- Telephone 01322 220000
- Website www.orchardtheatre.co.uk
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).
There are 34 events at this location
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Al Murray: Let's Go Backwards Together
A brand new show from everyone's favourite bigoted landlord, Al Murray, star of Happy Hour. Please only cheer at the irony and stay in your house if you actually hate the French.
Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom
- Directed by: Richard Lewis
- Written by: Mani Svavarsson (music)
Richard Lewis' adaptation of the award-winning television animation set in a miniature world of fairies, elves and insects. The production features original music by Mani Svavarsson, with original lyrics by Matt Lewis.
Sat 1 Jul 2017
Brendan Cole: All Night Long
Choreographer, performer and Strictly's dancer Brendan Cole performs more dazzling ballroom and Latin moves.
La Cage Aux Folles
John Partridge stars as Albin and Adrian Zmed as Georges in this Bill Kenright production about drag artists and family values.
Wed 10 May 2017
Thu 11 May 2017
Chris Ramsey: Is That Chris Ramsey?
Upbeat anecdotes, feelgood humour and witty observations from Ramsey.
The Classic Rock Show
Air guitars at the ready for this incredible musical journey through the best moments in rock featuring music by the likes of Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Eagles, Dire Straits and Meat Loaf.
Arthur Miller's The Crucible, presented by Sell a Door Theatre Company and the Queens Theatre Hornchurch.
Ellen Kent's La Bohème
Puccini's romantic opera is staged traditionally, directed by Ellen Kent and starring international soloists.
The First Hippo on the Moon
David Walliam's children's book about two big hippos and one enormous dream – which of them can make it to the moon first?
Sun 29 Jan 2017
Mon 30 Jan 2017
Tue 31 Jan 2017
The Full Monty
Oscar-winning writer Simon Beaufoy has adapted his feel great 1990s film about six washed-up Sheffield steel workers, who swap the dole queue for the stage. Gary Lucy, Joe Absolom, Andrew Dunn, Louis Emerick, Chris Fountain and Kai Owen flex their pecs to great songs by Donna Summer, Hot Chocolate and Tom Jones.
Wed 15 Feb 2017
More controversial stand-up from the x-rated comic and inexplicable winner of 2014's CBB.
The Johnny Cash Roadshow
Cash tribute from singer-songwriter Clive John.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
- Directed by: Bill Kenwright
- Written by: Tim Rice (lyrics)
Bill Kenwright's production of the Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber musical returns, with X Factor winner Joe McElderry starring as the boy with the troublesome coat.
Tue 7 Feb 2017
Wed 8 Feb 2017
Thu 9 Feb 2017
Lee Hurst: Comedy Show No 9
Stand-up comedy show from the veteran Londoner.
Lee Nelson: Suited and Booted
Lee Nelson, the creation of comedian Simon Brodkin, is the chavvy catch-phrase monger whose Well Good Show has become a BBC3 hit. Now the South London geeza takes his banter to the live stage where it all works best. Brodkin has appeared as Nelson in a host of TV programmes including Al Murray's sketch show Al Murray's…
The Magic Of Christmas
Get into the festive spirit and celebrate with the Belvedere Concert Band and guests as they bring you the very best of Christmas music alongside songs from the stage, big screen and opera.
Miles Jupp: Songs Of Freedom
The actor, stand-up and host of The News Quiz muses on modern life.
Moscow City Ballet: Sleeping Beauty
A glittering production of the famous ballet, highlighting the magic and splendour of the triumph of good over evil. As Aurora pricks her finger, the curse of the wicked Carabosse takes effect until the Prince awakens her with a kiss, the spell is broken, and Carabosse dies.
Tue 10 Jan 2017
Moscow City Ballet: Swan Lake
- Directed by: Natalia Ryzhenko
- Written by: Natalia Ryzhenko
Tchaikovsky's romantic tragedy about the Prince Siegfried, his love Odette, and the evil spell cast upon them by Von Rothbart and Odile. Directed by Natalia Ryzhenko and Victor Smirnov-Golovanov.
The British-Iranian comedian and star of stage and screen brings his new show to an adoring public.
Out of Order
Ray Cooney's 1990 farce set in a posh London hotel.
Wed 7 Jun 2017
Puss & Dick - The Adult Panto
The Market Theatre Company presents an alternative to the family pantomime. With a minimum of set, props and costume this traditional story is distorted almost beyond recognition.
Reginald D Hunter: The Man Who Attempted To Do As Much and Such
The self-proclaimed 'comedian, swashbuckler and scientist' takes his latest and no doubt controversial show on the road.
Fri 5 May 2017
£24.50 / 01322 220000
Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox
- Directed by: Maria Aberg
- Written by: Roald Dahl (book)
Sam Holcroft adapts Roald Dahl's colourful yarn about a sly fox, who plots to outwit three greedy and smelly farmers, Boggis, Bunce and Bean. Directed by Maria Aberg with music by Arthur Darvill and lyrics by Darren Clark, Arthur Darvill, Sam Holcroft and Al Muriel.
Wed 1 Mar 2017
Thu 2 Mar 2017
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.
Got a goldfish that you flushed down the toilet that you need to say sorry to? Now's your chance to apologise through the medium of Sally Morgan.
The eighties' singer with the famous hips performs his past hits to celebrate the anniversary of 30 years since the release of his first hit in the UK. In 1980 the singer released Hot Dog after years of touring and recording Stevens got his big break. His success in the eighties continued with the release of Marie Marie…
The Simon & Garfunkel Story
The story of one of music's most compelling duos.
Sister Act: BLOC
X Factor winner Alexandra Burke plays sassy diva Deloris Van Cartier, who hides out in a convent after witnessing a crime and gets back into some righteous habits, in Alan Menken's feel good and funky musical. Curve Leicester's production is directed and choreographed by Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood.
Wed 4 Jan 2017
Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs
A family pantomime spectacularly brought to life with an abundance of comedy, sensational song and dance numbers. Starring Joe Pasquale.
Sat 10 Dec
Sun 11 Dec
Tue 13 Dec
The Sons Of Pitches
Inventive pop covers, original numbers and improvised songs from the multi award-winning a cappella YouTube stars and winners of BBC Two's The Naked Choir..
Wed 28 Jun 2017
Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01322 220000
Tango Fire: Flames Of Desire
- Written by: german Cornejo
Argentinian dance company led by choreographer and dancer German Cornejo.
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.