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

Help us to build the People’s Palace of Possibility.  Discover distant utopias, cast off your fears for the future, and begin to create a better one.

In the Palace, you’ll meet devil’s advocates, dusty bureaucrats, concerned citizens, and find policies which require your immediate attention.  There are nooks and crannies to be explored, ideas to inspire, and myths to be created. A new participatory installation experience created by theatre and interactive arts company, The Bare Project.


About The Bare Project

The Bare Project are theatre makers and philosophers, proudly based in Sheffield. We have been making work together since 2012. We like creating impossible, exuberant experiences that stick in the mind. Our work is surreal, strange, technically ambitious, and always design-led. Our form changes: sometimes it's a script and a stage, other times an installation and, at other times, a conversation.  We are thinking about planting trees. We are worried about the state of the world. We are good to talk to at the pub. We are reaching out a hand.


Thurs 4th & Fri 5th July, 7.30pm

Sat 6th & Sat 13th July,  2.30pm

Sat 20th July,  7.30pm (with special guests The Greentop Circus Troupe)

Duration 2 Hours

Some areas of the installation open before each event as part of the festival.


The cafe/bar and the People’s Palace of Possibility installation will be open half an hour before each event. A Future Fantastic Festival is presented by The Bare Project in collaboration with Ruskin in Sheffield, Centre for Understanding Sustainable Prosperity, Theatre Deli and The Guild of St  George.

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