The Orchard Theatre in partnership with Dartford Borough Council will host Dartford’s first ever Pride events from Thu 30 June to Sat 2 July.
Dartford Pride will be a celebration of the diverse LGBTQ+ community in Dartford, with the Orchard Theatre providing events that will be available for ALL to come and enjoy, including a drag club night, a disco night and a FREE, outdoor day-time event tailored for all the family to attend featuring a number of top acts including Gareth Gates, Twist and Pulse, River Medway and many more.
During Pride month, Trafalgar Entertainment has partnered with LGBTQ+ homelessness charity, akt. akt (formerly the Albert Kennedy Trust) is a charity supporting LGBTQ+ young people aged 16-25 who are facing or experiencing homelessness or living in hostile environments. Coming out, or being outed as LGBTQ+, can lead to young people being made homeless, and 24% of homeless young people identify as LGBTQ+. The charity aims to find these young people safe homes, employment, education or training and to celebrate their identities to improve their life outcomes. Donation points will be located throughout the venue.
All events will be held at the Orchard Theatre, widely considered to be Dartford’s main cultural hub. The venue has been working with key partners to provide these events including Glitterbomb and Tropicana Nights, the full list of events;
Into the Groove – The Ultimate Tribute to Madonna, Thu 30 June, 7.30pm
Strike a pose and get up on the dance floor it’s time to open your heart as we’ve got the key! Join us for an incredible night, as we cherish the love and celebrate the incredible career of the best-selling female artist of all time. Madonna! This energetic, dazzling, colourful production, recreates the highlights from her breath-taking live tours, for the ultimate concert night out!
Featuring all of Madonna’s greatest hits such as Holiday, Like a Prayer, Papa Don’t Preach, Material Girl, Vogue, Music, Hung Up and many, many more!
Giltterbomb presents Drag Club Night, Fri 1 July, 8pm
Featuring Rupaul’s Drag Race UK icon Baga Chipz, Britains’s Got Talent and cabaret legend Danny Beard. Joining them will be Glitterbomb’s very own drag queens, dancers and a DJ.
This will be an 18+ event. Seated and standing tickets available.
Dartford Pride – The Main Event – Sat 2 Jul, 3pm – 7pm
A fun-filled day for all the family! Hosted by comedian Carly Smallman and featuring a number of tribute acts, BGT’s Mama G, ITV’s Starstruck finalist Keeley Smith, from Rupaul’s Drag Race UK River Medway, BGT Champion of Champions Twist and Pulse and headlining, pop-sensation Gareth Gates. There will be stalls, face painting and food and drink available. The day is suitable for anyone to attend and is FREE, no tickets required.
Orchard Theatre Dartford Ltd registered in England & Wales. No. 06794025.
Registered Office: Fifth Floor, 89 New Bond Street, London, W1S 1DA
The Orchard Theatre
Home Gardens Dartford Kent DA1 1ED
Ticket Office: 0343 310 0033
Tropicana Nights presents Camp Classics Disco – Sat 2 July 8pm
If you are looking for a fun-filled evening of pure camp classics and dancing for the over 18’s, then look no further. Come and join us at our amazing pride party and indulge yourselves in pure music heaven. So, if you want to go back to your fun-filled youth, you have definitely come to the right place. Welcome to Tropicana Nights Camp Classics Disco! Featuring a special guest DJ – to be announced!
Ages 18+. This is a FREE ticketed event. Tickets must be booked in advance or entry will not be permitted.
Tickets for these events will be available through the Orchard Theatre website at orchardtheatre.co.uk. Please note that FREE ticketed events require booking in advance and a £3.65 transaction fee may apply.
To book tickets and for more information visit orchardtheatre.co.uk.