Hamilton Fringe Festival

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

Apply to the Festival

The 14th annual Hamilton Fringe  July 20-30, 2017- Apply today!














The 2017 General Lottery and the Gallery mini-Series Lottery is now open!

The participants in each category will drawn live at the Lottery Party on Monday December 12th at 7pm at Mills Hardware, 95 King St. E..

HAMILTON FRINGE FESTIVAL: Apply to the main Hamilton Fringe Festival here. Deadline is December 9, 2016. Lottery party will be held at Mill Hardware, 95 King St. E. on Monday December 12, 2016 at 7pm.

BYOV (Bring Your Own Venue): Apply to BYOV here. First come, first serve. Remember, you need to provide the venue and there must be a minimum of two companies participating in order for the venue to be eligible. (Read application for full rules and regulations).

GALLERY MINI-SERIES: Apply to the Gallery Min-Series here. Lottery selection. These shows must not be more than 20 minutes and will be performed in a gallery on James St. N. (Read full application for full rules and regulations).


(9 slots available)

A BYOV (Bring Your Own Venue) is a venue located outside of the regular indoor venues that the Fringe Festival operates and programs via the General Fringe Lottery. BYOV agreements are negotiated between the applicant company and the proposed venue and are subject to approval by the Hamilton Fringe.

BYOVs come with substantial financial risk to the producing company and can involve a considerable amount of additional work.

All BYOV applicants are encouraged to contact the Hamilton Fringe to discuss their proposal in advance of submitting: info@hamiltonfringe.ca

The application form includes a full list of rules and regulations.

Applications DUE: Friday, March 10, 2017.
OR until all slots are filled, whichever comes first.