Hamilton Fringe Festival

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

How does it work?

Eight site-specific companies have created site-specific performances at St Paul’s Presbyterian Church and New Vision United Church in downtown Hamilton. Each company performs multiple times over the course of an evening.

Photo of Megan English Dance by Joseph Amaral


  • Buy your Ticket! (you can do this online in advance or at the door, subject to availability)
  • Go to the Frost Bites hub – located in the Music Hall at New Vision United Church (24 Main St W)
  • Grab a festival program and review the schedule to select your first show!
  • Pick up a flag with the colour that corresponds with the show you would like to see.
  • When it’s time for the tour, an usher will lead all flag-bearers to the show location.
  • After the show, return to the Frost Bites Hub and repeat.
  • Included in your ticket is a nightly live concert by Montreal’s Thanya Iyer in the Music Hall at New Vision.

Photo of Thanya Iyer by Robin Cerutti