Orchard Theatre

Orchard Theatre
Home Gardens, Dartford, Kent, DA1 1ED
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Orchard Theatre

Opened in 1983 by the Duke of Kent, the Orchard Theatre has been attracting a range of genres and styles through its doors. Ranging from comedians, West End musicals, drama, opera and music, the theatre maintains the area's cultural leanings.

Handily situated in Dartford town centre, the theatre is just a few minutes from the train station, which services direct trains from London and Kent. Parking is available in two venues: the Civic Centre car park (just over the footbridge; free after 6pm) and the Orchard Shopping Centre car park (parking charge; closes at midnight).

Events at this venue

There are 41 events at this location

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20th Century Boy

A musical inspired by the life of rock legend Marc Bolan and his band T Rex.

Mon 11 Jun

£28 / 01322 220000

Tue 12 Jun

£28 / 01322 220000

Wed 13 Jun

£28 / 01322 220000

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

  • Directed by: Marc Bruni
  • Written by: Gerry Goffin (music & lyrics), Barry Mann (music & lyrics), Cynthia Weil (music & lyrics), Douglas McGrath, Carole King (music & lyrics)

Musical charting the early life and career of the singer-songwriter and her husband Gerry Goffin.

Tue 5 Jun

£22.50–£42 (£20.50–£40) / 01322 220000

  • 19:30

Wed 6 Jun

£22.50–£42 (£20.50–£40) / 01322 220000

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Thu 7 Jun

£22.50–£42 (£20.50–£40) / 01322 220000

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 9 Jun

Brian Conley: The Greatest Entertainer

Cheeky, cheerful and irrepressible, Brian Conley has been making the UK laugh since the age of 16 when he broke into the industry as a Pontin's Bluecoat. Since then he has lent his talents to a string of Saturday night TV shows and Royal Variety performances, delighting with his cabaret-style comedy and musical interludes.

Sun 3 Jun

£27.50 / 01322 220000

  • 19:30

Bring Your Own Baby Comedy

Bring Your Own Baby Comedy is the UK's number one baby friendly comedy club! With the funniest stars from TV and the comedy circuit for you, and soft flooring, toys and more for baby, our shows are the perfect treat. We also provide buggy parking, baby changing and helping hands, so that you can relax and enjoy the show…

Mon 25 Jun

£11 / 01322 220000

  • 12:00 – 13:15

Calendar Girls: The Musical

A group of extraordinary women, members of a very ordinary Yorkshire WI, spark a global phenomenon by persuading one another to pose nude for a charity calendar.

Tue 5 Mar 2019

£22.50–£51.50 / 01322 220000

  • 19:30

Wed 6 Mar 2019

£22.50–£51.50 / 01322 220000

  • 14:30

Thu 7 Mar 2019

£22.50–£51.50 / 01322 220000

  • 14:30
…and 6 more dates until 16 Mar 2019

Champions of Rock

Lavish tribute tot he rock stylings of Queen.

Sat 2 Jun

£27.35 / 01322 220000

Daliso Chaponda: What the African Said

Having been born in Canada, raised in South Africa and then moving to the UK, Chaponda is able to blend a world of cultural influences and observations in to his stand-up material, which saw him achieve third place on Britain's Got Talent in 2017.

Fri 1 Jun

£15 / 01322 220000

David Baddiel: Fame: Not The Musical

It's been a whopping 15 years since David's last stand-up show, so tonight he's exploring the different ways he's perceived: whether it's token Jew, new lad or comedy rock'n'roller.

Wed 2 May

£27 / 01322 220000

David Baddiel: My Family: Not The Sitcom

An irreverent portrait of family life, memory, ageing, infidelity and gay cats.

Wed 2 May

£30.06 / 01322 220000

Dear Zoo

The popular pop-up book by Rod Campbell about Ben and Sally's search for a pet is brought to the stage with puppets and audience participation. Suitable for ages 2+.

Tue 1 May

£15.50 ( £57) / 01322 220000

  • 13:00

Wed 2 May

£15.50 ( £57) / 01322 220000

  • 10:00
  • 13:00

Derren Brown: Underground

  • Written by: Derren Brown

The Olivier Award-winning stage and screen illusionist and master of the psychological manipulation performs his own choice of some of his favourite work.

Thu 14 Jun

£37.50–£47.50 / 01322 220000

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Fri 15 Jun

£37.50–£47.50 / 01322 220000

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Sat 16 Jun

£37.50–£47.50 / 01322 220000

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Dirty Dancing

  • Directed by: Sarah Tipple
  • Written by: Eleanor Bergstein

See Baby not put in the corner in the musical based on the late Patrick Swayze's popular film. Following two West End runs and two UK Tours, the classic story of Baby and Johnny is back, featuring the hit songs ‘Do You Love Me?', ‘(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life’ and more.

Mon 1 Oct

£32–£62.50 / 01322 220000

  • 19:30

Tue 2 Oct

£32–£62.50 / 01322 220000

  • 19:30

Wed 3 Oct

£32–£62.50 / 01322 220000

  • 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 6 Oct

Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage

The story of Baby and Johnny, featuring the hit songs 'Hungry Eyes', 'Hey! Baby' and '(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life'.

Mon 1 Oct

£40–£64 / 01322 220000

Tue 2 Oct

£40–£64 / 01322 220000

Wed 3 Oct

£40–£64 / 01322 220000

…and 3 more dates until 6 Oct

The Drifters

The veteran vocal harmony group celebrate over 60 years of The Drifters with hits including 'Under the Broadway', 'Saturday Night at the Movies’ and ‘Up on the Roof’.

Fri 3 Aug

£29.50 / 01322 220000

  • 19:30

Elkie Brooks

Million-selling British songstress belts out the hits as well as material from her latest album.

Sun 13 May

£18–£47.50 / 01322 220000

  • 19:30

Ellen Kent presents Madama Butterfly

Maria HeeJung Kim and Alyona Kistenyova star in this Ellen Kent production of Puccini's great melodrama about love that tries to cross boundaries.

Sun 6 May

£24.50–£36.50 / 01322 220000

  • 19:30

The ELO Experience

This tribute band recreates 'Mr Blue Sky' et al, probably with a more stable line-up than the real ELO.

Tue 23 Oct

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01322 220000

FastLove

An affectionate celebration of the life and music of George Michael including his early days with Wham!.

Mon 20 Aug

£27.95 / 01322 220000

Gangsta Granny

  • Written by: David Walliams

A stage adaptation of David Walliams' Gangsta Granny book, about a Friday night with Granny that ends up being more exciting than expected. Presented by the Birmingham Stage Company (Horrible Histories).

Wed 23 May

£19–£24 (Children £14–£19 under 16s) / 01322 220000

  • 13:30
  • 19:00

Thu 24 May

£19–£24 (Children £14–£19 under 16s) / 01322 220000

  • 10:30
  • 19:00

Fri 25 May

£19–£24 (Children £14–£19 under 16s) / 01322 220000

  • 10:30
  • 19:00

Sat 26 May

£19–£24 (Children £14–£19 under 16s) / 01322 220000

  • 10:30
  • 14:30
  • 19:00

Gilbert O'Sullivan

The big-haired piano man performs from his catalogue of doe-eyed 70s hits.

Mon 30 Apr

£32–£57 / 01322 220000

  • 19:30

Henning Wehn - Get On With It

Brit-baiting banter form the German stand-up whose shows often revolve around identity and immigration.

Fri 16 Nov

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01322 220000

Jimeoin: Ridiculous

Refining a lost art of the commonplace, Jimeoin is a comic with a delightful sense of the absurd and a uniquely low-key style.

Wed 24 Oct

£17.50 / 01322 220000

Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

Jools and his band play classic boogie woogie and rock'n'roll tunes for your merriment.

Thu 31 May

£42–£68 / 01322 220000

  • 19:30

Legend: A Tribute to Bob Marley

Celebrate the music of Bob Marley with some of his greatest hits performed live by a talented cast.

Sun 27 May

£22.50–£45 / 01322 220000

  • 19:30

Let's Hang On

A tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Tight falsetto vocals and doo-wop harmonies, featuring all those insanely catchy hits such as 'Can't Take My Eyes Off You' and 'December '63 (Oh What A Night)'.

Sun 20 May

£25–£27 / 01322 220000

  • 19:30

Pasha Kovalev and Anya Garnis: The Magic of Hollywood

BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing star Pasha Kovalev returns with his brand new show The Magic of Hollywood alongside fellow Strictly pro Anya Garnis.

Wed 30 May

£22.50–£44.50 / 01322 220000

  • 19:30

The Rat Pack Live From Las Vegas

A show celebrating music from Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jnr and Dean Martin.

Mon 14 May

£26.50–£33.50 / 01322 220000

Wed 16 May

£26.50–£33.50 / 01322 220000

Fri 18 May

£26.50–£33.50 / 01322 220000

Sat 19 May

£26.50–£33.50 / 01322 220000

Rip It Up

Jay McGuiness, Natalie Lowe and Louis Smith swing, bop, jitterbug, lindy hop, jive and ballroom through the greatest songs from the 1950s. The music in the show spans various styles from romantic ballads and crooner songs through to classic pop hits and rock'n'roll.

Mon 22 Oct

£39 / 01322 220000

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

The Mick Fleetwood-approved tribute act who cover the gamut of Mac material from the Peter Green era to the Buckingham/Nicks days.

Mon 7 May

£23.50–£33.50 / 01322 220000

Russell Brand: Re:Birth

The controversial stand-up embarks on his latest tour, inspired by the birth of his daughter.

Sun 29 Apr

Sold out / 01322 220000

Russell Watson

The world-famous tenor, originally from Salford in Lancashire, who has won four Brit Classical Awards and is still the only artist to top the UK and US classical charts at the same time, performs songs from his True Stories album interspersed with a selection of greatest hits.

Sun 22 Apr

£36.50–£49 / 01322 220000

  • 19:30

Sarah Millican: Control Enthusiast

You'll know her face from talking about cake and cats on the telly, so here's another chance to see the Millican phenomenon in full flight live on stage.

Thu 3 May

Sold out / 01322 220000

Fri 4 May

Sold out / 01322 220000

Shalamar

Disco and funk by the well-established hitmaking band from America. Shalamar's 2017 tour celebrates their breakthrough album Friends, which was released 35 years ago.

Sat 5 May

£39.84 / 01322 220000

Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em

Joe Pasquale stars as accident-prone Frank Spencer in the stage adaptation of the classic British TV show. Guy Unsworth directs the production, which also features Sarah Earnshaw as Spencer's wife Betty.

Tue 8 May

£31 / 01322 220000

Wed 9 May

£31 / 01322 220000

Thu 10 May

£31 / 01322 220000

…and 2 more dates until 12 May

Spamalot

  • Directed by: Christopher Luscombe

The Knights of the Round Table-spoofing musical from Monty Python, written by Eric Idle and John Du Prez.

Tue 24 Apr

£31.62–£43.12 / 01322 220000

Wed 25 Apr

£31.62–£43.12 / 01322 220000

Thu 26 Apr

£31.62–£43.12 / 01322 220000

…and 2 more dates until 28 Apr

Summer Holiday: The Musical

The stage version of the 1963 Cliff Richard movie.

Tue 4 Sep

£22.20–£42 / 01322 220000

  • 19:30

Wed 5 Sep

£22.20–£42 / 01322 220000

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Thu 6 Sep

£22.20–£42 / 01322 220000

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 8 Sep

Teletubbies Live!

Everyone’s favourite colourful characters, Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po, take to the stage for their first live show in celebration of their 20th anniversary.

Wed 22 Aug

£16.50 / 01322 220000

Thu 23 Aug

£16.50 / 01322 220000

That'll Be the Day

Step back in time with a brand new edition of the popular touring show, and hear rock'n'roll hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

Mon 21 May

£30 / 01322 220000

  • 19:30

Walk Right Back

A musical about the rise, fall and reunion of The Everly Brothers. Featuring hits such as 'Bye Bye Love', 'All I Have to Do is Dream' and 'Cathy's Clown'.

Tue 29 May

Sold out / 01322 220000

West Side Story: DAODS

The ensemble perform their interpretation of the musical by Leonard Bernstein that is based on the Romeo and Juliet trope.

Fri 20 Apr

£11.50–£22.50 / 01322 220000

  • 19:30

Sat 21 Apr

£11.50–£22.50 / 01322 220000

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

The Whitney Houston Show

Belinda Davids pages homage to one of the world’s most revered singers, accompanied by the National Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. The show features Houston’s greatest hits, including 'I Will Always Love You', 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody' and 'One Moment in Time'.

Sun 11 Nov

£34.90–£37.88 / 01322 220000

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