Young People's Action Group

Representatives from the London Violence Reduction Unit‘s Young People’s Action Group have worked with the company of this year’s Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank production of Romeo and Juliet (2024), set in the urban heart of present day London.

The team at YPAG have created a video discussing what they have seen onstage, and how the stark relevance of Romeo and Juliet’s themes can help ignite useful discussion around their own experiences. They have also compiled a list of organisations from across London which you can get involved with.

Young People's Action Group respond to Romeo and Juliet

Organisations to Explore

YPAG have compiled this list of organisations from across London who run projects and activities. Find your borough to discover what’s available in your area.

Please note, each button takes you to an external website with content that is not produced or managed by Shakespeare’s Globe or YPAG. We cannot take responsibility for any information on any of these sites.

Barking and Dagenham

Box Up Crime

LifeLine Projects




Gloves Not Gunz

Hammersmith and Fulham

Youth Action Alliance


Kensington and Chelsea

London Irish Foundation


Amina Youth

Richmond Upon Thames

Your Story


London Tigers

About the Young People's Action Group

The Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) was set up by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to lead an approach to tackling violence that is rooted in prevention and early intervention. Key to that is the voice of young people and communities. The Young People’s Action Group (YPAG) are at the heart of the VRU’s work, its approach and its investment. It’s work is structured around themes including parenting, policing, communication, school and youth work. The group, aged from 15-24, scrutinise VRU funding decisions, co-led its strategy and ensure its approach works for young people. They also have the freedom to propose and lead on projects themselves.