Best of Fringe

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2022 Hamilton Fringe Festival Best of Fringe Awards!

The annual Best of Fringe awards are given to the most popular shows in the Hamilton Fringe Festival at the end of the festival each year. There’s also the Critic’s Choice Award, as well as a chance to have your say with the Audience Choice award. Here are the categories we recognize:

Best in Venue
The Best In Venue award recognizes the highest overall ticket sales in each of our main Fringe venues. In 2023 there will be four such awards given.

Best in Series
The Best In Series award recognizes the highest overall ticket sales among all three Fringe series productions that year, including Family Fringe, Fringe Mini Bar, and indie venues.

Best in Fest
The Best In Fringe award recognizes the highest overall ticket sales among all live ticketed productions that year, including at indie venues.

Critics’ Choice Award
The Critics’ Choice Award is adjudicated by a panel of established and independent regional arts journalists each year.

Audience Choice Award
This is your chance to vote for your favourite show—it’s the prize that YOU decide. Members of the public can nominate any ticketed show from the festival, from any venue.

Vote for the 2022 Audience Choice Award

This Years' Winners

Critic’s Pick

Do You Think You’re Better Than Me?
Small Friend Tall Friend | Toronto ON

The Zoetic

Audience Choice Award

The Green Room
The Plot Hole Company | Dundas ON

The Players’ Guild of Hamilton

Best in Venue – Mills Hardware

The ADHD Project
Carlyn Rhamey/Squirrel Suits Productions | Hamilton ON

Best in Venue – Theatre Aquarius Studio

Church Boyfriends & Other Impure Thoughts
Alison Fishburn | Paris ON

Best in Venue – The Players’ Guild of Hamilton

The Green Room
The Plot Hole Company | Dundas ON

Best in Venue – The Zoetic

Death By Shakespeare
Urban Eclipse Theatre Company | Hamilton ON

Best in Series – Family Fringe

CURSED!
Bad Monster | Toronto ON

Mills Hardware

Best in Series – Mini Bar

WHY
Bon Mots Productions | Hamilton ON

Relay Coffee Roasters

Best in Series – Indie Venues

Bimbos In Space!
Femmepire | Hamilton ON

The Westdale

Best in Fringe

Bimbos In Space!
Femmepire | Hamilton ON

The Westdale

Festival Schedule (COMING SOON)

Festival Program Pick-up Locations

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

  • The Cannon | 180 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
  • Tourism Hamilton | 28 James St N
  • Vintage Coffee Roasters | 977 King St E

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