ISTA present...

Bangkok HS

November 3 - November 5, 2017

Booking Closed

The sights, sounds, smells and stories from the Tot Fai market will be our inspiration as we make gripping and engaging original theatre.


Tales from the market

Starting Point

Bangkok. City of lights and immense traffic. Bustle and noise. It never sleeps. And in the thick of it is the market. So huge it’s easy to get sidetracked down the maze of stalls where anything and everything can be bought. From Moroccan lamps to antique wooden chests and vintage Levi’s jeans. Even a python is for sale. And every store owner can spin a tale. Everything for sale might tell a story and have been on a journey yet to be completed. And then there are the people. So many people bartering for a bargain. What stories might they tell? How can we take these tales and unique sights, sounds and smells and turn them into gripping and engaging theatre?

Out & About

A research visit to Rot Fai market.

ISTA Event Coordinator

Tom Scott


Concordian International School
918 Moo 8
Tambon Bangkaew
Samutprakarn 10540
Phone: +662 7069000

Important Information

The festival starts at 9:00am on Friday 3rd November 2017 and finishes at 5:00pm on Sunday 5th November 2017.

Visiting schools
Registration opens 1st September 2017.
Registration closes 15th September 2017.
Please note:
We advise that you have your group confirmed and all information collected prior to 1st September 2017.
Travel information will be required as part of the registration process this year. Please have travel details confirmed by the time the registration window closes.
Overseas schools will need to arrive into Bangkok preferably between 2:00-3:00pm on Thursday 2nd November 2017. Later and traffic may be an issue getting you from the airport to the school. Schools may leave the school after the close of the festival at 5:00pm on Sunday. A late evening flight on Sunday may be booked as long as schools can remain at the school until 5:00pm.
Schools attending from Bangkok will need to be at the host school for the 9:00am start on Friday.

ISTA artists
ISTA artists will need to arrive on Wednesday 1st November 2017 in time for an evening meal and may leave the school on Sunday after 5:30pm. Please arrange flights accordingly.
The ISTA Rep will arrive into Bangkok by Tuesday evening 31st October 2017 to spend Wednesday in school with the host.
Artist travel information is required by 15th September 2017.


Registration fees

£206.00 per student – member schools.
£186.60 per student – Global Patron schools.
£157.50 per student – host school (first 25 students) and £206.00 thereafter.
Please note:
Registration fees include the cost of an ISTA t-shirt.

£10.00 airport transfers.
£10.00 out and about.
Accommodation will be charged at £55.00 per student per night. This includes breakfast and free wi-fi.

Total per student
£226.00 members, £206.60 Global Patrons, £167.50 host, plus accommodation costs.
£216.00 members, £196.60 Global Patrons for local schools.

£42.00 per member school teacher.
£97.00 per non-member school teacher.
£10.00 airport transfers.
£10.00 out and about.
£12.00 ISTA t-shirt (optional).
Accommodation will be charged at £100.00 per person per night. This includes breakfast and free wi-fi.

Total per teacher/chaperone
£74.00 member teachers plus accommodation costs.
£129.00 non-member teachers plus accommodation costs.

Please note:
1. A £500.00 non-refundable, non-transferrable deposit will be invoiced upon booking.
2. A £500.00 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 £150.00 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 participants should fly into Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport. The journey to the hotel will take approximately 10 minutes and a further 30 minutes to the host school.
Visiting schools
All schools are responsible for booking their own travel and visas for the festival.
All overseas schools will be collected by private transport and taken to the school on arrival. Transport will also be provided at the end of the festival. Local schools will travel daily.
ISTA artists
ISTA artists are responsible for booking their own flights to the festival and this year will use our new travel agency for this. Artist teams will be activated 12 weeks prior to the festival and your EC will talk you through the new process for booking flights at the time of activation.
Artists are also responsible for ensuring they have the necessary visa to enter Thailand.


All visiting teachers/chaperones and students all stay at the following hotel:
Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport
999 Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel Building
Moo 1
Nongprue, Bang Phli
Thailand 10540
Tel: +66 2 131 1111
he hotel has free wi-fi.
Breakfast is included.
Journey time between the hotel and the school is approximately 30 minutes.

Visiting schools

Charges for accommodation will be invoiced at the time of registration.
Visiting teachers and chaperones will be booked into single rooms at the hotel for the nights of 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th (if required) November 2017.
Visiting students
Students will stay in shared rooms in the same hotel and will be booked in for the nights of 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th (if required) November 2017.
Please note:
As the festival is a hotel model festival as opposed to homestay it is ISTA’s expectation that teachers/chaperones will be responsible for students outside of scheduled festival times.

ISTA artists
ISTA will book and pay for single room accommodation for the nights of 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th (if required) November 2017.
The Rep will be booked in for an additional night (31st October 2017).
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 Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Dinners daily provided by the host school Friday, Saturday and Sunday (only for those staying Sunday night).


All meals will be provided by the host school.

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Friday 03 November at 09:00
Finishes on Sunday 05 November at 17:00


Concordian International School
918 Moo 8
Tambon Bangkaew
Samutprakarn 10540
Phone: +662 7069000


• Beanstalk International Bilingual School
• Concordian International School
• French International School, Hong Kong
• International School of Ho Chi Minh City
• Oberoi International School


• Kieran Burgess
• Liane Campbell
• Nicole Glisson