Hamilton Fringe Festival

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

Full of Laughs: The Fringe Talk Show!

Posted by on Jul 20, 2015

Larry Smith is the host of the nightly Fringe Talk Show at the Fringe Club (aka the Baltimore House) This will be his SIXTH year hosting! He tells us a little about the show and what it means to him.   I am so looking forward to my 6th year hosting the “FRINGE TALK SHOW”. Not only is it a great time, full of laughs and entertainment but it’s an entertaining and informative...

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The Top 5 Trends at the HamOnt Fringe

Posted by on Jul 6, 2015

Article contributed by: Stephen Near Stephen is a writer and performer in Finding Mr. Right, which plays at the festival starting on Friday July 17 The Hamilton Fringe hasn’t started yet but in just over a week we’ll be up and running. The Festival has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years and that means more shows and more artists are flooding the festival schedule with a wide...

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Fringe for the Whole Family!

Posted by on Jul 2, 2015

School is out for the summer, and if you’re looking for all-ages fun at the Hamilton Fringe, look no further! Geared towards entertaining children and adults alike, Family Fringe has two amazing shows and FREE activities every Saturday during the Festival.   We spoke to Studio Babette Puppet Theatre member Kerry Panavas from Where are you Cinderella?, as well as Toronto-based dance...

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Artists Emerging from the Indie Scene in Hamilton

Posted by on Jun 29, 2015

ALERT (Artistic Leadership and Entrepreneurial Training) is a new year-round arts education initiative that connects emerging artists in Hamilton, gives them opportunities to participate in workshops led by top professionals in Canadian theatre, and engages them in planning committees for a winter festival- set to launch in February 2016. As emerging artists, many of the participants have shows...

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Gallery shows that GREW

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015

Two of the full-length shows programmed at the Hamilton Fringe Festival this year premiered as short pieces in the Gallery mini-Series: Trevor Copp’s Air appeared at the 2014 Fringe and Radha Menon’s Ghost Train Riders (which has now been developed into the full-length Rukmini’s Gold) was a part of the 2013 festival. We spoke to playwright/creators Radha and Trevor about what...

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