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 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 2022 there will be four such awards given.

Best in BYOV
The Best In BYOV award recognizes the highest overall ticket sales among all BYOV productions that year.

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

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 – including our digital/online offerings.

Vote for the 2022 Audience Choice Award

This Years' Winners

Best in Venue – Theatre Aquarius

SOMETHING SMALL, SOMETHING SWEET
HB Productions | Hamilton ON

Best in Venue – The Zoetic

THE NIGHT THEY RAIDED MCMASTER
Theatre Erebus Inc. | Hamilton ON

Best in Venue – Bridgeworks

UNMATCHED
Levity Theatre Co. | Ottawa ON

Best in Venue – Players’ Guild

Too Big For Her Britches
Lisa Pezik | Ancaster ON

Best in Venue – Casbah Lounge

MEDITAISH
ARE YOU WELL? | Hamilton ON

Best in Series – Family Fringe

THE 4 GRANDMASTERS OF STREET DANCE
Whoa Entertainment | Hamilton ON

Best in Series – Bring Your Own Virtual Venue

MAKING IT UP (ONE PLAYWRIGHT TO ANOTHER)
One Playwright Productions | Toronto ON

Best in Series – BYOV

END WITH A KISS
Red Brick Theatre | Hamilton ON

Staircase Studio Theatre

Audience Choice Award

THE HOUSE KEY PROJECT
Porch Light Theatre | Hamilton ON

Theatre Aquarius Backstage

Critics’ Pick

WHALE FALL
Same Boat Theatre Company | Hamilton ON

Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts

Best in Fringe

END WITH A KISS
Red Brick Theatre | Hamilton ON

Staircase Studio Theatre

 

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 | 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.

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