Creative Learning

Get Involved

We are proud to have a varied creative and exciting programme running at the Orchard Theatre, and we would love for you to get involved.

View this year's Summer Youth Project!

Our classes, workshops and events

Ukulele Club

Have you ever wanted to learn a new skill? Now’s your chance! Come along to one of our most popular clubs! With a dedicated ukulele teacher. Find out more

Orchard Theatre Choir

The Orchard Choir is back with a relaunch - REPRISE! Choir takes place at Acacia Sports Hall Tuesdays 10am - 12pm. £7.50 per session. FIRST SESSION FREE. Learn new songs with our professional Music Director and raise your voice in this friendly daytime choir. No need to register, just turn up! Find out more

Gardening Club

Have you got green fingers? Enquire about joining up and digging in! Gardening Club is a friendly group that volunteers to keep the grounds around The Orchard Theatre beautiful and weed-free. We meet every Tuesday to weed, water, plant and prune then relax with a cup of tea to enjoy the fruits of our labour.

Chair Fit

Seated Exercise Class Every Monday, starting Mon 29 January, 10.15am – 12.15pm £5 per session for the first 12 weeks, first session FREE. Pay as you go. Includes exercise class, followed by tea, coffee and a chat.

West End Workshops

Join us during half terms for West End masterclasses with leading industry professionals. Grab your backstage pass to learn the dances, songs and script from your favourite West End shows. Take part in an in-depth Q&A and get that all important selfie with the workshop leader. MORE INFO

Battle of the Bands

Local bands will battle it out live, until one winner emerges victorious and plays their entire set on the Orchard West stage. Register Your Band NOW! MORE INFO

The Unfashionable Fashion Show

CALLING ALL MODELS & STYLISTS – get involved and sign up to take part in our fashion show. We are also looking for clothes makers and stallholders for our pre-loved fashion market event. Find out more AND SIGN UP!

West End Masterclass

Delivered by The Orchard Theatre, Dartford Council & Pivotal Productions C.I.C. This event is aimed at those 18+ who have or are about to graduate from an HE performing arts institution to work with others in a creative way and connect and build an inclusive supportive network regardless of where you have trained. Take part in a series of workshops, hone your craft and deliver a final showcase performance. MORE INFO

Small Business Fair

Support local and shop for crafts, gifts, sweets and treats at the next Small Business Fair. Look out for the next date coming soon! The event creates a space for Dartford owned businesses and local makers, bakers and artists to showcase their products and services. FREE to enter, no ticket required for shoppers. MORE INFO

Dartford Pride 2025

More info coming soon!

Summer Youth Project

Join us for our Summer Youth Project! Calling all young performers aged 9 -19 and young technicians aged 16 -19. Audition for your chance to take part in a fantastic fortnight in August. Spend a fortnight working with a director, choreographer and musical director to learn the show and perform on stage for 4 shows!

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