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


Book tickets for the play Efemera

In Brazil and the UK violence against women and girls is on the rise; recent research suggests that the majority of Brazilian migrant women have experienced gender-based violence. Efêmera introduces us to two women with a story to tell. They may have the courage to share it with you, they may not. A powerful and […]


Applications open for 5th year of The Agency with BAC (London) and Contact (Manchester)

Sign up for The Agency 2017-18 is now open with a deadline of 5pm, Friday 8th September 2017 Ever wanted to start your own business or project? THE AGENCY is looking for people aged 15-25 from the Clapham Junction and Battersea area of London or the Moston and Harpurhey areas of Manchester, with ideas that need to […]


We’re hiring! Part-time Research Assistant for project The Verbatim Formula

RESEARCH ASSISTANT – THE VERBATIM FORMULA (TVF) The Verbatim Formula (TVF) is a socially engaged artistic project with looked after children and young people based at Queen Mary University of London and People’s Palace Projects (PPP). TVF uses verbatim theatre making techniques with looked after children, foster carers and social workers in a series of […]


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 […]


Xingu Residency – September 2017: The Currency of Cultural Exchange

According to the indigenous Kuikuro people in Brazil, artists are itseke, powerful spirits of invisible knowledge. As part of its commitment to explore the special way in which artists ‘know’ the world, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is building a unique research project with the Kuikuro which asks how we can measure the value […]


Xingu Residency – May 2017: Utopias (Creative Lab)

Utopias (Creative Lab) was a two-week artistic residency wherein Takumã Kuikuro, an indigenous filmmaker from the Brazilian Xingu territory, collaborated with British digital technology artist Adam Lowe (director of Factum Foundation) and Jerry Brotton (scholar in cartographic history at Queen Mary, University of London) in his village located in the heart of the Mato Grosso region of Brazil. 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