• Supporting creativity and culture in local communities.

    Fun Palaces co-director Stella Duffy, Darren Henley of Arts Council England and Joe Tibbets of CLGdotTV talking about communities, culture, co-creation.

  • 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 ...


    Ready to make a Fun Palace?
    You don't have to know everything yet - you can get on the map and work it out later, as hundreds have done before!

  • 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.

  • Fun Palaces Film 2017

    Makers from every year of Fun Palaces tell us why it matters to them and their community.
    Celebrate our 5th birthday on 6 and 7 October this year and join in with hundreds of thousands of others who believe community belongs at the heart of culture.

  • 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 ...

  • Shining a Global Light on Local Brilliance

    Across the UK and from Norway to New Zealand, Fun Palaces help local people shout louder about the amazing things they are creating and achieving in their own communities

  • A Fun Palaces Love Letter from Cornwall

    One of our Cornwall Ambassadors on what Fun Palaces really mean to the people who make them.

  • 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?