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).
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.
Spoken word post-punk band Dry Cleaning , Girl Ray and M(h)aol headline the Outdoors stage with electro-punk solo artist Lonelady plus The Bug Club and Future Get Down indoors. Down in the Basement we’ve got a 12-hour takeover by women and non-binary DJ collective SISU and SKOOP featuring CRPNTR and Tzusan plus DJs Elsa, Ex.sses, Malissa and Airali. The Pianodrome welcomes theatre from Mystika Glamoor, Noah Tomson & Saskia Longaretti and Sweætshops®, plus spoken word from Gray Crosbie. The Central Chamber hosts music and dance improv from Collective Endeavours, plus an exclusive creative collaboration with Florence Richardson and Luci Holland. 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 x Skoop DJs 12 Hour Residency (Music, Basement)
18:00 - Clouds Harp Quartet (Music, Central Chamber)
18:00 - Noah Tomson & Saskia Longaretti (Theatre, Pianodrome)
18:15 - M(h)aol (Music, Outdoor Stage)
19:00 - Miss Leading (Spoken Word, Basement)
19:15 - Girl Ray (Music, Outdoor Stage)
19:15 - Future Get Down (Music, Indoor Stage)
19:30 - Collective Endeavours (Dance, Central Chamber)
19:45 - Sweætshops® (Theatre, Pianodrome)
20:15 - SALTYDOLLS (Theatre)
20:30 - The Bug Club (Music, Indoor Stage)
21:00 - Dry Cleaning (Music, Outdoor Stage)
21:15 - Mystika Glamoor (Theatre, Pianodrome)
21:30 - Alan Greig (Dance, Promenade)
22:15 - Lonelady (Music, Indoor Stage)
22:30 - Spectral Ballroom with Florence Richardson and Luci Holland (Collaboration, Central Chamber)
22:45 - Gwenifer Raymond (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.