About Fun Palaces

About Fun Palaces

Fun Palaces supports local people to co-create their own cultural and community events, across the UK and worldwide, sharing and celebrating the genius in everyone.

In this section you can learn about the people who take part, what they do, and why it makes a difference, as well as the history and background to our work.

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Fun Palaces Evaluations

Every year we make a new short film and a brief evaluation of our work, showing us what we are doing well and what we can do better.

What is a Fun Palace?

Fun Palaces is an ongoing campaign for community at the heart of culture and culture at the heart of every community

Why Make a Fun Palace?

Especially for venues, buildings, organisations and groups – and useful for individuals too.

The people behind Fun Palaces

In 1961 Joan Littlewood and Cedric Price designed a Fun Palace building – a ‘laboratory of fun’. They imagined a building linked through technology to other spaces.

Illustration of a man in Hasidic Jewish clothing taking out a hammer from a toolbox.


We run workshops for groups, venues, organisations and interested individuals to help you find out more about making a Fun Palaces with your community.

The History of Fun Palaces

Co-director Stella Duffy writes about the beginning of Fun Palaces in 2013.

Illustration of two men holding hands, walking with their dog. One is pointing at a historic building across a river.

Ready to make a Fun Palace?

Every year thousands of people make Fun Palaces for their own local community – sharing skills, meeting new people, creating connections.