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 ~

 

Aug
22
Thu
Elvis and Patsy Cline @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Aug 22 @ 7:30 pm
Aug
24
Sat
Cottagers and Indians -Live Theatre @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm

Wild rice sparks a battle royal between a native farmer and a white cottager, whose increasingly bitter dispute becomes a microcosm for reconciliation.

Told with warmth and humour, and encompassing issues of community, respect and ownership, Cottagers & Indians is a tale for our times – and a food fight for the ages.

The role of Maureen Copper will be played by Meagan Sutherland and Siren Thoms. The role of Arthur Copper will be played by Peter Toulouse. Students at North Hastings High School and Richview Collegiate will be creating a chorus of indigenous and settler voices as a soundtrack to the script.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cottagers and Indians -Live Theatre @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm

Wild rice sparks a battle royal between a native farmer and a white cottager, whose increasingly bitter dispute becomes a microcosm for reconciliation.

Told with warmth and humour, and encompassing issues of community, respect and ownership, Cottagers & Indians is a tale for our times – and a food fight for the ages.

The role of Maureen Copper will be played by Meagan Sutherland and Siren Thoms. The role of Arthur Copper will be played by Peter Toulouse. Students at North Hastings High School and Richview Collegiate will be creating a chorus of indigenous and settler voices as a soundtrack to the script.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sep
7
Sat
Mudmen @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Sep 7 @ 7:30 pm

Always entertaining and definitely unique, The Mudmen are a blast of Celtic energy whose members are known to be characters both on and off the stage. First discovered in 1993 as “The Campbell Brothers”, the band signed a deal with EMI Records and changed their name to “Mudmen” in 1998. Their music has been featured on Xbox and PlayStation games, NBC’s television show “Black Donnellys”, WWE Wrestling, Don Cherry’s 9, 19, 20, 21, 24, 27,29 hockey videos, The Mackenzie Brothers TWO-FOUR Special on CBC, HBO’S Shameless TV show, HNIC Coach’s Corner (Dale Hunter tribute), 6 music videos on Much Music, and they’ve reached top 20 on the Edge radio.

In 2008 the Campbell Brothers were asked to perform on the new “Hockey Night in Canada” theme song produced by Canadian Icon Bob Rock, where Ron McLean quoted “Mudmen we love em” televised. This lead to many opportunities including a 3 month tour, PBS special/DVD, and a performance at the Canadian Country Music awards with Johnny Reid.

The Mudmen have appeared twice on Parliament Hill for Canada Day where they performed and shook hands with the Queen televised, performed at the Edmonton Oilers & Calgary Flames home opening game ceremonies on CBC, Guested on The MacKenzie Brothers 24 Anniversary CBC, and performed at The ’84 Oiler’s Stanley Cup Gala Re-Union with Wayne Gretzky, Sarah McLaughlin, Red Ryder, and full team present .

With nearly 3000 shows to date, The Mudmen Robby Campbell, Sandy Campbell, Jeremy Burton, Mike Meacher and Dan Westenenk believe that nice guys can finish first. While enjoying life & what you do translates to all audiences.

The Mudmen are building a legion of fans from young to old with career highlights such as 12 Canada Walk of Fame Ceremonies, the Leaf & Bruins Game at The ACC, opening performance for ZZ Top & The Guess Who, 7 Grey Cups, 2 Brier Curling events,2 IPA plowing matches, The IHHF World Hockey tournament , 3 Memorial Cups,6 Molson Canadian Snowjams ,over 40 cross Canada Tours, festival dates in Canada,America & Europe and a performance at TSN’s “For the Love of The Game” Canadian gold ring presentation with Sidney Crosby.

The Mudmen have 9 studio recordings ( formerly signed to EMI Records) 6 music Videos ( MTV/Much Music) celebrating their 20th anniversary in March of 2018.

 

Sep
27
Fri
Sean McCann @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm

 

Séan McCann bought his first guitar in 1989 which he affectionately calls “Old Brown”. Old Brown has been around. He was there for the first song Séan ever wrote. He was there as Séan founded Great Big Sea, the acclaimed and multi-million album selling band that would change his life. He was there to hold Séan up many a night as he struggled with alcoholism, and he has been there to help guide Séan out of the darkness with music as his medicine.

John Lennon once sang “You can live a lie until you die. One thing you can’t hide is when you’re crippled inside.” After exiting the internationally renowned Newfoundland folk group and publicly admitting a secret past where he used alcohol to mask the pain of sexual abuse by a priest ; Séan stopped lying to himself. With his boys and his wife Andrea as his motivation, Séan found the courage to face his truth and overcome his demons. Today he continues his journey as a singer, songwriter, husband, father, and now a sought after speaker and mental health advocate, always with Old Brown by his side.

Séan’s 2014 album “Help Your Self” was a battle cry; a line in the sand which announced that he was ready to start over again. It resonated with people in a way he never could have expected. The experience helped Séan understand that he wasn’t alone and that telling his story could help others as much as it helped him. His album, “You Know I Love You” (2015) was inspired by the love Séan found in sharing that story and his attempts to find connection in a world seduced by the false social media promise of real connectivity. The latest album, “There’s a Place”, is a collection of songs from a man who is determined to remain “face to face” when we are tempted to keep our eyes buried in our screens and the artificial light of this digital age. It is the story of a man freed from the weight of a lie; a man who is changing his narrative and never forgetting……that he is not alone.