Accessing Fringe Venues

Detailed information about the venues involved in the 2022 Hamilton Fringe Festival.

The Hamilton Fringe Festival takes place at more than 15 indoor and outdoor physical venues across the City of Hamilton. Click on each of the venues below for details about their location, how to get there, and on-site accessibility.

If you have questions about accessing online content, please contact boxoffice@hftco.ca.

Main Venues

Bridgeworks Stage & Family Fringe Hub

BRIDGEWORKS STAGE & FAMILY FRINGE HUB

Address: 200 Caroline Street North, Hamilton ON, L8R 0A6

Accessibility Notes: 0 steps/stairs; wheelchair accessible seating; wheelchair accessible washroom; gender neutral washroom; changing table available

Website: https://bridgeworks.ca

Theatre Aquarius Studio

THEATRE AQUARIUS STUDIO

Address: 190 King William Street, Hamilton ON, L8R 1A8

Accessibility Notes: This is an accessible venue. More details coming soon!

Website: https://theatreaquarius.org/

The Players’ Guild of Hamilton

THE PLAYERS' GUILD OF HAMILTON

Address: 80 Queen Street South, Hamilton ON, L8P 3R8

Accessibility Notes: 3 steps up to front door, 3 steps down at exit door, ramp available to enter and exit the building, 0 steps/stairs once inside the building; limited wheelchair accessible seating; wheelchair accessible washroom; gender neutral washroom; no changing table available

Website: https://playersguild.org/

The Zoetic

THE ZOETIC

Address: 526 Concession Street, Hamilton ON, L8V 1A6

Accessibility Notes: 2 steps into the lobby area, wheelchair ramp available to enter/exit the building (staff escort required, concession area is not wheelchair accessible; limited wheelchair accessible seating; wheelchair accessible washroom; no gender neutral washroom; no changing table available; the floor inside the auditorium is sloped

Website: https://www.thezoetic.ca/

Fringe Mini Bar

CASBAH LOUNGE

CASBAH LOUNGE

Address: 306 King Street West, Hamilton ON, L8P 1B1
Note: audience entrance via patio on Queen Street South, look for the sign!

Accessibility Notes: 1 step up to patio level to enter the building, removable ramp available, 0 steps/stairs once inside the building; wheelchair accessible seating; wheelchair accessible washroom; gender neutral washroom; no changing table available

Website: https://casbahlounge.ca/

Fringe Club at Theatre Aquarius

Fringe Club Patio & Marketplace

FRINGE CLUB PATIO & MARKETPLACE

Address: Outside Theatre Aquarius, 190 King William St, Hamilton ON, L8R 1A8

Accessibility Notes: This is an accessible venue by sidewalk entry

Website: https://theatreaquarius.org/

Fringe Club Outdoor Stage

FRINGE CLUB OUTDOOR STAGE

Address: Outside Theatre Aquarius, 190 King William St, Hamilton ON, L8R 1A8

Accessibility Notes: This is an accessible venue by sidewalk entry

Website: https://theatreaquarius.org/

Main box office

MAIN BOX OFFICE

Address: Outside Theatre Aquarius, 190 King William St, Hamilton ON, L8R 1A8

Accessibility Notes: This is an accessible tent by sidewalk

Hours: July 20-31, 2022, 11:30am-10:00pm

Website: https://theatreaquarius.org/

Bring Your Own Venue (BYOV)

BYOV #1 | Theatre Aquarius Backstage

BYOV #1 | THEATRE AQUARIUS BACKSTAGE

Address: 190 King William Street, Hamilton ON, L8R 1A8

Accessibility Notes: The backstage areas of Theatre Aquarius being used for this show are NOT accessible. The House Key Project is an experiential guided tour; audience members will be walking and traveling to different spaces throughout the show. The company advises "A lot of walking! 86 stairs! Dark spaces! Low ceilings!"

Website: https://theatreaquarius.org/

BYOV #2 | HAMILTON CONSERVATORY FOR THE ARTS

BYOV #2 | HAMILTON CONSERVATORY FOR THE ARTS

Address: 126 James Street South, Hamilton, ON, L8P 2Z4

Accessibility Notes: This venue is NOT accessible for mobility device users; 2 steps to enter and exit building/small ramp at the back (staff escort required), flight of stairs up to performance space (the staircase is broken up by 2 landings where someone may momentarily rest on a chair); wheelchair accessible seating is not available; accessible washroom (2nd floor); gender neutral washroom (2nd floor); no changing table available

Website: https://hcarts.ca/

BYOV #3 | The Staircase—STUDIO THEATRE

BYOV #3 | THE STAIRCASE—STUDIO THEATRE

Address: 27 Dundurn Street North, Hamilton ON, L8R 3C9

Accessibility Notes: 5 steps up to the café and lobby area/ramp entrance at back (will require staff escort), 0 steps/stairs once inside the building; limited wheelchair accessible seating; wheelchair accessible washroom; gender neutral washroom; no changing table available

Website: https://staircasehamilton.com/

BYOV #4 | The Staircase—BRIGHT ROOM

BYOV #4 | THE STAIRCASE—BRIGHT ROOM

Address: 27 Dundurn Street North, Hamilton ON, L8R 3C9

Accessibility Notes: the Bright Room is NOT accessible for mobility device users; full flight of stairs up to the performance space, 5 steps up to the café area and lobby area/ramp entrance at back (will require staff escort), 0 steps/stairs once inside the building; wheelchair accessible seating not available; wheelchair accessible washroom not available; gender neutral washroom; no changing table available

Website: https://staircasehamilton.com/

BYOV #5 | MILLS HARDWARE

BYOV #5 | MILLS HARDWARE

Address: 95 King Street East, Hamilton ON, L8N 1A9

Accessibility Notes: 5 steps down to the seating area/separate ramp entrance (will require staff escort), 0 steps/stairs once inside the building; wheelchair accessible seating; wheelchair accessible washroom; gender neutral washroom; no changing table available

Website: https://www.millshardware.ca/

BYOV #6 | DEFINING MOVEMENT DANCE

BYOV #6 | DEFINING MOVEMENT DANCE

Address: 624 Upper James Street, Hamilton ON, L9C 2Z1

Accessibility Notes: Defining Dance Movement is NOT accessible for mobility device users; full flight of stairs steps down to performance area; wheelchair accessible seating not available; wheelchair accessible washroom not available; gender neutral washroom; no changing table available.

The Movement Museum is an experiential guided tour; audience members will be walking and traveling to different spaces throughout the show.

Moving Life Perpetual features intensive audience participation. The company advises "This 2 hour show is fully participatory. Everyone who is admitted will be required to participate in a dance workshop and ultimately perform. There are no spectators and there is no audience."

Website: https://definingmovementdance.com/index.html

BYOV #7 | The Westdale

BYOV #7 | THE WESTDALE

Address: 1014 King Street West, Hamilton ON, L8S 1L4

Accessibility Notes: 0 steps/stairs to access performance area or main washrooms; limited wheelchair accessible seating; wheelchair accessible washroom; gender neutral washroom (down a flight of stairs); changing table available (up a flight of stairs).

Website: https://www.thewestdale.ca/

BYOV #8 | Mosaic

BYOV #8 | MOSAIC

Address: 431 Barton Street East, Hamilton ON, L8L 2Y5

Accessibility Notes: 0 steps/stairs; wheelchair accessible seating; wheelchair accessible washroom; gender neutral washroom; no changing table available.

Website: https://mosaichamilton.ca/

Bring Your Own Virtual Venue (BYOV²)

BYOV² shows

BRING YOUR OWN VIRTUAL VENUE (BYOV²)

Each virtual show is unique - some shows are audio experiences, some are recordings available to view on-demand, and some are digital offerings at a scheduled date and time. Please review each show description carefully in the Event Listings for information about closed captions and transcripts.

The Hamilton Fringe Festival Box Office will not be able to offer you technical support if there is a technical issue with your show, but we will have a Tech Support Contact for each BYOV² show who you can direct questions to. Reach out to us at boxoffice@hftco.ca or call 289-698-2234 if your virtual show is not accessible to you and we will connect you with the Tech Support Contact. We will be available to support you with any ticket-related problems, please visit the Box Office Info page to view our Frequently Asked Questions.

Accessibility Notes: all shows require some Internet connectivity; all shows require a device like a smartphone, tablet or computer; some shows are designed to be experienced while you walk or move through space

Visual Fringe

REDCHURCH CAFÉ + GALLERY

REDCHURCH CAFÉ + GALLERY

Address: 68 King Street East, Hamilton ON, L8N 1A6

Website: https://www.redchurchcafe.com/

Accessibility Notes: Coming soon!

RELAY COFFEE ROASTERS

RELAY COFFEE ROASTERS

Address: 27 King William Street, Hamilton ON, L8R 1A1

Website: https://www.relaycoffee.com/

Accessibility Notes: Coming soon!

VINTAGE COFFEE ROASTERS

VINTAGE COFFEE ROASTERS

Address: 977 King Street East, Hamilton ON, L8M 1C3

Website: http://www.vintagecoffeeroasters.ca/

Accessibility Notes: Coming soon!

Visual Fringe Partners

Festival Program Pick-up Locations

Grab a physical copy of this year’s Festival Program at any one of these locations:

The Cannon | 179 Ottawa St. N.
Coach & Lantern | 384 Wilson St. E., Ancaster
Democracy Coffee House | 202 Locke St. S.
Detour Cafe | 41 King St. W., Dundas
Emerald Coffee Co. | 340 Barton St. E.
Mulberry Coffeehouse | 193 James St. N.
Paisley Coffeehouse & Eatery | 1020 King St. W.
Playhouse Cinema | 177 Sherman Ave. N.
Redchurch Cafe + Gallery | 68 King St. E.
Relay Coffee | 27 King William St & 27 Dundurn St N
Vintage Coffee Roasters | 977 King St. E.
The Zoetic | 526 Concession St.

Sponsors and Partners