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9 days of music, visual art, cinema and theatre in a unique, abandoned and hidden location in Edinburgh.

Day 1 - Fri 22 May Day 2 - Sat 23 May Day 3 - Sun 24 May Day 4 - Mon 25 May Day 5 - Tue 26 May Day 6 - Wed 27 May Day 7 - Thu 28 May Day 8 - Fri 29 May Day 9 - Sat 30 May

Hidden Auction announced – 4 August 2015

On Tues 4 August we’re holding an auction to give you the chance to own some incredible art, to support the wonderful artists involved in Hidden Door, and to give us a much-needed cash boost so that we can start thinking about the future.

People looking at art

Visual art

Dozens of artists will transform our derelict site at King’s Stables Road into a maze of visual wonderment and delight.

Admiral Fallow


9 nights of great bands across two venues – Hidden Door 2015 brings you the best music line-up yet.

Exploring the site


Come and explore the Secret Courtyard – abandoned and hidden for decades, now revealed and ready to host this unique, one-off festival.


What’s on

9 days of music, art, theatre and cinema, set in the stunning surroundings of an abandoned space brought to life with colour and sound. Bars serving great drinks and the smell of street food in the air. An army of volunteers working hard to make the whole thing amazing. You really can’t afford to miss this.

Men in cage


Theatre and dance makes up a fifth of our programme this year. We’re thrilled with the performances we have lined up, and we know you will be too.

Hidden Cinema

Hidden Cinema

Whilst exploring our site we discovered something new – literally a hidden door… and it opened up into a fantastic space, perfect for screenings. Here’s what we’ve got lined up.

A transformation at Market Street


Read our latest press release, access photos and more details, and attend our official press photocall.

Cider bottles

Drinks at Hidden Door

We have some fantastic drinks sponsors lined up to stock our 3 custom-built bars. You won’t go thirsty with this lot.

Hidden Door 2014 - Bar with massed band

Crowdfunding appeal launched

As a non-profit, volunteer-run festival, we rely on YOUR help. We’ve got some great perks for funders, from goody bags and beer to VIP festival passes and art classes.


Food at Hidden Door

You’re bound to build up an appetite as you explore our Secret Courtyard, so we thought we should probably arrange some food.


Volunteers sought to make HD2015 amazing!

As a not-for-profit venture, we really rely on our army of amazing volunteers to make it happen. We’re now looking for more volunteers to help before, during and after the festival. Interested?