The Next Venue

The Next Venue

We are excited to announce that we have found the perfect venue for Hidden Door 2015 – The old streetlighting depot on Kings Stables Road, rightin the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, just off the Grassmarket. Invisible to pasers by, this intriguing complex of buildings centres around a large overgrown […]

The Next Event

The Next Event

Hidden Door has chosen a site for its next festival, which will be in May 2015. We will shortly be putting out a Call for Submissions and Proposals so expect to see that appear here soon. The deadline for that will likely be mid-late November. Watch this space for updates.

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Going Once…

Going Once…

You are cordially invited to the Hidden Door Fundraising Auction, Saturday 31st May 6.30pm at Leith School of Art, 25 North Junction St, Edinburgh. Over 100 original art works have been donated by some of the artists featured in the recent critically acclaimed Hidden Door event which saw the Market […]

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WIN FREE TICKETS

WIN FREE TICKETS

Drum roll please as we introduce our PHOTO COMPETITION…! We want to know how Hidden Door looked through your eyes and lenses – send us pictures of your favourite hidden moments! Send them to admin@hiddendoorblog.org and we will select our top 3 photos, whose photographers will each get 2 tickets […]

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Sssshhhh it’s a not-so-SECRET

Sssshhhh it’s a not-so-SECRET

Haven’t you heard? Hidden Door is partying AGAIN (so soon? YES we just can’t get enough) on Saturday May 17 at the Liquid Rooms. Tickets are £10, BUT at the moment we are releasing a…. SPECIAL DEAL! Advance tickets £8 ONLY (inc. booking fee) when you put in our special […]

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DAY 5 – Tuesday 01 April

DAY 5 – Tuesday 01 April

HIGHLIGHTS MUSIC PROJECT SPACE CINEMA WORD VS MUSIC Chandler & Watson (theatre) Olof Ohlson (sound installation) Trio Verso (poetry/jazz/ improvised music) Video Activism Night, a new event in Edinburgh focusing on participatory filmmaking WORD vs MUSIC This evening brings together a diverse line up of musicians with writers, poets, spoken […]

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DAY 6 – Wednesday 2 April

DAY 6 – Wednesday 2 April

HIGHLIGHTS MUSIC PROJECT SPACE CINEMA Orkestra del Sol Edinburgh Film Music Orchestra Tinderbox Orchestra Once Was Human (theatre) Scale (theatre/spoken word) Chandler & Watson (theatre) KinoKlub, a selection of underground and avant-garde films from the USA Further acts to be announced… MUSIC PROGRAMME Tonight our music vaults will be transformed by […]

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DAY 1 – Friday 28 March

DAY 1 – Friday 28 March

Musical highlights include United Vibrations, Digital Jones, We Are Tall Order and Fridge Master. The project space features Creative Electric – Glittershit (theatre) Emma Macleod – Screen (installation) and Matthew Collings – The Ratchet Effect (music installation). Plus, the Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, an international festival of experimental film and artists’ moving image.

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DAY 2 – Saturday 29 March

DAY 2 – Saturday 29 March

HIGHLIGHTS MUSIC PROJECT SPACE CINEMA Plastic Animals Adam Stafford The Birthday Suit (Rod Jones from Idlewild) Rory Sutherland Broken Records Vision Mechanics The Hidden Door Camarade project The Vault words ECA, animation showcase featuring a pick of the best animation shorts from Edinburgh College of Art Further acts to be […]

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DAY 3 – Sunday 30 March

DAY 3 – Sunday 30 March

Hidden Door’s Mystery Night… HIGHLIGHTS MUSIC PROJECT SPACE CINEMA Vic Galloway presents Songs in the key of Fife, featuring very special guests James Yorkston and Steve Mason from the Beta Band! The Letter J (music) Screen (installation) Fleeting Moments (contemporary dance) Bone Garden (contemporary dance/music) LowDef, a non-elitist film night with an […]

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DAY 4 – Monday 31 March

DAY 4 – Monday 31 March

HIGHLIGHTS MUSIC PROJECT SPACE CINEMA Kid Canaveral Randolph’s Leap Tuff Love Pictish Trail (DJ Set) Captain Lightfoot (installation) The Riot Project (theatre) CHANDLER & WATSON (theatre) Blood, Sweat & Tears (theatre)  THE 48 HOUR FILM PROJECT, best of the world’s largest timed film competition   MUSIC PROGRAMME The iconic Scottish record label showcase. […]

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DAY 7 – Thursday 3 April

DAY 7 – Thursday 3 April

HIGHLIGHTS MUSIC PROJECT SPACE CINEMA Numbers are Futile Hiva Oa Tongues ATMCIS Lipsync for a Lullaby Bone Garden (contemporary dance/music) BOAR Collective (Music) Play Poland Film Festival get to know the work of one of the most celebrated animators in the world, Tomasz Bagiński, and others of his craft Further acts to be announced… MUSIC […]

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DAY 8 – Friday 4 April

DAY 8 – Friday 4 April

HIGHLIGHTS MUSIC PROJECT SPACE CINEMA Miaoux Miaoux Meursault Conquering Animal Sound Law Prehistoric Friends plus the Secret After Party @ Mash House Vision Mechanics – Scritchy Scratch (theatre/puppetry/sound) Goodnight Press – CAESURA (spoken word) Edinburgh Short Film Festival, best of the ESFF 2013, Godhammer premiere, Zombie Asockalypse, Sockzilla!, local shorts, Mark Lyken […]

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DAY 9 – Saturday 5 April

DAY 9 – Saturday 5 April

notsosilent, the purveyors of parties, bring just that to the final night of the Hidden Door Festival! Galaxians, Auntie Flo, Astral Black and more. All this alongside a cinema and project space program featuring film, poetry music and art from All At Sea, We are Tall Order and Alastair Cook, spread out across all 24 vaults.

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BLINK AND YOU’LL MISS IT!

BLINK AND YOU’LL MISS IT!

As troops of volunteers emerged through the early morning mist of Friday 28 March, Market Street became a blur of activity throughout the day to secure the final details in time to LAUNCH A FESTIVAL IN 24 VAULTS. By 5.30pm we opened the previously hidden doors to press and public […]

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Artist of the Week –  Rachel McBrinn and Alison Piper

Artist of the Week – Rachel McBrinn and Alison Piper

Hidden Door 2014 has certainly kicked off with a bang this weekend, seeing over 2000 people traipse through the Vaults on their free afternoons to take in the hidden delights promised behind each door, curtain, corner and crevice of our incredible venue. Hidden behind the curtain of Vault 3 is […]

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Project Unlock the Vaults – COUNTDOWN 2 DAYS!!

Project Unlock the Vaults – COUNTDOWN 2 DAYS!!

Holy… ?! TWO DAYS TO GO until the 24 forgotten vaults along Market Street are unlocked to the public, unleashing the rising flood of creative potential that has been swelling behind closed doors this past week. Get your tickets to the coolest party in town this Friday and tip the […]

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Project Unlock the Vaults – The Last Weekend

Project Unlock the Vaults – The Last Weekend

As the sun sets over Waverley Bridge, the dying embers of daylight can’t extinguish the fire spreading across the Market Street Vaults. This past weekend saw volunteers work well into the night to transform these spaces into the most exciting party venue of Edinburgh 2014. It’s the final weekend before Hidden […]

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Project #UnlocktheVaults ! Day1-3

Project #UnlocktheVaults ! Day1-3

DAY 1 The clean up begins as an incredible group of volunteers tackle the dust, rubble, weeds, bike frames and other long-lost treasures that for so long have rested undisturbed behind locked doors. Within a couple of hours the layers of dust begin to wipe clean and  reveal the amazing […]

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Artist of the Week – Alicja & Kim from Hidden Cinema

Artist of the Week – Alicja & Kim from Hidden Cinema

As Hidden Door 2014 draws excitingly and terrifyingly closer and closer to it’s opening night party, we decided to delve into an up until now rather mysterious addition to the festival programme – that of the Hidden Cinema. Vault 17 will be transformed into a dedicated cinema space for the […]

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Out Doors

Out Doors

Project Space Out Doors by GS Smith and Martin Belk 12-6pm FREE “the true tragedy of human life is when one plans one’s life as tragedy” – Róbert Gál Out Doors is a multimedia installation and performance programme created by GS Smith, based on his short story of the same name, […]

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Vault 7

Vault 7

Vault 7 Henry Martin & Paul Martin 12-6pm FREE Through various practical, optical, musical and experimental means, I hope to take one of the vault spaces and try to affect its dissolution. Painting onto the unprepared brick surface with an array of mediums, carefully controlling perspective lines, focus and illusion […]

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Fuora Dance project

Fuora Dance project

Project Space Fuora Dance project by Federica Esposito & Giulia Montalbano Sunday 30 March times to be announced Le donne di Fuora A dance piece approached from a physical theatre perspective and Contemporary style. The scenography will be made up of pictures depicting one of the maidens. The piece takes […]

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mutate

mutate

Project Space mutate by Creative Electric Young Company Saturday 05 April 3.30pm mutate recreate reverbate A durational piece that explores assumptions of gender and perceptions of place. Feel free to pop in and out or stay and observe the performers development as they dissemble themselves. Supported by Young Scot and […]

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