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 Drama Department of Queen Mary University of London in the city’s East End, and has worked with a wide range of local communities.

What's On


Announced: 2nd artist selected for Air B2B artistic residency in Brazil

PPP and British Council are excited to announce the award of the second “Air B2B: Britain to Brazil” artistic residencies to Gemma Kerr: director, theatre-maker, teacher, script reader, and dramaturg. She is set to spend a month in Rio de Janeiro, in November 2017. Gemma is co-Director of High Hearted Theatre which she runs with writer […]


OPEN CALL: 3rd artistic residency in Brazil offered to UK based artists

British Council Brazil and People’s Palace Projects are offering a year’s programme of three residencies for 3 UK based emerging artists in Brazil, produced by Casa Rio (PPP do Brasil’s artist residency space, Rio de Janeiro) to take place between September 2017 and April 2018. To apply for the third residency, in association with Instituto Sacatar, […]


The Challenge of the Xingu: Indigenous cultures in the Museum of the Future

PPP is extending its relationship with AIKAX (Association of Indigenous Peoples of the Upper Xingu) and Associate Artist Takumã Kuikuro in an exciting new digital project in partnership with Factum Arte/Factum Foundation, The Horniman Museum and Gardens,  Mesosfera, Playground Entertainment and WeSense. It aims to combine the digital data capture associated with world-leading cultural conservation practice (such as […]


Metamorphosis: Audiencing Atmospheres

PPP is delighted to be partnering on this new digital project, led by Dr Martin Welton (QMUL Drama) in collaboration with RIFT, one of the leading immersive theatre companies in the UK: and with fellow QMUL researchers Prof Pat Healey (Electronic Engineering) and Dr Pen Woods (Drama). Metamorphosis: Audiencing Atmospheres is a practice-based research project that seeks to take advantage […]


Relative Values

Relative Values is a research project led by Paul Heritage at People’s Palace Projects (Queen Mary University of London) and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Bringing together academic and non-academic partners, the research asks how we can measure and strengthen practices and policies that maximise the social and economic value of the arts to individuals […]

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

+44 (0)207 882 5618