Hamilton Fringe

A 12-day unjuried theatre festival that happens every summer in downtown Hamilton

What is the Fringe?

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

With more than 50 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 2020 for our 17thyear.

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