Wed 5 – Do You Believe in Ghosts

This is a brand-new concept: a haunting night at the theatre; an original play unlike anything you have seen, or experienced, before; a new way of ghost storytelling!

Thu 6 – Big Girls Don’t Cry

They skyrocketed to worldwide stardom 60 years ago with No1 hit Sherry – so, come out tonight as we celebrate all of their million-selling hits.

Fri 7 – The Beatles Dining Event

The Ultimate Night of dining, dance and The Beatles! Join one of the UK’s top tribute bands, The Counterfeit Beatles. Dine and dance the night away, or simply sit back, relax and take in the sounds of your favourite hits such as Let It Be, Come Together, Yesterday, All You Need Is Love, Hey Jude and Many More!

Sat 8 – Tropicana Nights

Tropicana Nights specialises in good old fashioned party nights.  We provide a fantastic unique 80s themed venue, friendly party atmosphere and we guarantee you and your friends will have an incredible night.

Sun 9 – The Carpenters Story

A musical journey through the glittering career of pop’s most famous brother and sister duo.

Thu 13 July – The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars

Direct from London’s world-famous jazz club and combining world class live jazz, narration and rare archive photos and video footage, The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars return to The Orchard Theatre with a brand new programme of music celebrating ‘The Ronnie Scott’s Story’.

Mon 17 July – West End Masterclass Showcase

Participants of our week long Graduates Masterclass program present everything they’ve learned in a final showcase. Support local talent and see them in Dartford before they take their next steps into a career in theatre and performing arts.

Sat 22 – Thu 27 – DARTFORD PRIDE (see separate press release attachment)

PRIDE RETURNS FOR 2023! The Orchard Theatre in Partnership with Dartford Borough Council to present another fantastic free Pride festival, as well as a series of Workshops.

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Sat 29 – Small Business Fair 10am – 4pm

Our Small Business Fair returns! Join over 50 stall holders at The Orchard Theatre, selling handmade goods, gifts and treats. Entry is FREE, just bring your shopping bags and get ready to support local makers and businesses. In partnership with Dartford Borough Council


Fri 11 – Sun 13 – Summer Youth Project – School of Rock

Brought to you by a 130-strong community cast, this summer pledge allegiance to the band and stick it to the man! Follow Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band.

Wed 16 – Horrible Histories Barmy Britain

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So BARMY BRITAIN is back with the hit West End show, full of crazy new characters and rude new rulers from Britain’s barmy past!

Fri 18 – Sat 19 – English Youth Ballet CINDERELLA

English Youth Ballet returns to Dartford in cinematic style to present their latest production of CINDERELLA IN HOLLYWOOD.  The production will showcase the exciting talents of young dancers from the local area and will feature international principal dancers in the leading roles.

Sat 20 – SoulStruck, An Evening of Soul and Motown

Join SOULSTRUCK duo Keeley Smith, (ITV’s Starstruck finalist) and Nick James, for an evening of Soul and Motown. Enjoy a delicious three-course meal and all your favourite hits in the sumptuous setting of our Main Auditorium, dressed for dining and dancing until late.

Tue 22 – Joe Pasquale: The New Normal: 40 Years of Cack

Joe Pasquale has been showing off on stage for 40 years and he’s bringing his favourite things for another airing to show that things have never been normal… If you have ever wondered why chicken breasts don’t have nipples? Then this is the show for you…

Sat 26 – Michael Starring Ben

MichaelⓇ Starring Ben is a hit theatre production starring the UK’s ultimate Michael Jackson tribute star, Ben Bowman. Not only does he look and sound like the King of Pop, but he’s honed his routine so carefully that audiences truly believe they are watching Michael Jackson himself.

Sun 27 – Jurassic Earth

This THRILLING 75 minute, family-friendly, FUN-TASTIC experience features a Velociraptor, Spinosaurus, Triceratops, Brontosaurus, Carnotaurus, Europe’s LARGEST walking T Rex and the cutest Dinosaur Babies!

Mon 28 – Pop Princesses

Featuring a soundtrack of top pop hits from artists such as Little Mix, Ariana Grande, Taylor swift. Meghan Trainor and Miley Cyrus, plus all the best songs from all your favourite Films and Musicals.

Mon 28 – Abba Forever         

UK’s leading International tribute Shows and theatre audiences from across Great Britain and Sweden have long enjoyed this superb recreation of possibly the world‘s greatest pop group.

Wed 30 – Forbidden Nights

Immerse yourself in this sexy, innovative and classy show this new age entertainment brings you world class circus acts with our signature Forbidden tease.

Thu 31  – Bowie Experience

Bowie Experience is a spectacular concert celebrating the sound and vision of David Bowie. A must see for all Bowie fans, the latest production features all the hits from A to Ziggy.