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.

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In Memoriam - A Forgotten Story
In Memoriam - A Forgotten Story
24th September 2018
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
Hear how Alice Meredith Williams made a most significant contribution to the Scottish National War Memorial.
Their Name Liveth
Their Name Liveth
24th September 2018
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
Come and hear the story of the role Sir Robert Lorimer played in the building of the Scottish National War Memorial.
Bolts and Bodkins
Bolts and Bodkins
26th September 2018
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
Join castle archer Rusty Bodkins for an explanation of how the Scots used the medieval longbow and crossbow.
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Dance Events you might like...

Dance Scottish with RSCDS Edinburgh
Dance Scottish with RSCDS Edinburgh
24th Sep 2018 - 21st May 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Come along, join in and enjoy the benefits of fun, fitness and friendship with RSCDS Edinburgh Dance Scottish classes!
The Ceilidh Club at Summerhall
The Ceilidh Club at Summerhall
25th September 2018
Summerhall, Edinburgh South
Come and experience Scottish dance the way its meant to be every Tuesday at Summerhall.
Dance Scottish for Children with RSCDS Edinburgh
Dance Scottish for Children with RSCDS Edinburgh
29th September 2018
The Church of the Good Shepherd, Edinburgh West
Dance Scottish! Fun dancing classes for Children on Saturday mornings with the RSCDS Edinburgh and suitable for all abilities from beginner to advanced!
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Watsonian Cricket Club Open Doors Day
Watsonian Cricket Club Open Doors Day
23rd September 2018
Galleon Sports Centre, Edinburgh South
The Watsonian Cricket Club is participating in Sport Scotland's Club Open Doors initiative and it's a great opportunity for children and parents to come along and see what the Club can offer.
Alzheimer Scotland - Midlothian Memory Walk
Alzheimer Scotland - Midlothian Memory Walk
23rd September 2018
Dalkeith Country Park, Dalkeith
Step up to the challenge - join the Midlothian Memory Walk at Dalkeith Country Park and support Alzheimer Scotland!
Free Playgroups - Dads Rock
Free Playgroups - Dads Rock
23rd September 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Dads Rock run free playgroups for dads/granddads and their kids aged (0-5yrs) every Saturday and Sunday.
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Film Events you might like...

Take One Action Film Festival presents: Naila and the Uprising
Take One Action Film Festival presents: Naila and the Uprising
23rd September 2018
Filmhouse, Edinburgh West
This hopeful documentary is a unique opportunity to re-appraise the history of nonviolent resistance in Palestine from a feminist perspective.
Ghillie Dhu Cinema Club
Ghillie Dhu Cinema Club
30th September 2018
Ghillie Dhu, Edinburgh New Town
Whether you’re looking for a fun activity with the family or looking to impress that special someone on date night the Ghillie Dhu's brand new cinema club has you covered.
Reel Girl Film Club - Smithereens screening + punk gig
Reel Girl Film Club - Smithereens screening + punk gig
30th September 2018
Norton Park Conference Centre, Edinburgh East
As part of SCALARAMA 2018, Reel Girl Film Club is proud to present Susan Seidelman’s electrifying debut, Smithereens (1982) with music from a live punk band.
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Food and Drink Events you might like...

Stockbridge Sunday Market
Stockbridge Sunday Market
23rd September 2018
Edinburgh New Town
Its not just food on offer...............we have crafts, candles, jewellery ,CDs and who knows what else!
California: Napa and Sonoma Wine Tasting
California: Napa and Sonoma Wine Tasting
26th September 2018
The Royal Scots Club, Edinburgh New Town
Sample white & red fine wines, focusing on two of California's finest wine regions: Napa and Sonoma, with Rose Murray Brown Master of Wine.
Festive Taster Night!
Festive Taster Night!
26th September 2018
Ghillie Dhu, Edinburgh New Town
It's never too early to talk about Christmas and the Ghillie Dhu is delighted to welcome you to an exclusive Festive Taster Night on 26th September!
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Music Events you might like...

Gershwin’s ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ and Bernstein’s ‘Songfest’ with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Gershwin’s ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ and Bernstein’s ‘Songfest’ with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
23rd September 2018
Usher Hall, Edinburgh West
The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra celebrate American music at its most life-affirming with Gershwin and Bernstein at the Usher Hall on September 23rd!
Islands In The Stream
Islands In The Stream
23rd September 2018
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
Enjoy a superb score and supreme musicianship with the ultimate tribute to two country music legends - Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers.
Soundhouse: MacFarlane and McNeil
Soundhouse: MacFarlane and McNeil
24th September 2018
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
Don't miss a great evening of world class jazz as Soundhouse presents Malcolm MacFarlane and Gordon McNeil at the Traverse Bar Café!
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Nights Out Events you might like...

Islands In The Stream
Islands In The Stream
23rd September 2018
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
Enjoy a superb score and supreme musicianship with the ultimate tribute to two country music legends - Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers.
Take One Action Film Festival presents: Naila and the Uprising
Take One Action Film Festival presents: Naila and the Uprising
23rd September 2018
Filmhouse, Edinburgh West
This hopeful documentary is a unique opportunity to re-appraise the history of nonviolent resistance in Palestine from a feminist perspective.
The Sunday Night Laugh-In
The Sunday Night Laugh-In
23rd September 2018
The Stand Comedy Club Edinburgh, Edinburgh New Town
Round off the weekend with our chilled Sunday Night Laugh-In at The Stand Comedy Club Edinburgh!
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Theatre Events you might like...

Islands In The Stream
Islands In The Stream
23rd September 2018
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
Enjoy a superb score and supreme musicianship with the ultimate tribute to two country music legends - Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers.
Mr Barton’s Theatricals
Mr Barton’s Theatricals
23rd September 2018
Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh West
Join the Reid family and selected staff for a short play about John Law, convicted murderer, rogue, founder of the first national bank in France and one-time owner of Lauriston Hall!
Still Alice
Still Alice
25th Sep 2018 - 29th Sep 2018
Kings Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
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