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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Feb
24
Fri
‘Croft Talks LIVE – Musical Greatness in the Key of D @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm

MusicCounts Teacher of the Year focus of Feb ‘Croft Talks

This has been quite the month for local music teacher Dianne Winmill. Years of working tirelessly to share her passion for music finally got noticed and life has been hectic ever since.

In late January, the news broke that Winmill had been named “Music Teacher of the Year,” by MusiCounts, the Canadian music charity associated with the Juno Awards. And while the moniker was a great one to receive, the award comes with more than bragging rights.

Winmill personally receives $10,000 and she also scored $10,000 in prize money for North Hastings High School where she has been teaching and inspiring students for 16 years. In addition to the cash award she’s done countless media interviews, she’s met her favourite band, Blue Rodeo, and she’s going to the 2017 Juno Awards.

On Feb. 24 Dianne Winmill will be the featured guest on ‘Croft Talks and the show’s team is excited to keep the celebration going for this local educator.

“We’ve always loved working with Dianne and her students so we were thrilled with this recognition from the folks at MusicCounts,” says ‘Croft Talks host, Barb Shaw. “This show is going to be a chance for Dianne to tell us all the other stories associated with this fantastic adventure. From a shout-out from Blue Rodeo at their sold-out Toronto concert to recording with her students at Blue Rodeo’s studio, this experience has been full of big-heart moments.”

The show will also include a segment with some of the Royal Conservatory students that went to Toronto with Winmill to record music and an interview with Village Playhouse March Break Camp artistic director, Mary Ann Conlin. Conlin, a former student of Winmill’s, will share her experiences as she went from student to co-collaborator with Winmill on this latest musical theatre offering.

“This is a show about celebrating someone who probably never expected to be celebrated,” Shaw explains. “This will be a night of telling stories about the award, the impact of musical education and also, a chance for the audience to share their stories.”

‘Croft Talks will be expanding the Q&A time at the end of the show in hopes that everyone who was inspired by Winmill might join in the live celebration with stories and best wishes.

“This is such a profound recognition for Winmill and for Bancroft,” Shaw says. “Celebrating the special people who make a difference is what this show is all about.”

‘Croft Talks LIVE featuring Dianne Winmill will be at the Village Playhouse on Friday, Feb. 24. Doors and bar at 6pm, show starts at 7pm. Tickets are $5 and everyone is welcome.

Feb
27
Mon
Yoga with Barb Shaw @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse (lobby)
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm

Start the week right with an hour of stretching, balancing and laughing in the lobby of the Village Playhouse. Everyone is welcome at this weekly yoga practice – no experience necessary. Each week we’ll work our way through asanas, gentle flow and we’ll even tackle meditation. If you’ve done classes with me before – you know that the playlist is always fun and that there will be laughter!

Please remember to bring a mat, a blanket or towel and water!

Please register for this class in advance – payment is due on the first night of class. Drop-ins are welcome but at a rate of $15/class.

Questions and registration info – Barb Shaw – bjshaw@sympatico.ca

Mar
4
Sat
Amberley Beatty’s Country Greats @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Mar 4 @ 8:00 pm
Mar
6
Mon
Yoga with Barb Shaw @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse (lobby)
Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm

Start the week right with an hour of stretching, balancing and laughing in the lobby of the Village Playhouse. Everyone is welcome at this weekly yoga practice – no experience necessary. Each week we’ll work our way through asanas, gentle flow and we’ll even tackle meditation. If you’ve done classes with me before – you know that the playlist is always fun and that there will be laughter!

Please remember to bring a mat, a blanket or towel and water!

Please register for this class in advance – payment is due on the first night of class. Drop-ins are welcome but at a rate of $15/class.

Questions and registration info – Barb Shaw – bjshaw@sympatico.ca

Mar
13
Mon
It Takes a Village March Break Camp @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Mar 13 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Mar
14
Tue
It Takes a Village March Break Camp @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Mar 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
TIFF Film @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Mar 14 @ 4:15 pm
TIFF Film @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm
Mar
15
Wed
It Takes a Village March Break Camp @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Mar 15 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Bancroft Now and Then @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm
Mar
16
Thu
It Takes a Village March Break Camp @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Mar 16 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Mar
17
Fri
It Takes a Village March Break Camp @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Mar 17 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Mar
18
Sat
It Takes a Village March Break Camp – The Jungle Book @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Mar 18 @ 2:00 pm
Mar
20
Mon
Monique Howat – Creative Discipline for Scream-Free Parenting @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Mar 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Apr
1
Sat
OneYmoon – Live Comedy @ The Bancroft Village Playhouse
Apr 1 @ 7:30 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
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!

 

 

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