The historic People's Palace was originally built in 1886 and was one of the last great Victorian People's Palaces. Designed by E.R. Robson and funded by a legacy of Barbara Beaumont, it was created to bring new and dynamic cultural opportunities to the people of East London.
The People’s Palace is home to the beautiful Grade II listed Great Hall, a recently refurbished 1930s art-deco theatre which boasts one of the largest stages in London, seating up to 770 people. It offers a rich period feel combined with modern audiovisual facilities.
The Hall is complemented by three small lecture theatres and a large foyer, making a great space for teaching, learning and celebrating our students' successes and hard work at graduation.