General information - Doors Open Days

Doors Open Days is Scotland’s largest free festival that celebrates places and stories

On 24th and 25th of September 2022, Under One Roof will be co-ordinating Edinburgh and East Lothian Doors Open Days.

Doors Open Days is Scotland’s largest free festival that celebrates places, history, and culture. It offers free access to over a thousand venues and events across the country each September.

The theme of this year’s festival is “Standing Strong”, which will highlight the value of regular building maintenance and community approaches to looking after buildings and places. It will also examine the challenges of retrofitting buildings to address the climate emergency and achieve net-zero carbon emission targets.

We'll be working with hosts between now and the end of September to open the doors to the hidden treasures within Edinburgh and East Lothian's buildings and community spaces. 

Standing Strong 

The theme of this year’s festival is “Standing Strong”, which will highlight the value of regular building maintenance and community approaches to looking after buildings and places. It will also examine the challenges of retrofitting buildings to address the climate emergency and achieve net-zero carbon emission targets. 

I want to host

Do you have a building that you can open? Or would you like to put on an event, or design a trail? 

Visit our host information page where you can read our eligibility requirements and register your event.

You must register your event for it to be listed in the official programme.

Registrations will close on the 30th of June, 2022.

I want to attend

The full programme of events, along with booking information, will be released in August 2022 and available on the visitor information page.

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Special thanks

Under One Roof thanks Glasgow Doors Open Days and the Scottish Civic Trust for their support. 

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