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The Orchard Theatre

Home Gardens, Dartford DA1 1ED, England
+44 1322 220000
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Great venue

Went to The Orchard, Dartford to watch Grease The Musical. The show was outstandingly brilliant... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Pete T
Uckfield, United Kingdom
Good play

Very nice local theatre. Great plays and shows. Drinks not too expensive. Seats are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dartford, United Kingdom
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  • Poor3%
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Hours Today: 10:15 AM - 5:00 PM
Home Gardens, Dartford DA1 1ED, England
+44 1322 220000
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Went to The Orchard, Dartford to watch Grease The Musical. The show was outstandingly brilliant, but I compelled to comment about this wonderful modern theatre. From walking in through the doors; the staff are extremely cooperative and friendly, the food varies from restaurant to kiosks...More

Thank Pete T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice local theatre. Great plays and shows. Drinks not too expensive. Seats are uncomfortable. Would recommend you bring a cushion. Good value for money.

Thank Marie010
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The orchard theatre is well placed in the town centre, parking is easy, the only queue is at home time, but it reduces quite quickly. It’s easily accessed by car, bus or train. The theatre is clean and comfortable. You can get all dressed up...More

Thank Ruth M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice place to visit , some excelant shows local. No long trips to London . Some seating is a tight fit if you are large like me. Overall very nice.

Thank _jrwebb35
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was a bit dubious, took a 4 1/2 yr and 8yr but it was great, very well done, squirted water in the muddy puddles song which everyone thought was brilliant. One criticism is how expensive the merchandise is and the confectionary.

Thank jane s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great show. So much good music from all 3 acts. What a good theatre. Can’t imagine a single seat where you don’t get a great view. So well designed. Nice cafe and bar whilst your waiting for a show to start. All staff...More

Thank Flowerpd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit ti this theatre which included a 2 course meal. Service was prompt. Food was good. Drinks prices not too expensive. Theatre lovely. Show (Addams Family) was brilliant. Great night.

Thank RushmereBlue
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Great venue with excellent content. Food in the restaurant was good and reasonably priced. Hopefully will visit again soon.

Thank Lukes1066
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This theatre puts on all kinds of shows, musicals, dance, comedy etc, the Theatre is lovely and clean, drinks are served at the bar and snacks are available. Seating is comfortable and good views on almost all seats.

Thank Jeanette7UK
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The Orchard has a varied, interesting and imaginative schedule of performances at reasonable prices, in a theatre with a warm, embracing feel and in which, even in the cheapest seats, you feel included and have a great view. A remarkable achievement for a relatively modest...More

Thank bishopjonathanblake
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20 April 2017|
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Response from Robert B | Reviewed this property |
Very much depends on you we personally do not like to sit to near the front as you are looking up at the stage. We find the best seats are from about row H in the stalls where you are level with the stage and there is... More
11 December 2016|
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Response from Charlottelawrence | Reviewed this property |
I sat exactly where you are describing and had a perfect view. Just a couple of rows that side so it's not over crowded either
31 January 2016|
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Response from Queenie B | Reviewed this property |
I'm so sorry but when we visited we were sitting in the front row and there weren't any leg room restrictions. So I'm not sure what about your seats. I'd advise you to give them a call and ask. Good luck!