First release tickets are now on sale for Hidden Door Festival 2023, taking place at the former Scottish Widows complex, 15 Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh.
From 31 May – 4 June 2023, we’ll be transforming the former Scottish Widows office complex on Dalkeith Road in Edinburgh for a five-day spectacular event set to be more immersive and atmospheric than any Hidden Door so far.
Environments: collaborative projects
Hidden Door has commissioned stand-out artists from last year’s festival to create a series of Environments for you to explore as you venture deeper into The Complex at 15 Dalkeith Road. Environments run on all five nights of the festival.
An eclectic mix of bands will be filling three performance spaces, bringing almost every genre of music to the event.
Tonight's line-up: Max Cooper / corto.alto / Becky Sikasa / Josef Akin / Billy Got Waves / Sarah Carton / More TBC / Late Night Party with Maranta + SISU presents Melati, Penstkart and TSUNIMAN in the Club Space
On display inside The Complex for the duration of Hidden Door Festival will be visual art from a wide range of artists practising in Scotland, much of which will explore the same issues as the Environments.
This year’s poetry and spoken word programme will showcase a diverse group of new and developing performers from across Scotland and beyond.
Tonight's line-up: Irish poet Éadaoín Lynch will perform from their debut poetry pamphlet, and Genevieve Carver will present her work in response to dolphins, porpoises and seals. British-Sudanese lyricist and performance poet Zaki El-Salahi will take to the stage, and Sal will perform her work entangling trans and chronically ill experiences with organic processes of decay and birth.
Tickets start from £25 plus booking fees. Strictly over 18s only. Events start at 5pm and end at 1am, subject to licence. Full Terms and Conditions apply.
About Hidden Door Festival
Hidden Door opens up forgotten urban spaces for the public to explore and discover incredible music, art, theatre, film, dance, spoken word and more. Through our festivals we reveal hidden parts of the city and showcase new and emerging artists, musicians, theatre and film makers.
Hidden Door is a volunteer-run charity, with our work funded through ticket sales, sponsorship and fundraising. All money goes straight back into the festival and paying our creative contributors.