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 like ‘Croft Talks Live, 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.

 


Events ~

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May
25
Wed
Topics on Tap (Theology on Tap) @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
May 25 @ 7:00 pm

 

 

Topics on Tap is an animated conversation about topics that matter. This month’s topic is “How to be an activist.” Rev. Lynn leading.

Jun
8
Wed
Al Purdy was Here – with special guest Brian Johnson @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm
Jun
14
Tue
TIFF FILM – Spotlight @ The Bancroft Village PLayhouse
Jun 14 @ 4:15 pm
TIFF FILM – Spotlight @ The Bancroft Village PLayhouse
Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm
Jun
25
Sat
Here Comes Sir John, Eh? @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Jun 25 @ 7:00 pm

Historical Society Poster June 25 Bancroft-page-001 (2)HERE COMES SIR JOHN, EH?

A REASONABLE FACSIMILE of our first prime minister is coming to Bancroft.

TIME: 7 p.m. Saturday, June 25, 2016.

THE MAIN EVENT: Professional re-enactors Brian Porter and his wife Renee will portray Sir John A. Macdonald and Lady Macdonald at the Village Playhouse.

ALSO FEATURING: Councillor Mary Kavanagh will provide personal insights into local history.

PLUS! FREE! A display of historical photos from the Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County. Free admission to this exhibit in the Playhouse Lounge from 4-6 pm.

HISTORY ON THE MOVE: This double-barrelled presentation is offered by the Hastings County Historical Society.

HELP YOUR MUSEUM: Tickets only $10 for the evening performance, with half of ticket revenues going to the North Hastings Heritage Museum.

Jul
5
Tue
2 Across @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Jul 5 @ 8:00 pm

2across-1Two strangers, a psychologist (Andrea McArdle) and an unemployed ad man (Kip Gilman) find themselves alone on a San Francisco commuter train at 4 a.m., each doing their New York Times crossword puzzles. But before their crosswords are solved, they find that they may have solved the puzzles of their own lives.

Jul
6
Wed
2 Across @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Jul 6 @ 8:00 pm

2across-1Two strangers, a psychologist (Andrea McArdle) and an unemployed ad man (Kip Gilman) find themselves alone on a San Francisco commuter train at 4 a.m., each doing their New York Times crossword puzzles. But before their crosswords are solved, they find that they may have solved the puzzles of their own lives.

Jul
7
Thu
2 Across @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Jul 7 @ 2:00 pm

2across-1Two strangers, a psychologist (Andrea McArdle) and an unemployed ad man (Kip Gilman) find themselves alone on a San Francisco commuter train at 4 a.m., each doing their New York Times crossword puzzles. But before their crosswords are solved, they find that they may have solved the puzzles of their own lives.

2 Across @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Jul 7 @ 8:00 pm

2across-1Two strangers, a psychologist (Andrea McArdle) and an unemployed ad man (Kip Gilman) find themselves alone on a San Francisco commuter train at 4 a.m., each doing their New York Times crossword puzzles. But before their crosswords are solved, they find that they may have solved the puzzles of their own lives.

Jul
8
Fri
2 Across @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Jul 8 @ 8:00 pm

2across-1Two strangers, a psychologist (Andrea McArdle) and an unemployed ad man (Kip Gilman) find themselves alone on a San Francisco commuter train at 4 a.m., each doing their New York Times crossword puzzles. But before their crosswords are solved, they find that they may have solved the puzzles of their own lives.

Jul
12
Tue
TIFF FILM – Race @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Jul 12 @ 4:15 pm
TIFF FILM – Race @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm
Jul
13
Wed
Carole King – Tapestry @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Jul 13 @ 8:00 pm

carol kingA live tribute to the beautiful music of Carole King.

Jul
21
Thu
Suddenly Mommy @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Jul 21 @ 8:00 pm

 

suddenly_logo_with-shadow_RGB-page-001 (2)  This hilarious one-woman show takes us through every mom’s experience of good times, bad advice, and trying to do it all. From hot dates to play dates, experience the rollicking rollercoaster of motherhood. Because no matter how you planned it… it always comes suddenly!

“Anne Marie Scheffler didn’t think motherhood would be this hard.She thought she could be the sexy show biz mom with a baby in one arm, and a movie script in the other. Her jarring realization otherwise makes for a humourous and entertaining show!” – CBC Radio

Jul
22
Fri
MILF Life Crisis @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Jul 22 @ 8:00 pm

MILF Life Crisis-notext (002)Your whole life, you just wanted to get married and have babies. And it took a bit of time to get there, but you got there. But now your perfect life has fallen apart. Now you have your beautiful children and a parenting schedule with the ex. Did you really just land back on the dating market? Do you really need to go through first dates and bad judgement all over again? Do you have to get on Tinder and Plenty of Fish? Is this a tragedy or a wonderful new beginning? Are you really supposed to get back together with your high school boyfriend? Are you ever going to love again? And why does it seem everyone is getting a divorce??? 

Jul
27
Wed
Chris Funk “The Wonderist” A Night of Magic and Illusion @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Jul 27 @ 8:00 pm

Chris Funk Illusionist“Head-scratching magic tricks…had me up all night trying to puzzle my way through the seeming impossibilities. There are some real mind blowers here.”

  • CBC

Chris Funk has spent the last 15 of his 23 years in magic travelling across Canada and the United States performing a style of magic that can only be defined as “refreshingly different.” Chris has truly mastered the integral elements of each performance and really engages and  connects with every audience, while creating standout moments time and time again.

Chris has been performing onstage since the age of 7, first as a musician, then as a magician, and now as a brilliant and witty performer known as “The Wonderist.” He combines Intuition, Influence, and Illusion with side-splitting comedy to create moments that baffle and amuse. Chris is also an improv master, allowing him to take advantage of the moments that make every show different from the last.

Aug
5
Fri
Naomi Snieckus – National Theatre of the World @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Aug 5 @ 8:00 pm

National theatre of the World  Naomi Sneikus (2)The National Theatre of the World is a The 6 time Canadian Comedy Award winning, multi-disciplinary, Toronto-based, theatre company that creates exciting, provocative, and instantaneous theatre through the art of improvisation. N.T.O.W. was founded in 2008, by Co-Artistic Directors Matt Baram, Ron Pederson and Naomi Snieckus with the mandate of creating new Canadian work and to encourage the theatre and improvisation communities to come together.

Aug
6
Sat
Naomi Snieckus – National Theatre of the World @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Aug 6 @ 8:00 pm

National theatre of the World  Naomi Sneikus (2)The National Theatre of the World is a The 6 time Canadian Comedy Award winning, multi-disciplinary, Toronto-based, theatre company that creates exciting, provocative, and instantaneous theatre through the art of improvisation. N.T.O.W. was founded in 2008, by Co-Artistic Directors Matt Baram, Ron Pederson and Naomi Snieckus with the mandate of creating new Canadian work and to encourage the theatre and improvisation communities to come together.

Aug
8
Mon
“It Takes A Village” – Summer Theatre Camp for Kids! @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Aug 8 all-day

Details coming soon!!!!theatre summer camp

Aug
9
Tue
“It Takes A Village” – Summer Theatre Camp for Kids! @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Aug 9 all-day

Details coming soon!!!!theatre summer camp

TIFF Film – Sing Street @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Aug 9 @ 4:15 pm
TIFF Film – Sing Street @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm
Aug
10
Wed
“It Takes A Village” – Summer Theatre Camp for Kids! @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Aug 10 all-day

Details coming soon!!!!theatre summer camp

Aug
11
Thu
“It Takes A Village” – Summer Theatre Camp for Kids! @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Aug 11 all-day

Details coming soon!!!!theatre summer camp

Aug
12
Fri
“It Takes A Village” – Summer Theatre Camp for Kids! @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Aug 12 all-day

Details coming soon!!!!theatre summer camp

Highlands Opera @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Aug 12 @ 8:00 pm

OperaSave the date – details coming soon!

Aug
13
Sat
“It Takes A Village” – Summer Theatre Camp for Kids! @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Aug 13 all-day

Details coming soon!!!!theatre summer camp

Aug
18
Thu
ONEymoon @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Aug 18 @ 8:00 pm

ONEYMOON_POSTER_AUG2016 (2)With ambiguous feelings about the institution of marriage and unwilling to commit to anything less than perfection, Caroline opts to re-invent a long standing social convention. The audience joins Caroline as her family and friends on her unusual wedding day and follow along on her beach vacation — her honeymoon for one.

Filled with zany wit, improv, dance and song, Caroline pokes holes in our notions of “wedded bliss” – but ultimately finds that even a long-term relationship with herself has its pitfalls.

Aug
19
Fri
ONEymoon @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Aug 19 @ 8:00 pm

ONEYMOON_POSTER_AUG2016 (2)With ambiguous feelings about the institution of marriage and unwilling to commit to anything less than perfection, Caroline opts to re-invent a long standing social convention. The audience joins Caroline as her family and friends on her unusual wedding day and follow along on her beach vacation — her honeymoon for one.

Filled with zany wit, improv, dance and song, Caroline pokes holes in our notions of “wedded bliss” – but ultimately finds that even a long-term relationship with herself has its pitfalls.

Aug
23
Tue
TIFF FILM – Where to Invade Next @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm
Aug
26
Fri
Divas, Duets & Quartets @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Aug 26 @ 8:00 pm
divas_logoWe are thrilled to be able to bring you this outstanding lineup once again, with a few new pieces from your favourite Broadway shows. Offered to you in the true tradition of cabaret – grab yourself a drink, grab yourself a table and enjoy these marvellous songs and a great night of entertainment. There is something for everyone-terrific songs, a little humour, beautiful harmonies and some of the most outstanding vocalists in the city.
Divas, Duets & Quartets @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Aug 26 @ 8:00 pm
divas_logoWe are thrilled to be able to bring you this outstanding lineup once again, with a few new pieces from your favourite Broadway shows. Offered to you in the true tradition of cabaret – grab yourself a drink, grab yourself a table and enjoy these marvellous songs and a great night of entertainment. There is something for everyone-terrific songs, a little humour, beautiful harmonies and some of the most outstanding vocalists in the city.