Hidden Door

Venue

Hidden Door specialises in finding forgotten spaces for our arts festival. This does mean they can be a little harder to find – that’s part of the fun!

If you’ve found this page, you’re a step closer to finding our festival…

How to find our 2021 venue

We’re taking over a large open space on West Shore Road, round the back of the Granton Gasworks, plus a huge warehouse just over the road where you’ll find the box office. The address to head to is 20 West Shore Road.

Here we are on Google Maps.

Or if you prefer, our What 3 Words reference is artist.newest.money.

Getting here

By foot or bike

The festival site is easily accessible from the Leith area and city centre via the old railway cycling paths.

Ahead of the festival, we’ll be sure to put up loads of signs along the main road and cycle routes, and we’ll be sharing cycle maps and other travel tips via social media. We’ll also be setting up a dedicated bike shed for you to lock up your rides.

Cycle route from Leith

Cycle route from Haymarket

By bus

Lothian Buses

East Coast Buses

Night Buses

Festival Bus

We’re putting on a limited number of festival buses at the end of each night, for those who need it. They will run each night as follows:

You’ll be able to buy your ticket on the bus for just £4 (card payments only). Spaces are limited to 47 per trip and strictly first-come first-served via a queue system. Speak to our friendly box office staff or stewards for more details.

The same rules apply on these buses as for public transport, and face coverings must be worn at all times on board.

Please note that the festival does not have on-site car parking facilities.

This is what you’ll be looking for – although it’ll look VERY different once we’ve worked our magic!

Whilst our spectacular venue is a bit out of the way and has been carefully chosen to create as little disruption for our local neighbours as possible, we ask that all members of the public are respectful of the surrounding area as they make their way to and from the festival site.

Site plan

What else do I need to know?

As well as a full programme of art, music and performance the venue will play host to some of Edinburgh’s tastiest street food stalls. We’ll also have bars for you to quench your thirst and a coffee stall for anyone in need of a bit of a pick-me-up. 

The venue is predominantly outdoors so we recommend you dress for the weather!

Accessibility

We are transforming a huge warehouse into an exhibition and performance space. We plan to make that space fully accessible to everyone, including visitors needing wheelchair access.

10 seconds over the road, we’ll be clearing up the outside site behind the gasworks to make it as accessible as possible. If you have trouble standing for periods of time, or need any more info about accessing and moving around the site, please get in touch.

Dogs

Well-behaved dogs are welcome to visit the outdoor areas and we just ask that they’re kept on a lead. The festival will be busy and noisy at times so please keep that in mind when planning your visit.

Support/guide dogs are of course welcome at all times and in all areas.

Info for neighbours

We are working with the local council and the community near our venue to make sure our event is a positive experience for everyone. We have designed the festival layout to ensure that noise and disruption is limited. If you have any questions or would like to get in touch you can email us at hiddendoorneighbours@gmail.com.