Welcome to THE

2024 Festival

Explore diverse festival programming, including international and fringe shows, specialized workshops led by artists, and a family day filled with exciting activities. Scroll down to view all events and use the filters on the left to find shows tailored to your interests.

See you at BorderLight 2024!

BorderLight Festival 2024

July 24-27, 2024

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!





Show Type

By Interest

Age Restrictions


Venue Features

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A Black Girls Space Oddity Comedy

F Kites

Afghan Kite Making


Away We GO!

F Chalk

BorderLight Festival Chalk Drawing


Christmas in July

Workshop- Devising

Cinematic Devising

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Cleveland Comedy Festival Presents

F Clowning

Clowning Around

Dancy Fans

Dancy Fans: Intuitive Fan Dance for Beginners

F Elijah

Elijah G Live! International Afrobeat Recording Artist


Enter LegLand


Fly Girl


Future Perfect


Give Us Our Stars: a trans play


Good Vibes Fest Burlesque Extravaganza


I Wear My Dead Sister’s Clothes



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Immersive Rituals – Your Hero’s Journey


Indigenous Liberation

F Julia

Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center Latin Social Dance Group


Just Go With It

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Kamis Around Us

F Kindness

Kindness Grows


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


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.



Our recommended tier!

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



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.


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 Cabaret are excluded from these packages. Use the filters above to see which shows fall into which categories.

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.


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!


Comedy @ Kennedy's Ticket Pricing

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

All Comedy @ Kennedy's shows are $20.00

Box Office Info


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 June 6-July 27, 2024 from 8am-6pm by calling 216-356-6485


From July 24-27, tickets for festival shows can be purchased at our Main Box Office (The City Club: 1317 Euclid Avenue)

7/24 (Wed) 2-8pm
7/25 (Thu) 2-945pm
7/26 (Fri) 2-1015pm
7/27 (Sat) 11-9pm

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.