International Schools Theatre Association.
A community of young people, teachers and artists.

“Life isn’t measured in the breaths we take, but in moments that take our breath away.”

Our world depends on confident, internationally minded, collaborative and culturally literate young people who are empowered to engage with and change the world. ISTA brings together young people, artists and teachers from different countries in different settings to experience, create and learn about theatre.

We passionately value diversity, collaboration, celebration, play, friendship and collegiality.

CREATE, LEARN, INSPIRE

80 EVENTS
200 MEMBER SCHOOLS
100 COUNTRIES
4000 STUDENTS

ONE
LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE

EVENTS

We produce and run more than 80 events each year designed to inspire and engage students and teachers alike. From our fabulous festivals to our inspiring teacher workshops, our events are designed to leave lasting memories and transform the lives of everyone who takes part.

Seattle IB Workshop

January 26 - January 28 2018

Bangkok (3) IBDP Twilight workshop

January 31 - January 31 2018

Sotogrande HS

February 1 - February 3 2018

JOIN ISTA

Now producing over 50 annual festivals and training programmes with a membership of around 200 schools worldwide, ISTA is bigger, better and still growing!

We were able to meet and socialise with people from totally different backgrounds. It made the experience much more remarkable and unforgettable – it became much more varied and unique. It allowed me to understand, take and see things from a different perspective, and not stress out about everything so much. Instead, it reassured me that it wasn’t impossible.

Student at New York TaPS, October 2013

ISTA is home to a thriving community of internationally renowned and celebrated insights. They frequently share their knowledge, passions and expertise with us. Prepare to be inspired.

Why theatre matters; touched by the whisperings of the stars

November 13

By Jonothan Neelands, patron of ISTA However big or small, rich or poor, every school has a theatre at its heart. A space that gathers us together as students, teachers and parents but also as citizens, as a living community. A space which...