Hidden Door is an arts organisation which aims to open up urban spaces as a platform for new and emerging artists, musicians, theatre makers, performers, film makers and poets. Through organising temporary events Hidden Door works to showcase new work and create engaging environments for the public to experience, explore and discover.

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Programme announced for May 2024 birthday event

Underground venue revealed for 10th birthday party

Hidden Door in 2024

2024 marks a decade since Hidden Door opened up the Market Street vaults for its first week-long festival. To celebrate, we are planning a birthday party at a unique location never before used for an event like this, and have revealed more about the ambitious programme of music, visual art and performance planned across two nights – Friday 10th and Saturday 11th May.

Over the years, Hidden Door has supported over 3000 artists and performers to develop work and reach new audiences. Our volunteer-run charity is entirely funded through ticket sales, sponsorship and fundraising. All money raised goes into running the festival and ensuring their creative contributors are fairly paid.

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A brief history of Hidden Door

Hidden Door was originally founded in 2009 by a group of creatives seeking to make something interesting happen in the city. Their mission was to create events where audiences could experience art away from the traditional “white cube” gallery format.

The collective curated two events at the former Roxy Art House in 2010, bringing together visual art, performance, film and music. The closure of the Roxy left the group with no venue and over the subsequent years they explored options for running a multi-arts event in derelict spaces. 

The idea grew as the volunteer team expanded, and in 2014 the first full Hidden Door Festival happened, when the team cleared out the disused Market Street vaults to run a 9-day celebration of the arts focused on showcasing local creative talent.

In 2015 the festival moved to a hidden courtyard behind Kings’ Stables Road, and returned in 2016, attracting over 12,000 visitors to experience a wealth of art, poetry, theatre, cinema, dance and music. In 2017 the festival breathed new life into the old Leith Theatre, attracting rave reviews and critical praise for resurrecting “Scotland’s best new live music venue”, winning VisitScotland’s Thistle Award for “Best Cultural Event”.

In 2018, the festival returned to Leith Theatre, also taking up residence in the derelict former State Cinema, just around the corner. A farewell weekend event took place at Leith Theatre in 2019. During the pandemic, Hidden Door put on a series of online events, and returned with a bang to live events for a five-day outdoor event at Granton Gasworks in 2021.

In 2022, Hidden Door took over the Old Royal High School on Calton Hill for a ten day festival that brought life back to the school for the first time in years. 

In 2023, we transformed the former Scottish Widows office complex on Dalkeith Road for a five-day spectacular event. Our unique “Environments” invited audiences to explore our venue in an immersive and atmospheric experience that attracted 5-star reviews and won Creative Edinburgh’s City Award.

2023 reviews

As Hidden Door has shown so magnificently, a little creative vision can make for an artistically seismic experience – ★★★★★” – Neil Cooper, The Herald

The Hidden Door team haven’t made life easy for themselves but everyone in attendance is glad that they’re pushing at the limits of what a city festival can be – ★★★★” – Max Sefton, The Skinny

Most unique of all was The Environments, a promenade tour (following a performance-based workplace “induction” ceremony) of a large, open-plan upstairs hall fitted with bespoke lighting, with simulated foliage growing throughout and timed performances of discordant brass-and-electronic jazz and eclectic dance. It turned the commonplace surroundings into something exciting – ★★★★” – David Pollock, The Scotsman

An extraordinary achievement – Trees sprouted from floor to ceiling. Neon sprites jabbered incomprehensibly. Weird, wonderful performances popped up unexpectedly in the half-light. It was a delightful, disorienting experience – ★★★★” – Fergus Morgan, The Stage

What people say about Hidden Door…

“Hidden Door 2023 was yet another stunning transformation of a unique, unused space in Edinburgh with expertly curated arts and music” – Snack Magazine

“Through murky subterranean corridors illuminated with ravey neon striplights, and old offices, store cupboards and dank off-street vaults turned into DIY art galleries, the persistent joy of Hidden Door is in the striking union of place and creativity.” – The Scotsman

“Inspiration oozes from every nook, stirring up future creativity. Whatever location it seeks out next year, it’s sure to be a sensory sensation, so prepare to don your curiosity cap and rummage through the eclectic repertoire as talents old and new reveal themselves in a chilled and friendly environment…you won’t be disappointed.” – re:sound

“A triumphant move to an evocative new space… this top-rate festival has returned with a flourish” David Pollock, The List

“Over the last few years, Hidden Door has cemented itself as one of the best festivals in Scotland” Snack Magazine

“Hidden Door has an inspiring track record of galvanising local interest and volunteers to make the most of special spaces. It’s an atmospheric celebration of music, visual arts, poetry and more – all using the power of enthusiasm and a collective sense of will” Ashley Davies, Mobius

A ”riot of noise and colour” Mike Wade, The Times

A “treasure trove of multi-platform arts delights” Vic Galloway, BBC 6Music

“Wildly atmospheric and stimulating. Like a dream festival.” Mark Cousins, Film Director & Critic

“Edinburgh’s most free-flowing festival, a happy blend of grassroots artists and headline acts.” – Mark Fisher, The Guardian

“Once again, Hidden Door have done a quite incredible job of transforming a disused industrial corner of Edinburgh into a stunning, temporary multi-arts venue.” – David Pollock, The Scotsman

“Utterly breathtaking… Edinburgh’s most exciting and innovative festival.” Ruth MacGilp, Urbanity

“Hidden Door have quietly resuscitated what surely is – even in its current rough ‘n’ ready state – the best live music venue in the country.” Barry Gordon, The Herald

An “inspiring and successful festival” which “perfectly demonstrated the capabilities of the gorgeous old Leith Theatre as a living, breathing concert venue”. “Ad-hoc but ingeniously curated art and performance” David Pollock, The Scotsman

A “minor miracle […] a long-neglected building has undergone a remarkable renaissance”. Brian Ferguson, The Scotsman

“The festival’s commitment to fairly representing the voices and experiences of women created a strong sense of inclusivity and collaboration” Snack Magazine

“With each step further into the depths of this abandoned masterpiece, the building grows wilder. Each corner, every space reveals something new” Amy Taylor, The Skinny

A “nomadic cauldron of creativity which is unlikely to sit still for long […] a sprawling village of alternative culture” Neil Cooper, The Herald

“A smorgasbord of cultural delicacies that’ll keep you well and truly entertained. Re-entering the real world may be a struggle, but it’ll have been worth it.” Euro Hostels

“Get along to Hidden Door as often and as soon as you can.” Just For Culture

“A revelation… a community arts festival that actually revolutionises and invigorates the community it takes place in.” Miss Fogg Travels

“I can’t help but be totally awestruck by it all – eclectic, ramshackle, ambitious joys on offer.” Exeunt Magazine

“A varied and intriguing theatre programme” Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman

“A festival of weird and strange and new” Snack Magazine

“A fascinating and well-thought-out programme” The John Byrne Award

The festival “has left an immovable, and much needed, creative footprint on the city” – Miranda Heggie, The Arts Desk

Press mentions


The best UK music festivals in summer 2024 – The Big Issue, 10 May

‘A huge milestone’: New home for organisers of Hidden Door Festival – The Herald, 2 May

Underground car park to be transformed into arts and music festival venue – STV, 7 April

Edinburgh’s Hidden Door festival will transform St James Quarter car park into a unique underground venue – Edinburgh News, 7 April

Edinburgh’s Hidden Door announces underground venue for 10th Birthday Party event – God Is In The TV, 5 April

Hidden Door reveals underground venue for tenth birthday weekender – The List, 4 April

Hidden Door returns with a 10th birthday party – The Skinny, 4 April

Hidden Door Festival – the location for the birthday party is revealed… – Edinburgh Reporter, 4 April

Edinburgh’s Hidden Door festival to be staged in St James Quarter car park – The Scotsman, 4 April

Edinburgh shopping centre to be taken over by Hidden Door – Edinburgh Live, 4 April

Scottish festival to host event at Edinburgh car park venue – The Herald, 4 April

Hidden Door returns with a 10th birthday party – The Skinny, 14 March

A moveable fest: the festivals changing venues – The List, 5 February


Hidden Door’s Art Sale is Supporting Edinburgh Artists – Art Mag, 5 December

The List Hot 100: Top Scottish cultural contributors of 2023 unveiled – The National, 1 December

The List reveals the 100 best Scottish cultural players of 2023 – The List, 30 November

Hidden Door among the winners at this year’s Creative Edinburgh Awards ceremony – The Skinny, 17 November

Hidden Door begin crowdfunding for 2024 – Edinburgh Reporter, 17 August

Festival review: Hidden Door Festival at The Complex, Edinburgh – The Scotsman, 5 June

Hidden Door at The Complex, Edinburgh – Review – The Herald, 4 June

A gentle apocalypse at Hidden Door – Edinburgh Reporter, 3 June

Hidden Door festival as it takes over former Scottish Widows site – Edinburgh Live, 2 June

Edinburgh’s Hidden Door Festival has opened – Scottish Field, 1 June

Pillow Queens: Hidden Door preview – The List, 31 May

Hidden Door 2023 begins – Edinburgh Reporter, 31 May

Hidden Door unveils transformation of former Scottish Widows HQ – The Scotsman, 31 May

The most purse-friendly music events of 2023 – Metro, 29 May

Hidden Door: our day-by-day guide – The List, 25 May

Hidden Door: the non-music highlights – The List, 25 May

Ten days until Hidden Door begins – Edinburgh Reporter, 21 May

The Best UK music festivals 2023 – Big Issue, 8 May

Scotland’s best early summer arts festivals – The Herald, 29 April

Abandoned Edinburgh building to be taken over for five day festival – Edinburgh Live, 1 April

Scotland’s avant-garde and experimental music festivals – The Skinny, 30 March

Writers’ Picks: Scotland’s Best Summer Festivals – The List, 30 March

Hidden Door 2023 programme revealed – The List, 3 March

Hidden Door Festival: five night programme announced – Edinburgh Reporter, 3 March

Edinburgh’s Hidden Door festival programme revealed – God Is In The TV, 3 March

Former Scottish Widows HQ to be transformed for festival exploring climate change impact – The Scotsman, 3 March


The 2023 Hidden Door venue has been unveiled – The List, 24 November

Edinburgh’s Hidden Door Festival announces venue for 2023 – God is in the TV, 24 November

Festival set to take over former Scottish Widows head office – The Insider, 24 November

Hidden Door Festival to be staged at former Scottish Widows headquarters – The Scotsman, 24 November

The big reveal – Hidden Door have found a new site for 2023 – Edinburgh Reporter, 24 November

Hidden Door goes hexagonal for 2023 – All Edinburgh Theatre, 24 November

Review: Hidden Door Festival, Edinburgh – re:sound, 21 June

Gallery: Hidden Door Festival, Edinburgh – Backseat Mafia, 20 June

Theatre reviews: Between Revolutions | witchtrialversion3 | Help Yourself | Hey Idiots… – The Scotsman, 17 June

Royal High old boy volunteers at Hidden Door Festival – Edinburgh Reporter, 17 June

The joy of going behind the Hidden Door – Edinburgh Evening News, 14 June

The Old Royal High, once a wannabe parliament, reawakened – The Herald, 13 June

Street Band learns to play at Hidden Door Festival – Edinburgh Reporter, 12 June

Music review: Hidden Door Opening Night, Old Royal High School – The Scotsman, 10 June

From Bergman Island to Hidden Door, five things to do this week – The Herald, 4 June

Hidden Door festival — find new life in forgotten buildings – The Times, 4 June

Hidden Door and the art of collaboration – The Skinny, 30 May 2022

Historic school gates restored and revived at Edinburgh landmark ahead of rebirth – The Scotsman, 28 May 2022

Hidden Door Festival looking for volunteers to prepare abandoned building – Edinburgh Live, 19 May 2022

The Big Issue 2022 Festival Guide – Big Issue, 15 May

Hidden Door will rise to new heights at former Royal High – Edinburgh Reporter, 14 March 2022

Hidden Door: Line-up revealed for Edinburgh festival reopening former Royal High School to the public – The Scotsman, 14 March 2022

Hidden Door 2022 programme revealed – The Skinny, 14 March 2022

Former Royal High School to be transformed into pop up festival venue – STV, 18 January 2022

Hidden Door reveals new venue for its 2022 festival – The Skinny, 17 January 2022

Hidden Door announces which venue will host its 2022 festival – The List, 17 January 2022

Unhidden: It’s the Old Royal High – All Edinburgh Theatre, 17 January 2022

Edinburgh Royal High School to become Hidden Door host with striking bar terrace – Edinburgh Live, 17 January 2022

Hidden Door Festival heading to former Royal High School building – The National, 17 January 2022

Hidden Door festival to take over former Royal High School in Edinburgh this summer – The Scotsman, 17 January 2022

Hidden Door 2022 will take place in the city centre, new location revealed – Edinburgh Reporter, 17 January 2022


Cultural highlights of 2021 – The List, 21 December 2021

5 Stars – Music review: Hidden Door Opening Party, Granton Gasworks – The Scotsman, 17 September 2021

Hidden Door Festival review – The List, 17 September 2021

Hidden Door Festival kicks off at Granton Gasworks – The List, 16 September 2021

Hidden Door: Festival transforms former industrial sites on Edinburgh waterfront – The Scotsman, 15 September 2021

Hidden Door will promote art graduates – support their crowdfunder – Edinburgh Reporter, 30 August 2021

Hidden Door festival finally set to put Granton on Edinburgh’s cultural map – The Scotsman, 30 June 2021

Organisers of Edinburgh’s Hidden Door festival reveal move to Granton – Forth One Radio, 30 June 2021

Hidden Door comes out into the open – Edinburgh Reporter, 30 June 2021

Hidden Door 2021: The Music Programme – The Skinny, 30 June 2021

First acts revealed for Edinburgh’s Hidden Door festival at new waterfront site – The Scotsman, 30 June 2021

Hidden Door 2021 – who’s playing the music…. – Edinburgh Reporter, 30 June 2021

Edinburgh’s Hidden Door Festival to transform local gas works for live performances – Edinburgh Live, 28 May 2021

Hidden Door Festival 2021: Mystery Edinburgh location revealed – Edinburgh Evening News, 28 May 2021

Hidden Door is happening… at Granton Gasworks – Edinburgh Reporter, 28 May 2021

Five-day Hidden Door festival to return in ‘mystery location’ in Edinburgh this year – The Scotsman, 22 April 2021

Hidden Door Festival – yes they’re back! – Edinburgh Reporter, 22 April 2021

Hidden Door sets September 2021 return – All Edinburgh Theatre, 22 April 2021

Musicians light up Scottish beach with socially distanced performance – The National, 3 April 2021

Hidden Door – watch The Call online now – Edinburgh Reporter, 2 April 2021

Musicians perform special score live on city beach for Hidden Door – Edinburgh Evening News, 2 April 2021

Hidden Door Festival – where is the next venue hiding? – Edinburgh Reporter, 11 February 2021


Hidden Door – online and on until May 2021 – Edinburgh Reporter, 12 October 2020

Hidden Door Festival postponed until spring 2021 – The List, 23 April 2020


Hidden Door at Leith Theatre – A multidimensional experience for the urban art adventurer – Deadline, 12 June 2019

Festival Review: Hidden Door 2019 – The Scotsman, 3 June 2019

Edinburgh’s Hidden Door Festival to be staged across city in future – The Scotsman, 31 May 2019

Hidden Door goes back to festival roots – The Herald, 25 May 2019

Hidden Door 2019 unveils its largest visual arts programme yet – The List, 15 May 2019

The Rise of Community-Led Festivals in Scotland – The Skinny, 10 May 2019

Hidden Door bring four day music weekender to Leith – The Scotsman, 30 April 2019

Hidden Door 2019: Music programme revealed – The Skinny, 22 March 2019

Hidden Door announces the first music acts of its 2019 weekender – The List, 21 March 2019

Hidden Door Weekender 2019 line-up revealed – Edinburgh Reporter, 21 March 2019

Hidden Door 2019 – Edinburgh Reporter, 2 February 2019

Hidden Door to return to Leith Theatre in 2019 – The List, 2 February 2019

It’s all systems go for Hidden Door 2019 – Edinburgh Reporter, 25 January 2019

Hidden Door to return in 2019 after successful fundraising campaign – Edinburgh Evening News, 25 January 2019


Final push for Hidden Door – what can you do to help? – Edinburgh Reporter, 3 December 2018

More events fundraise for Hidden Door – The Herald, 3 December 2018

Funding crisis forces Hidden Door festival to drastically scale back – The Scotsman, 3 December 2018

Hidden Door launches appeal for help to secure its future – The List, 13 August 2018

Hidden Door begins a new fundraiser – Edinburgh Reporter, 12 August 2018

Hidden Door to launch crowdfunder in bid to keep organisation alive – The Scotsman, 10 August 2018

Leith Theatre gears up for Edinburgh Festival comeback – Edinburgh Evening News, 9 August 2018

Review: Hidden Door Festival – transforming spaces – The Arts Desk, 7 June 2018

Art Review: Hidden Door Visual Art Programme – The Scotsman, 4 June 2018

Review: Young Fathers at Hidden Door – The List, 4 June 2018

Magical Plastic Chicken review – intriguingly arresting satire – The Guardian, 3 June 2018

Review: Young Fathers at Leith Theatre, Hidden Door Festival – Just For Culture, 3 June 2018

Review: Hidden Door Festival 2018 – Exeunt Magazine, 2 June 2018

Hidden Door Festival successfully introduces international dance strand – The List, 31 May 2018

Another successful takeover from pop-up festival Hidden Door – My Theatre Mates, 30 May 2018

Hidden Door Festival Lights Up Leith – Urbanity Blog, 30 May 2018

Review: Hidden Door Festival at Leith Theatre – The Skinny, 30 May 2018

Private View: five artists making work at this year’s Hidden Door – The List, 29 May 2018

Arts Review: Hidden Door Festival, Leith Theatre & State Cinema – The Scotsman, 29 May 2018

Review: Hidden Door Opening Night at Leith Theatre – The Herald, 28 May 2018

Review: Sylvan Esso at Hidden Door, Leith Theatre – The Wee Review, 27 May 2018

Hidden Door – opening night theatre review – All Edinburgh Theatre, 27 May 2018

Nadine Shah, The Orb’s Dr Alex Paterson, Emma Pollock and Young Fathers at Hidden Door – The Herald, 24 May 2018

A derelict art deco cinema is being brought back to life for one last time – Metro, 23 May 2018

Derelict Edinburgh cinema being brought back to life for final showing – Edinburgh Evening News, 20 May 2018

Hidden Door Preview – a multi-arts festival in abandoned spaces – The Cusp, 17 May 2018

Film Festival will hit the screen for Hidden Door event – Scottish Field, 16 May 2018

Edinburgh’s hidden spaces provide a creative backdrop – Scottish Field, 11 May 2018

Tea break with… David Martin – The National, 6 May 2018

Breathing new life into abandoned old buildings – Scottish Field, 4 May 2018

Arts festival to transform derelict building – Third Force News, 4 May 2018

Hidden Door launch 2018 campaign – The Wee Review, 29 April 2018

The UK’s best independent, alternative events – Euro Hostels, 26 April 2018

Music Review: Hidden Door Launch Party, Liquid Room, Edinburgh – The Scotsman, 6 March 2018

Leith becoming an attractive host of festival events – The Scotsman, 5 March 2018

Hidden Door announce full programme, with Nadine Shah, Young Fathers and Sylvan Esso – The List, 2 March 2018

Young Fathers to stage Leith Theatre gig at Hidden Door festival – The Scotsman, 2 March 2018

Pick of Hidden Door 2018 – Edinburgh Reporter, 2 March 2018

Hidden Door 2018 – more diverse than ever – Edinburgh Reporter, 2 March 2018

Hidden Door festival 2018 adds new venue, features Young Fathers, theatre, spoken word and visual art – The Herald, 2 March 2018

EIFF teams up with Hidden Door Festival this May – Edinburgh Reporter, 2 March 2018

Hidden Door Festival: 2018 programme revealed – The Skinny, 2 March 2018

Nadine Shah to kick off Hidden Door 2018 at Leith Theatre – The List, 1 March 2018

Encore for neglected Leith Theatre as bands return – The Scotsman, 24 February 2018

£1m boost for theatre abandoned nearly 20 years – The Herald, 17 February 2018

Capital’s £10m spending spree on cultural venues – The Scotsman, 16 February 2018


Leith Theatre rebirth in the running for Creative Edinburgh Awards – The Scotsman, 13 November 2017

Hidden Door festival to return to Leith Theatre – The Stage, 5 November 2017

Hidden Door returns to Leith Theatre and new venue – The Skinny, 3 November 2017

Landmark Art Deco cinema to be reborn for Hidden Door festival in Leith – The Herald, 3 November 2017

Former Leith cinema to reopen as Hidden Door festival venue – The Scotsman, 3 November 2017

It’s Leith again for Hidden Door – All Edinburgh Theatre, 3 November 2017

Hidden Door returns to Leith for 2018 festival – The List, 3 November 2017

Hidden Door confirms 2018 fest – All Edinburgh Theatre, 25 September 2017

Music review: Tinderbox Orchestra at Hidden Door – The Scotsman, 10 June 2017

Live Review: Tinderbox Orchestra at Hidden Door Festival – The National Student, 9 June 2017

Tinderbox Orchestra launch album as Hidden Door closes – Channel 7a, 5 June 2017

Leith Theatre is a gem of a venue – The Scotsman, 5 June 2017

Inside Look: Hidden Door Days 7 & 8 – Just For Culture, 3 June 2017

Hidden Door review: Flint & Pitch and Metropolis – The Herald, 2 June 2017

Idlewild at Hidden Door: Review – God Is In The TV, 2 June 2017

Hidden Door Festival – Take It From A Local, 1 June 2017

Leith Theatre is Scotland’s best new live music venue. Let’s do everything we can to keep it going – The List, 1 June 2017

Hidden Door 2017: Day 5 Review – The Wee Review, 31 May 2017

Hidden Door opening weekend in pictures – The List, 31 May 2017

Rules of the Moon at Hidden Door: Review – The Herald, 30 May 2017

Inside Look: The old Leith Theatre – we explore the venue – Just For Culture, 30 May 2017

Inside Look: Hidden Door Festival 2017 – Just For Culture, 30 May 2017

The Adventures of Prince Achmed: Review – The Herald, 29 May 2017

Hidden Door 2017 – Day 2 Review – The Wee Review, 29 May 2017

Leith Theatre reopens doors for arts festival – The Times, 29 May 2017

Festival review: Hidden Door opening weekend – The Scotsman, 29 May 2017

KinoKlub at Hidden Door: Review – Cinema’s Fringes, 27 May 2017

Derelict Leith theatre to open up for Edinburgh Festival – The Scotsman, 26 May 2017

Hidden Door finds a new home at Leith Theatre – The Herald, 26 May 2017

Hidden Door 2017 – Lost in Leith Theatre – The Skinny, 25 May 2017

Hidden Door festival is helping to bring Leith Theatre back to life – The Scotsman, 22 May 2017

Hidden Door: the festival turning Edinburgh’s forgotten spaces into creative hubs – The i, 8 May 2017

Hidden Door Festival transforms and reopens the Leith Theatre after almost three decades – The List, 12 April 2017

The essential guide to summer in Edinburgh – The i, 10 April 2017

Artists to lead creation of new ‘vision for Leith’ – The Scotsman, 10 April 2017

Trainspotting director Danny Boyle calls for help to bring Leith Theatre back to life – The National, 7 April 2017

Trainspotting director Danny Boyle backs Leith Theatre plea – Edinburgh Evening News, 6 April 2017

‘Hidden Door’ Launch Crowd-funding Campaign to Restore Leith Theatre – Edinburgh Reporter, 6 April 2017

Former Edinburgh Royal Infirmary building in frame to host arts festival – The Scotsman, 25 March 2017

Hidden Door festival to revive abandoned old Leith Theatre – Time Out, 20 March 2017

Hidden Door releases plans for Leith Theatre festival – The Herald, 7 March 2017

#HiddenDoor 2017 Festival will be in fabulous Leith – Edinburgh Reporter, 3 March 2017

Anna Meredith and Idlewild kick off Hidden Door 2017 – The List, 3 March 2017

Hidden Door Festival reveals line-up for reborn Leith Theatre – The Scotsman, 3 March 2017

Hidden Door reveals 2017 line up – The Skinny, 3 March 2017

Writer’s Picks for 2017 – TV Bomb, 5 Jan 2017

17 reasons to visit Edinburgh in 2017 – This Is Edinburgh, 4 Jan 2017

Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh to help save Leith theatre – BBC News, 4 Jan 2017

Irvine Welsh leads campaign to restore Leith Theatre – The Stage, Jan 6 2017

Irvine Welsh backing fantastic news for Leith Theatre – Edinburgh Evening News, 3 Jan 2017

Trainspotting author plots Leith’s return to the stage – The Scotsman, 8 Jan 2017

Trainspotting author aims to bring bright lights back to Leith – The Times, 3 Jan 2017


Leith’s Citadel Theatre given fresh life after 30 years – The Stage, 8 Nov 2016

Derelict Leith theatre to rise again as citadel of the arts – The Times, 2 Nov 2016

Hidden Door Festival To Revitalise Leith Citadel Theatre – Edinburgh Guide, 1 Nov 2016

Festival review: Hidden Door, Electric City – Scotsman, 6 June 2016

Glittered theatre review at Hidden Door – TV Bomb, 5 June 2016

Theatre review: Hidden Door, Abandoned Street Lighting Depot – Herald, 30 May 2016

Experts in Short Trousers theatre review at Hidden Door  – TV Bomb, 29 May 2016

Teleman concert review at Hidden Door – Back of the Crowd, 29 May 2016

Ubu Roi theatre review at Hidden Door – TV Bomb, 29 May 2016

Plenty of great artists to catch at Hidden Door – The National, 26 May 2016


Hidden Doors to return to King’s Stables Rd depot – Edinburgh Evening News, 24 Nov 2015

Hidden Door was the kind of DIY arts showcase Edinburgh needs – Wow24/7, 6 June 2015

Interactive walls tumble as Hidden Door comes to a close – Herald, 2 June 2015

5 Star Review: Hidden Door festival, Edinburgh – Scotsman, 29 May 2015

Art Review: Hidden Door Festival 2015 – The List, 29 May 2015

Hidden Door theatre review from The Secret Courtyard – Herald, 25 May 2015

Review: Hidden Door Festival – Edinburgh Feminist Review, 25 May 2015

Hidden Door’s theatrical highlights – The List, 22 May 2015

Hidden Door Festival 2016: An Artistic Wonderland – Channel 7A, 20 May 2015

Art thrives behind Edinburgh’s Hidden Door festival – Herald, 16 May 2015

Private View: Hidden Door Festival 2015 – The List, 8 April 2015

Former Grassmarket depot to host 2015 Hidden Door festival – STV Edinburgh, 3 March 2015


Festival review: Hidden Door Festival, Edinburgh – Scotsman, 30 March 2014

Hidden Door Festival 2014: Edinburgh Short Film Festival Highlights – Edinburgh Reporter, 28 March 2014

Hidden Door Festival: Vaults transformed into market – Edinburgh Evening News, 27 March 2014

Hidden Door festival aims to instil Edinburgh with a new DIY events ethos – The List, 21 March 2014

Hidden Door Festival announces Early Bird tickets on sale – The List, 2 Feb 2014


Review: Hidden Door Festival – The Guardian, 1 November 2010