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.
Soul-pop singer Yellow Days , Bleach Lab and Max Pope get the Outdoor Stage jumping whilst Nuha Ruby Ra, Far Caspian and Blue Bendy take to the Indoor Stage. We’ve got Mike Kearney and Friends plus Natalie Jayne Clark and Nicole Tait in the Pianodrome, plus theatre from Dripping Tap and Jess Brodie & Victoria Bianchi. Down in the basement, we’ve got Edinburgh radio station EHFM and Sad City, and look out for dance performances from The Yonis and Róisín O’Brien in the Central Camber and OCEANALLOVER popping up throughout the venue. 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.
13:00 - Doors open
17:00 - Nikki Kent DJ Set (Music, Basement)
17:45 - Jess Brodie and Victoria Bianchi (Theatre, Pianodrome)
18:00 - EHFM DJs (Music, Basement)
18:00 - Buffet Lunch (Music, Indoor Stage)
18:30 - Max Pope (Music, Outdoor Stage)
19:15 - The Yonis (Dance, Central Chamber)
19:15 - Blue Bendy (Music, Indoor Stage)
19:30 - Natalie Jayne Clark & Nicole Tait (Spoken Word, Pianodrome)
19:30 - OCEANALLOVER (Theatre, Promenade)
19:30 - Bleach Lab (Music, Outdoor Stage)
20:15 - Adrenalism - Hey Idiots... (Theatre, Promenade)
20:30 - Far Caspian (Music, Indoor Stage)
21:00 - Dripping Tap (Theatre, Pianodrome)
21:00 - Ravelston DJ Set (Music, Basement)
21:00 - Yellow Days (Music, Outdoor Stage)
22:15 - Nuha Ruby Ra (Music, Indoor Stage)
22:30 - Mike Kearney & Friends - Improvathon (Music, Pianodrome)
22:30 - Parliament of Ghosts (Collaboration, Dance, Central Chamber)
23:00 - Sad City LIVE (Music, Basement)
00:00 - Ravelston DJ Set (Music, Basement)
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.