▪ Guess who's performing at the Kick Off?▪ 15 Years of Fringe Exhibit opening July 13▪ Meet the 2018-19 ALERT Program Participants▪ TICKETS! TICKET


Join us at the Lincoln Alexander Centre (160 King St E) at 7:30pm on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 to Kick Off the 15th Hamilton Fringe Festival, with performances by Mayor Fred Eisenberger and City Councillors Jason Farr and Matthew Green!

Kick Off Politicians

Mayor Fred Eisenberger and City Councillors Jason Farr and Matthew Green will be performing at the Kick Off

That's right. Your favourite Hamilton politicians will be performing show-stopping musical numbers to help us celebrate the Fringe's 15th year. You do not want to miss this.

And the headlining the evening will be 30+ Fringe companies offering up 90-second previews of their shows - a great way to get a sneak peek into what is on offer during the festival. Pick up a program and a Binge Pass and you can plan your Fringe adventure!


Hamilton Aerial Group and Hammer City Samba at the 2017 Hamilton Fringe. Photo by Dave Pijuan-Nomura.

Afterwards, the Hamilton Aerial Group and Hammer City Samba will lead us over to Gore Park where you can grab a cold beer courtesy of Woodhouse Brewing ($5 tall can with your Backer Button) at our new outdoor Fringe Club, located just in front of Redchurch Café + Gallery (68 King St. E.) At the club you'll have the chance to mingle while you enjoy the musical stylings of Georgia Pines at our Kick Off After Party!

Tickets are $15 for our 15th year.
Available in advance online or at the door.


The Hamilton Fringe Festival marks a milestone year in 2018 and we will be celebrating some of the most significant accomplishments of the past 15 years including the growth of the summer festival, the founding of our winter site-specific festival Frost Bites, and the implementation of our education program, ALERT. Join us as we look back at the Fringe's rich history with 15 Years of Fringe, a special retrospective exhibit in Redchurch Café + Gallery (68 King St. E.), opening July 13.

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15 Years of Fringe opens on July 13 at Redchurch Cafe + Gallery

15 Years of Fringe is just one of the many events happening as part of the Fringe's new outdoor Fringe Club. We're thrilled to be offering 11 days of FREE music, art, food, beer, buskers, film and more in Gore Park.

Visit www.hamiltonfringe.ca/outdoors
for full programming line-up and more information.


We are so excited to welcome a brand new cohort of artistic producers into the 2018-19 ALERT Program. These emerging leaders will work with theatre artists and mentors to develop their artistic and producing skills, attend a diverse range of performances throughout the region, and help produce Frost Bites 2019.

Congratulations to Beekaa Abraham, Khaleel Gandhi, Rebekka Marianne, Victoria Hudson-Muir, Luis Arrojo, Anthony Raymond Yu, Aaron Joel Craig, and Dylan Vandemaele.

Click here to learn more about these new artistic producers.


We're expecting another knock-out year at the box office, so get your tickets early to avoid disappointment. Remember, 50% of tickets are always available at the door, and 100% of ticket sales go back to the artists so buy early and buy often!

NEW THIS YEAR: Seeing Fringe shows is easier than ever now that you can use your credit or debit card at the door (tap only)!

Regular Shows: $10-$12
Gallery Mini-Series: $8-$10
Children 12 and under: $5 (select shows only)

• All box office proceeds go directly to the Fringe artists
• Each patron is required to make a one-time purchase of a Fringe Backer Button ($5, available online and at-the-door)
• Prices above apply to cash sales at the door; service charges apply to credit card transactions and online purchases
• NO LATECOMERS accepted at any Fringe show




We've extended the deadline for Frost Bites 2019 and are accepting applications from emerging and mid-career artists across performance disciplines. Submit on or before July 13th, 2018 to be considered for the hottest winter site-specific performance festival in Hamilton!


Photo by Dave Pijuan

We have a ton of volunteer opportunities coming up at the 2018 Hamilton Fringe from ushering to box office to running around town, we have a volunteer role for everyone.

Get to know the festival in a brand new way, make a few friends, and see some shows for free while you're at it!

If you're interested in volunteering, fill out our online form at hamiltonfringe.ca/volunteer


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

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