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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EVENTS ~

 

Dec
10
Tue
TIFF Film – All is True @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Dec 10 @ 4:15 pm
The year is 1613, and Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground. Devastated, Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family. Haunted by the death of his only son, Hamnet, he struggles to mend the broken relationship with his wife and daughters. In so doing, he is ruthlessly forced to examine his own failings as a husband and father.
Release date: June 7, 2019 (Canada)
TIFF Film – All is True @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm
The year is 1613, and Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground. Devastated, Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family. Haunted by the death of his only son, Hamnet, he struggles to mend the broken relationship with his wife and daughters. In so doing, he is ruthlessly forced to examine his own failings as a husband and father.
Release date: June 7, 2019 (Canada)
Jan
14
Tue
TIFF Film – Official Secrets @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Jan 14 @ 4:15 pm

 

Official Secrets: One day in 2003, in the lead up to the Iraq War, British intelligence specialist Katharine Gun receives a memo from the NSA with a shocking directive: the United States is enlisting Britain’s help in collecting compromising information on U.N. Security Council members to blackmail them into voting in favor of an invasion of Iraq. Unable to stand by and watch the world be rushed into war, Gun makes the gut-wrenching decision to defy her government and leak the memo to the press.

TIFF Film – Official Secrets @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Jan 14 @ 7:00 pm

 

Official Secrets: One day in 2003, in the lead up to the Iraq War, British intelligence specialist Katharine Gun receives a memo from the NSA with a shocking directive: the United States is enlisting Britain’s help in collecting compromising information on U.N. Security Council members to blackmail them into voting in favor of an invasion of Iraq. Unable to stand by and watch the world be rushed into war, Gun makes the gut-wrenching decision to defy her government and leak the memo to the press.

Feb
11
Tue
TIFF Film – The Farewell @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Feb 11 @ 4:15 pm

The Farewell

Billi’s family returns to China under the guise of a fake wedding to stealthily say goodbye to their beloved matriarch — the only person that doesn’t know she only has a few weeks to live.

TIFF Film – The Farewell @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm

The Farewell

Billi’s family returns to China under the guise of a fake wedding to stealthily say goodbye to their beloved matriarch — the only person that doesn’t know she only has a few weeks to live.

Mar
10
Tue
TIFF Film – Un Divan A Tunis (Arab Blues) @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Mar 10 @ 4:15 pm
Un Divan A Tunis (Arab Blues)
After years abroad in Paris, a woman returns home to Tunis with the dream of opening up her own psychotherapy practice.
Initial release: February 26, 2020 (France)
TIFF Film – Un Divan A Tunis (Arab Blues) @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm
Un Divan A Tunis (Arab Blues)
After years abroad in Paris, a woman returns home to Tunis with the dream of opening up her own psychotherapy practice.
Initial release: February 26, 2020 (France)
Apr
14
Tue
TIFF Film – Parasite @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Apr 14 @ 4:15 pm
Greed and class discrimination threaten the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan.
Release date: October 25, 2019 (Canada)
Box office: $123.4 million
TIFF Film – Parasite @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm
Greed and class discrimination threaten the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan.
Release date: October 25, 2019 (Canada)
Box office: $123.4 million