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.


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.”



SOLD OUT!!! It Takes a Village Summer Theatre Camp @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Aug 17 all-day

Do you like to perform? Are you 8-13 years old?

Do you want to build your confidence as an actor, singer or dancer?

Join the cast of It Takes A Village Theatre Camp, where we will be performing Peter Pan!

From Monday, August 13 to Friday, August 17, you will have fun working and learning with other campers who love to perform! And then, at 2pm and 7pm on Saturday, August 18, the It Takes A Village cast will perform Peter Pan at the beautiful Bancroft Village Playhouse. The first half will be the mini-musical campers learned during the week. After intermission, each camper will have the opportunity to demonstrate individual talents during the Camper Talent Show!

Here is an example of a typical day at It Takes A Village Theatre Camp:
– 9-9:30 a.m. – Opening circle/warm-up/drama games
– 9:30-10:30 – Rehearsal Block 1
– 10:30 – 10:45 – Water and snack break
– 10:45 – 11:45 – Rehearsal Block 2
– 11:45 – NOON – Water and snack break
– Noon – 1pm – Rehearsal Block 3
– 1pm – 1:30 – Lunch (bring your own)
– 1:30 – 2:30 – Rehearsal Block 4
– 2:30 – 2:45 – Water and snack break
– 2:45 – 3:45 – Rehearsal Block 5
– 3:45 – 4:00 – Closing circle/time for home

1) Complete the permission form (available for download on the It Takes A Village Theatre Camp Facebook page) and return it to Hospice North Hastings located at 27 Bridge St. East, or send to ittakesavillagetheatrecamp@gmail.com
2) To pay your camp fee of $300, (That’s only 50 Dollars a day!) visit www.bancroftvillageplayhouse.ca under All Occasion Event Rentals or mail to Hospice North Hastings 27 Bridge St. East, Box 875, Bancroft, Ontario K0L 1C0. Please be sure to clearly mark the camper’s name on the cheque payable to All Occasion Event Rentals if mailing to Hospice North Hastings. You may also make payment by Visa and Mastercard by phone by calling Hospice at 613-332-8014, Monday to Friday between 9am and 3pm, OR email them at info@hospicenorthhastings.ca, Thank you.
Please direct any questions about It Takes A Village Theatre Camp to Shelley Lavoy at our email address ittakesavillagetheatrecamp@gmail.com, or contact her on Facebook via the It Takes A Village Theatre Camp page. Please ‘Like’ us on Facebook to get all of the latest camp information!



ITAVTC registration

ITAVTC permission form

Peter Pan – It Takes a Village Summer Theatre Camp Production @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Aug 18 @ 2:00 pm
Peter Pan – It Takes a Village Summer Theatre Camp Production @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm
“Don” to Dusk Memorial BBQ @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Aug 22 @ 5:00 pm

Chris Murphy will be providing the music for our celebration of Don and volunteers across North Hastings!

Chris Murphy has been a professional musician in the Kingston area for over 20 years, and has toured across Canada, as well as performances in the US, Ireland, and China. He got his start in the Celtic band Shores of Newfoundland, and he is currently the frontman for the Celtic/Folk band Turpin’s Trail. In addition to his solo and band endeavours, he has served as accompanist for artists in various genres, including country singer Abby Stewart, and singer/songwriter Séan McCann (formerly of Great Big Sea). When he is not performing, Chris is an accomplished songwriter, and he is in demand as a session musician at Kingston-area recording studios. Chris has also been the music director for Inverary and Battersea United Churches for several years. For more information on Chris, check out www.turpinstrail.com or www.chrismurphy.ca

Retirement Celebration Open House for Dr. Peter McEnery @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Aug 24 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
TIFF Tuesday @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Sep 11 @ 4:15 pm
TIFF Tuesday @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm
CrackerJack Palace @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Sep 29 @ 7:30 pm
LIVE MUSIC – Stompin’ Tom Tribute with Taw Connors @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm
LIVE MUSIC – Al Lerman @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm