Hamilton Fringe Festival

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

Frost Bites Festival

A site-specific winter theatre festival

The third annual FROST BITES will run from February 15-18, 2018

Location To be Announced!

Apply to FROST BITES 2018 NOW 

APPLICATIONS DUE: Wednesday May 31, 2017


A) A party?
B) A festival?
C) A site-specific theatre performance?

The correct answer is D) All of the above.

FROST BITES is Hamilton’s only site-specific, winter theatre festival. The event features a diverse array of hot local artists presenting performance ‘bites’ throughout the buildings and grounds of unique found spaces, promising to heat up Hamilton  during the coldest month of the year! Each year we choose an exciting Hamilton location to create theatre in!

FROST BITES offers an immersive experience for both audience and performers. Audience members will have the opportunity to choose which shows they’d like to see and when. Performances will be ongoing and companies perform multiple performances per evening throughout the festival.

No performance is longer than 20 minutes.

Who is putting all of this together?

The festival is planned in partnership with members of The ALERT Program: Artistic Leadership and Entrepreneurial Training Program.

ALERT is an education program run by the Hamilton Festival Theatre Company, providing an opportunity for young up-and-coming artists to come together to learn, collaborate, and grow.
The 2016/17 team: Jenny Vasquez (ALERT Coordinator), Adam Lemieux (Budgeting), Carlyn Rhamey (Fundraising), Jesse Horvath (Curation), Adam Bryan (Social Media), Claudia Spadafora (Marketing) and Rose Hopkins (Sponsorship). They are a diverse group of playwrights, directors, designers, actors, producers – and they have worked hard to make this festival possible!

February 16-19, 2017

Location: Art Gallery of Hamilton