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 ~

 

Sep
29
Sat
CrackerJack Palace @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Sep 29 @ 7:30 pm
Oct
4
Thu
LIVE MUSIC – Stompin’ Tom Tribute with Taw Connors @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm
Oct
9
Tue
TIFF FILM – Mary Shelley @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Oct 9 @ 4:15 pm

Mary Shelley is a 2017 romantic period-drama film directed by Haifaa al-Mansour and written by Emma Jensen. The plot follows Mary Shelley‘s first love and her romantic relationship with the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, which inspired her to write Frankenstein. An international co-production, the film stars Elle Fanning as Shelley, with Maisie Williams, Douglas Booth, Bel Powley, and Ben Hardy in supporting roles.

The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, 2017. It was released in the United States on May 25, 2018, by IFC Films, and in the United Kingdom on July 6, 2018, by Curzon Artificial Eye.

 

TIFF FILM – Mary Shelley @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm

Mary Shelley is a 2017 romantic period-drama film directed by Haifaa al-Mansour and written by Emma Jensen. The plot follows Mary Shelley‘s first love and her romantic relationship with the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, which inspired her to write Frankenstein. An international co-production, the film stars Elle Fanning as Shelley, with Maisie Williams, Douglas Booth, Bel Powley, and Ben Hardy in supporting roles.

The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, 2017. It was released in the United States on May 25, 2018, by IFC Films, and in the United Kingdom on July 6, 2018, by Curzon Artificial Eye.

 

Oct
11
Thu
When the Holy Spirit speaks to the Church @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oct
26
Fri
LIVE MUSIC – Al Lerman @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm
Nov
13
Tue
TIFF FILM – Hearts Beat Loud @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Nov 13 @ 4:15 pm

In the hip Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook, single dad and record store owner Frank is preparing to send his hard-working daughter Sam off to college while being forced to close his vintage shop. Hoping to stay connected through their shared musical passions, Frank urges Sam to turn their weekly jam sessions into a father-daughter live act. After their first song becomes an internet breakout, the two embark on a journey of love, growing up and musical discovery.

Initial release: June 8, 2018 (USA)
Box office: 2.4 million USD
Budget: 2 million USD
This is a likable dramedy that, at times, feels like a feature-length music video

 

TIFF FILM – Hearts Beat Loud @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm

In the hip Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook, single dad and record store owner Frank is preparing to send his hard-working daughter Sam off to college while being forced to close his vintage shop. Hoping to stay connected through their shared musical passions, Frank urges Sam to turn their weekly jam sessions into a father-daughter live act. After their first song becomes an internet breakout, the two embark on a journey of love, growing up and musical discovery.

Initial release: June 8, 2018 (USA)
Box office: 2.4 million USD
Budget: 2 million USD
This is a likable dramedy that, at times, feels like a feature-length music video