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.

Copenhagen PS/MS

May 3 - May 6 2018

Leipzig MS

May 3 - May 6 2018

Lausanne PS

May 4 - May 6 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

Our Global Partners

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.

My First ISTA Festival

March 14

We asked ISTA students, teachers and artists from around the world to share with us the stories and memories of their first festival. This blog will be updated every time we receive a new story. Enjoy, and if you'd like to share yours please email...