Fun Palaces


The RSC Fun Palace
'The brightest heaven of invention'

Sunday 5 October, 11am – 3.30pm

We will be celebrating theatre director Joan Littlewood's legacy with a day of Fun Palace activity.

In 1961 Joan Littlewood and architect Cedric Price conceived the Fun Palace as a 'laboratory of fun', 'a university of the streets'. It was to be a temporary and moveable home to the arts and sciences that would welcome children and adults alike, based on Joan Littlewood's motto of 'Everyone an artist, everyone a scientist.'

Join us for a day of free activities when we open the doors of The Courtyard Theatre for you to experiment with the elements of theatre making in our Theatre Laboratory.

  • Watch demonstrations and secret performances around the venue.
  • Take part in short taster sessions and explore how fights are staged, songs sung and performances produced.
  • Create your own sonnet for a loved one, add your artistry to a piece of scenery or rise to the challenge of describing the plot of a Shakespeare play in the length of a Tweet.
  • Explore drop in activities for all ages throughout the day, then take part in our Big Experiment where performers and audience create a one off performance for the end of the day.

Watch this space for more details in the coming weeks.

Visit the Fun Palaces' website to find out more about the event.

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