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


Free Drama/Film workshop for young people, in partnership with Rich Mix TAKEOVER

IN A NUTSHELL Spend a week learning new film and drama skills, and create short films that talk honestly to other young people about relationships! Join People’s Palace Projects (PPP) at Rich Mix Takeover Youth Programme to tackle some tricky topics – what are the pressures on young people’s relationships today, and how do you negotiate what […]


Creative Lab – The Producers’ final event

Monday 26 June, 6 to 8pm Pinter Studio, Arts One Building, Queen Mary University of London (Mile End Rd, London E1 4NS) RSVP: As part of its 20th Anniversary Celebrations, People’s Palace Projects has invited nine young creative producers from four cultural organisations in Rio to spend 10 days in London on an programme of meetings, […]


Drama Annual Lecture: ‘Whose Theatre is it Anyway?’ with Jenny Sealey

Wednesday 21 June 6 to 9pm Arts Two Lecture Theatre, Mile End Campus, Queen Mary University of London (Mile End Rd, London E1 4NS) People’s Palace Projects and the English and Drama Department at Queen Mary University of London are honoured to invite you for this year’s Drama Annual Lecture on the 21st June – with talk […]


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

In Brazil, approximately  15 women  are murdered by men every day. In the last three decades, at least 92.000 women were killed by their own partners, an increased in the statistics of 230% between the years of 1980 and 2010. In Rio de Janeiro the situation reaches and alarming number of 17 women a day, victims […]


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