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 ~

 

Oct
21
Sat
Bon Jovi Tribute with Keep the Faith @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm

Tickets on sale now!

Oct
23
Mon
Hastings County Tourism Awards Celebration @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm
Oct
25
Wed
Barre Fitness Class with Barb Shaw @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Oct 25 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Wednesdays from 9:30 – 10:30am starting September 20th

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.

Oct
28
Sat
Camaraderie @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm

Seven create Camaraderie for Playhouse audience

A few years ago, seven women started meeting each week to share their mutual enjoyment of making music. Despite their “mature” ages, part of the fun came from their resolve to push their limits by learning to play new instruments, harmonize, sing the lead and write songs. The seven realized the joy they were experiencing could be shared with others and Camaraderie was launched.

On Oct. 28th Pat Green, Claudine Crete and Charlotte Bigelow from Bancroft, Erin Morlock from Whitney, Marg Dearborn from Gilmour and Donna Peters and Marva Murphy from Millbridge will bring their upbeat, interactive performance to the Village Playhouse. With their acoustic guitars, bass guitar, fiddles, keyboard, flute, accordion, drums, rhythm instruments, mandolins and harmonicas, Camaraderie is offering a night of well-known tunes that everyone can sing-along with.

Camaraderie means mutual respect and friendship and anyone who has been at an event with these musicians will understand the power of this band’s name. The joy, laughter and banter that happens during one of their shows does not stop at the edge of the stage. Their shows are interactive and the audience is always invited to sign-along and of course, to participate in the laughter. An evening with Camaraderie is always one of fellowship.

Each member of the band brings unique gifts to the group: Pat, her joie de vivre and drive; Claudine, her gentle spirit and energy; Marg, her dedication and song writing; Marva, her natural music talent and faith; Charlotte, her song writing and leadership; Erin, her talent at the keyboard and music arrangement; Donna, her harmonies and vast repertoire of songs and together, their love of making music.

Join the fun of Camaraderie at the Village Playhouse on Saturday, October 28 at 7pm. Tickets are on sale now at Harvest Moon, Posie’s, Vintage on Hastings, Hospice House and online at bancroftvillageplayhouse.ca. This is a licensed event and it is most certainly family friendly. Everyone is welcome to share the laughter, stories and the music with this inspiring group of women.

Nov
14
Tue
TIFF Tuesday – “Tulip Fever” @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Nov 14 @ 4:15 pm
TIFF Tuesday – “Tulip Fever” @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm
Dec
12
Tue
TIFF Tuesday – “The Other Side of Hope” @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Dec 12 @ 4:15 pm

“Winner of the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, the new film from Finnish master Aki Kaurismäki (Le Havre) intertwines the stories of two itinerant protagonists: Khaled (Sherwan Haji), a young Syrian refugee who drifts into Helsinki harbour as a stowaway; and Wikström (Sakari Kuosmanen), a travelling salesman turned restaurateur, who finds Khaled sleeping outside his diner and hires him as a cleaner and dishwasher.” – TIFF

 

“The issue of migrants and refugees [may] still be something from which cinema mostly averts its gaze, [but] not Kaurismäki’s cinema…. His humane comedy [has] absorbed this idea, [and] in fact embraced it with almost miraculous ease and simplicity” (Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian).

TIFF Tuesday – “The Other Side of Hope” @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm

“Winner of the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, the new film from Finnish master Aki Kaurismäki (Le Havre) intertwines the stories of two itinerant protagonists: Khaled (Sherwan Haji), a young Syrian refugee who drifts into Helsinki harbour as a stowaway; and Wikström (Sakari Kuosmanen), a travelling salesman turned restaurateur, who finds Khaled sleeping outside his diner and hires him as a cleaner and dishwasher.” – TIFF

 

“The issue of migrants and refugees [may] still be something from which cinema mostly averts its gaze, [but] not Kaurismäki’s cinema…. His humane comedy [has] absorbed this idea, [and] in fact embraced it with almost miraculous ease and simplicity” (Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian).