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The 2016 Hamilton Fringe Festival boasted the highest attendance and box office numbers in the festival’s history! Over 10,000 people attended the festival, with a total of $83,742 in revenue paid out to the artists – an increase of more than $21,000 from 2015!

Thank you to all the amazing companies, artists, sponsors, donors, funders, volunteers and staff members who made this possible!

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Photo: Dave Pijuan-Nomura

The following "best of" awards were given out at the Baltimore House the closing night of the Hamilton Fringe!

Best of Fringe: The Tragedy of Othella Moore
Audience Choice Award: #dirtygirl
Critics Choice Award (sponsored by the Hamilton Spectator): Bathtub Girls
Best of Venue (Hamilton Theatre Inc): The Five Lives of Colby Carter
Best of Venue (Theatre Aquarius): Anybody Else
Best of Venue (Players' Guild of Hamilton): Devil in the Details
Best of Venue (Mills Hardware): Saor (Free)
Best of Venue (BYOV): The Tragedy of Othella Moore
Best of Venue (Gallery Series): Sunshine Steps

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We had some amazing shows in this year's Fringe and 100% of ALL box office revenue went back to our artists. This means we rely on donations from supportive patrons and arts enthusiasts to keep the Hamilton Fringe going! The Hamilton Fringe only has a few months until we turn 14 so this means you only have a short time to appear on our #turning13 wall of fame!

If you enjoyed this year's Fringe please consider donating $13.00 as part of our #turning13 campaign

A modest donation of $13 will go a long way to supporting our growth this year and for years to come!

Are you an emerging arts professional with less than five years of professional experience? Want be part of an exciting organization and assist with Frost Bites, Hamilton's ONLY site-specific live performance festival? Apply for our 2016/17 ALERT program.

ALERT is an 8 month-long professional development program designed for emerging artistic leaders, 19 years and over who want to help redefine the theatre culture in Hamilton. 
Selected participants will work with mentors and other theatre artists to develop their artistic and producing skills, and assist with the 2017 Frost Bites Festival.

For more information visit our website.

To apply click here.

Deadline: September 6th

Frost Bites companies announced at our Fringe Kick Off!

Frost Bites is Hamilton's first site-specific live performance festival and will take place February 9-12 2017 at the Art Gallery of Hamilton. The eight companies chosen for the 2017 Frost Bites Festival are:
Make Art Theatre
Mooncalf Theatre
Open Heart
Sage for Stage
Sector N Collective
Teresa Seaton Studio and Gallery
Tough Love Company

Click here for more information about Frost Bites!

A big thank you to our amazing team of Fringe volunteers who donated their time, skills and amazing passion to this year's festival. The Fringe wouldn't exist without you!

The Fringe would not be possible without the support of our funders and government partners. Learn more here.

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