Hidden Door is back for an eclectic mix of music, dance, theatre, spoken word and visual art in the iconic Old Royal High School on Calton Hill in the city centre.
Tickets start from £27 plus booking fees. Strictly over 18s only for ticketed events. Ticketed events start at 5pm and end at 1am (subject to licence).
We open at 5pm on opening night and your ticket gets you access to everything on offer that night – come down early to discover everything we’ve gathered for you, including hot street food stalls and terrace bars with stunning city views.
Opening night at Hidden Door 2022 welcomes 90s indie-dance pioneers Saint Etienne and Connie Constance to the outdoor stage, with Makeness, Jacuzzi General and Miss Represented on the indoor stage. In the Pianodrome, catch spoken word from Sarah Boulton, music from Alas de Liona and theatre from Dripping Tap. In the Basement, music label Hobbes Music presents an evening of banging tunes with Leonidas & Hobbes, Gaming, Nina Stanger, Exterior and Jacksonville. Also look out for Adrenalism’s new outdoor, interactive theatre show and be sure to explore every corridor to discover visual art from over 30 artists.
Plus, our creative collaboration with Maranta invites you to Microsteria – an immersive spectacle of music, costumes, projection and sets with Chell Young, VOMITON & Hannah Draper.
17:00 - Leonidas & Hobbes DJ Set (Music, Basement)
17:15 - Miss Represented (Music, Indoor Stage)
18:00 - Dripping Tap (Theatre, Pianodrome)
18:15 - Pleasure Pool (Music, Indoor Stage)
18:30 - Scarlett Randle (Music, Outdoor Stage)
19:00 - Taylor Han & Simone Seales (Dance, Central Chamber)
19:30 - Gaming LIVE (Music, Basement)
19:30 - Connie Constance (Music, Outdoor Stage)
19:15 - Jacuzzi General and the Jets (Music, Indoor Stage)
19:45 - Stephanie Lamprea (Music, Pianodrome)
20:15 - Nina Stanger (Music, Basement)
20:30 - Adrenalism (Theatre, Outdoors)
20:30 - Makeness (Music, Indoor Stage)
21:00 - Saint Etienne (Music, Outdoor Stage)
21:15 - Sarah Boulton (Spoken Word, Pianodrome)
21:45 - Exterior LIVE (Music, Basement)
22:00 - Manuel Darquart DJ Set (Music, Indoor Stage)
22:30 - Jacksonville LIVE (Music, Basement)
22:30 - Maranta in Microsteria (Music and performance, Central Chamber)
22:45 - Alas de Liona (Music, Pianodrome)
23:20 - Leonidas & Hobbes DJ Set (Music, Basement)
23:20 - Asa Moto (Deewwee) DJ Set (Music, Indoor Stage)
01:00 - Close
All times are subject to change - check on the night for exact timings.
About Hidden Door Festival
We open up forgotten urban spaces for the public to explore and discover incredible music, art, theatre, dance, spoken word and more.
This summer, we're bringing the old Royal High School on Calton Hill to life for a ten day festival. The property, empty since the 1960s, will be used to celebrate Scotland’s exciting new and emerging creative talent, before work begins to transform it into Scotland’s new National Centre for Music.
Free to explore during the day, tickets are now on sale for the evening programme. Your ticket gets you access to everything on offer each night – be sure to explore every corridor and corner of the huge old Royal High to discover everything we’ve gathered for you.