Hamilton Fringe Festival 2021

Hamilton Fringe Festival 2021

30+ companies offer a bold and innovative slate of shows over 12 days in July.

Our 17th summer festival, the 2021 Hamilton Fringe Festival features shows both online and outdoor live-at-a-distance.

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This summer, the Hamilton Fringe Festival will share the biggest offering of unabashed and unjuried theatre produced right here in Hamilton. Offered online or live-at-a-distance, shows range from silly to intimate, scary to friendly, and zany to avant-garde. There will be something for everyone in the family––kids, teens, and adults. So cast to your TV, tune into your laptop (or your tablet or smartphone), or order right to your door an experience that is sure to evoke the human condition in all its heartfelt, funny, and fringy forms. The Hamilton Fringe Festival runs July 14-25, 2021.

This year, the Hamilton Fringe Festival includes the following unjuried performance series:


Remember plays ON AN ACTUAL STAGE? Catch full-length Fringe plays performed and recorded live on stage! Streaming on-demand throughout the festival.


A Family Fringe play recorded LIVE ONSTAGE for the whole family to enjoy. Streaming on-demand throughout the festival.


40-minute online Fringe offerings to satisfy any taste! This series also includes our BYOV² (Bring Your Own Virtual Venue) offerings. Streaming on-demand throughout the festival.


Back by popular demand, our theatrical curbside delivery series returns. Order a 20-minute performance right to your front lawn.

In addition to our unjuried shows, the festival also features:


A sneak peak at our new series launching officially in 2022 and originally scheduled for our outdoor stage (NOW ONLINE). The new Fringe All-Access series will feature a free performance event, selected by our Community Curators Circle made up of arts enthusiasts from across disciplines and to represent the diversity of our artistic and local community. Fringe All-Access shows are presented in such a way as to offer access to as wide an array of people as possible.


In addition, the Hamilton Fringe Festival will once again offer exciting Fringe Club programming for Fringers of all ages as part of our DIGITAL FRINGE CLUB and KIDS CLUB CAMP online. We are continuing to look for ways to activate our outdoor Fringe Club Patio this summer, to provide an additional space to socialize, reflect, and celebrate Fringe artists.


Pay-What-You-Can-Afford pricing, $5-20 + fees

Digital Fringe Backer ‘Button’, $5 (one-time purchase)

6-Play, 10-Play, and **NEW** 20-Play Passes

Tickets are available 24 hours a day at boxoffice.hamiltonfringe.ca and in person from July 14-25 at the Fringe Club Patio

Tickets, ‘Buttons’, and Passes can be purchased in advance only (no door sales), either online at boxoffice.hamiltonfringe.ca or at our On-site Festival Box Office located just outside Bridgeworks Event Space (125 Barton St W) from July 14-25.

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