How do people transform their worlds through creativity and the arts? What difference can art make for those who live in situations of risk, violence and crisis? Who are the artists on the peripheries of our societies and how are they working to bring about change?

People’s Palace Projects seeks to ask these questions through participatory arts projects, performances, educational initiatives and debates. We bring artists, activists, academics and audiences together for projects that address a wide range of social justice and human rights issues.

People’s Palace Projects is based in the East End of London and has worked with a wide range of local communities.

What's On


OPEN CALL – artistic residency for UK based artists to work in Brazil: Rio de Janeiro and Xingu Indigenous Reserve

British Council Brazil and People’s Palace Projects are proudly launching a year’s programme of three residencies for 3 UK based emerging artists to work in Brazil, produced by Casa Rio (PPP do Brasil’s artist residency space, Rio de Janeiro), taking place between September 2017 and March 2018. The application for the first 30-day residency, which […]


WATCH award-winning play The Encounter, a masterpiece by Complicité

We are delighted to be partnering with Complicité to broadcast The Encounter online. The show, described as ‘a tour de force’ by Financial Times and ‘one of the most fully-immersive theatre pieces ever created’ by New York Times played a sold out run at London’s Barbican theatre in 2016, but from Friday 19 May at 7pm […]


Help the Uma só Voz Choirs in Brazil to keep singing! Join our crowdfunding campaign

“Singing in the choir, for me, is part of a new life. It’s like this is my heart and it’s pumping my energy to the right places. This is what motivates me.”   – Alessandro, ex-homeless member of the Uma só Voz Choirs  TO DONATE AND SUPPORT THE CHOIRS, CLICK HERE Since May 2016, the Uma […]


No Feedback in the Creative Commons

No Feedback In the Creative Commons is a practice-based research study led by PPP project director Shana Swiss in partnership with No Feedback CIC to evaluate whether discovery-based learning through participatory performance can change discriminatory attitudes and behaviour.  No Feedback  is an immersive theatrical event that combines cutting-edge human rights research and physical theatre in a newly devised world. Click here […]


VAGW – Violence Against Girls and Women

“Perspectivas Transnacionais sobre a violência contra meninas e mulheres entre Rio de Janeiro e Londres” é um projeto patrocinado pelo Economic and Social Research Council do Reino Unido que tem como objetivo examinar como a violência contra meninas e mulheres brasileiras se transforma e é desencadeada entre as cidades do Rio de Janeiro e Londres. No […]


Circus Unlimited

Circo Sem Limites (Circus Unlimited) is a three-year exchange between Graeae Theatre Company (UK) and Circo Crescer & Viver (Brazil) aimed at placing the disabled artists centre stage, by developing a new methodology of circus training for artists with disabilities and encouraging them to produce their own work. Inspired by the Opening Ceremony of the […]

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People's Palace Projects
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road
London, E1 4NS

+44 (0)207 882 5618