BorderLight 2022

Welcome back! It is with great pride that we build our 2022 Festival to illuminate the borders that divide us and foster reciprocal connections between Cleveland and the global community, especially as we move out of this period of isolation. After the last two years, we all deserve a jolt from the normal, and artists deserve a platform for their work. BorderLight will remain anchored in downtown Cleveland, in venues from Playhouse Square to Public Square, making the festival accessible to visitors from across the city and beyond. We will be thoughtful as we plan our 2022 Festival to make sure the safety of our patrons, artists, staff, and volunteers is foremost. On this page, you'll find answers to your questions, suggestions for how to fill your days, and details on all of our venues. Take a look!

"Creatures" by Roger Titley

Festival FAQs

Hotel Partners

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Crowne Plaza Cleveland at Playhouse Square

Located in the vibrant theatre district, right on glittering Playhouse Square, the Crowne Plaza at Playhouse Square hotel will leave guests cheering. The rooms and suites provide everything both leisure and business travelers desire. The intimate lobby and professional staff are always ready to help make this boutique-style hotel a great place to wind down after a night on the town.

The Crowne Plaza Cleveland at Playhouse Square is generously offering BorderLight attendees a discounted rate. To receive this rate, you must use the link provided here, and book by June 28.


Hilton Cleveland Downtown

100 Lakeside Avenue East, Cleveland, OH 44114


Holiday Inn Express Cleveland Downtown

629 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114


Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade

420 Superior Ave E, Cleveland, OH 44114


Marriott Cleveland Downtown at Key Tower

1360 West Mall Dr, Cleveland, OH 44114

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Metropolitan at The 9

2017 East 9th Street, Cleveland, OH 44115


The Westin Downtown Cleveland

777 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

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Cleveland Hostel

2090 West 25th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113

Restaurant Partners


Modeled after the legendary 400+ year-old Hofbräuhaus in Munich, Germany! Guests are now able to enjoy many of the traditions from Germany that have made Hofbräuhaus famous. From the traditionally decorated rooms in the building to the beer that is brewed on-site, and of course the excellent German fare, Hofbräuhaus Cleveland is a memorable experience for all.

Hofbrauhaus Cleveland is generously offering BorderLight attendees a 10% discount on their meals. Show your festival ticket to your server to redeem this discount on the day of your show(s).


  • Bin 216
  • Cibreo Italian Kitchen
  • Ghost Light Restaurant & Lounge at the Crowne Plaza Hotel
  • Yours Truly
  • Sittoo's Pita and Salads
  • Republic Food & Drink
  • District


  • Rebol
  • Otani Noodle
  • Turn Bar & Kitchen
  • Taza Lebanese
  • Mabel's BBQ

For more dining ideas on the east side of our footprint, visit the Playhouse Square dining guide.

Learn About Our Venues:

Each venue page also includes a list of shows playing at that particular venue.


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