Location: 1 Clarence Street
Currently Showing: While the Sun Shines
The first Orange Tree Theatre was founded on 31st December 1971 as the Richmond Theatre. The venue was a room above The Orange Tree pub and had a capacity of 80 seats. At first, productions were all performed in daylight hours, but when theatre lighting was installed, evening performances began and the venue became known for high quality and innovative productions.
Due to demand for tickets the theatre moved to a larger site, a nearby disused primary school. On 14th February 1991, the Orange Tree Theatre opened with Arthur Murphy’s All in the Wrong.
- Directors’ Festival 2019 – 3rd August – 11th August
- The Mikvah Project – 3rd August – 10th August
- Eight Gigabytes of Hardcore Pornography – 3rd August – 10th August
- Sadness and Joy in the Life of Giraffes – 5th August – 11th August
- Pilgrims – 5th August – 11th August
The Orange Tree Theatre is located on Clarence Street in Richmond. It is a purpose-built in-the-round space seating approximately 170. The theatre is very close to Richmond Station.
Our favourite restaurants nearby are:
- The Orange Tree Hotel – Kew Road, British
- Bacco – Kew Road, Italian
- Carluccio’s – Kew Road, Italian, chain
- Pizzeria Rustica – The Quadrant, Italian
Reviews from the Orange Tree
An Evening with Simon Lipkin, Jon Robyns and Giles Terera – ★★★★★ “…a night of music, banter and comedy” Read more >>>