Hidden Door Festival 2018

Hidden Door returns to Leith, for 10 days and nights of live music, theatre, visual art, film, dance, spoken word, late-night DJs and special events.

Hidden Door Festival 2018

About Hidden Door Festival 2018

Returning to the old Leith Theatre for the second year, Hidden Door is continuing the effort to resurrect “Scotland’s best new live music venue”. And for the first time, and continuing the festival’s tradition of discovering forgotten spaces, the former State Cinema building, just around the corner on Great Junction Street, will be opened temporarily as an additional venue in 2018.

Free to explore every day from 12pm to 6pm, discover the hidden secrets of these two buildings both of which will be filled with art and special events in every nook and cranny. Enjoy food and drink from our bars and the best street food vendors and discover a full programme of theatre, film, spoken word, dance and music from 6pm each night.

Music headliners include Young Fathers, Nadine Shah, Sylvan Esso, Submotion Orchestra and Romare. And for those who want to keep dancing until the early hours, Hidden Door will continue with late night DJ sets on each weekend night including live sets from Daniel Avery and Dr Alex Paterson (The Orb).

More information about Hidden Door, the venues and artists and performers can be found at the website link above.

Tickets for indiviudal evening and late nights can be bought here as well as full festival passes HERE

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Hidden Door Festival 2018 are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

Days Out Events you might like...

Burns for Beginners at Edinburgh Castle
Burns for Beginners at Edinburgh Castle
26th Jan 2019 - 29th Jan 2019
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
Come along for a light-hearted introduction to the bard and some of his works at Edinburgh Castle.
Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival
Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival
26th Jan 2019 - 27th Jan 2019
Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh New Town
Come along to the Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival for an inspirational weekend of yoga and fitness classes, guided meditations, talks and workshops.
Mary Queen of Scots - Heads Will Roll!
Mary Queen of Scots - Heads Will Roll!
26th Jan 2019 - 31st Mar 2019
The Edinburgh Dungeon, Edinburgh Old Town
Here the tale of Mary Queen of Scots's gruesome execution in this new immersive show, part of the Edinburgh Dungeon tour.
Find Days Out events in Edinburgh

Dance Events you might like...

Anything Disco Mondays
Anything Disco Mondays
21st January 2019
Subway Cowgate, Edinburgh Old Town
Come along to Subway Cowgate for their Anything Disco Mondays with free entry all night!
Deliverance at Opium Every Tuesday
Deliverance at Opium Every Tuesday
22nd January 2019
Opium, Edinburgh Old Town
Your weekly overdose of EBM/INDUSTRIAL/ELECTRO/GOTH tunes with Resident DJs BioSynthetic / Hack Hazard / Technomancer and De Gloom.
Burns Night Ceilidhs at The Counting House
Burns Night Ceilidhs at The Counting House
24th Jan 2019 - 26th Jan 2019
The Counting House Edinburgh, Edinburgh Old Town
Annasach Ceilidh Band invites you to our informal celebration of The Bard's birthday in the hidden gem of Edinburgh’s Old Town, The Counting House.
Find Dance events in Edinburgh

Family and Kids Events you might like...

Rebels and Redcoats
Rebels and Redcoats
21st January 2019
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
Rebels and Redcoats - Learn about the role Edinburgh Castle played in the Jacobite war and meet one of the characters from the period.
Rebels and Redcoats
Rebels and Redcoats
22nd January 2019
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
Rebels and Redcoats - Learn about the role Edinburgh Castle played in the Jacobite war and meet one of the characters from the period.
West Lothian Eagles Preseason Sessions
West Lothian Eagles Preseason Sessions
23rd January 2019
NA, West Calder
West Lothian Eagles, West Lothians only Aussie rules football club, will be running training events every Wednesday at West Calder High School and all levels and abilities are welcome.
Find Family and Kids events in Edinburgh

Film Events you might like...

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with Live Music
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with Live Music
3rd February 2019
Leith Depot, Leith
A screening of the classic film Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, starring John Barrymore, is taking place at Leith Depot with a brand new score written by Dave Abbott which will be performed live.
Manipulate Festival Events: 9th February
Manipulate Festival Events: 9th February
9th February 2019
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
Don't miss the last day of the manipulate festival with a whole host of events to choose from on 9th February!
Silent Screams
Silent Screams
16th February 2019
The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh Old Town
Come along to The Banshee Labyrinth on the third Saturday of each month and watch a Classic Horror Movies with live music from Edinburgh poet and musician Craig A. Black!
Find Film events in Edinburgh

Food and Drink Events you might like...

Gypsy, Folk and Jazz Nights
Gypsy, Folk and Jazz Nights
25th January 2019
Hendersons of Edinburgh, Edinburgh New Town
Join us at Hendersons of Edinburgh for our free to attend "Gipsy, Folk & Jazz Night" event series, hosted by the Hendersons exclusive "September Song" formation.
Burns Ceilidh
Burns Ceilidh
25th January 2019
The Three Sisters Edinburgh, Edinburgh Old Town
Come celebrate Scotland's greatest poet in true Scottish style with a Burns Ceilidh at The Three Sisters on Friday 25th January!
Vegan Burns Night
Vegan Burns Night
25th January 2019
Hendersons of Edinburgh, Edinburgh New Town
Hendersons is celebrating the Great Bard himself with a vegan Burns Supper including our award winning vegan haggis, accompanied by live music and authentic vibes, on Friday 25th January.
Find Food and Drink events in Edinburgh

Music Events you might like...

Soundhouse: John Goldie and the High Plains
Soundhouse: John Goldie and the High Plains
21st January 2019
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
John Goldie, one of the best acoustic guitarists in the world right now, is joined by his brand new backing band, The High Plains, at the Traverse Bar Cafe on Monday 21st January.
Arod Quartet
Arod Quartet
21st January 2019
The Queens Hall Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Nominated as Rising Stars for 2018-2019, young French string quartet Arod Quartet play the Queen's Hall on 21st January.
Heads Up DNB
Heads Up DNB
21st January 2019
The Mash House, Edinburgh Old Town
Heads up bring you the freshest drum and bass bangers every Monday and teaming up with local crews to bring you a series of absolute stompers not to be missed.
Find Music events in Edinburgh

Nights Out Events you might like...

Soundhouse: John Goldie and the High Plains
Soundhouse: John Goldie and the High Plains
21st January 2019
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
John Goldie, one of the best acoustic guitarists in the world right now, is joined by his brand new backing band, The High Plains, at the Traverse Bar Cafe on Monday 21st January.
Arod Quartet
Arod Quartet
21st January 2019
The Queens Hall Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Nominated as Rising Stars for 2018-2019, young French string quartet Arod Quartet play the Queen's Hall on 21st January.
Heads Up DNB
Heads Up DNB
21st January 2019
The Mash House, Edinburgh Old Town
Heads up bring you the freshest drum and bass bangers every Monday and teaming up with local crews to bring you a series of absolute stompers not to be missed.
Find Nights Out events in Edinburgh

Theatre Events you might like...

Les Misérables
Les Misérables
22nd Jan 2019 - 16th Feb 2019
Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
After nearly a decade since the last sell-out UK tour, Les Misérables will play Edinburgh Festival Theatre in 2019.
Glasgow Girls
Glasgow Girls
23rd Jan 2019 - 26th Jan 2019
Kings Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
The life-affirming, song-and-dance-filled, Scottish musical drama, Glasgow Girls is coming to the King's Theatre Edinburgh in January.
A Viennese Strauss Gala
A Viennese Strauss Gala
24th January 2019
Howden Park Centre, Livingston
Back in the UK by popular demand, World on Stage bring you a sparkling new anniversary production of A Viennese Strauss Gala on 24th January at Howden Park Centre!
Find Theatre events in Edinburgh

Find other events in Edinburgh

Sponsored Links

Popular Events

Dark Side of the Moon: The Full Dome Experience
A dome spectacular at Dynamic Earth featuring the 1973 album 'The Dark Side of the Moon' in explosive surround sound.
Fort Douglas Sky Maze Launch Weekend
Get ready for sky-high adventures at the official opening of SKY MAZE, the new 5th element to Fort Douglas adventure playground!
Les Misérables
After nearly a decade since the last sell-out UK tour, Les Misérables will play Edinburgh Festival Theatre in 2019.
Dome Nights: Planets 360
Brand New for January 2019 - An immersive re-imagining of British Composer, Gustav Holst's The Planets orchestral suite.
Burns Ceilidh
Come along and enjoy a Burns Ceilidh with Edinburgh Ceilidhs on 25th or 26th January at Lauriston Hall!

Advertise With Us

Advertise With Us

Looking to reach new customers? We offer a variety of advertising options with prices starting from just £30 per month!

Click here to find out more »