The Orchard Theatre is conveniently located in the heart of Dartford’s town centre and attracts the latest and most sought after touring productions in the UK.
We offer a range of entertainment from leading West End musicals, top comedians, bands, dramas, dance, classical music and opera, and of course, our ever popular annual pantomimes.
Dartford has been a busy market town with a rich history since the Romans. It plays host to a very popular and vibrant twice-weekly market within the town centre.
The Orchard Theatre was officially opened on the 14th April 1983 by His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent and quickly gained a reputation as one of the country’s premier venues presenting a remarkable range of entertainment. Since opening,
The Orchard Theatre has enjoyed incredible success by opening its doors to some of the biggest and most respected names in the fields of arts and entertainment.
Make your theatre experience extra special with a pre-show meal in the Orchard Theatre’s restaurant. Our seasonal menus offer a range of delicious dishes, using the freshest local produce and prepared daily by our Head Chef.
The Restaurant is situated just a few footsteps away from the main auditorium and is open two and a half hours before the performance is due to start.
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- Address: The Orchard Theatre, Home Gardens, Dartford, DA1 1ED
- Phone: 01322 220000
- Website: https://orchardtheatre.co.uk/
- Email: email@example.com
- Get there by bus: Home Gardens (Stop FA) A, B
- Get there by tube/train: Dartford Station (southeastern)
- Wheelchair access: Yes
There is wheelchair/level access to the stalls, lower bar/café and disabled toilets, via a ramp to the right of the main entrance. Our staff at the lower café/bar will gladly assist those patrons who have difficulty directly accessing our Ticket Office. All of our stairs have handrails except those in the auditorium.
Most of the seating within the auditorium is of the traditional raked amphitheatre style with steps to each row. In particular, the upper circle seating and steps are high and steep without handrails. Customers with mobility difficulties may wish to avoid this area.
Wheelchair users are accommodated in six licensed spaces, three each side of the front stalls, adjacent to ramped emergency exits. Additional seating is provided next to these spaces for a companion.
The theatre has six on-site parking bays for the priority use of patrons who are using our disabled spaces. A free car park entry token and permit is sent out to such patrons who request the facility at the time of booking, with the tickets for the performance.
- Monday 8.30am–6pm
- Tuesday 8.30am–6pm
- Wednesday 8.30am–6pm
- Thursday 8.30am–6pm
- Friday 8.30am–6pm
- Saturday Closed
- Sunday Closed