The pioneers of immersive cultural events, Secret Cinema, form an alliance with MAC-UK. The collaboration will activate around Secret Cinema’s summer 2018 production of William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet directed by Baz Luhrmann.

MAC-UK was a natural choice to partner with Secret Cinema on William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet since the film confronts some profoundly important social issues, such as youth violence, that remain as relevant in London today as they did in Shakespeare’s Fair Verona.

MAC-UK work at grassroots level with communities to tackle the same issues rife in the film. MAC-UK believes young people are not the problem, they are part of the solution and that inequalities, alienation and exclusion are the root causes of youth violence.

MAC-UK is active in Ealing and Hounslow where William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet will be produced in August. All funds raised will be channeled into a youth-led project that will support young people to build solutions to serious youth violence and the issues facing their peers through creative activities, while at the same time addressing their mental health and wellbeing.