Welcome to Village Players

Audiences benefit from our updated AC and ventilation to bring in fresh air from outside, with UVC purification (designed for hospitals) to kill viruses in the air.  See below for a link to our single-page Covid safety plan for patrons.

As an audience member said:

“It is so nice to be in an actual theatre again. And I felt perfectly safe with all the precautions you’ve taken. Lovely show.”


2022-23 SEASON!

We’re very pleased to officially announce the lineup for our next full season. 
For details about 2022-2023 season SUBSCRIPTIONS, click HERE. 

For a full copy of the 2022-23 season BROCHURE, click HERE.

For more information on the 2022-23 season SHOWS, click on image below:

Watch the website for COVID requirements as the season progresses."Village Players" "Bloor West Village Players" "Village Playhouse" "Runnymede theatre" theatre theater "community theatre" "The Prisoner of Second Avenue" "Neil Simon" "Silver Dagger" "David French" "The Fighting Days" "Wendy Lill" "Dead Accounts" "Theresa Rebeck" "Mending Fences" "Norm Foster"


THE PRISONER OF SECOND AVENUE

Our cast is rehearsing for their September 16 Opening Night! Click on image to find out more:

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Interested in directing an online (ZOOM) play for 2022-23?  Click on image for details ⇓online-directors-wanted


November 4, 2021

Keep your theatre thriving

Things are brighter, but we still need your help!

donations "village players" "village players donations"Join us in our 2021/2022 fundraising campaign! We’re slowly opening, but we’re not yet at full steam. With no revenue from a subscription series this year and limited seating for some 2022 performances, we need your help more than ever.
Please join us today!


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Bloor West Village Players has updated its COVID-19 Safety Plans for our ongoing live theatre.

For the June 1, 2022 single-page plan for our patrons, click here —–> PATRON safety plan

For the June 1, 2022 single-page plan for our volunteers, click here —–> VOLUNTEER safety plan

As ever, the safety of our patrons and volunteers is our prime concern. We will be taking every possible action to achieve that, going above and beyond government guidelines where we think necessary. Please keep checking back to see our updates.


For great local businesses that support Bloor West Village Playhouse, click on this icon: "Village Players" "Bloor West Village Players" "Village Playhouse" "Runnymede theatre" theatre theater "community theatre" sponsors restaurants bars cafe advertizers

We also wish to thank Multimedia Consulting Inc. for their sponsorship in these difficult times.

 

 


December 15, 2020

In the first year of the pandemic we gave away volunteer-made cloth face masks with a Village logo decal to our patrons and volunteers. Here’s a composite photo with some happy (and masked) recipients.MaskComposite-FINALsmall

If anyone wants a mask, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope (SASE) with postage to cover the mailing – about $1.50 – to the theatre and we’ll mail you off two.

If you have some of these logo masks already and you would like more, please send a SASE and $5 for each mask.

See mailing address here.


Audience
The importance of our audience, by Serbian artist Dusan Petricic.

 


In the meantime, have a look at some of our past seasons. Just click on one of the images below, and read more about that season and all the plays in it…"Village Players" "Bloor West Village Players" "Village Playhouse" "Runnymede theatre" theatre theater "community theatre" "2021-22 season" "The 39 Steps" "The Impossibility of Now" "Love Letters" "Gloria's Guy""Village Players" "Bloor West Village Players" "Village Playhouse" "Runnymede theatre" theatre theater "community theatre"

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NEWS, April 5, 2020

Village Players’ Good People took part in the 2020 ACT-CO Festival, and earned 9 nominations. Congratulations to:

1. Male in a supporting role: Matthew Taylor
2. Female in a supporting role: Alyssa Quart
3. Female in a supporting role: Chantel McDonald
4. Props design: JD Joute
5. Costume design: Anne Harper
6. Sound design: Samantha DeVries
7. Female in a leading role: Renée Cullen
8. Stage manager: Bridget Jankowski
9. Production (drama): Good People


NEWS, May 20, 2019

Village Player’s Late Company played a single performance at the Theatre Ontario Festival, 2019, and was awarded the following:

Awards:
1. Outstanding Director: Valary Cook
2. Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role: Lydia Kiselyk as Debra
3. Special Adjudicator Award for prop coordination – food: Susan Poole, ASM

Honourable Mentions:
1. Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role: Andrew Horbatuik as Bill
2. Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role: Dylan Mills-Capote as Curtis
3. Outstanding Visual Presentation

Congratulations to everyone who helped put this amazing play together.


NEWS, April 7, 2019:

Village Players’ production of LATE COMPANY won best drama at the ACT-CO gala last night and will remount the play at the Theatre Ontario Festival in Richmond Hill May 15. We’ll be posting how to buy tickets as soon as we find out.

Theresa Arneaud won for best drama set design and we had 5 other nominations:
Valary Cook (director), Lydia Kiselyk (acress in a leading role), Rob Candy (adjudicator’s award), Samantha De Vries (sound design), David Nicholson (lighting design)

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The Village Players contingent, with THEAs. (Fred Dus, David Nicholson, Andrew Horbatiuk, Lydia Kiselyk, Dylan Mills-Capote, Valary Cook, Susan Poole, Theresa Arneaud, Anne Harper, Rob Candy – photo by Jennifer Monteith)

FOCUS ON VOLUNTEERS

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