Welcome to The Village Playhouse

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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 by 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 ~

 

Jan
9
Tue
TIFF Film – The Glass Castle @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Jan 9 @ 4:15 pm

Based on a memoir, four siblings must learn to take care of themselves as their responsibility-averse, free-spirit parents both inspire and inhibit them. When sober, the children’s brilliant and charismatic father captured their imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Meanwhile, their mother abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want to take on the work of raising a family.

TIFF Film – The Glass Castle @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Jan 9 @ 7:00 pm

Based on a memoir, four siblings must learn to take care of themselves as their responsibility-averse, free-spirit parents both inspire and inhibit them. When sober, the children’s brilliant and charismatic father captured their imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Meanwhile, their mother abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want to take on the work of raising a family.

Jan
10
Wed
Barre Fitness Class @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Jan 10 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Barre Class

Barre combines ballet, Pilates and yoga into one beautiful, flowing workout that improves balance, provides a great core workout and we do it all with laughter and fabulous music. All you need is bare feet and a great attitude!

$60 for 6 weeks. Drop-ins (if available) $15.

This class is hosted at the Bancroft Village Playhouse.

Jan
17
Wed
Barre Fitness Class @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Jan 17 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Barre Class

Barre combines ballet, Pilates and yoga into one beautiful, flowing workout that improves balance, provides a great core workout and we do it all with laughter and fabulous music. All you need is bare feet and a great attitude!

$60 for 6 weeks. Drop-ins (if available) $15.

This class is hosted at the Bancroft Village Playhouse.

Jan
24
Wed
Barre Fitness Class @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Jan 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Barre Class

Barre combines ballet, Pilates and yoga into one beautiful, flowing workout that improves balance, provides a great core workout and we do it all with laughter and fabulous music. All you need is bare feet and a great attitude!

$60 for 6 weeks. Drop-ins (if available) $15.

This class is hosted at the Bancroft Village Playhouse.

Jan
26
Fri
Mike MacDonald – Comedy Show @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Jan 26 @ 7:00 pm
Jan
31
Wed
Barre Fitness Class @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Jan 31 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Barre Class

Barre combines ballet, Pilates and yoga into one beautiful, flowing workout that improves balance, provides a great core workout and we do it all with laughter and fabulous music. All you need is bare feet and a great attitude!

$60 for 6 weeks. Drop-ins (if available) $15.

This class is hosted at the Bancroft Village Playhouse.

Feb
7
Wed
Barre Fitness Class @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Feb 7 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Barre Class

Barre combines ballet, Pilates and yoga into one beautiful, flowing workout that improves balance, provides a great core workout and we do it all with laughter and fabulous music. All you need is bare feet and a great attitude!

$60 for 6 weeks. Drop-ins (if available) $15.

This class is hosted at the Bancroft Village Playhouse.

Feb
13
Tue
TIFF Film – The Trip to Spain @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Feb 13 @ 4:15 pm

After jaunts through northern England and Italy, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on another deliciously deadpan culinary road trip. This time around, the guys head to Spain to sample the best of the country’s gastronomic offerings in between rounds of their hilariously off-the-cuff banter. Over plates of pintxos and paella, the pair exchange barbs and their patented celebrity impressions, as well as more serious reflections on what it means to settle into middle age. As always, the locales are breathtaking, the cuisine to die for, and the humor delightfully devilish.

TIFF Film – The Trip to Spain @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm

After jaunts through northern England and Italy, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on another deliciously deadpan culinary road trip. This time around, the guys head to Spain to sample the best of the country’s gastronomic offerings in between rounds of their hilariously off-the-cuff banter. Over plates of pintxos and paella, the pair exchange barbs and their patented celebrity impressions, as well as more serious reflections on what it means to settle into middle age. As always, the locales are breathtaking, the cuisine to die for, and the humor delightfully devilish.

Feb
14
Wed
Barre Fitness Class @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Feb 14 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Barre Class

Barre combines ballet, Pilates and yoga into one beautiful, flowing workout that improves balance, provides a great core workout and we do it all with laughter and fabulous music. All you need is bare feet and a great attitude!

$60 for 6 weeks. Drop-ins (if available) $15.

This class is hosted at the Bancroft Village Playhouse.

Mar
13
Tue
TIFF Film – The Divine Order @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Mar 13 @ 4:15 pm

SWITZERLAND’S SUBMISSION FOR THE ACADEMY AWARDS BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM
WINNER – AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST FEATURE – 
TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL 2017
WINNER – AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST FICTION FILM – TRAVERSE CITY FILM FESTIVAL 2017

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Narrative Film at the Tribeca Film Festival, The Divine Order is set in Switzerland in 1971 where, despite the worldwide social upheavals of the previous decade, women were still denied the right to vote. When unassuming and dutiful housewife Nora (Marie Leuenberger, winner of a Best Actress award at Tribeca) is forbidden by her husband to take a part-time job, her frustration leads to her becoming the poster child of her town’s suffragette movement. Her newfound celebrity brings humiliation, threats, and the potential end to her marriage, but, refusing to back down, she convinces the women in her village to go on strike…and makes a few startling discoveries about her own liberation. Uplifting and crowd-pleasing, this charming, captivating film is a time-capsule that could not be more timely.

TIFF Film – The Divine Order @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm

SWITZERLAND’S SUBMISSION FOR THE ACADEMY AWARDS BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM
WINNER – AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST FEATURE – 
TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL 2017
WINNER – AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST FICTION FILM – TRAVERSE CITY FILM FESTIVAL 2017

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Narrative Film at the Tribeca Film Festival, The Divine Order is set in Switzerland in 1971 where, despite the worldwide social upheavals of the previous decade, women were still denied the right to vote. When unassuming and dutiful housewife Nora (Marie Leuenberger, winner of a Best Actress award at Tribeca) is forbidden by her husband to take a part-time job, her frustration leads to her becoming the poster child of her town’s suffragette movement. Her newfound celebrity brings humiliation, threats, and the potential end to her marriage, but, refusing to back down, she convinces the women in her village to go on strike…and makes a few startling discoveries about her own liberation. Uplifting and crowd-pleasing, this charming, captivating film is a time-capsule that could not be more timely.

Aug
7
Tue
Hastings The Musical @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Aug 7 @ 7:30 pm

THE VILLAGE PLAYHOUSE, Bancroft:
Tues, Aug 7th @ 7:30 PM
Wed, Aug 8th @ 7:30 PM
Thurs, Aug 9th @ 2:00 PM
Thurs, Aug 9th @ 7:30 PM
Fri, Aug 10th @ 7:30 PM
Sat, Aug 11 @ 2:00 PM
Sat, Aug 11 @ 7:30 PM

 

2018 HASTINGS TOUR PRESS RELEASE

Aug
8
Wed
Hastings The Musical @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Aug 8 @ 7:30 pm

THE VILLAGE PLAYHOUSE, Bancroft:
Tues, Aug 7th @ 7:30 PM
Wed, Aug 8th @ 7:30 PM
Thurs, Aug 9th @ 2:00 PM
Thurs, Aug 9th @ 7:30 PM
Fri, Aug 10th @ 7:30 PM
Sat, Aug 11 @ 2:00 PM
Sat, Aug 11 @ 7:30 PM

 

2018 HASTINGS TOUR PRESS RELEASE

Aug
9
Thu
Hastings The Musical @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Aug 9 @ 2:00 pm

THE VILLAGE PLAYHOUSE, Bancroft:
Tues, Aug 7th @ 7:30 PM
Wed, Aug 8th @ 7:30 PM
Thurs, Aug 9th @ 2:00 PM
Thurs, Aug 9th @ 7:30 PM
Fri, Aug 10th @ 7:30 PM
Sat, Aug 11 @ 2:00 PM
Sat, Aug 11 @ 7:30 PM

 

2018 HASTINGS TOUR PRESS RELEASE

Hastings The Musical @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Aug 9 @ 7:30 pm

THE VILLAGE PLAYHOUSE, Bancroft:
Tues, Aug 7th @ 7:30 PM
Wed, Aug 8th @ 7:30 PM
Thurs, Aug 9th @ 2:00 PM
Thurs, Aug 9th @ 7:30 PM
Fri, Aug 10th @ 7:30 PM
Sat, Aug 11 @ 2:00 PM
Sat, Aug 11 @ 7:30 PM

 

2018 HASTINGS TOUR PRESS RELEASE

Aug
10
Fri
Hastings The Musical @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Aug 10 @ 7:30 pm

THE VILLAGE PLAYHOUSE, Bancroft:
Tues, Aug 7th @ 7:30 PM
Wed, Aug 8th @ 7:30 PM
Thurs, Aug 9th @ 2:00 PM
Thurs, Aug 9th @ 7:30 PM
Fri, Aug 10th @ 7:30 PM
Sat, Aug 11 @ 2:00 PM
Sat, Aug 11 @ 7:30 PM

 

2018 HASTINGS TOUR PRESS RELEASE

Aug
11
Sat
Hastings The Musical @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Aug 11 @ 2:00 pm

THE VILLAGE PLAYHOUSE, Bancroft:
Tues, Aug 7th @ 7:30 PM
Wed, Aug 8th @ 7:30 PM
Thurs, Aug 9th @ 2:00 PM
Thurs, Aug 9th @ 7:30 PM
Fri, Aug 10th @ 7:30 PM
Sat, Aug 11 @ 2:00 PM
Sat, Aug 11 @ 7:30 PM

 

2018 HASTINGS TOUR PRESS RELEASE

Hastings The Musical @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Aug 11 @ 7:30 pm

THE VILLAGE PLAYHOUSE, Bancroft:
Tues, Aug 7th @ 7:30 PM
Wed, Aug 8th @ 7:30 PM
Thurs, Aug 9th @ 2:00 PM
Thurs, Aug 9th @ 7:30 PM
Fri, Aug 10th @ 7:30 PM
Sat, Aug 11 @ 2:00 PM
Sat, Aug 11 @ 7:30 PM

 

2018 HASTINGS TOUR PRESS RELEASE