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.

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Indigenous Research Methodologies Webinar, 24 March 2021

On behalf of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), People’s Palace Projects (Queen Mary University of London) will host a webinar on Wednesday 24 March between 2-5pm (GMT) on Indigenous engagement in research partnerships and knowledge mobilisation. Book your ticket here: Following the Indigenous Research Methodologies […]


Work with us!

People’s Palace Projects is offering four new positions to start in March 2021: Digital Communication Assistant (EN) – job description | application form Assistente de Comunicação, Mídias Sociais (PT) – job description | application form Research Coordinator – Arts, Health and Wellbeing – job description | application form Research Coordinator – Territories and Communities – […]


Indigenous Research Episodes

People’s Palace Projects, Queen Mary University of London (PPP, QMUL) and the Indigenous Association of the Kuikuro People in Xingu (AIKAX) hosted the International Seminar on Indigenous Engagement, Research Partnerships and Knowledge Mobilisation in Rio de Janeiro in 2019, on behalf of AHRC and ESRC. The 3-day event looked to explore research partnerships between indigenous […]



Improving the wellbeing of people with psychosis in Pakistan and India through a participatory theatre technique. Using a technique created by Brazilian theatre-maker and activist Augusto Boal in the 1970’s, People’s Palace Projects will lead participatory arts work with local partners organisations in India and Pakistan to better understand and  improve the lives and wellbeing of […]


Respect Due – Museum of Colour

An online museum celebrating the contributions of people of colour to the UK’S creative industries from 1766 – 2016. Museum of Colour (MoC) is a heritage and creativity social enterprise currently incubated at People’s Palace Projects. It is building a digital museum to explore the contribution made by People of Colour to the nations culture, […]


Heartbeat – Creating Recovery

Online Shakespeare methods for young people with Autism during Covid-19 pandemic Individuals with autism spectrum disorder and their carers have been amongst the worst affected groups in the global Covid-19 pandemic. They are in the highest risk group for the virus itself and stay-at-home and social distancing protocols have made access to much needed targeted […]

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