ISTA present...

Basel HS Festival

March 14 - March 17, 2024

Wait List

Treasure in unlikely places

Artistic Information

Global Challenge and Area of Learning
Tuning In – Celebrating our ability to tune in and connect through the arts

Cultural Experience
Participants will visit Augusta Raurica, nearby Roman ruins that contain an amphitheatre, Roman House, basilica and museums.

Story Text
Treasure in unlikely places
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Important Information

Venue address
International School Basel
Fleischbachstrasse 2, Reinach BL, 4153, Switzerland

Venue Website

The event starts at 3:00pm on Thursday 14th March 2024
The event ends at 1:30pm on Sunday 17th March 2024

Event Manager
Helen Abbott 

Registration opens on 24th April 2023.

All information must be submitted by 21st December 2023.

Travel information is required as part of the registration process. Please have travel details confirmed.

A late registration fee of GBP £200 will be charged for registrations not complete by this date.

Please see this document for the information required to complete registration.

Booking and registration processes for festivals

Participants should arrive at the host school for registration by 3:00 pm on Thursday 14th March 2024

Participants should not plan to leave the school until after 1:30 pm on Sunday 17th March 2024

Please arrange travel accordingly.


Waitlist procedures

Once the maximum number of bookings has been reached the event will display “Waitlist“.
If this happens please email the Event Manager for the festival (listed under Important information on the event webpage) and ask to be added to the waiting list. Please provide the number of students and teachers you wish to reserve in your email.

Financial Information

Registration Fees

Student Learners
Members: GBP £250
Non-members: GBP £300
Host organisation: GBP £195 for the first 15 students and GBP £250 for each thereafter.

Educator Chaperones
Member: GBP £85
Non-member: GBP £105

*Registration fees include ISTA t-shirt for all participants

All participants:
Cultural Experience: GBP £10
Meals: GBP £26

Total cost per student learner
Local member: GBP £286
Non-local member: GBP £306
Local non-member: GBP £336
Non-local, non-member: GBP £356

Total cost per educator/chaperone
Local member: GBP £121
Non-local member: GBP £141
Local non-member: GBP £141
Non-local, non-member: GBP: £161

Please note

– Once you have submitted a booking form, you will receive a non-refundable and non-transferable deposit invoice for 50% of the registration fees for the number of students you have booked.

– Your place at the event will only be confirmed if we receive payment of your deposit within 21 days.

– You will be invoiced for the remaining 50% of registration fees and any applicable surcharges upon completion of the registration form.

– The remaining registration fees and surcharges will be invoiced once the registration window has closed. By then you should have submitted your registration form.

Please refer to our event terms and conditions for details of late registration/cancellation fees.

Travel and visas

All participants will arrive into City at Basel Mulhouse Airport / Basel SBB Train station as appropriate.

For participants
Participants are responsible for booking their own travel and securing visas for the event.


Hotel model

Please Note:
Festival hosts will arrange a block booking reservation at an appropriate hotel. Participating organisations are responsible for booking and paying for their group’s accommodation at the recommended hotel.
Airport/Station pick up/drop off and daily local transportation to the festival venue will not be provided for organisations choosing to book at a hotel other than the one recommended by the host.
ISTA and the host organisation will not take responsibility for any arrangements made between the organisation and the hotel.

Hotel Information

IBIS Styles Basel City
Grosspeterstrasse 44

+41 (0)61 306 68 30 under

Booking code: Please quote ISTA Basel 2024 when booking

Hotel Webpage link

For adult chaperones
Single rooms should be booked for 3 nights from 14th March 2024

Hotel group net rates
Daily rate for single room (inc. breakfast and taxes)
109 CHF
Daily rate for double/twin room (inc. breakfast and taxes)
123 CHF approx
Daily rate for twin/triple room
130 CHF/167 CHF

For learners
Shared rooms should be booked for 3 nights from 17th March 2024


For hotel stay students and all adult chaperones
Please ensure you book breakfast at the hotel.

Lunch will be provided daily at the host school/venue.

Evening meals will be provided at the host school/venue.

If a social meal is to be part of the festival schedule for adult chaperones and ISTA artists this is costed at approximately GBP £30 per person.

Download & Forms

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Thursday 14 March at 15:00
Finishes on Sunday 17 March at 13:30
(Local Time)


International School Basel 

Fleischbachstrasse 2, Reinach BL, 4153, Switzerland


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