ISTA present...

Chiang Mai MS festival

January 25 - January 27, 2019

Booking Closed


Spirit World

Starting Point

At this festival we will explore mythologies, magical realism, ghosts and animist traditions, using environment and its spirits as a source for devising theatre.

Out & About

All participants will have a guided tour of the Chiang Dao caves and will go to Makhampon to hear about specific myths from local artists and villagers.


Cultural, environmental, narrative.

ISTA Event Coordinator



Traidhos Three Generation Community for Learning
234 Moo 3, Huay Sai Mae Rim
Chiang Mai, 50180, Thailand
Host school website

Important Information

The festival starts at 9:00am on Friday 25th January 2019 and finishes at 5:00pm on Sunday 27th January 2019.

Information for visiting schools
Registration opens 23rd November 2018.
Registration closes 7th December 2018.

Please note:

We advise that you have your group confirmed and all information collected prior to 23rd November 2018.
Travel information is required as part of the registration process. Please have travel details confirmed by the time the registration window closes.
Schools should plan to take flights that arrive by late afternoon/early evening into Chiang Mai on Thursday 24th January 2018. Schools may leave the host school after the close at 5:00pm on Sunday 27th January 2019.

ISTA artists
ISTA artists will need to arrive on Wednesday 23rd January 2019 in time for an evening meal and may leave Prem on Sunday after 5:30pm. Please arrange flights accordingly.
The ISTA Rep will arrive into Bangkok on Tuesday 22nd January to spend Wednesday with the host.
Artist travel information is required by 7th December 2018.


Registration fees
GBP £206 per student – member schools.
This includes the cost of an ISTA t-shirt.

GBP £10 airport transfers.
GBP £10 out and about.
GBP £190 accommodation

Total per student
GBP £226 members plus accommodation GBP £190                                                                          GBP £216 host.

GBP £50 – visiting member schools, towards catering etc.
GBP £97 – visiting non-member schools registration fee (includes meals at school).
GBP £10 airport transfers.
GBP £10 out and about.
GBP £240 accommodation.
GBP £12 ISTA t-shirt (optional).

Total per teacher/chaperone
GBP £82 members.
GBP £129 non-members.

Plus accommodation £240

Please note:
1. A GBP £500 non-refundable, non-transferrable deposit will be invoiced upon booking.
2. A GBP £500 cancellation fee will be invoiced to any school cancelling within 12 weeks from the start of the festival, in addition to the deposit withheld.
3. A GBP £150 late registration fee per school booking will be invoiced to schools if the registrations are received after the registration window has closed.
4. All invoices are payable within 28 days of receipt. If not, places cannot be guaranteed at the festival.

Travel & Visas

All overseas participants will fly into Bangkok or Chiang Mai.

Visiting schools
All schools are responsible for booking their own travel and visas for the festival.

ISTA artists
ISTA artists are responsible for booking their own flights to the festival and will use our travel agency for this. Artist teams will be activated 12 weeks prior to the festival and your EC will talk you through the process for booking flights at the time of activation.
Artists are also responsible for ensuring they have the necessary visa to enter Thailand.


ISTA will book a hotel for all participants at Traidhos for the duration of the festival.

Visiting schools

Single rooms will be booked for visiting teachers and chaperones for 3 nights from the 24th November 2018.

Visiting schools will be responsible for paying for rooms upon arrival. We can make provision for schools to pay hotel bills ahead of time.

Students will stay in shared rooms at the festival site.
Where possible, students will be paired with peers from the same school.

Shared rooms will be booked for all students for 3 nights from the 24th January 2019.

ISTA artists
Single rooms will be booked for ISTA artists for 4 nights from the 23rd January 2019.
An additional night will be booked for the Rep who will arrive on the 22nd January 2019.
Artists will be responsible for any miscellaneous costs during their stay at the hotel.


Visiting schools
Breakfast – for all participants, at the hotel.
Lunches daily provided by the host school.
Dinner provided on days 1 and 2 of the festival.

ISTA artists
All meals will be provided by the host school.

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Friday 25 January at 09:00
Finishes on Sunday 27 January at 17:00


Prem Tinsulanonda International School/Artist Residency Thailand
234 Moo 3, Huay Sai Mae Rim
Chiang Mai, 50180,

Venue Website


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