A look back at last year’s festival…
Hidden Door Festival
28 March – 5 April 2014
Market Street Vaults Edinburgh
Hidden Door – a not-for-profit independent festival for Edinburgh.
A one-off opportunity to occupy the forgotten vaults of Market Street.
80 visual artists, 50 live music acts, 40 film makers, 30 poets, 30 performers, 20 animators, 9 unique parties, 2 live music vaults, 2 bars, 1 theatre, 1 cinema, 1 secret music venue, 1 site, 1 chance.
24 Rediscovered vaults on Market Street Edinburgh unlocked for 9 days only, to showcase some of Scotland’s best breakthrough talent.
9 Nights – 9 Unique parties.
The vaults, which are currently derelict, will shortly afterwards be taken over by Artisan Real Estate – the property developers behind the controversial Caltongate development project. Hidden Door will transform them into:
Two 200 capacity live music venues with state of the art sound and light, plus a third ‘secret’ live music venue for more intimate music events. There will be over 40 bands and musicians performing over the 9 days
A series of 18 vaults filled with immersive art installations including light-reactive robots, mazes and labyrinths, stunning video projections, as well as more conventional paintings and sculpture
A performance Theatre Space with over 40 contributors
A cinema space screening 9 nights of film and animation programmes
Two bars selling quality drinks, including some of the best of new Scottish produce, including a café space selling food and hot drinks
Hidden Door is a not-for-profit arts production company. It was set up to provide exciting and inspiring opportunities for emerging and breakthrough talent in Scotland that would encourage a D.I.Y attitude to arts production that didn’t depend on government funding to operate.