More seats and better production promised in Orchard Theatre revamp

A popular Dartford theatre is set to receive a facelift as part of a £500,000 refurbishment plan announced this morning.

Artist's impression of revamped Orchard Theatre
Artist’s impression of revamped Orchard Theatre

Plans to revamp the Orchard Theatre will see their doors close for a period of six weeks over the summer as works are set to commence.

Loyal patrons will be excited to hear that the entire auditorium will be stripped back and extended to increase capacity to 1025, an increase of 69 from the current capacity of 956.

Extra spaces for disabled customers with access requirements are also set to be delivered along with new motorised seating, enabling the theatre to transition easily between seated and flat floor events.

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