Orange Tree Theatre

Orange Treet theatre, Richmond, viewed from the street.

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Artistic director: Paul Miller
Executive director: Sarah Nicholson


Orange Tree Theatre - seats 172


Box office: 020 8940 3633


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1 Clarence Street
Richmond TW9 2SA

Council: Richmond

Region: London

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Richmond Station (District)

Richmond Station (Southwest Trains/London Overground



Richmond Station

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R68, R70, H22, R61, R69, 33, 65, 90, 190, 290, 337, 391, 415

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Access information


Guide dogs are welcome.

You will find more information on the theatre website access page.

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Wheelchair access

Assistance with entering or leaving the building, including a ramp, handrails, a lift. Adapted toilet and level access (available for the LOWER level of seating only). The UPPER level is accessed via 5 steps.

Visual assistance

Audio-described performances, dates of which are detailed on individual production pages of the theatre's website. Download an audio version of our 2014 - 15 season from the website, or by phoning the box office on 020 8940 3633. Large Print Brochure available. Touch tours of the set and props prior to audio-described performances can be arranged. Let the theatre know when booking.

Hearing assistance

Sennheiser Infra-Red hearing receivers.

Current shows

An Octoroon

Judge Peyton is dead, and his plantation Terrebonne is in financial ruins. Peyton’s handsome nephew George arrives as heir apparent, and quickly falls in love with Zoe, a beautiful ‘octoroon’. But, the dastardly M’Closky has other plans.

Previews from: Thursday 18 May 2017
Closes: Saturday 1 July 2017

Upcoming shows

Albert's Boy

The human race has never built a weapon it did not eventually turn on itself. Einstein’s guilt tangles him up in knots. It’s boomtime in America, 1953. At home in New Jersey, Einstein isn’t basking in this Free World glow.

Previews from: Thursday 20 July 2017
Closes: Friday 28 July 2017

Even Stillness Breathes Softly Against a Brick Wall

Him loves her. Her loves him. Yet everyday they decay. Everyday they descend into the city, leaving their souls tucked up in bed. What do you do when you realise how inconsequential your life is?

Previews from: Thursday 20 July 2017
Closes: Saturday 29 July 2017

The End of Hope

Dermot and Janet are about to have a one night stand. Before sealing the deal, though, Dermot must: check she agrees that Tony Blair's a war criminal / establish whether she killed her ex-husband / reluctantly accept she does not realise he's famous.

Previews from: Friday 21 July 2017
Closes: Saturday 29 July 2017


Blasphemy, shameless flirting, deceit, excessive drinking, arrogance and laziness. Inishfree is immersed in evil and only Thomas Mcgill can see it. With God at his shoulder it is up to him to cleanse the town and bring salvation to its people.

Previews from: Friday 21 July 2017
Closes: Saturday 29 July 2017


Three old friends. One remarkable day. One epiphany. Tony’s tree changes four times a year - Ted, Danny and Charlotte need to catch up. It’s time to seize control. Make a difference. Change things. This is it.

Previews from: Saturday 22 July 2017
Closes: Friday 28 July 2017

The March on Russia

The memory of a family. The memory of a country. The memory of a moment when people hoped for more. As the Pasmores prepare to mark their sixtieth wedding anniversary, their three children surprise them by returning home to celebrate.

Previews from: Thursday 7 September 2017
Closes: Saturday 7 October 2017

Every Brilliant Thing

You're seven years old. Mum's in hospital. Dad says she's 'done something stupid'. She finds it hard to be happy. You make a list of everything that's brilliant about the world. A play about depression and the lengths we go to for those we love.

Previews from: Monday 9 October 2017
Closes: Saturday 28 October 2017

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Up to fifteen children on the Autism spectrum become the participants for each performance, sitting with six actors in a circle on our stage. The children's families or carers sit just behind them to watch from the auditorium.

Previews from: Monday 16 October 2017
Closes: Saturday 28 October 2017


An extraordinary play that asks a simple question: is it ever possible to move on? The UK premiere of this European-wide hit by Dutch writer Lot Vekemans, following a critically acclaimed run in New York in 2016.

Previews from: Thursday 2 November 2017
Closes: Saturday 2 December 2017


A Surrey conservatory, a summer afternoon: marriage is in the air. So far, so conventional. Hypatia Tarleton, uneasily engaged to bright yet immature aristocrat Bentley Summerhays, longs for adventure to drop out of the sky.

Previews from: Thursday 7 December 2017
Closes: Saturday 20 January 2018

Kika's Birthday

Kika, a little French mouse, is going to be 5 years old! Her family has planned a birthday surprise, with friends, songs and a grasshopper band. But who is that with his twitchy tail and shining eyes watching them closely?

Previews from: Wednesday 20 December 2017
Closes: Saturday 6 January 2018

How To Be A Kid

Molly cooks. Molly does the dishes. Molly gets her little brother Joe ready for school. Molly is only 12, but she doesn't feel much like a kid anymore. Now Molly's Mum is feeling better, maybe things will get back to normal.

Previews from: Thursday 25 January 2018
Closes: Saturday 3 March 2018

Black Mountain

Rebecca and Paul are running away. They're trying to save their relationship. They need time and space. An isolated house in the country is the perfect place to work things out. A tense psychological thriller about betrayal and forgiveness.

Previews from: Friday 26 January 2018
Closes: Saturday 3 March 2018

Out of Love

Lorna and Grace do everything together. That's what happens when you're best friends forever. But when Lorna gets a place at University, and Grace gets pregnant, they suddenly find themselves in starkly different worlds.

Previews from: Saturday 27 January 2018
Closes: Saturday 3 March 2018

Romeo & Juliet

Summer 2018. London. A city of extremes divided by wealth and property. A world of postcode street fights, catcalling and bants. In the middle of this a boy gatecrashes a fancy party and falls in love (for at least the second time that week).

Previews from: Friday 2 February 2018
Closes: Tuesday 13 February 2018

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