2016 Hamilton Fringe Festival Show El Diablo of the Cards. Photo Dave Pijuan-Nomura.

Plan Your 2017 Fringe Experience Early!

Nothing is more exciting than planning your Fringe experience in advance! Today is your chance to get first dibs on the 50+ shows and events we have planned for you at the 2017 Hamilton Fringe Festival. Tickets go on sale today at 8am.

Our festival runs from July 20-July 30 and will take place in 10 venues in downtown Hamilton. Plan your summer theatre experience early!

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Martha Chaves

KICK OFF: The Tradition Rendition features 40+ live previews of the 2017 shows!

The Kick Off gives each participating company 90 seconds to offer previews of their shows- giving audiences a taste of the excitement to come at the festival this summer!

In recognition of the 150th anniversary of Canada's confederation, the event will also feature performances from Hamiltonians who trace their origins to many different cultures from around the world. Join us in this unique celebration of Hamilton talent! Join in the fun and help us launch the 14th Edition of the Hamilton Fringe Festival!

The Official Kick-off begins at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday July 19 at the Lincoln Alexander Centre – 160 King St. E.

We are THRILLED to announce that the MC for this year’s Fringe Kick-off is stand-up superstar, Martha Chaves!

Tickets for the Kick-off are limited and available for $10 in advance (online charges apply) or Pay-What-You-Can at the door.


Our 2017 Hamilton Fringe artists need you- especially the ones from out of town!

Do you have a spare room that you would like to share with a 2017 Fringe artist? Hosting an artist in your home is a fun and interactive way to be a part of the Hamilton Fringe. Get to know an out-of-towner and show them some Hamilton hospitality while they are here!

We'll give you a complimentary Fringe Binge Pass (that's 6 shows) & Backer Button for your kindness. Click on the button below to fill out a Billet Host application. The artists thank you!

Want to be an integral part of the festival this summer? Apply to be a Venue Captain and have the best summer of your life!

For ten epic days in July, the Hamilton Fringe Festival will welcome artists and audiences of every kind from across the country and around the world. It is an exciting time to be in the city, meeting and greeting new people and watching the Festival unfold. That’s why volunteers return again and again to the Fringe experience. You can apply to be a Venue Captain - or sign up for one of the many volunteer roles!
If you want to enjoy the Fringe up close, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@hamiltonfringe.ca


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

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