good the venue does a great job at catering for a diverse audience and is incredibly supportive of local talents. The venue itself is quite dated but that's no reflection on the quality of the shows. The staff sadly, I cannot talk so highly about, some anyway. We went to see a show recently and a... More 

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OrchardTheatre, General Manager at The Orchard Theatre, responded to this review

Dear Emma B, thank you for taking the time to leave feedback regarding your recent visits to The Orchard Theatre and we are very sorry to hear that you have been disappointed with the levels of customer service delivered. Please be assured that we take your feedback seriously and will review your concerns to try to ensure that we can... More 

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