Hamilton Fringe

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

Frost Bites

A site-specific winter performance festival

The sixth edition of Frost Bites will take place from February 11 to February 14, 2021.

Passes On Sale Now!

Hamilton Fringe is pleased to announce the local line-up of Frost Bites companies:⁠

  • blue light collective (Hamilton, ON)
  • Femmepire⁠ (Hamilton, ON)
  • Future Leisure (Vancouver, BC)
  • Passing Through Theatre (Hamilton, ON)
  • Tuesday Choir (Hamilton, ON)⁠

    Congratulations to all and thank you to all the artists who applied.⁠


FROST BITES is Hamilton’s only site-specific, winter performance festival. The event features a diverse array of hot local and national artists presenting performance ‘bites’ throughout the buildings and grounds of unique found spaces, promising to heat up Hamilton during the coldest month of the year. Each year we choose an exciting Hamilton location to create theatre in! In 2021 the festival offers an array of small, physically distanced live performances and playfully interactive digital performances. Join us as we heat up Hamilton during the coldest month of the year!

FROST BITES offers an immersive experience for both audience and performers. Audience members will have the opportunity to choose which shows they’d like to see and when. Performances are ongoing and repeated multiple times each evening throughout the festival.

Who is putting all of this together?

The festival is planned in partnership with members of The ALERT Program: Artistic Leadership and Entrepreneurial Training Program.

ALERT is an education program run by the Hamilton Fringe, providing an opportunity for young up-and-coming artists to come together to learn, collaborate, and grow.

The 2020-21 ALERT participants are Carly Anna Billings, Sophie Hughes, Manisha Maharajh, Mykola Paskaruk, Olivia ‘Margo’ Prunean, and Kit Simmons.