Augusto Boal Digital Archive

A new digital platform hosting the collection of Augusto Boal – theatrical innovator and creator of the Theatre of the


Improving the wellbeing of people with psychosis in Pakistan and India through a participatory theatre technique.

Using a technique created …


Heartbeat – Creating Recovery

Online Shakespeare methods for autistic young people during the Covid-19 pandemic

Autistic individuals and their carers have been amongst the …


Communicating through Covid

Supporting healthcare professionals non-verbal communication through arts based education.

Since the Covid-19 outbreak, communication between patients and healthcare professionals has …


Far Apart UK

Looking Beyond Lockdown -How UK Arts Organisations Can Continue To Support Young People’s Wellbeing During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has …


Twenty Years of Fuel

Twenty Years of Fuel: The Role and Development of the Independent Producer in Theatre and the Cultural Economy is an …


Indigenous Research Methods

A Series of events on Indigenous engagement in research partnerships and knowledge mobilisation.


Since 2019 People’s Palace Projects has

Resisting violence, creating dignity

Negotiating Violence Against Women and Girls through community history-making in Rio de Janeiro

This new research project, funded by the …


Building the Barricades

The international research project Building the Barricades  investigated the impact of armed conflict and urban violence on the mental health …


OLA- Building Resilience

Building Resilience and resources to overcome depression and anxiety in young people from urban neighbourhoods in Latin America.

Depression and …


Counting Culture

Leandro Valiati of NECCULT (UFRGS) will undertake a two year British Academy Newton Advanced Fellowship at Queen Mary University of …


Casa Rio

Casa Rio is an international home for creative exchange between artists, academics, activists and audiences in Rio de Janeiro, run



Stages is a practice-based enquiry into how performance can be used to stimulate reflection on “othering” processes in society that …


The Agency

A creative and entrepreneurial programme on youth protagonism, providing opportunities for young people living in underserved areas of the UK. 

With One Voice

With One Voice 2012 was the first time in history that an event for homeless people was part of official …


Relative Values

Relative Values is a research project led by Paul Heritage at People’s Palace Projects (Queen Mary University of London) and …


Violence Against Women and Girls

In Brazil, approximately  15 women are murdered by men every day. In the last three decades, at least 92.000 women


Contemporary Narratives Laboratory

Artists and journalists construct narratives that help us understand the world and shape our sense of reality, but digital technologies …


Creative Lab

CreativeLab/LabCriativo was curated by Batman Zavareze and Paul Heritage, and is produced by People’s Palace Projects and Festival Multiplicidade in …


Scene Change

Scene Change is a cultural skills exchange project aimed at fostering creative learning between cultural institutions in the UK and …


No Feedback in the Creative Commons

No Feedback In the Creative Commons was a practice-based research study to evaluate whether discovery-based learning through participatory performance can …


Utopia – 500 Years

People’s Palace Projects, in partnership with SESC São Paulo and with support from British Council Brazil under TRANSFORM, promoted the …


London as a Village

In April 2015, film maker Takumã Kuikuro travelled all the way from his village, set within the Xingu Indigenous Territory …


Becontree Hundred


In March 2015, Becontree residents, digital artist Gary Stewart and Brazilian photographer AF Rodrigues came …


Fórum Shakespeare Brasilia

23 a 30 de abril de 2014 CCBB Brasília

Amor, guerra, corrupção, poder, liberdade, transformações. Por que a obra de …


Fórum Shakespeare Belo Horizonte

30 de abril a 05 de maio CCBB Belo Horizonte

Amor, guerra, corrupção, poder, liberdade, transformações. Por que a obra …


Unlimited: Arte sem Limites

Following the Olympic and Paralympic Cultural Forum this April in Rio de Janeiro, People’s Palace Projects co-curated  with the British


Encounters: Transforming Lives

Encounters: Transforming Lives re-mixes and re-imagines the relationships between digital technology, debate, and live performance.


Developed by Gary Stewart …


Points of Contact

Points of Contact / Pontos de Contato is an exchange programme between Brazil and the UK to create new dialogues …


Shakespeare Forum

A partnership between People’s Palace Projects and Teatro Vila Velha brings the Shakespeare Forum to Bahia for the first time.


Rio Occupation London

30 Rio Artists, 30 Days in London, from 6 July to 5 August 2012

Commissioned by Rio de Janeiro’s State …


Shakespeare Forum

People’s Palace Projects and The British Council were delighted to welcome the Royal Shakespeare Company to Rio de Janeiro to


St. Paul’s Way Trust School

Between 2010 and 2013, People’s Palace Projects built a special relationship with St Paul’s Way School, one of only two …


Cultural Warriors

Cultural Warriors seeks to inspire young people to fight for social transformation through art and culture.  This collaborative project aims …


Points of Contact

“Brazil revels in both proposing and tackling big conceptual ideas that have the power to change society through culture…In the



Encounters: Transforming Lives combines cutting-edge visual technology, topical debates, and live performances to create an exciting and innovative look at …


From the Favela to the World

Based on the inspirational performances of Rio de Janeiro’s cultural warriors AfroReggae, Favela to the World seeks to strengthen the …



The Amazônia programme created a dialogue around climate change and environmental degradation between artists and young people in the UK …

Research Impacts: Amazônia

The Amazônia project engaged with over 5,000 participants and audience members in Brazil and with almost 50,000 people in the


Favela to the world

Favela to the World was a project by People’s Palace Projects that began in 2005 and has its own archived …


Lives On line + Be Seen, Be Heard

Whilst working intensively in Brazil, People’s Palace Projects also undertook two smaller pilot projects with young people in the UK …


Love in Time of War

In the summer of 2004, Paul Heritage conceived a special performance project in  Rio de Janeiro in association with Grupo


Changing the scene

In 2002, People’s Palace Projects established an office in Rio de Janeiro with local staff, responsible for the implementation of


Staging Human Rights

People’s Palace Projects followed its AIDS/HIV programme in Burkina Faso with a new project entitled Staging Human Rights, which began