Hamilton Fringe Festival

An 11-day unjuried theatre festival that happens every summer in downtown Hamilton

What is the Fringe?

The Hamilton Fringe Festival is an action-packed performance event that takes place over 12 days each July in downtown Hamilton.

With a record 58 companies offering up musicals, dance, comedies, magic shows, dramas, and music in 400+ performances—there truly is something for everyone!

Bring your friends and family and join us in 2019 for our 16thyear.

Five Guiding Principles of the Fringe:

  • The event is non-juried. Artists are chosen by lottery to ensure a random and unbiased process
  • 100% of ticket revenue is returned to the artists
  • There is artistic freedom—no censorship is allowed
  • Festivals must provide an affordable opportunity for artists and audiences to participate
  • Festivals promote and model inclusivity, diversity, and multiculturalism, and endeavor to incorporate this into all aspects of their organizations