▪ Fringe 2017 Closes with a Bang!▪ And the Award goes to....▪ Up Next: Landline Fringe 2017 Closes with a Bang! What a great year for the 14th Ham

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What a great year for the 14th Hamilton Fringe Festival!

From the great audience turnout to the out-pouring of support from the community for our 'Love For All' campaign, we couldn't be more pleased with how it all went down.

A huge thank you to our sponsors, board members, volunteers, artists, and to YOU for making this festival such a great success!

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The 2017 Fringe awards were given out at the closing party on Sunday at Serve Ping Pong. And the award goes to...

Best of Fringe: This is Not a Musical: The Musical

Audience Choice Award: El Diablo of the Cards 2.0

Critic's Choice: The Elephant Girls

Best of Venue (Mills Hardware): Gilda: A Tribute to the Beloved Comedienne, Gilda Radner

Best of Venue (Theatre Aquarius): Laser Kiwi

Best of Venue (The Player's Guild): This is Not a Musical: The Musical

Best of Venue (Hamilton Theatre Inc): Swingin' In St. John's

Best of Venue (BYOV): The Lost Years

Best of Galleries: Normal Shmormal


This year, we created the Rainbow Awards to say a special thank you to individuals who made a big contribution to our 'Love For All' sticker campaign to counter the homophobic and sexist messages that defaced the posters of some of our queer and feminist shows.

The Rainbow Awards go to Titus Androgynous and Gay Jesus for organizing a special drag show on the last Saturday of the festival, and to Adam Bryan who created his own stickers too!


Coming this weekend: Landline, a show we're presenting in partnership with Summerworks Performance Festival. Part radio-play, part walking-tour, Landline is a curious exploration of feeling alone together. Your headphones guide you as your travel around the downtown core and share your experience with another audience member in Toronto. Landline is not like anything Hamilton has seen before.

It's one of the most anticipated shows of Summerworks 2017 and has been shouted out by BlogTO, Toronto Life, Toronto.com, and Novella Mag.

Click here to watch the trailer for Landline!

Landline will run from August 11th to 13th - but there are only 14 tickets available per day, so buy your tickets early if you don't want to be disappointed.


The Hamilton Fringe Festival would not be possible without the support of our government and community partners.

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