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.
Day 3 at Hidden Door, and modern instrumental group Portico Quartet and Norman Wilmore head up the Outdoor Stage with London electronic group Real Lies plus EFÉ and Noushy 4tet indoors. Alliyah Enyo and Elelei feature in the Central Chamber, with Kavari and Club Sylkie playing tunes down in the Basement. In the Pianodrome, we’ve got a full day of theatre with Dripping Tap Theatre plus Jess Brodie & Victoria Bianchi, spoken word from Esyllt Angharad, Lewis and Frances Mary Driscoll, Scott Redmond and Sean Wai Keung, plus an evening of experimental music from improv maestros S!NK as well as the Hebrides Ensemble and Drake Music Scotland in a stunning musical collaboration. 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
13:30 - EHFM DJs (Music, Basement)
14:30 - Dripping Tap (Theatre, Pianodrome)
16:00 - Esyllt Angharad Lewis & Frances Mary Driscoll (Spoken Word, Pianodrome)
18:00 - Club Sylkie DJs (Music, Basement)
18:30 - Adrenalism (Theatre, Promenade)
18:15 - Norman Wilmore (Music, Outdoor Stage)
19:00 - Jess Brodie & Victoria Bianchi (Theatre, Pianodrome)
19:15 - Elelei Company (Dance, Central Chamber)
19:15 - Terra.Kin (Music, Indoor Stage)
19:30 - Hebrides Ensemble x Drake Music (Music, Pianodrome)
19:30 - Noushy 4tet (Music, Outdoor Stage)
20:00 - Nomoss (Dance, Promenade)
20:15 - Adrenalism - Hey Idiots... (Theatre, Promenade)
20:15 - Scott Redmond (Spoken Word, Pianodrome)
20:45 - EFÉ (Music, Indoor Stage)
21:00 - Portico Quarter (Music, Outdoor Stage)
21:00 - Sean Wai Keung (Spoken Word, Pianodrome)
22:15 - Real Lies (Music, Indoor Stage)
22:15 - Jemima Thewes and Tim Lane (Music, Pianodrome)
22:30 - Selkie Reflections (Collaboration, Central Chamber)
23:00 - Kavari LIVE (Music, Basement)
23:30 - S!nk (Music, Pianodrome)
23:30 - EHFM DJs (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.