GET READY FOR THE

2024 Fringe Festival

The 2024 BorderLight Theatre Festival will take place July 24-27 in downtown Cleveland.

We hope that BorderLight 2024 touches new communities, brings diverse creativity to Cleveland, and highlights the many talented artists we are lucky to share a home with.

GET READY FOR THE

2024 Fringe Festival

The 2024 BorderLight Theatre Festival will take place July 24-27 in downtown Cleveland.

We hope that BorderLight 2024 touches new communities, brings diverse creativity to Cleveland, and highlights the many talented artists we are lucky to share a home with.

BorderLight Festival 2024

July 24-27, 2024

BorderLight was conceived as a biennial festival, bringing national and international artists to Cleveland.

Along with our yearly Fringe Festival featuring independent artists, this year the BorderLight Theatre Festival also welcomes shows of international renown! We are thrilled to present 4 International Shows, 43 Fringe Shows, and 8 Workshops across 20 stages in and around the Playhouse Square District.

2024 SHOWS

Learn more about all the great shows you can see at BorderLight 2024, and buy your tickets online!

EXPLORE SHOWS WITH THESE FILTERS

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A Black Girls Space Oddity Comedy

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Afghan Kite Making

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Christmas in July

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Cinematic Devising

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Cleveland Comedy Festival Presents

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Clowning Around

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Dancy Fans: Intuitive Fan Dance for Beginners

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Elijah G Live! International Afrobeat Recording Artist

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Enter LegLand

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Fly Girl

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Future Perfect

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Give Us Our Stars: a trans play

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Good Vibes Fest Burlesque Extravaganza

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I Wear My Dead Sister’s Clothes

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Illuminate

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Immersive Rituals – Your Hero’s Journey

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Indigenous Liberation

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Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center Latin Social Dance Group

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Just Go With It

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Kamis Around Us

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Kindness Grows

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Luz Del Abismo

2024 VENUES

Explore our venues and their stages! From intimate basement theatres to outdoor bandstands, you'll be watching our shows in style.

CSU Street Entrance

CSU Theatre & Arts Building

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Idea Center at Playhouse Square

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Playhouse Square

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US Bank Plaza

2024 PRICING

Whether you join us for every show or just one, there's something for everyone...
and every budget!

Pick the perfect price for your budget, while feeling good about supporting BorderLight artists. BorderLight Fringe artists keep 70% of their box office revenue, so every ticket sold directly supports their work.

Fringe Ticket Pricing

Concession

On a budget? This is the perfect option for you. You don’t need to be a student, under 18, or over 65 to book at this rate.

$12.00

Standard

Our recommended tier!

Purchase a Standard ticket to help support the artists who perform on our stages.

$15.00

Pay-It-Forward

If you’re in a position to give a little more, pick this option to help subsidize Concession tickets and ensure that more people can experience live theatre.

$20.00

Fringe Ticket Packages

Binge on Fringe

Choose from:
4-pack: $55 ($13.75/ticket)
8-pack: $108 ($13.50/ticket)
12-pack: $153 ($12.75/ticket)
16-pack: $192 ($12.00/ticket)

*PLEASE NOTE that International shows & shows at Kennedy's Theatre are excluded from these packages. Use the filters above to see which shows fall into which categories.

Tickets to the 2024 festival will be available June 6. stay tuned!

International Ticket Pricing

See which shows are international by using the "International" checkbox above!

Single Tickets

Purchase a single ticket to one of our International features. With a single ticket purchase, one person can see one show.

$35.00

4-Ticket Pack

Our recommended tier!

Purchase a 4-pack of tickets to our International features. One person can see 4 shows, or 2 people can see 2 shows!

$129.00

Comedy @ Kennedy's Ticket Pricing

These comedy shows are presented at Kennedy's Theatre in Playhouse Square, and have special pricing assigned to them.

All Comedy @ Kennedy's shows are $20.00

BOX OFFICE INFO

Tickets to the 2024 festival will be available June 6. stay tuned!

Online

Click through this season's shows above and purchase your tickets from our online box office(s). You will receive an email confirmation with an electronic ticket. These tickets can be presented at the door (on your phone or printed).

By Phone

Box Office support will be available July 1- August 5, 2023, from 8AM-6PM by calling 216-356-6485

In-Person

From August 2 - August 5, tickets for festival shows can be purchased at our Main Box Office (Gund Studio: 1375 Euclid Avenue).

Hours are as follows:
Wed. 8/2: 2PM - 7PM
Thu. 8/3: 2PM - 8:30PM
Fri. 8/4: 2PM - 10:30PM
Sat 8/5: 11AM - 10:30PM

Additional Box office notes:

The following venues will also sell tickets one hour prior to show times: Cibreo Privato, Hermit Club, Middough/CSU, US Bank Plaza.

Tickets for performances in the Wizbang tent are available at the door one hour before showtime. Cash will not be accepted at the Wizbang tent.

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