Hamilton Fringe Festival

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


xosecret in partnership with Summerworks Performance Festival


Created by Dustin Harvey and Adrienne Wong
Audio Engineering by Shawn Bisson
Music composition by Eling Lien and Brian Riley
Map Artwork by Colleen MacIsaac
Photo by Mel Hattie

Show Type:


Running Time: 60 minutes

A performance that takes place in two places at once, Landline is a curious exposure to the feeling of being alone, together. You will become both the audience and the performer as you converse in real time via text message with a fellow participant in Toronto and go on an audio-guided, experiential walking tour. As the experience unfolds, you are prompted to share stories, memories, and secrets as the urban landscape transforms into a backdrop for the relationship forming between two strangers.

Presented in partnership with Summerworks Performance Festival

Important Notes:

  • There are only 14 tickets available per day. Book your ticket early to avoid disappointment.
  • Arrive 15 minutes before your departure time.
  • Dress appropriately to walk outside for 40 to 50 minutes.
  • Carry a cellphone with a texting plan and ensure your battery is fully charged. Landline uses SMS, regular rates apply. Spare phones will be onhand for audience members who do not have one.

Show Times:

Fri August 11: 1:00pm
Fri August 11: 1:15pm
Fri August 11: 1:30pm
Fri August 11: 1:45pm
Fri August 11: 2:00pm
Fri August 11: 2:15pm
Fri August 11: 2:30pm
Sat August 12: 1:00pm
Sat August 12: 1:15pm
Sat August 12: 1:30pm
Sat August 12: 1:45pm
Sat August 12: 2:00pm
Sat August 12: 2:15pm
Sat August 12: 2:30pm
Sun August 13: 1:00pm
Sun August 13: 1:15pm
Sun August 13: 1:30pm
Sun August 13: 1:45pm
Sun August 13: 2:00pm
Sun August 13: 2:15pm
Sun August 13: 2:30pm

Tickets: $15