Leith Theatre lit up for Hidden Door Festival


We’ll be back from 31 May – 4 June 2023, transforming the former Scottish Widows office complex on Dalkeith Road for a five-day spectacular event more immersive and atmospheric than any Hidden Door so far. 

We’ve now released the first tier of tickets – the earlier you buy, the bigger the discount.

Wednesday 31 May

Music: Porridge Radio / Pozi / Watermachine / Dinosaur 94 / DEADLETTER / Wombo / Acolyte / Late Night Party with Blue Giant Orkestar, Paradise Palms Records presents Jacuzzi General and the Jets, and Prosumer

Poetry & Spoken Word: Caitlin Stobie, Patrick Romero McCafferty, Clare O’Brien, Gray Crosbie and Sean Wai Keung

Thursday 1 June

Music: Hot 8 Brass Band / AKU! / Azamiah / Berta Kennedy / Butch Kassidy / Flasher / The Micro Band / More TBC / Late Night Party with O and Samedia Shebeen in the Club Space

Poetry & Spoken Word: Bibi June, Rupert Smith, Fiona Robertson and Jay Whittaker

Friday 2 June

Music: 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

Poetry & Spoken Word: Éadaoín Lynch, Genevieve Carver, Zaki El-Salahi and Sal

Saturday 3 June

Music: Nine8 / Frozemode / Spencer Mason / Jelani Blackman / Queen of Harps / Goodnight Louisa / Peplo / Blush Club / Late Night Party with Fat Dog + EPiKA presents ona:v, Dark Ali and Violet Haze in the Club Space

Poetry & Spoken Word: Andrés N Ordorica, Ross McCleary, Annaliese Broughton and Allie Kerper

Sunday 4 June

Music: Pillow Queens / Sweaty Palms / Cowboy Hunters / Rozi Plain / Former Champ / Josephine Sillars / Rhona Macfarlane / Blair Coron / Closing Night Party with Free Love + SISU presents Kavari (live) and Guyz in the Club Space

Poetry & Spoken Word:  Patrick James Errington, Oliver Robertson, Janette Ayachi, Elspeth Wilson and Alyson Kissner

Read the full Hidden Door programme announcement

Tickets start from £25 plus booking fees. Strictly over 18s only. Ticketed events start at 5pm and end at 1am, subject to licence. Full Terms and Conditions apply.

Hidden Door is a volunteer-run charity and your purchase really helps us to start making future plans, giving us the financial and moral support we need to start exploring potential venues and booking acts.

Come on the journey to Hidden Door 2023!

Hidden Door is a registered charity, under the name Hidden Door Charitable Company Ltd, registered charity number SC050108.