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In fair Verona where we lay our scene…

60,000 young hearts and lovefools, divided into the houses of Montague and Capulet, entered the vibrant world of Baz Luhrmann's modern masterpiece to celebrate the Truce of Two Houses.

Free to roam, some ran riot at the Montague mechanics whilst others snuck into the dazzling ball at the Capulet Mansion where star-crossed lovers and ancient foes met to the tunes of Mercutio's ‘Young Hearts Run Free’.

But, as ancient family feuds hold relentless grudges, peace under the California sun was short lived. Montagues and Capulets broke out in striking dance battles and riveting car chases not even the LAPD or Father Lawrence himself could stop.

As the sun set beneath Sycamore Grove, the evening culminated in a theatrical screening of the greatest love story of all time.


Audience quotes

“Best night out we’ve had in 10 years. We all agreed that we could easily do it all again.”


“…an exceptionally imaginative event. I was mesmerised.”

- Fiona O’Connor

“Must be lived. Five stars.”

- Axel Morin

“So much attention to detail, so much to see and do. I bet you could go every night and have a different experience.”

– AJ Holland

Press quotes


– The Independent

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“The party of the summer”

– The Hollywood News

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“The best and most magical so far”

– Metro

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

– Broadway World

“An extraordinary night and an incredible atmosphere”

– Baz Luhrmannn


 Charity Work

Community Work

The issue of youth violence remains as relevant in London today as it did in Shakespeare’s fair Verona. This was at the heart of the production as we partnered with MAC-UK, a charity advocating “music and change” to prevent street violence, alienation, in equality and exclusion in London. Thanks to the donations, MAC-UK will continue their citywide work to engage with gang afflicted young people and help them propose solutions to the problems they face in their own community. Young people are not the problem, they are the solution.

£30,000 raised

With a particular focus on empowering young people, we invited the local community to be part of our productions in various stages. This included:

A free immersive event on the production stages of Secret Cinema Presents William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet for young people in the area.

  • A 3 week filmmaking programme for 12 young people in the area. The participants were provided with the guidance and resources to make a 3 minute short film inspired by Romeo and Juliet.

  • An immersive workshop programme, with members of its production team.

  • A free community screening for up to 500 local residents on the production stages of Secret Cinema Presents William Shakespeare’s  Romeo + Juliet.


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