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 £25 plus booking fees. Strictly over 18s only for ticketed events. Ticketed events start at 5pm and end at 1am (subject to licence).
Free to explore during the day from 1pm, tickets are now on sale for the evening programme. Your ticket gets you access to everything on offer each night from 5pm – come down early to discover everything we’ve gathered for you, including hot street food stalls and terrace bars with stunning city views.
Closing night at Hidden Door 2022 welcomes post punk electronic group Warmduscher plus Cheap Teeth and Kaputt on the Outdoor Stage, with genre-hopping dance band PVA and Benefits indoors. An exclusive new collaboration with Post Coal Prom Queen will light up the Central Chamber for one last time, whilst in the Basement, we’ve got women and non-binary DJ collective SISU dropping tunes all day, with Aphid (Miss World), Yasmeen, Noemié, Soraya and ona:v.
The Pianodrome welcomes dance from Nomoss and spoken word from Victoria McNulty, T Person and Oliver Robertson, plus back-to-back theatre performances from Mystika Glamoor, Sweatshops and Noah Tomson & Saskia Longaretti before we welcome Midi Paul and The Reverse Engineer to play us out. Also look out for more performances from dancer Alan Greig and theatre duo SALTYDOLLS, and be sure to explore every corridor to discover visual art from over 30 artists.
13:00 - Doors open
13:00 - Sisu DJs 12 Hour Takeover (Music, Basement)
14:30 - T.Person, Oliver Robertson & T.S. Idiot (Spoken Word, Pianodrome)
16:00 - Victoria McNulty (Spoken Word, Pianodrome)
18:30 - Alan Greig (Dance, Promenade)
18:30 - Kaputt (Music, Outdoor Stage)
19:00 - Tess Letham (Dance, Central Chamber)
19:15 - SHE (Music, Indoor Stage)
19:30 - Cheap Teeth (Music, Outdoor Stage)
19:45 - Noah Tomson & Saskia Longaretti (Theatre, Pianodrome)
19:50 - Nomoss (Dance, Promenade)
20:00 - Wax Lyrical (Spoken Word, Basement)
20:15 - SALTYDOLLS (Theatre)
20:15 - Sweætshops® (Theatre, Pianodrome)
20:30 - Benefits (Music, Indoor Stage)
21:00 - Warmduscher (Music, Outdoor Stage)
21:00 - Sisu DJs (Music, Basement)
21:45 - Mystika Glamoor (Theatre, Pianodrome)
22:15 - PVA (Music, Indoor Stage)
22:30 - Music For First Contact with Post Coal Prom Queen (Music Collaboration, Central Chamber)
23:00 - Midi Paul (Music, Pianodrome)
23:45 - The Reverse Engineer (Music, Pianodrome)
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.
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.