Hamilton Fringe Festival welcomes children of all ages to our international series of family-friendly shows at Mills Hardware, free Kids Club arts-based workshops and activities, and Kids Club Fun Day at the Fringe Club!

KIDS CLUB & FAMILY PROGRAMMING
There's lots of stuff for kids and families to do at Hamilton Fringe!

Hamilton Fringe Festival offers loads of family programming specifically created for Fringers of all ages to enjoy.

 

 

Family Fringe Hub programming at Bridgeworks Event Space includes Family Fringe shows and Kids Club Camp workshops as wide-ranging, fun, and wacky as the Hamilton Fringe Festival shows presented on our stages. Workshop topics include music, dance, storytelling, and more!

We are keeping the Kids Club Camp accessible by opening up FREE daily arts-based workshops July 25-31! 

Pop by and stay with your kids to enjoy exciting guest appearances and performance-based activities outdoors WEEKDAYS at 12pm at the Family Fringe Hub for FREE.

WEEKENDS from 10:30am to 2:30pm are for play! Join us under the big tent on Saturday, July 30th for our Family Fringe Carnival Day and Sunday, July 31st for kids crafts and more.

This year we have three great Family Fringe shows to choose from playing at our new Family Fringe Hub. Come join us as we sing and dance and make a joyous noise together!

Read more about Family Fringe and Kids Club Camp events below.

FAMILY FRINGE at Mills Hardware

Three international plays for kids and families!

CURSED!
Bad Monster | Toronto

CURSED!
Bad Monster | Toronto

Genre: Musical/Concert/Opera, Theatre—Comedy
Duration: 60 mins
Warnings: Fog
Age Suitability: All Ages (everyone - including young children and sensitive viewers)

Jessie has always had bad luck. It runs in her family. So it’s no surprise that when she tags along on her parent’s archaeological dig to the Roman Baths, she discovers a curse tablet that awakens the ancient gods. With Hermes as her guide, Jessie embarks on a musical adventure to the underworld to face the past and change her luck for good.

Kids 2-12 Years: $5 (+fees)
General: $12 (+fees)
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Story wizards
Piti Theatre Company | Shelburne Falls, MA

Story Wizards
Piti Theatre Company | Shelburne Falls, MA

Genre:Magic, Storytelling, Theatre—Comedy
Duration: 60 mins
Warnings: None
Age Suitability: All Ages (everyone - including young children and sensitive viewers)

Someone's stolen the Story Wizard's tales. Luckily, he discovers a musical being named Laurella living in a giant mushroom who introduces him to . . . the audience! New stories are born from children's suggestions and onstage participation. Kids even get their own Calling Cards to prove they've become the Story Wizards. "Guileless storytelling and sweet slapstick to charm an audience of any age." – Boston Arts Review

Kids 2-12 Years: $5 (+fees)
General: $12 (+fees)
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Turtle Knows Your Name and Other Tales
Nava Sarracino | Anchorage, AK

Turtle Knows Your Name and Other Tales
Nava Sarracino | Anchorage, AK

Genre:Storytelling/Solo Show
Duration: 60 mins
Warnings: None
Age Suitability: Young Audiences (children ages 0-12)

The entrée: A young boy has a problem—his name is so long that not one person can remember it. Still his granny insists he learn and use it. The boy thinks he has the longest name in the world, but could Granny’s be even longer? With the funny names, abundant dialogue and animal noises, you are sure to be entertained by this lively Carribean tale. Two bonus stories for dessert.

Kids 2-12 Years: $5 (+fees)
General: $12 (+fees)
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KIDS CLUB at the Fringe Club (190 King William St)

FREE kids' workshops and activities for curious young Fringers!

Please note that pre-registration is available for all Kids Club events. However, pre-registration is not required unless specified in the description. We can’t wait to see you at Kids Club!

Creative Self Portraits

Creative Self Portraits

Age Suitability: Kids ages 5-12 years

Location: Fringe Club (190 King William St)
Time: Tue, July 26 @ 2.00pm

Draw your favourite pair of shoes, your aunt's cat, or an abstract jumble of shapes and colours. With creative self-portraits, there are a billion ways to show who you are and what you are all about.

Kids 2-12 Years: FREE
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Intuition and Beats

Intuition and Beats

Age Suitability: Kids ages 5-12 years
Location: Fringe Club (190 King William St)
Time: Wed, July 26 @ 2.00pm

For beginners and beyond! Learn to use drum machines and other modern music tools to start your music journey the fun way. Ever wonder how musicians build songs without difficult music theory? Explore playing music with others or on your own. All easy all fun!
Kids 2-12 Years: FREE
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PLAY 'n' SWAY

PLAY 'n' SWAY

Age Suitability: Kids ages 5-12 years

Location: Fringe Club (190 King William St)
Time: Thu, July 27 @ 2.00pm

Kids movement workshop! More info coming soon... See you at Kids Club!

Kids 2-12 Years: FREE
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Hip-Hop Grooves and Freestyle with D-Fizz

Hip-Hop Grooves and Freestyle with D-Fizz

Age Suitability: Kids ages 5-12 years
Location: Fringe Club (190 King William St)
Time: Fri, July 28 @ 2.00pm

Come on and get down with your boy Dylan AKA D-Fizz! In this workshop, students will learn about some of the fundamentals of Hip-Hop Dance and learn how to freestyle to music and perform choreography.

Kids 2-12 Years: FREE
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Improv: Let's Laugh

Improv: Let's Laugh

Age Suitability: Kids ages 5-12 years

Location: Fringe Club (190 King William St)
Time: Sat, July 29 @ 12.30pm

Join critically acclaimed local playwright and comedian Carly Anna Billings for a silly exploration of the power of YES. All you need is your big beautiful brain and a smile or two!

Kids 2-12 Years: FREE
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Beginner Beading with Jaxon and Allison

Beginner Beading with Jaxon and Allison

Age Suitability: Kids ages 5-12 years
Location: Fringe Club (190 King William St)
Time: Sat, July 29 @ 11.00am

This workshop will show how to do single thread, flat beading around a mirror center, complete with a beautiful simple edging and key ring.
Please note that preregistration is required for this event.
Kids 2-12 Years: FREE
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Fringe Club Presents: KIDS CLUB FUN DAY

On Saturday, July 29, the Fringe Club is hosting Kids Club Fun Day! From 11.00am to 4.00pm, Fringe Club activities will be specially designed for children and families. Come out to Kids Club Family Fun Day for some fun with the whole family!

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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