We’ve rounded up all the musicals on at The Orchard West Theatre in Dartford this Spring.

This temporary theatre not only presents West End productions and shows suitable for adult audiences but also caters to children and families.

Responding to concerns over RAAC concrete in The Orchard Theatre's roof, which led to its closure in September 2023, Dartford Borough Council (DBC) and Trafalgar Theatres joined forces to establish an innovative temporary theatre venue in Dartford.

Named Orchard West, this venue is fully operational and boasts an enclosed performance space with seating for 1,000 people.

It is equipped with comfortable seating, heating, cooling systems, comprehensive accessibility features, and complete backstage and front-of-house facilities, including indoor toilets and bars.

Here are the shows coming up over the next three months:

Seven Drunken Nights – Tuesday, March 26

In partnership with Tourism Ireland and in association with legendary Irish pub O’Donoghue’s, Seven Drunken Nights tells the story of a career spanning 50 years and invokes the spirit of Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Barney McKenna, John Sheahan, Ciaran Bourke and Jim McCann.

This hugely talented cast of musicians and singers bring the music of this iconic group back to life and will have you singing and dancing in the aisles.

Lost In Music – Thursday, April 25

Join The Orchard West as they recreate the magical 70s and take you on a musical journey straight to the heart of disco. Relive some of the greatest songs of all time from artists such as Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, Earth, Wind & Fire and more.

Johnny Cash Roadshow – Wednesday, May 1

Johnny Cash Roadshow is back with an all-new production of their much-loved show. This time set on a Folsom Prison style stage, award winning Clive John pays homage to Cash in his warming unique way, alongside his iconic wife June Carter (Meghan Thomas).

Taylormania – Sunday, May 5

Katy Ellis, a self-obsessed ‘Swiftie’ with an incredible live band and dancers promises to deliver the most authentic recreation of a Taylor Swift show you will ever see.

Luther – Tuesday, May 14

The World’s premier show in celebration of ‘The Velvet Voice’ experience all the hits from his amazing career, fronted by international Luther Vandross tribute Harry Cambridge and his 10-piece band.

The Diana Ross Story – Wednesday, May 15

The World’s Premier show in celebration of DIANA ROSS and THE SUPREMES - audiences prepare to be taken on a spellbinding journey visiting one of the greatest musical stories ever told.

The Elvis Years – Thursday, May 16

Undoubtedly the UK’s premier Elvis theatre production, this stunning show takes the audience on a fantastic journey through all the years The King ruled the airwaves. Led by original West End lead Mario Kombou.

What’s Love Got To Do With It? – Sunday, May 26

Expect a night of high energy and feel-good rock- and-roll, performed by an all-live band. This joyous show features all the hits including Proud Mary, River Deep, Simply The Best, Private Dancer, and many more.

Northern Soul Live – The Signatures – Thursday, May 30

Immerse yourself in the energy of a ten-piece live band, showcasing their exceptional talent in their own distinctive style. The Signatures, along with their power and expression, have worked with more original artists than any other band in the UK delivering a truly authentic performance.

Meat Loaf by Candlelight – Saturday, June 1

Featuring a live cast of West End singers, including stars of the West End production of Bat Out of Hell, accompanied by a live rock band, experience the ultimate tribute to Meat Loaf, as you have never heard before!

Motown – How Sweet It Is – Sunday, June 2

This stunning 100 per cent live show combines first class music with the slickest choreography and an amazing band, to deliver truly outstanding performances for the best Motown experience you will ever have.

Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra – Thursday, June 11

Musical maestro Jools Holland and his famous Rhythm & Blues Orchestra have announced the run of dates for their 2024 Autumn/Winter tour. With a catalogue of boogie woogie classics to choose from, the show is sure to have fans of Jools on their feet.

Elton John by Candlelight – Thursday, June 13

Featuring a cast of West End singers and epic live band, experience the hits of rock legend Elton John, as you have never heard them before.

80’s Live! – Friday, June 14

Get ready as The Orchard West brings you the biggest 80s party show to tour the UK - 80s Live!

Direct from London’s West End, we will be heading down the Atlanta Highway, so bring your jukebox money and get ready to Jitterbug.

Fastlove – Saturday, June 15

This show has it all, the power, emotion and star quality in this stunning production with full video and light show, as we respectfully recreate the soundtrack to your life.