Hamilton Fringe

Now in its 18th season, the Hamilton Fringe creates a platform for independent, emerging, and established theatre artists in Hamilton.

About Fringe


The Hamilton Fringe Festival is an action-packed performance event that takes place over 12 days each July in downtown Hamilton.

With a record 58 companies offering up musicals, dance, comedies, magic shows, dramas, and music in 400+ performances—there truly is something for everyone!

Bring your friends and family and join us in 2019 for our 16th year.

photo of Ewerton Martins by Dave Pijuan-Nomura


Five Guiding Principles of the Fringe:

  • The event is non-juried. Artists are chosen by lottery to ensure a random and unbiased process
  • 100% of ticket revenue is returned to the artists
  • There is artistic freedom—no censorship is allowed
  • Festivals must provide an affordable opportunity for artists and audiences to participate
  • Festivals promote and model inclusivity, diversity, and multiculturalism, and endeavor to incorporate this into all aspects of their organizations




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