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

Maria Avelas – Intern

Maria Avelãs was born in 1997 and grew up in Aveiro, Portugal.

She experimented with theatre at Start-Teatro (as a hobby) and Gretua (University Theatre), where she started as an actress.

She studied Drama at ESMAE inPorto, Portugal.

She in on internship at 20 Stories High as part of the ERASMUS Exchange Programme.

Rosalyne Norford – RTYDS Assistant Director Placement

Rosalyne Norford is a creative practitioner that specialises in taking theatre and creative arts into the heart of communities.

Her aim is to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to engage in high quality art regardless of their backgrounds and abilities.

With a background in community theatre, Rosalyne studied BA (Hons) Acting and Community Theatre.

Rosalyne is  passionate about artistic projects that allow those involved to have the opportunity to shape the world around them.

Previous work includes working with Z-arts as lead artist in The Ministry of Lost and Found, performing with Wild Rumpus & freelance practitioner with The Royal Exchange, Manchester.


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.