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The Orchard Theatre


Home Gardens, Dartford, Kent, DA1 1ED
01322 220000
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Rob Beckett - Wallop
FROM:03-11-2020
TO:04-11-2020
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Rob Beckett is back on tour with a brand-new stand-up show. It’s been a busy few years for the Mouth of the South and he’s coming to see you to fill you in and make you laugh.

Host of BBC One’s All Together Now and team captain on Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats. He is also the star of BBC One’s Live At The Apollo, Would I Lie To You?, Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, BBC Two’s Mock The Week, ITV’s Play To The Whistle, ITV2’s Celebrity Juice and Sky’s A League of Their Own. And he is a host of Dave’s podcast, The Magic Sponge, alongside Jimmy Bullard and Ian Smith.

Age Guidance 14+

The Orchard Theatre is the main theatre of Dartford, Kent, located at the heart of its town centre. This large 956-seat theatre opened its doors on 14th April 1983 and receives some of the best touring companies in the UK.

The Orchard Theatre was built by Dartford Borough Council to provide the community with high-quality theatre and to encourage them to be involved with the arts. It was officially opened by special guest, His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent, in 1983. Since its beginnings the venue has seen numerous successful touring companies grace its stage, presenting popular musicals, comedies, dance pieces, drama, classical music and variety events.

The venue is at the heart of Dartford town centre and its public. It runs various programmes specially to involve local youth with the theatrical arts; this includes having its own drama group and choir (called Orchard Theatre Drama and Orchard Theatre Choir), running summer youth workshops, young writers’ classes, and family days. The commitment to children in the area is also shown by the successful pantomime which is held each year around the Christmas period.

Transport

By Train - The Orchard Theatre is situated in Dartford town centre with Dartford railway station just two minutes' walk-away. There are direct trains from South East London and Kent.

By Car - Easily reached by car, The Orchard Theatre is well sign-posted on all local routes into Dartford. From the A2 and M25 follow signs for Dartford Town Centre.

Parking

The Orchard Theatre recommends the following local car parks that could be used during your visit to the theatre:

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Dartford Borough Council Car Park (DA1 1BP) – Free after 5pm Monday to Friday and a short walk over the footbridge.

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Station Car Park (DA1 1BP) – £1.50 after 6pm Monday to Friday. £4 for all day parking on a Saturday and £1 on a Sunday.

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Westgate Car Park (DA1 2AJ) – £1 after 6:30pm Monday to Friday, free after 6.30pm on a Saturday and free all day on a Sunday.

Restaurant

Just footsteps from your auditorium seat, The Orchard Theatre is proud to shout about The Restaurant. Enjoy a mouth-watering meal, prepared by our talented chefs using fresh, seasonal produce. Our wine list compliments our dishes perfectly and boasts local wines from Biddenden Vineyard.

You won't have to worry about getting to the show in time! The Restaurant is open prior to most performances, but spaces are limited, so reserve your table today.

Bar

Serving a selection of quality wines, spirits and beers, our bars are open one and a half hours before the performance, so you can enjoy a relaxing drink.

Order your interval drinks before the show and they will be waiting for you - no need to queue at the bar.

Access Info

For detailed access information please visit the theatre's access page: orchardtheatre.co.uk/Online/otAccessibility

Tokenline: 020 3011 0755

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