Welcome to The Village Playhouse

The Bancroft Village Playhouse offers audiences intimate access to live music, theatre and film. Drawing on local talent as well as nationally recognized names and acts, the Playhouse is the heart of Bancroft’s Theatre District.

With monthly TIFF screenings and community events, there’s always something going on at the historic theatre that is operated by Hospice North Hastings in partnership with St. Paul’s United Church.

This partnership makes the Playhouse different than most theatres. All of our proceeds support the restoration and up-keep of our historic theatre but we also use Playhouse proceeds to provide what we call “Caring through Culture.” This means that proceeds from Playhouse shows, the bar, different lotteries, raffles and contests help to fund the free programs and services that are offered in our community by Hospice North Hastings.

We thank you for your support and for your on-going patronage.

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When you follow our “Buy Ticket” link you will land on BoxOfficeBancroft.com. Please register for a free account in order to purchase your tickets online. This requires an email address and the creation of a password. Billing will show up on your credit card statement as “All Occasion Event Rentals.”

EVENTS ~

 

Feb
22
Fri
Hank Williams Revisited @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm

 

Hank Williams Revisited is a musical tribute to the life and legacy of Hiram “Hank” Williams. This authentic live theater performance will transport you back to 1952 with over 25 of Hank’s greatest hits.

Justin (J.T.) Wisteard, originally hailing from Picton ON, graduated with honors in the field of Radio Broadcasting in 2002. Since then J.T. has developed as an accomplished singer, songwriter, recording artist and multi instrumentalist.

Justin has enjoyed success as the front man of the group Liquorbox from 2008-2012 touring in Canada, USA and Europe. Justin was chosen as the lead role of “Hank” both for his musical talent and eerily similar features. J.T. has long been influenced by the music and mystique of Hank Williams, so much so he had Hank’s portrait tattooed on his left arm!

J.T. currently performs with the punk inspired bluegrass outfit The Rotted Roots Ramblers and lives in Stone Mills ON, with his two daughters Aiyana and Adelie.

Feb
28
Thu
The Greater Glory – Mary’s Mission Film Screening @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm

FOR GREATER GLORY
What would you pay for the price of freedom?
In this  exhilarating action epic, an impassioned
group of men and women make the decision to
risk it all for family, faith, and the future of their country.  Starring Andy Garcia, Peter O’Toole,
and Eva Longoria, the film unfolds the true story
of the 1920’s Cristeros War in Mexico.

145 min.     Rated 14A
(Violence)

Mar
12
Tue
TIFF Film – The Wife @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Mar 12 @ 4:15 pm

After nearly forty years of marriage, Joan and Joe Castleman (Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce) are complements. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as Great American Novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm, and diplomacy into the private role of Great Man’s Wife. Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work. Joe’s literary star has blazed since he and Joan first met in the late 1950s. THE WIFE interweaves the story of the couple’s youthful passion and ambition with a portrait of a marriage, thirty-plus years later–a lifetime’s shared compromises, secrets, betrayals, and mutual love.

TIFF Film – The Wife @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Mar 12 @ 7:00 pm

After nearly forty years of marriage, Joan and Joe Castleman (Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce) are complements. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as Great American Novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm, and diplomacy into the private role of Great Man’s Wife. Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work. Joe’s literary star has blazed since he and Joan first met in the late 1950s. THE WIFE interweaves the story of the couple’s youthful passion and ambition with a portrait of a marriage, thirty-plus years later–a lifetime’s shared compromises, secrets, betrayals, and mutual love.

Mar
17
Sun
The Merry Micks – St. Patrick’s Day Concert @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Mar 17 @ 2:00 pm
Mar
21
Thu
Amazing Grace – Mary’s Mission Film Screening @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm

AMAZING GRACE
Based on the true story of William Wilberforce.
A compelling story of compassion and morality
led by one man’s passion and commitment to
change the face of humanity in England (and
the world) by ending the British slave trade.
Facing intense Parliamentary opposition
Wilberforce is urged on by the reformed
slave ship captain, John Newman, who
composed the song Amazing Grace.

117 min.      Rated  PG
(Mature theme, course language)

Mar
30
Sat
The Next Generation Leahy @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Mar 30 @ 2:00 pm
The Next Generation Leahy @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm
Apr
15
Mon
Risen – Mary’s Mission Film Screening @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm

RISEN
The epic Biblical story of the Resurrection,
as told through the eyes of a non-believer.
Clavius (Joseph Fiennes), a powerful Roman
military tribune, and his aide, Lucius (Tom Felton),
are tasked with solving the mystery of what
happened to Jesus in the weeks following the crucifixion, in order to disprove the rumors of a
risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem.

107 min.    Rated  PG-13
(Biblical violence including some disturbing images)