• Fun Palaces Case Study

    Everything you ever wanted to know about Fun Palaces in François Matarasso's clear and concise case study of Farnham Fun Palace, along with the background to the campaign and the thinking behind it.

  • What happens AFTER the Fun Palace?

    Farnham Fun Palace and Boundary Estate Fun Palace tell us about the ongoing events and connections their Fun Palaces have led to ...

  • Diversity, Inclusion and Being the Change

    We were excited by the ethnic and socio-economic diversity of Fun Palaces Makers and participants last year. Check out our 2017 evaluation - and help us do even more in 2018.

  • Support us!

    Since 2014 we have supported 934 communities to create their own Fun Palaces, across the UK and beyond.
    But did you know we have NO core funding?
    This means ANY amount can make a huge difference.
    Your support can help us do more, reach more, be more ...

  • Sharing the Campaign!

    Our top tips for sharing The Fun Palaces campaign - letting your friends and neighbours know you're part of a worldwide movement for community at the heart of culture.

  • Podcasts

    a selection of podcasts with our co-director Stella Duffy, talking about Fun Palaces - history, present, future, ideas, ethos, excitement and CHANGE!

  • Yes, you CAN still make a Fun Palace!

    Want to make a Fun Palace in 25 days or less?! Five top tips to make a Fun Palace ... fast!


  • Here's what people are
    saying on Twitter using the
    #FunPalaces hashtag

  • What are Fun Palaces?

    We are an ongoing campaign for culture at the heart of community and community at the heart of culture, with an annual weekend of action – arts, science, craft, tech, digital, heritage and sports events activities – run by, for and with local communities. 


Fun Palaces is a campaign promoting community at the heart of culture and culture at the heart of community, with an annual weekend of action created by, for and with local people.

This year – 6 & 7 October 2018. Check out our new film of Fun Palaces Makers 2014-2017.


Libraries, public parks, shopping malls, schools, swimming pools, town squares. There were 362 Fun Palaces across the UK and beyond in 2017. Where will your Fun Palace be on the 6th and 7th October 2018?