Our KICK OFF is the best (and most fun) way to choose what shows you will see at the Fringe this year! Each presenting company will have 90 seconds to offer a preview of their show- live and in real time, giving you a taste of the excitement to come at the festival this summer!
Hosted by the Canadian Comedy Award-winning comedian Dave Brennan (The Imponderables, Bill & Sons Towing web series, CHCH Television journalist), the event will also feature a Pan Am theme: athletes, cheerleaders, and other local personalities will square off in sports-themed improv games! (you might just see THIS GUY and SOME OF THESE GUYS too!)
In honour of our twelfth birthday, a panel of 12 year old judges will determine the WINNERS of the tournament and the night with culminate in an official awards ceremony.
This is an event you don't want to miss!
DATE: Wednesday July 15th
LOCATION: Citadel Theatre, 28 Rebecca St
AFTER: After party at the Baltimore House (43 King William St)
TICKETS: $10 in advance- order ONLINE NOW, by donation at the door.
This event is produced with the support of the City of Hamilton’s All Things PanAm program.
Board member Kerry Jarvi & Outreach and Education Coordinator Robyn Cunningham with the 2014 Kick Off prizes!
We will have an amazing SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT THEMED Silent auction at this year's Kick Off! Some of the items you'll want to check out include:
▪ AppleTV (value $99) ▪ Overnight in HamOnt: includes a pair of tickets to an event at First Ontario Centre or Hamilton Place plus accommodation for two at the Sheraton Hamilton Hotel (value $500) ▪ Hockey Sticks signed by Doug Gilmour, Nic Nattress & more (priceless!) ▪ Glass Tiger wall mount signed by the band (priceless!) ▪ And so many more amazing items!!!
Never ‘Fringed’ before? Or curious about what this year’s festival has to offer?Board the FRINGE BUS on Friday July 17th!
The Fringe Bus offers an immersive tour of the festival hosted by The Hamilton Spectator’s JEFF MAHONEY!
Board the Bus at The Baltimore House (the Fringe Club!) and celebrate the city’s most lively theatrical fare with a tour of the Hamilton Fringe!
Whether you come with friends or make them as you ride, we’ll tour the city to point out all the Fringe hot spots; take in guest performances on route,
and drop into see one of the Gallery mini-Series: “SHORT Shows in SMALL Spaces” And we will do all this with Fringe guides, Fringe cameos,
and all the Fringe info you need to get you furiously “Fringing”!
The Family Fringe is back this year and features shows that are sure to please even the smallest Fringers!
Tickets are $10 for adults ($12 in advance),
$5 for kids 12 and under, Babes in Arms- FREE!
Plus FREE Activities each Saturday from 11AM -5PM
at the Ballerina Parkette at Theatre Aquarius (190 King William St)