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The 1025 seat Orchard Theatre is usefully situated in the heart of the town Dartford in the county of Kent. Dartford has been renowned as a bustling market town, full of rich Roman history, it holds a lively and trendy market twice a week in the centre of town.
The theatre was constructed by the Dartford Borough Council and was launched in April 1983 by the Duke of Kent and accommodates a variety of events that include: music, drama, dance, comedy and much more, alongside the annual pantomime of course. It swiftly gained status as one of England’s leading venues which exhibits an astonishing assortment of entertainment. Having witnessed since opening, phenomenal accomplishments and showcased some of the most distinguished and best names in the entertaining and art business.
In the summer of 2019, the Orchard Theatre Dartford had a substantial £500,000 renovation. The outcome provided an augmented customer experience, provided a wider scope of events and shows to be exhibited and finally modified and modernised accessibility and enhanced the theatres energy proficiency. On top of all that, the whole auditorium was ripped out and fresh and up to date seats were refitted.
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The Orchard Theatre recommends the following local car parks to be used during your visit: Orchard Shopping centre car park (DA1 1DN), Station car park (DA1 1BP) and Westgate car park (DA1 2AJ).
Orchards multi-storey shopping centre car park is 3 minute walk from the Orchard theatre and has 253 standard and disabled spaces. There are no special concessionary rates for blue badge holders, they must pay the standard charges for parking. The link provides more information: https://www.orchardsdartford.co.uk/parking
Monday to Saturday from 7.30am to 10.00pm
- 0 to 1 hour - £0.50p
- 1 to 2 hours - £1.00
- 2 to 3 hours - £1.50
- 3 to 4 hours - £2.00
- 4 to 5 hours - £3.00
- Over 5 hours - £10.00
Sunday and Bank Holidays from 9.00am to 8.00pm
- 0 to 1 hour - Free
- 1 to 2 hours - Free
- 2 to 3 hours - £0.50
- 3 to 4 hours - £1.00
- 4 to 5 hours - £1.50
- Over 5 hours - £10.00
Westgate Car Park has 110 spaces including disabled bays and is a 5-minute walk from Orchard Theatre. Blue badge holders can park for up to three hours for free as long as their valid and up to date blue badge is correctly shown alongside the time clock, set at the time of their arrival. The link explains in full details about Dartford parking: https://www.dartford.gov.uk/by-category/transport-and-streets/parking/pay-and-display-car-parks-and-on-street-pay-and-display-bays
Monday to Saturday from 8.00am to 8.00pm
- 2 hours - £1.00
- 4 hours - £2.00
- Day charge - £5.00 (in after 8.00am and gone by 6.30pm)
- Overnight - £1.00 (in after 6.30pm and gone by 8.00am)
- Free parking all day.
Station Car Park has 175 spaces including 10 disabled bays. Disabled blue badge holders are required to pay the standard rate for parking in this car park.
You can park all day on Monday to Friday for:
- Day rate - £6.40 (in after 2.30pm and gone by 4.00am)
- Morning rate - £7.20 (in at 4.00am and gone by 2.30pm)
- Overnight rate - £1.50 (in after 6.00pm and gone by 4.00am)
Saturday and Sunday
- Saturday All day - £4.60
- Sunday All day - £1.00
Bank holidays are £1.00 for all day.
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Dartford train station (DA1 1BP) is just a two minutes' walk from the Orchard Theatre. The South Eastern and Thameslink railways have direct trains into London Victoria and London Charing Cross as well as places like Luton and Gravesend. It is in zone 8 of the travel zone. Visit SouthEastern Railway for more details.
The following buses pass close to the Orchard Theatre:
5, 96, 477, 473, 474, 486, A, B15 and X80 from places within Kent and other surrounding areas in London.
The Orchard Theatre can be reached by car easily. It lies off of the A2 and from the M25. It can be joined by many major motorways, listed below are some:
- M3 via M25 from the South
- M4 via M25 from the South West
- M62, M6, M1 via M25 from the North, North West, North East
- M40 via M25 from the Midlands.
Orchard Theatre lies a mere 2 minutes’ walk from Dartford train station.
London City Airport is a 55 minute drive and a 37 minute tube/train journey (1 stop) away from Orchard Theatre Dartford.
Disabled Parking at Orchard theatre
Disabled parking is free of charge for up to 3 hours at Westgate car park. In both Orchards shopping centre and Station road car park, blue badge holders must pay the standard rate of a parking ticket for as long as they desire to stay. If parking in a disabled space, blue badges must be clearly displayed in the vehicle at all times.
To search for the disabled car park that is closest to Orchard theatre, see the Blue Badge Parking website.
Electric vehicle charging stations are available at several locations in Dartford. The closest ones to Orchard theatre are:
- Westgate Car park (DA1 2DF)
- Dartford Civic Centre Staff Car park (DA1 1DR)
A network of all electric vehicle charging points can be found on the government's Go Ultra low website.
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Overnight, Weekends & Bank Holidays
In Station Road car park, parking is available all day for £4.60 on Saturdays and £1.00 on Sundays. On bank holidays the charges are £1.00 and an overnight charge is £1.50 (6.00pm to 4.00am).
At Westgate car park, parking is the standard rate on Saturdays, there is free parking all day on Sundays. A charge of £1.00 for overnight parking (6.30pm to 8.00am).
Orchard shopping centre car park offers no overnight parking. Saturdays sees a standard weekly rate charge. Sundays and bank holidays have an altered charge, with free parking for up to 2 hours and a reduced rate afterwards.
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Is there free parking at Orchard theatre?
The orchard theatre doesn’t have it’s own car park, however there is free parking on Sundays all day at Westgate car park and 2 hours free parking on Sundays at the Orchard shopping centre car park.
What performances can I expect to see there?
You can see performances such as: Ghost the musical, The Addams Family and Shrek. As well performers like Joel Dommett, Jimmy Carr and Derren Brown.
Is Orchard theatre close to a train station?
Yes, Dartford Train station is a two minute walk away from Orchard Theatre.
What is the address for Orchard Theatre?
It is as follows: The Orchard Theatre, Home Gardens, Dartford, Kent, DA1 1ED
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Latest Orchard theatre parking reviews
So easy to book and gave peace of mind with all the other travel arrangements to makeJennifer
Convenient with a large space to parkVickyellen
very close to the train station for Central LondonJames
It was so helpfulMerve
Plenty of spaces close to station too but for town centre its a 5 min walk so priory or orchard car parks are closerSeda
It was a wonderful experience. Very easy and convenient. Never a shortage of space to park. Hope to come back soonRosemary