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.
Our second weekend at Hidden Door 2022 welcomes alternative folk rock collective This Is The Kit and Dana Gavanski to the Outdoor Stage with six piece alt-rock band The Joy Hotel plus Penelope Isles and Flo Perlin on the Indoor Stage. In the Basement, we’ve got women and non-binary DJ collective SISU playing all day, featuring (((CLEOPATRA))), RUTHLSS, Shauna, She Bang Rave Unit, Little Hats and Sauceress. The Pianodrome brings more theatre from Mystika Glamoor, Noah Tomson & Saskia Longaretti and Sweætshops®, plus spoken word from Imogen Stirling and culminating in a very special Okay Pal Records Showcase. Meanwhile, the Central Chamber hosts dance from House of Jack plus an exclusive creative collaboration “Light Gatherer” with Esther Swift. 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)
17:30 - Naima Bock (Music, Indoor Stage)
18:00 - Noah Tomson & Saskia Longaretti (Theatre, Pianodrome)
18:30 - John Frances Flynn (Music, Outdoor Stage)
19:00 - Jessie Roberts Smith (Dance, Central Chamber)
19:00 - Imogen Stirling (Spoken Word, Basement)
19:15 - Flo Perlin (Music, Indoor Stage)
19:30 - Sweætshops® (Theatre, Pianodrome)
19:30 - Dana Gavanski (Music, Outdoor Stage)
19:45 - Julia Sorensen (Spoken Word, Basement)
20:00 - House of Jack (Dance, Central Chamber)
20:00 - Alan Greig (Dance, Promenade)
20:30 - SALTYDOLLS (Theatre)
20:45 - Penelope Isles (Music, Indoor Stage)
21:00 - Mystika Glamoor (Theatre, Pianodrome)
21:00 - This Is The Kit (Music, Outdoor Stage)
22:15 - The Joy Hotel (Music, Indoor Stage)
22:30 - Light Gatherer (Music and Spoken Word Collaboration, Central Chamber)
23:00 - Okay Pal Records Showcase (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.