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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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.”

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 six-time Canadian Comedy Award winning, multi-disciplinary, Toronto-based, theatre company that creates exciting, provocative, and instantaneous theatre through the art of improvisation.

This means serious laughs!

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 six-time Canadian Comedy Award winning, multi-disciplinary, Toronto-based, theatre company that creates exciting, provocative, and instantaneous theatre through the art of improvisation.

This means serious laughs!

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

Summer TheatrKids - June23-page-001 (2)Sign-up now for this amazing week of tripple-threat fun with director Dianne Winmill. This week will delight singers, dancers and actors and the final production will be performed LIVE on the stage of the Village Playhouse to a packed audience.

Only twenty students are being accepted so register soon!

 

It takes a village info and form page 2 2016

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

Summer TheatrKids - June23-page-001 (2)Sign-up now for this amazing week of tripple-threat fun with director Dianne Winmill. This week will delight singers, dancers and actors and the final production will be performed LIVE on the stage of the Village Playhouse to a packed audience.

Only twenty students are being accepted so register soon!

 

It takes a village info and form page 2 2016

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

Summer TheatrKids - June23-page-001 (2)Sign-up now for this amazing week of tripple-threat fun with director Dianne Winmill. This week will delight singers, dancers and actors and the final production will be performed LIVE on the stage of the Village Playhouse to a packed audience.

Only twenty students are being accepted so register soon!

 

It takes a village info and form page 2 2016

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

Summer TheatrKids - June23-page-001 (2)Sign-up now for this amazing week of tripple-threat fun with director Dianne Winmill. This week will delight singers, dancers and actors and the final production will be performed LIVE on the stage of the Village Playhouse to a packed audience.

Only twenty students are being accepted so register soon!

 

It takes a village info and form page 2 2016

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

Summer TheatrKids - June23-page-001 (2)Sign-up now for this amazing week of tripple-threat fun with director Dianne Winmill. This week will delight singers, dancers and actors and the final production will be performed LIVE on the stage of the Village Playhouse to a packed audience.

Only twenty students are being accepted so register soon!

 

It takes a village info and form page 2 2016

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

Summer TheatrKids - June23-page-001 (2)Sign-up now for this amazing week of tripple-threat fun with director Dianne Winmill. This week will delight singers, dancers and actors and the final production will be performed LIVE on the stage of the Village Playhouse to a packed audience.

Only twenty students are being accepted so register soon!

 

It takes a village info and form page 2 2016

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.