As a not-for-profit organisation, Hidden Door is only possible thanks to dozens of volunteers giving their skills, time, energy and enthusiasm. There is a core team of around 30 individuals – all unpaid – contributing their time and skills to make the festival happen.
In addition to the core team, we’ve got about 100 volunteers signed up to help us during the festival.
Hidden Door is back 27 May – 4 June 2016
Launch Party 31 March 2016Live music from Woodenbox, Exit The Theatre and Urvanovic plus art showcases, showreels, late night poetry and more. More details
Friday 27 MayOpening night! NZCA Lines, Meilyr Jones & Bossy Love. Theatre from Ludens Ensemble, Scrimshaw Collective, Annie Lord & Heather Marshall. Plus Edinburgh Artists’ Moving Image Festival. More details
Saturday 28 MayMusic from Rival Consoles, Three Trapped Tigers, The Wave Pictures & Babe. Theatrics from Ludens Ensemble, Cultured Mongrel and others. Plus Africa in Motion and more in the cinema. More details
Sunday 29 MayThe first weekend draws to a close with a bang as Teleman take to the stage. Andrew Simpson brings Beethoven to the theatre and we welcome Low Def back into the Hidden Cinema. More details
Monday 30 MayThe new week begins with the joyous Tinderbox Orchestra alongside a wondrous array of spoken word (including the legend Ron Butlin), theatre plus Alchemy & SMHAFF in the cinema. More details
Tuesday 31 May1 stage, 18 music & spoken word artists – the Hidden Door Poetry Jam! Plus words from Macgillivray, Magnetic North present Walden in the theatre & the cinema hosts special screenings from Edinburgh Short Film Festival & others. More details
Wednesday 1 JuneJenny Lindsay (of Rally & Broad) presents a delicious mash-up of spoken word, music and poetry. Plus Jonnie Common, Magnetic North, Richard Wiseman & more. More details
Thursday 2 JuneRosie Lowe, Nimme, Wolf and HQFU take to the main stage, courtesy of TYCI. Charlotte Hastings is On The Box in the theatre. Plus Tangerine/Drive double bill in the cinema. More details
Friday 3 JuneThe penultimate night welcomes Jane Weaver with support from Edinburgh’s Delta Mainline, while Law Holt and others take to the second stage. More details
Saturday 4 JuneThe final night sees Luke Abbott, This Is The Kit, Rozi Plain, Supermoon & others. Plus Low Def and PoetryFilm, Andrew Simpson in the theatre and more. More details
Hidden Door 2015