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 ~

 

Feb
27
Tue
TIFF Film – The Glass Castle @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Feb 27 @ 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
Feb 27 @ 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.

Feb
28
Wed
Barre Fitness Class @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Feb 28 @ 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
7
Wed
Barre Fitness Class @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Mar 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.

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.

Mar
14
Wed
Barre Fitness Class @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Mar 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
21
Wed
Barre Fitness Class @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Mar 21 @ 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
26
Mon
Bakhita – Film Screening from Mary’s Mission @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Mar 26 @ 7:00 pm
Mar
28
Wed
Barre Fitness Class @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Mar 28 @ 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.

Apr
7
Sat
Red Dirt Skinners – LIVE MUSIC @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm

Widely regarded as one of the most innovative acts to come out of the UK in recent years, the sublime genre-defying sound of the Red Dirt Skinners is created by husband and wife team, Rob and Sarah Skinner.
In 2013 the Red Dirt Skinners became the first band in history to succeed at both the British Blues and the British Country Music awards. Don’t let these accolades pigeonhole the Skinners though; their audiences always describe them as ‘refreshingly different’. Drawing on influences from folk, country, blues, americana, jazz and everything between, the Red Dirt Skinners’ sound is instantly recognizable.

‘Musically set apart from the mass of bands who are just copying what has gone before’ Music News

Comfortably blending exceptional, almost telepathic, harmonies with the unique instrumentation of soprano saxophone and acoustic guitar, audiences fall in love with the Skinners sound.

‘The space where the vocals of Sarah and Rob Skinner meet features two tones existing as a single note’ The Alternate Root Magazine.

Sarah trained classically on the clarinet from about the age of 6 and progressed through all the grades before switching to the saxophone. In 2014 Sarah became the first female artist to be endorsed by Trevor James Saxophones.

Rob grew up with a father who played bass guitar and a grandmother who taught piano. As a young teen he turned to the guitar, but still plays many other instruments. Rob brings the occasional rocky influence to the band.

After winning at the British Blues Awards, Sarah requested to be removed from future Awards, citing that the Skinners music didn’t fit into one genre and they didn’t want to be pigeonholed.

Rob and Sarah write all their material together, with Sarah focusing on lyrics and Rob adding his extensive music theory knowledge to create unique chord sequences and stylings.

Advocates for finding the positives in every situation, Rob and Sarah spend much of their off-tour time encouraging new artists into the music scene and finding them performance opportunities.

From small beginnings in small venues, the Red Dirt Skinners swift rise in popularity sees them now commanding theatre audiences across The UK, Europe and Canada. A Red Dirt Skinners concert combines captivating storytelling with knowing lyricism and outstanding musicianship.

The Red Dirt Skinners are currently relishing some wonderful press and extensive airplay of Behind The Wheel and are writing songs for their fifth studio album.

Apr
22
Sun
The Merry Micks @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Apr 22 @ 8:44 pm

Details soon!

Apr
23
Mon
The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler – Film Screening from Mary’s Mission @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm
May
5
Sat
The North Hastings Community Choir @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
May 5 @ 7:30 pm

Details TBA

May
6
Sun
The North Hastings Community Choir @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
May 6 @ 2:30 pm

Details TBA

May
11
Fri
The Mudmen – Sponsored by Team Grant @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
May 11 @ 8:00 pm

 

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May
22
Tue
He Named Me Malala – Film Screening from Mary’s Mission @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
May 22 @ 7:00 pm
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