Volunteers at Hidden Door 2017

Call For Volunteers 2022

Help to make Hidden Door happen!

We are a volunteer-run charity, and our festivals showcase theatre, spoken word, visual art, dance and music by local and international artists.

This year we’re bringing the old Royal High School on Calton Hill to life, completely transforming the entire complex from 9 – 18 June 2022.

We’re looking for friendly faces to help us with a range of duties before, during and after the festival and to help make this the most exciting Hidden Door Festival yet.

Pop down and help this weekend!

Every weekend from now until we open, the Hidden Door team will be clearing, tidying, preparing and transforming the Old Royal High. And we could use your help!

If filling skips, pulling up weeds, painting and building stuff sounds good, get involved!

Email us at volunteer@hiddendoorarts.org for more info or just drop by for an hour or two, any time from midday on the following dates:

Here’s how to find us. We’ll have overalls, PPE and refreshments on hand.

If you would like to join the stewarding team we still need friendly faces to help run the festival – see below for more!

We’re looking for self-motivated team members for a range of duties before, during and after the festival such as:

Why volunteer?

I volunteered for Hidden Door just after moving to Edinburgh – I met so many great people and it really helped me settle into the city and find new pals!

Jess, 2021 Volunteer

How to apply

Fill out this online form to tell us a bit about yourself and your availability.

If you aren’t sure if volunteering is for you, or would like to understand a bit more about what’s involved, please send us an email at hello@hiddendoorarts.org and we’ll be happy to help.

Offering to volunteer at Hidden Door last year having a visual impairment, I had many trepidations but they were met with understanding and compassion. The inclusive community that is Hidden Door welcomed and encouraged the best out of me. I felt so at home in the festival and I feel privileged having the opportunity to return this year advising on accessibility to best enable others to share in this character shaping experience.

What a spectacular reintroduction to life and what a stellar send off to summer!

Elliott – 2021 volunteer