• Floating Cinema 1
    Portsmouth Pantry 3
    Invicta 1
    Inventor Shed
    Everyone a Scientist
    Photo Credit: Adrian Pritchard
  • Stratford East
    Brockwell Lido
    Fun Palaces 05.10.14 Photos by Helen Murray Photo Credit: Helen Murray
    Ormesby Hall Teesside Uni Photo Credit: Teesside University
    Changing the World
  • JW3
    Black Pig Fun Palace
    Everyone an Artist
    Crystal Palace
  • Forest Gate
    Lumb Bank
    Pateley Bridge
    Bringing Communities Together
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    What is a Fun Palace?

    Fun Palaces are made by you and your community; arts, sciences and technologies are all welcome. What will yours be?

    The only guidelines are that each one should be free, local, innovative, transformative and engaging.

  • What we're talking about


    A new national conversation about local cultural infrastructure and how it could reach its full potential


    Populace at TRSE Fun Palace, workshops in world-changing.

    We wrote our Manifesto - here it is!


    David Ralf doodle-review, Exeunt

    A gorgeous doodle-review of the weekend from David Ralf/Exeunt



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Fun Palaces are an annual event, combining arts and sciences, welcoming and free. Based on Joan Littlewood and Cedric Price’s original idea of a Fun Palace, they are made by, for and with local people – celebrating culture at the heart of our communities.


Theatres, gardens, tents, woodlands, shops, car parks, schools, libraries, swimming pools, public squares, town halls. Over 130 Fun Palaces took place across the UK and beyond on 4th & 5th October 2014.