ISTA present...

Dusseldorf Upper PS/Lower MS Festival

April 26 - April 28, 2024

Wait List

Artistic Information

Global Challenge and Area of learning
Tuning in: Tuning into what is true and what is false

Cultural Experience
Participants will visit the Kaiserpfalz Ruine in Kaiserswerth, the castle from which the King was kidnapped in the story and take part in an interactive theatre experience with senior school actors.

Story text

Important Information

Venue address 
International School of Dusseldorf
Niederrheinstrasse 336 Dusseldorf, 40489 Germany

Venue website

The event starts at 8:30 am on Friday 26th April 2024
The event ends at 3:45 pm on Sunday 28th April 2024

Event Manager
Helen Abbott

Registration opens on 24th April 2023.

All information must be submitted by Friday 2nd February 2024

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
8:30 am on Friday 26th April 2024.

Participants should not plan to leave the school until after 3:45 pm on Sunday 28th April 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.

ISTA Young Creative Leadership Programme Participants
Members: GBP £300
Non-members: GBP £350

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

*Registration fees include ISTA t-shirt for all participants

All participants:
Cultural Experience: GBP £10

For non-local participants (as needed)
Local Transportation (if staying at the hotel): GBP £10
Airport/Train Station Pick-up/Drop off: GBP £10

Total cost per student learner
Local member: GBP £260
Non-local member: GBP £280
Local non-member: GBP £310
Non-local, non-member: GBP £330

Total cost per educator/chaperone
Local member: GBP £95
Non-local member: GBP £115
Local non-member: GBP £115
Non-local, non-member: GBP: £135

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 at Dusseldorf International Airport / Dusseldorf Central Station

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


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.

Home Stay model

For adult educators / chaperones:
Hotel Barbarossa
Niederrheinstr. 365
D-40489 Düsseldorf
Tel: +49-211 40 80 920

Hotel contact name: Herr Blumberg
Hotel contact email:

Daily rate for single room (inc. breakfast and taxes): EUR €89

Single rooms should be booked for 3 nights from Thursday 25th April 2024

For student learners

Learners will stay with families from the host school community; there is no additional cost for this.

Housing for students will be provided for 3 nights from Thursday 25th April 2024


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

For Home-Stay
Breakfasts will be provided by host families.

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

Two 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.

The ISTA™ Young Creative Leadership Programme

The ISTA™ Young Creative Leadership Programme is an opportunity for high school students to develop their creative leadership skills.

Students develop their skills through a series of reflective tasks, mentoring and attendance at a middle school festival in a leadership role. The student then plans how this leadership experience will be implemented in their own community.

This is a powerful service learning opportunity and can be used as part of other leadership initiatives.

Click here to download the fact sheet.

Contact your Event Manager for more information.

Download & Forms

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Friday 26 April at 08:30
Finishes on Sunday 28 April at 15:45
(Local Time)


International School of Düsseldorf
Niederrheinstraße 336
40489 Düsseldorf
Tel: + 49 211 940 66


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