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26 May – 4 June 2017

We’ll be bringing the amazing old art deco Leith Theatre back to life, for 10 days and nights of music, art, theatre, cinema, spoken word, poetry, special events, bars, street food and much more…
FREE during the day
TICKETS evenings til late

Launch Party Tickets

The official Hidden Door 2017 festival launch party will take place on Friday 3 March, 7pm – 3am at the Biscuit Factory. Join us for exclusive programme announcements then delight in a sizzling multi-sensory night of live music, DJs, visual art, projections, poetry, burlesque and much more presented by the kick-ass Gamma Ray Dali and CONFUSION IS SEX.
Tickets £9 / £7 – available online, in person at the Fringe Box Office on the Royal Mile, or by phone 0131 226 0005 (Mon-Fri, 10am – 6pm)

Full Festival Passes!

Full Festival Pass – £99
VIP Full Festival Pass –  £150

For the first time ever, and by popular demand, we are offering Full 10-day Festival Passes. We won’t be announcing our full line-up until our official Launch Party in March 2017, but we know a lot of you are planning to spend a lot of time at the festival, to soak up all the music, art, theatre, cinema, poetry and everything else on offer. We also know that some nights sell out really quickly. So, by buying a Full Festival Pass now, you can guarantee your entry to every night and not miss a single thing.

VIP Festival Passes are also available and include food and drink tokens* and other perks to make your visit to the festival even more special, including entry to our epic Launch Party in March 2017.

* VIP pass holders will be issued with vouchers for one drink (pint of beer/cider, 175ml glass of wine, or soft drink) and one meal from one of our food vendors for each night of the festival.

We’ll be releasing tickets for individual nights later this month – sign up to our mailing list for updates.

(NOTE: if you’ve already bought an early bird ticket for the opening night, we’ll be sending you details of an exclusive offer to “upgrade” your ticket as a Thank You)

Subject to licence. Exact programme and timings to be confirmed. Some performance spaces have limited capacity on a first-come, first-served basis.


We’re busy lining up the most ambitious programme yet, with some of the best new visual art, poetry, theatre, cinema and, of course, music filling every last corner of the sprawling Leith Theatre complex. We’ll be making announcements over the coming months.

What’s that? You can’t wait? Go on then, here’s a wee taste of what to expect over the 10 days and nights…

We’ve selected over 20 visual artists from the dozens of proposals we received, and are excited to see what they’ll do with their spaces in the theatre. Rachel Hendry is back with a maze of rooms, windows and doors and Olivia Turner will play with light and shadows balancing between 2D and 3D dimensions. Valerie Reid will literally turn Leith Theatre into gold and Jennifer Clews will reveal the sculptural qualities of the floor through video and sound-based media.

Fans of the theatre and performing arts won’t be disappointed – Andrew Simpson, who brought us the hilarious, ludicrous Beethoven last time round, is back with the bumbling, bemused Party Shrimp. Kathryn Spence will present a dance triple bill, and we’ll also be welcoming back entrancing storyteller Annie Lord,  physical theatre maker Charlotte Hastings with an exploration of historical heroines, and the loud and vibrant Heroes Theatre with a new piece that’s bound to make audiences shiver.

Poetry and spoken word continues to find a welcoming home at Hidden Door and 2017 will host a multitude of poets, collaborations and musical mash-ups to make your ears tingle with pleasure. Andrew Blair, who brought us the uproarious Poets Against Humanity last time, is back with an ode to actor Robert Pattinson. Rachel Plummer will lead a collaboration which will fuse spoken word with electronica-inspired clarinet music and stunning visuals. Meanwhile, the legendary Interrobang will use the Leith Theatre setting as inspiration for a Phantom of the Opera-themed night.

This little lot is about 1% of the overall programme, so stay tuned for many more exciting announcements soon.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your ticket today.

Tickets for personal assistants

If you are Deaf or disabled and require an additional ticket for a personal assistant, we may be able to provide this free of charge. Email festival@hiddendoorblog.org for more details or to discuss how we can meet your requirements. We’ll do our absolute best to help.


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…

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