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Hidden Door returns Friday 27 May to Saturday 4 June 2016.

Ursula Cheng

Contributors talk about working with Hidden Door

As our Call for Contributors nears its deadline, we speak to multimedia artist Ursula Cheng and Ludens Ensemble stage director Philippos Philippou about their experience working with us this year.

Secret Courtyard at night

Hidden Door to return to the Secret Courtyard

We are delighted to announce that we will be returning to the Secret Courtyard in 2016. We have managed to secure the disused city centre site at King’s Stables Road for a second year running, with our 2016 festival taking place from Friday 27th May – Saturday 4th June.

Cage Room

Call for proposals for 2016 festival

For 9 magical days in May this year, over 10,000 visitors passed through the Hidden Door to discover some of the finest music, art, film and theatre filling every dusty corner of our utterly unique Secret Courtyard. Building on that success, which garnered rave reviews and overwhelmingly positive feedback, and thanks to the generosity of […]


Hidden Auction – 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.

A transformation at Market Street


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

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.


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?


Launch Party Friday 24 April

Our official launch party at Bongo Club – come and party with Hidden Door’s wonderful team of volunteers and contributors.

Macbeth in Silence

Theatre teaser: Ludens Ensemble

The brilliant Ludens Ensemble will enchant us with their ambitious project ‘Macbeth in Silence’ – an adaption of Shakespeare’s classic play turned into a performance solely based on the actors’ movements.

Siege Perilous - Lower Depths

Theatre teaser: Siege Perilous

Next on our list is Leith-based collective Siege Perilous with a multi-disciplinary live theatre performance of Gorky’s ‘The Lower Depths’.