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

Aizah Khan

Aizah is a young, Midlands based actress of British Pakistani heritage, who, represented by Red Talent Management, has spent the past year touring with very different companies. Having trained Theatre and Professional Practice at Coventry University, and beginning to develop her Circus/Aerial skills Aizah focus’ on a physical/musical approach to acting. Her recent credits include tackling the idea of radicalisation of young people in the UK working with TIE for The Playhouse Theatre (Birmingham) before travelling to Poland to create SILENCE with Teatr Biuro Podrozy which highlights the struggle faced by refugees and migrants.

Aizah is touring nationally with us with our verbatim theatre show “I told my Mum I was going on an R.E. trip…” in 2017 and says: I’ve never used this method of delivery before so I cannot wait to get stuck into rehearsing this play!

Bradley Thompson

Bradley is a professional actor working all over the UK. Most recently, he has just performed in Peter Pan at the Stockport Plaza. Recent credits include: The Marked (Theatre Tèmoin), Super Booty (Epstein Theatre). Bradley has been a part of our Youth Theatre & Young Actors Company since 2008!

I’m very excited to coming home and working with the amazing 20SH Youth Theatre as Musical Director, music is a passion of mine and i feel very lucky to be giving this role, especially coming from the Youth Theatre myself. I have seen some very talented writing and poetry skills from the group, so I can’t wait to return!
#excitingtimes! @bradleytommo

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.