Hidden Door Auction

Between 27 May and 4 June, for 9 glorious sunny days, thousands of people visited our Electric City in the heart of Edinburgh to experience art, music, theatre, cinema, spoken word, poetry and a whole host of other delights.

We’re now pleased to announce that the official Hidden Door Auction will take place on Tuesday 28 June from 7pm at Saint Stephen’s Stockbridge. It’s an annual tradition, and a vital part of our fundraising…

Have fun outbidding your friends both online and at a live auction with an electric atmosphere! Bid on work by your favourite Hidden Door artists and take home a piece of original artwork. All proceeds from the auction will be split between the individual artists (60%) and Hidden Door (40%) raising funds for artists and supporting Hidden Door to continue for another year. There are two different types of auction – online and live.

You can place bids for the online lots anytime from now until 7pm on Monday 27th June.  You can also place absentee bids for the live auction lots, if you’re unable to attend the event itself.  Just email us at auction@hiddendoorblog.org with the name of the lot and the maximum amount you’d like to bid, and we’ll take care of the rest!

For information on collection and delivery, please scroll to the bottom of the page.

We’ve got lots more artwork to add so come back soon or follow our Facebook event page.

Online Auction

The online auction is now closed!  If you placed a bid, we will be in touch shortly to let you know whether or not you were successful.
You can still place absentee bids on lots in the live auction until 7pm on Tuesday – see below for more information.

Live Auction

Bid on amazing original artworks live against others in the room! Plus live music, bar and Hidden Door entertainment. Tues 28th June, 7-10pm, Saint Stephen’s Stockbridge (view the lots from 6pm). More lots to be added!
Can’t make it? Email auction@hiddendoorblog.org to arrange absentee bids.


Can’t bid? Donate instead…

Hidden Door is a volunteer-run, non-profit arts organisation. We need your help to make it a success so that we can keep finding new, exciting abandoned areas of the city to fill with art, music, theatre and so much more…


Online lots will be available for collection from Saint Stephens Stockbridge from 14:00 on Tuesday 28th June until approximately 19:00 on Wednesday 29th June.  Live auction lots will be available from when the bidding is finished on that lot on Tuesday evening, again until approximately 19:00 on Wednesday 29th.  If you are unable to collect during these times, we can offer collection or delivery within the Edinburgh area free of charge by arrangement (a charge may apply for very large pieces).  If you require postage, we will arrange delivery after the auction at standard Royal Mail  or courier rates.  If you would like an estimate of what this might be before you place a bid, please contact auction@hiddendoorblog.org.

Supporters and sponsors

Creative Scotland Lottery Year of Architecture Innovation and Design 2016 PRS for Music Foundation
Barneys Beer Black Isle Thistly CrossArtemisBaillie Gifford

Blue ParrotBlue Moon

Edinburgh Beer Factory