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.

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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 ~

 

Mar
23
Thu
Knittervention! @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Mar 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thursday evenings @ the Playhouse!

This is a weekly drop-in for folks who want to craft and create in the company of others. We’re opening the bar on Thursday evenings and inviting folks to drop by. Everyone is welcome – it’s our way at Hospice of helping folks fight the winter blahs.

Hope you can join us!

Mar
27
Mon
Yoga & Drinks with Barb Shaw @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse (lobby)
Mar 27 @ 6:00 pm
Mar
30
Thu
Knittervention! @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Mar 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thursday evenings @ the Playhouse!

This is a weekly drop-in for folks who want to craft and create in the company of others. We’re opening the bar on Thursday evenings and inviting folks to drop by. Everyone is welcome – it’s our way at Hospice of helping folks fight the winter blahs.

Hope you can join us!

Apr
1
Sat
OneYmoon – Live Comedy @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Apr 1 @ 7:30 pm

April Fools’ celebration brings “ONEYmoon” back to Bancroft

Everyone loves a wedding and on April 1, theatre fans are invited to attend a slightly unusual and extremely funny ceremony for one.

After her fiancé fails to show-up for their big day, Caroline (Christel Bartelse), the bride to be, decides to just go ahead and marry herself. And then, like other brides, she takes a honeymoon, or in her case – a “ONEYmoon.”

This non-stop, laugh ‘till you cry, tripple-threat performance returns to the Bancroft Village Playhouse just in time for April Fools’ Day celebrations. For those who had the pleasure of watching Bartelese, the fabulous Second City alumna, killing-it on stage with her award winning show last summer, it will be worth going back for a second time. Audiences raved about the jokes, the energy of the performance and they loved when people they knew were brought on stage to participate in the live show.

“This show was just so unique,” says Playhouse manager Heather Brough. “The combination of scripted comedy, music, dance, stand-up and improvisation was like nothing we’d seen here before especially when Bancroftonians were suddenly included in the show! Our summer audiences loved every minute of this production so with the long winter – we decided to bring back a great comedy to keep us going until Spring shows-up!”

In this comedic performance, the audience becomes family and friends for a very unusual wedding day, honeymoon and then we get the inside scoop on internet fame and married life. Filled with zany wit, improv, dance and song, Caroline pokes holes in our notions of “wedded bliss” – but ultimately finds that a long-term relationship with herself has its own pitfalls.

“ONEYmoon” premiered at the London, Ontario Fringe Festival and played Toronto soon after. This touring show has played to sold-out houses and rave reviews everywhere it is booked and the show and its creator, Christel Bartelse, have earned a Critics Choice award nomination and a Canadian Comedy award nomination for the effort.

“ONEYmoon” plays in Bancroft on April 1 at the Village Playhouse. To celebrate spring, there is an early-bird special of $20 for any tickets purchased before March. 22. After that time the ticket price is $25. Proceed from the shows support Hospice North Hastings as part of the Caring through Culture movement that is growing with every Playhouse production. Tickets are on sale now at Harvest Moon, Posies, Hospice House and the Playhouse Box Office. Tickets are also available online at bancroftvillageplayhouse.ca.

Apr
3
Mon
Yoga & Drinks with Barb Shaw @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse (lobby)
Apr 3 @ 6:00 pm
Apr
6
Thu
Knittervention! @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thursday evenings @ the Playhouse!

This is a weekly drop-in for folks who want to craft and create in the company of others. We’re opening the bar on Thursday evenings and inviting folks to drop by. Everyone is welcome – it’s our way at Hospice of helping folks fight the winter blahs.

Hope you can join us!

Apr
10
Mon
Yoga & Drinks with Barb Shaw @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse (lobby)
Apr 10 @ 6:00 pm
Apr
11
Tue
TIFF Film – River of My Dreams @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Apr 11 @ 4:15 pm
TIFF Film – River of My Dreams @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Apr 11 @ 7:00 pm
Apr
12
Wed
Bancroft Now and Then @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm
Apr
17
Mon
Yoga & Drinks with Barb Shaw @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse (lobby)
Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm
Apr
19
Wed
National Canadian Film Day @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Apr 19 all-day

April 19th is National Canadian Film Day and we’re screening some greats! Join us for free films at 11am, 1:30pm, 4:15 and 7pm for screenings of “Stories we Tell” and “Water.”

This is a FREE event!

 

 

Apr
24
Mon
Yoga & Drinks with Barb Shaw @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse (lobby)
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm
May
9
Tue
TIFF Film – Lion @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
May 9 @ 4:15 pm
TIFF Film – Lion @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
May 9 @ 7:00 pm
May
12
Fri
Mudmen – Celtic Rock Warriors @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
May 12 @ 8:00 pm
May
17
Wed
Bancroft Now and Then @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
May 17 @ 7:00 pm
Jun
13
Tue
TIFF Film – Maudie @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Jun 13 @ 4:15 pm
TIFF Film – Maudie @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm
Jun
14
Wed
Bancroft Now and Then @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm
Jun
16
Fri
Freddy Vette and the Flames @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Jun 16 @ 7:30 pm