About us

About us

20 Stories High make theatre that is… gritty, jumping, melodic, rebellious, contemporary, mashed-up, authentic, original, visual, challenging, lyrical, tender, anarchic, diverse, surprising, booming, political, funny, collaborative… and heart-felt. We make theatre with young people from excluded communities, emerging artists & world-class professionals. We bring new audiences into theatre venues and also take theatre out into their communities locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

Meet the team

In the spotlight

Paislie Reid – LAUNCH Project Commissionee 

Paislie is performer from Liverpool who began her career as a child actor in CITV show The New Worst Witch. Since this early television debut she has had a lucrative acting career that has included performing with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Frantic Assembly, Open Clasp, Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse and Action Transport. Outside of acting, she has experience in youth work and wants to create new and exciting theatre with and for young people.

Paislie joined the LAUNCH Academy in 2018 and is our first successful LAUNCH Project Commissionee.

Steph Peet – LAUNCH Trainee

Steph is a graduate in Community Drama from LIPA, Liverpool. She is passionate about delivering drama, art, writing and music workshops with a political or social drive. She is co-founder of Unorthodox Theatre, a company that produces verbatim theatre on taboo subjects.

Steph joined the LAUNCH Academy in 2018 and is our first successful LAUNCH Trainee. She will be developing her skills in 2019 as a creative facilitator delivering sessions with our Youth Theatre and Young Actors Company, as well as supporting our work in the local community.

The Artists

We work with a whole range of artists, both locally, nationally and internationally. Here you will find everyone all the artists who have been part of our creative teams.

View the Wall of Fame

Our awards


Firefit are Liverpool’s Super Youth Zone. A state of the art, world class facility for young people. A centre for sports, music, culture and diversity designed by young people – for young people.
Promoting racial harmony through education, sport and the arts, promoting the celebration of diversity and personal integrity and the realisation of potential of all young people.
The Albert Kennedy Trust supports lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans homeless young people in crisis.
YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.
COAP supports an online community for young people, ranging from 7 to 30 years of age, that have concerns about another family member’s addiction.

Funders and Partners

  As a charity, we are very grateful for the support we receive from a variety of funding bodies. All the work we deliver both locally and nationally is reliant on the generosity of these funders, as well as private donations. To learn more about our supporters. click their logo to view their web page.


Evaluator for State of Mind – invitation to tender

Freelance consultancy opportunity

Invitation to tender to evaluate State of Mind. Deadline 15/03/19