Hidden Door Festival 2018 - 25 May - 3 June
to Jun 3

Hidden Door Festival 2018 - 25 May - 3 June

Hidden Door Festival is returning to Leith Theatre for a second year - bigger, better and even more exciting than last year! This multi-arts festival will take place from 25 May - 3 June, both at Leith Theatre and in the old State Cinema just round the corner on Great Junction Street.

Hidden Door is a non-profit, volunteer-run arts festival which brings forgotten and abandoned spaces back to life with art, music, theatre, dance, spoken word, cinema and more.

More information and tickets available from Hidden Door.

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Stand Up for Leith Theatre
7:00 PM19:00

Stand Up for Leith Theatre

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Join us for an evening of laughs at our comedy fundraiser for Leith Theatre Trust in the Thomas Morton Hall.  The show will feature some of the best Scottish comedians - Jay Lafferty, Keir McAllister, Kimi Loughton, Chris Forbes and Ben Verth. 

All the acts are donating their performances and all proceeds go to the Leith Theatre Development Fund. The seating will be cabaret style and the bar will be open!

Tickets can be bought in advance online for £15 (+ £1.50 booking fee).
Buy your tickets here: http://ctzn.tk/2018

Join us and Stand Up for Leith Theatre!

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8:00 PM20:00

PianoDrome presents Alabaster DePlume and Ed Dowie

Pianodrome presents performance poets / musicians Alabaster DePlume and Ed Dowie in the main Leith Theatre, supported by acoustic explorers SiNK and visual sculpture from artist Mettje Hunneman. Profits go towards building a Pianodrome.

More information about the event.

Tickets are £10 and can be bought in person at The New Leaf Co-op, 23 Argyle Place, Edinburgh EH9 1JJ or on the door on the night.


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to Dec 16

Leith Theatre Annual Christmas Party!

Looking for the ideal Christmas night out!? Come boogie the night away with friends, family or colleagues all while supporting a great cause! After a hugely successful event last year we are super pleased to announce our Fundraising Christmas Party on Friday the 15th of December. Where you will be thoroughly entertained by the fantastic band CHIL, followed by DJ Captain Strut until the wee hours. And if that was not enough The Pitt are also providing a buffet style curry included in your ticket price! 

Tickets are now on sale for at £20 each so get your's quickly before they're all snapped up!!

 Doors open 18:30 Chil first set 19:30 Buffet served 20:30 Chil second set 21:15 Captain Strut 22:00 Bar closes 00:30

Doors open 18:30
Chil first set 19:30
Buffet served 20:30
Chil second set 21:15
Captain Strut 22:00
Bar closes 00:30

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to Aug 12

Neu Reekie! presents: Trainspotting turns 21 wi Irvine Welsh, The Fire Engines & Arthur Baker

A fundraiser for Leith Theatre Trust at Leith Theatre

FRIDAY 11th AUGUST (one night only / ever)

18:30 – 00:00





‘Irvine Welsh is now a national monument.’ (The Scotsman, 1997)

"I kind of don't really have much to add about Trainspotting, other than I'm still interested in the characters and enjoy writing about them. As long as that vibe is happening with me, I'll carry on doing so." (Irvine Welsh)

Irvine will world-premiere new work with a Trainspotting pulse.

What does that mean? There’s one way to find out more…..this is it.


"I liked Orange Juice. I thought they were great. There was an electric group. The Fire Engines. I loved them. What's happened to them? If they had been from America they would have been world-famous." (Mark E Smith / The Fall).

The Fire Engine reform for the third (and perhaps final?) time.


Born in Boston Massachusetts, Arthur Baker is an internationally renowned DJ, producer, re-mixer. He has worked with Bob Dylan, Al Green, Bruce Springsteen and New Order. He has DJ-ed worldwide thru the years at such infamous clubs as the Hacienda, The End, The EGG, Pasha, Café Mambo, Manumission, Bestival & Glastonbury and opened for both New Order and Pete Hook on tour. Arthur Baker makes his Edinburgh debut.


Chant along and toast your way through it – we know, you know aw the lines already!

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2:00 PM14:00

Leith Late Heritage Day

Find out more about the story of Leith Theatre.

Celebrate Leith’s heritage at the Leith Heritage Open Day with Custom House, Custom Lane, Leith Theatre’s Main Auditorium and Trinity House all opening their doors to LeithLate17 goers between 12-6pm on the final day of the festival. Explore the maritime artefacts at Trinity House in the Kirkgate, investigate artist studios in Custom House, and view the grandeur of the main auditorium of Leith Theatre with remnants from In The Ink Dark by Luke Pell.

More information here 

Come and explore!

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6:00 PM18:00

In The Dark Ink Project - choreographer Luke Pell

In the Ink Dark is a new project from Luke Pell and collaborators. A dance and a poem made from from memory and conversation. Throughout May and June a series of conversations and encounters with different people in Leith and Edinburgh will lead to a week of live dance performances in unique spaces across the city, opening as part of LeithLate17 in the Leith Theatre. 

Performed by an eclectic group of dance and performance artists with an original music composition from Scott Twynholm, In the Ink Dark collects and explores - people from Leith and Edinburgh’s - experiences of loss and landscape, memory and materiality through dance, design and poetry.

Luke draws upon his own and others stories to make objects, dances and installations that can only exist because of different people coming together to listen and to share. This project invites people from all walks of life to talk with him, to share, reflect and celebrate something they have loved and lost. In the Ink Dark is an immersive project with different moments and modes of participation, an accumulative poem and choreography - for live and virtual space - that can only be made by the many people it meets with.

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7:30 PM19:30

Phoenix Choir

The Phoenix Choir is a community choir from Leith with a kick! They sing music from Marvin Gaye and The White Stripes to Adele and The Spencer Davis Group. The songs will be uplifting, energetic and pack a punch! Join us for a night of music showing off our homegrown talents here in Leith.

Part of Leith Festival. All profits to Leith Theatre Trust. 

Tickets for the concert are £8.00 (Conc £6.50) and you can buy them here.


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7:30 PM19:30

We Dance in Leith

Come and enjoy a great evening of dance celebrations!

We Dance in Leith brings together different styles of dance together to celebrate the variety, richness and roots of each style - African Dance, Turkish Karsilama, Belly Dance, Contemporary, Bollywood, Flamenco, Afro-Peruvian, India and House Dance. 

Drinks and food will be available for purchase at the venue.

In the Thomas Morton Hall.

£5 in advance, £7 on the door (under 12 free)

More information and tickets here

We Dance in Leith is part of Leith Festival

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to Aug 4

Juan Zorrilla Exhibition

Juan Zorrilla was born in Tenerife. He created a new painting technique called Bañorrelieve. His early works show the transition from abstraction to figurative or realistic painting in which we can observe his concerns about human behavior. Along with painting he takes an interest on other ways of visual communication such as photography (Fotonoviembre, Tenerife 2005) comic and video experimentation. (OVNI, CCCB Barcelona) His work has been exhibited in Tenerife, Madrid, Barcelona, London and Edinburgh, city where he lives since 2006. Visit Juan's website

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to Jun 4

Hidden Door Festival

Ten days and nights of music, art, theatre, cinema, spoken word, poetry, special events, bars, street food and much more … using all the spaces in the old theatre.

FREE during the day; TICKETED evenings ’til late.

Tickets available at Hidden Door website

Gents Chorus
“with treats tucked into the very fabric of the old Leith Theatre, discovery is half the experience” The List
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