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 ~

 

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)
Mar
19
Thu
Everything you want to know about cannabis – but are too embarrassed to ask your kids @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm

There is a lot of curiosity about cannabis and with legalization reducing stigma, now is a great time to get the information you have always wanted.

In partnership with the Village Playhouse, as part of their “Caring through Culture” initiative, the cannacurious are invited to a special presentation focusing on everything you ever wanted to know about cannabis – but were too embarrassed to ask your kids.

Barb Shaw has been writing about cannabis for media outlets across the Country for longer than she cares to admit. From the legacy market to medpot to recreational use, she’s done the research and is happy to share up-to-date information on the hearty plant that grows all around the globe.

“Since legalization hit, I am often asked questions about the plant, the flower, how to grow, how to use – you name it,” Shaw explains. “This is going to be a fun, lighthearted, stigma-free evening for those who just want to know more about this really fascinating plant.”

Shaw hopes to cover history, including uses and prohibition as well as an overview of different strains.

The evening will include storytelling and lots of audience participation.

“I want this to be a night where folks can ask some questions, share stories and gain knowledge about something that has been a bit of a taboo,” Shaw says. “At a minimum, by the end of the night you will know what Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), Cannabidiol (CBD), Indica and sativa mean. You’ll also have some laughs and maybe help to further reduce stigma.”

The age of majority event is being hosted at the Village Playhouse on Thursday March 19th at 7pm, by donation. This is an age of majority event and all donations will go to Hospice North Hastings.

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