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