The Orchard Theatre in Dartford, Kent lies at the heart of Dartford’s cultural life. This 956-seater theatre presents a range of live touring entertainment including musicals, theatre, comedy, dance, classical music, opera and variety, as well as an annual Christmas pantomime. The Orchard was built by Dartford Borough Council and was officially opened by His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent on 12th April 1983. Since then the Orchard has gained a strong reputation as one of Kent’s premier venues for live entertainment, drawing in touring acts from across the UK and from further afield. Just a few of the performers to have stopped by the Orchard Theatre recently include the classic R&B group The Drifters, comedian Joe Pasquale and The X Factor winner Sam Bailey. Hosting family treats such as Dinosaur World alongside competitions such as the UKBFF Kent Klassics, the Orchard is a multi-purpose venue that is sure to have the right event for you.