Mills Hardware

95 King St. E.
Hamilton ON  L8N 1A9

Phone: 905-777-1223

Mills Hardware

Mills Hardware is a unique and award-winning event new event space in Hamilton with a special focus on local and community groups.

With exposed brick and soaring ceilings, the venue has a 144-person capacity main room, complete with a stage, lighting, sound, projection, and a full-service bar. This performance space can be used for art openings, book launches, live music performances, theatre, dance, readings, lectures, corporate meetings and functions, wedding receptions, yoga, media events, you name it. Professional acoustic treatments lend the room a full and rich sound and the venue's audio-visual amenities can make any event a show-stopper.

Mills also provides office space for Hamilton arts and community groups at reasonable rates. Both the Hamilton Fringe Festival and Centre Français are headquartered in our building.

In addition, four basement rooms are available for rent — perfect for small group rehearsals (music or theatre), temporary artist studios, or any other arts-related need.

Mills Hardware is managed and booked by Sonic Unyon Records. You may know us from our indie record label, as well as Supercrawl, Because Beer, Seven Sundays in Gage Park, and the Hamilton Blues & Roots Festival. Don't know us from any of those? Then, hello — it's a pleasure to meet you.

If you have any questions about Mills Hardware or would like a tour, please leave a message for us here or email us at millshardwarehamilton [at] gmail.com.

A community-based performance space for art, theatre, dance, live music, speakers, and more.

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Price Range: (10-30)
Parking: Street, Parking Lot

Categories: Concert Venue




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Past Events

Bonjay +

Bonjay +
07:00 pm - 27 May 2018

At Mills Hardware

BONJAY + TOO ATTACHED THE DIVERSITY TOUR Forward-thinking pop duos Bonjay and Too Attached embark on The Diversity Tour, poking fun at our current cultural obsession...

Marah in the Mainsail, Dave Pomfret at Mills Hardware

Marah in the Mainsail, Dave Pomfret at Mills Hardware
08:00 pm - 25 May 2018

At Mills Hardware

Tickets: ticketf.ly/2prRoFT Doors: 8:00PM Ages: 19+ Cinematic is the word most often used to describe Marah in the Mainsail's sound. Precise yet primitive jungle...

Frog Eyes

Frog Eyes
07:00 pm - 21 May 2018

At Mills Hardware

Frog Eyes have made their last album. 17 years after their teetering debut, the Vancouver band unveils Violet Psalms—a giddy lament; a gnashing jubilee; a rain-drenched...

Matthew Barber & Joshua Hyslop live at Hamilton, on

Matthew Barber & Joshua Hyslop live at Hamilton, on
07:00 pm - 19 May 2018

At Mills Hardware

The songs on Phase Of The Moon were conceived in a tiny studio apartment in the quaint Paris neighbourhood of Montmartre where Matthew and his wife spent a month...

In My Coma

In My Coma
08:00 pm - 18 May 2018

At Mills Hardware

In My Coma From struggle comes strength, from perseverance comes professionalism and from passion comes creative excellence. For Toronto-based alternative rock band...

Altameda + The Redhill Valleys

Altameda + The Redhill Valleys
07:00 pm - 16 May 2018

At Mills Hardware

Edmonton-based Altameda (æl-tah-MI-da) formed out of a recording session for singer-songwriter Troy Snaterse, but quickly became a group effort to create something...

Lindi Ortega

Lindi Ortega
07:00 pm - 11 May 2018

At Mills Hardware

When Lindi Ortega went in search of some quiet last year, the award-winning artist was pleasantly surprised to find a voice she hadn’t heard in some time – her...

David Beckingham, Jennifer Budd

David Beckingham, Jennifer Budd
07:00 pm - 10 May 2018

At Mills Hardware

David Beckingham spent the last 14 years touring, writing and recording with the Canadian Juno Award nominated trio, Hey Ocean. During this time his own catalogue...

SC Mira + Modern Space

SC Mira + Modern Space
07:00 pm - 06 May 2018

At Mills Hardware

They are five painfully unique, flawed individuals, that despite their differences, have created something that is difficult to define. For Sc Mira, there is no...

Megative + Kojo "Easy" Damptey

Megative + Kojo "Easy" Damptey
08:00 pm - 05 May 2018

At Mills Hardware

Fusing the spirit of late-70’s UK punk and reggae with today’s sense of urgency and foreboding to create a deep, dense, subterranean dub, MEGATIVE is an NYC...

Great Lake Swimmers. Megan Bonnell

Great Lake Swimmers. Megan Bonnell
07:30 pm - 04 May 2018

At Mills Hardware

A Forest Of Arms is the sixth album from Tony Dekker’s Great Lake Swimmers and the follow up to 2012’s New Wild Everywhere. With a surging rhythm section, razor...

Wired To The Sky // Abigail Lapell // Ben Somer

Wired To The Sky // Abigail Lapell // Ben Somer
07:00 pm - 03 May 2018

At Mills Hardware

7pm Tickets $10 Adv. $15 @ the door // Ben Somer soundcloud.com/bensomer Ben Somer is a gifted songwriter with a knack for storytelling. His works are painstakingly...

Ben Caplan + Dave Gould

Ben Caplan + Dave Gould
07:00 pm - 01 May 2018

At Mills Hardware

Ben Caplan is a genre bending songwriter and a performer with a captivating presence. From the moment he walks onto the stage, you are filled with his infectious...

The Never-Ending Present: Michael Barclay

The Never-Ending Present: Michael Barclay
07:30 pm - 24 April 2018

At Mills Hardware

I will be reading and interviewed on-stage by Stuart Berman, a Hamilton resident who contributes regularly to Pitchfork, has worked as a producer at CBC's Q, and...

Carlos Morgan

Carlos Morgan
07:30 pm - 20 April 2018

At Mills Hardware

Carlos Morgan, talented singer/songwriter/producer/performer is poised to break on a global level! The Juno Award winner , Canadian Urban Music Award Recipient,...

Little Miss Higgins, Ethan Paxton

Little Miss Higgins, Ethan Paxton
07:00 pm - 18 April 2018

At Mills Hardware

Little Miss Higgins: From the Great Northern Plains, Little Miss Higgins struts and serenades her way onto any stage playing music brewed up in early country blues,...

Stacey Kay + Hamilton Children's Choir

Stacey Kay + Hamilton Children's Choir
02:00 pm - 15 April 2018

At Mills Hardware

Stacey Kay was a finalist on America's Got Talent and is a recording artist in Toronto. Come see Stacey Kay perform with her band featuring Josh Try, Mark Laidman,...

Kevin Devine + Math Club (solo)

Kevin Devine + Math Club (solo)
07:00 pm - 11 April 2018

At Mills Hardware

Irish Mythen + Robin Benedict

Irish Mythen + Robin Benedict
07:00 pm - 08 April 2018

At Mills Hardware

True power inspires awe, and Irish Mythen packs a lot of it – lyrical, musical, and personal – into a relatively small frame. Mythen is a globetrotting troubadour...

Easter Sunday at Mills Hardware

Easter Sunday at Mills Hardware
10:30 am - 01 April 2018

At Mills Hardware

A joyful and exuberant worship celebration of Jesus' resurrection featuring the Graceworks Worship Team led by Christopher Clause. Our guest speaker will be Canadian...

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