June 2, 2017
Can you believe it’s the final weekend of Hidden Door 2017! If you haven’t popped down yet, then you’ve already missed the first weekend’s musical bonanza in collaboration with The List, headlined by Anna Meredith and Idlewild, as well as our very special screenings with live scores of silent film classics, The Adventures of Prince Achmed and Metropolis, and some stunning theatre by renowned companies Grid Iron and Ludens Ensemble, to name but a few.
But do not fear! There’s still plenty more to see and do – here are some of our recommendations for the final two days…
The final weekend brings more multi-instrumentalist mayhem with Hidden Orchestra headlining Saturday and we close the festival on Sunday with a fantastic and unique collaboration between Hidden Door favourites Tinderbox Orchestra on stage with another cherished Scottish Album of the Year Award winner, Kathryn Joseph.
Don’t forget the festival and theatre are free to explore every day from noon to 6pm, and tickets are on sale for the evening events.
The weekend offers something for everyone and the theatre itself is a sight not to be missed! But don’t just take our word for it, please see these lovely words other folk have said about Hidden Door 2017…
The old Leith Theatre is ‘absolutely stunning – and the renovation the Hidden Door team have given the building is a shining example of just what the festival represents; a festival created to highlight the local style and talent that the day-to-day Edinburgher might miss’ – Just For Culture
‘Having seen it in action, it’s impossible to put too much emphasis on the point that this building is just waiting to become one of Edinburgh’s greatest cultural assets, and any attempt to stop it realising its potential would be a slap in the face to everyone who believes the city deserves a cultural offering worthy of a capital city’ – The Scotsman
‘With each step further into the depths of this abandoned masterpiece, the building grows wilder. Each corner, every space reveals something new; another beautiful destruction, a brief glimpse into a world kept behind locked doors for nearly three decades’ – The Skinny
‘If you live in Edinburgh and you have even a passing interest in live music, you need to get to the Hidden Door Festival at Leith Theatre before it finishes this weekend. Honestly, drop everything and make time. If you have kids, take them during the day for a wander round and a look at some free visual art. This place is incredible. Not a ‘gosh, that’s interesting, I didn’t know this was here’ kind of incredible; more ‘hold on, this is the best live music venue in Scotland outside of the Barrowlands’ – The List
Words by Tara