Hamilton Fringe Festival

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

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The 16th annual Hamilton Fringe  July 18-28, 2019














Applications to the 2019 Hamilton Fringe Festival
general lottery are now closed.

Fringe mini-Series and Visual Fringe lotteries close: January 22, with the selections live-streamed on January 23.

BYOV and Site-Specific Applications close: Friday March 1 or when all slots are filled, whichever comes first.

General Lottery Results are available ONLINE HERE.

With the exception of the Visual Fringe, the remaining applications are available through Eventotron.
Click here to be taken to the applications.


Visual Fringe: In celebration of Hamilton’s vibrant visual arts scene, we’ve created a category just for them! 12 artists will be chosen via lottery to present a piece of work at Redchurch Cafe & Gallery, our Fringe Club partner, during the 2019 festival. These applications are not submitted through Eventotron, but through another online portal. Click here for more information and to apply. 

Applications to the Visual Fringe are due: Tuesday January 22, 2019.
The draw will be live-streamed on Wednesday July 23, 2019.

Site-Specific: This year, we’ve partnered with Supercrawl to give one lucky company the chance to perform at Supercrawl 2019. To be considered, companies must participate in the 2019 Hamilton Fringe Site-Specific Category with a piece created on James St N. The winner will be selected by a jury and announced on the closing night of the festival.
Site-Specific applications are due March 1 or once all slots have been filled, whichever comes first.
Site-Specific applicants are asked to get in touch with the Fringe in advance of submitting your proposal: info@hamiltonfringe.ca

The mini-Series: After five years of short shows in galleries along James St N, the series has updated its name and found a new home at Tourism Hamilton. Six lucky companies will have the opportunity to present shows 20-minutes or less at the Visitor Centre located at 28 James St N. A great opportunity for seasoned and first-time Fringers alike!

Applications to the mini-Series are due: Tuesday January 22, 2019.
The draw will be live-streamed on Wednesday July 23, 2019.



  1. Go to Eventotron.com. If you have applied to the festival last year, log in using the same email and password. If you have never applied through Eventotron before, enter your email under ‘New User’ and hit ‘Register.’ You will be sent an email with further instructions on how to log in.
  2. After logging in, click ‘Festivals’ at the top left-hand corner of the screen. Scroll through the list of festivals until you find ‘Hamilton Fringe 2019.’ Click on ‘Apply’ to be taken to the application.
  3.  If you have not applied through Eventotron before, select ‘I’m creating a new event’ and follow the directions on the screen.
  4. After being taken to the Application form, fill in all the information. Please ensure you download and read your festival agreement thoroughly before applying. Be ready to pay your application fee online or to mail a cheque within 5 days of applying.