The People’s Palace of Possibility

“If the thing is impossible, you need not trouble yourselves about it; if possible, try for it” (John Ruskin)


Dear concerned citizens,

This is an invitation to help build the People’s Palace of Possibility: to discover distant utopias, air your frustrations and fears, and to take action to realise a better – or at least less bleak – tomorrow.

The Palace has many residents, nearly all of whom want to help you. Please arrive promptly. There’s really no time to lose.

An uplifting, collaborative experience created by theatre and interactive arts company, The Bare Project, with The Centre for Understanding Sustainable Prosperity and John Ruskin’s Guild of Saint George.

This participatory installation experience is built in collaboration with audiences or ‘Palace Citizens’ each night. It combines performance, conversation and soundscapes made up of interviews with dozens of academics, friends, children and past citizens to create a truly utopian evening.

The next Palace will be built as part of A Future Fantastic festival at Theatre Deli Sheffield from 4th-20th July. For tickets visit:

“Such a thought-provoking and enthusiastic, imploring installation. More, more, more please!” (Audience response, Millennium Gallery Sheffield, May 2019)

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The development of The People’s Palace of Possibility is supported by The Guild of Saint George, Ruskin in Sheffield, Sheffield Theatres and the Centre for Understanding Sustainable Prosperity.