ISTA present...

Geneva HS festival

April 4 - April 7, 2019

Booking Closed

If you wish to make a booking from an overseas school, please note that you will need to source your own accommodation and daily travel. Contact Tom for details of accommodation options.


Once Upon a Time

Starting Point

The concept of time, its history, the industries built around time and the role time plays in our lives.

Out & About

60- to 90-minute walking tour of five historic sites related to the city’s time-keeping legacy, with an audio guide developed by local theatre students telling time-honoured stories of Geneva’s past and present.


historical, conceptual, philosophical.


ISTA Event Coordinator



International School Geneva, LGB
62, route de Chêne
CH-1208 Genève

Tel: +41 (0)22 787 24 00

Host school website

Important Information

This is a local festival. Schools in Geneva or who can travel daily, only, should book places at this festival.
The festival starts at 4:00pm on Thursday 4th April 2019 and finishes at 12:30pm on Sunday 7th April 2019.

Visiting schools
Registration opens 31st January 2019.
Registration closes 14th February 2019.
Please note:
We advise that you have your group confirmed and all information collected prior to 31st January 2019.
Schools attending this festival will travel daily and will be responsible for organising and covering the costs of any local travel on a daily basis.

ISTA artists
ISTA artists will need to arrive on Wednesday 3rd April 2019 in time for an evening meal and may leave the school on Sunday after 1:00pm. Please arrange flights accordingly.
The ISTA Rep will arrive into Geneva by Tuesday evening 2nd April 2019 to spend Wednesday in school with the host.
Artist travel information is required by 14th February 2019.


Registration fees
GBP £206 per student – member schools.
GBP £157.50 per student – host school (first 25 students).
This includes the cost of an ISTA t-shirt.

GBP £10 out and about.

Total per student
GBP £216 members, GBP £167.50 host.

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

Total per teacher/chaperone
GBP £72 members.
GBP £119 non-members.

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

ISTA artists will fly into Geneva Airport.

Visiting schools
Local schools will be expected to organise their own travel to and from the school, daily.

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 Switzerland.


ISTA will book a hotel for ISTA artists, close to the school.

Local schools
No accommodation will be booked for local schools.

 ISTA artists
Single rooms will be booked for ISTA artists for 4 nights from the 3rd April 2018.
An additional night will be booked for the Rep who will arrive on the 2nd April 2019.
Artists will be responsible for any miscellaneous costs during their stay at the hotel.


Visiting schools
Breakfast- no breakfast will be provided for local students.
Lunches daily provided by the host school (does not include Sunday).
Dinner – 2 evening meals provided by host school.

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

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Thursday 04 April at 16:00
Finishes on Sunday 07 April at 12:30


International School Geneva, LGB
62, route de Chêne
CH-1208 Genève


• Institut Le Rosey
• International School of Geneva, LGB
• International School of Stavanger
• SEK Educational Institution
• TASIS, Switzerland


• Elizabeth Hunt Lucarini
• Kieran Burgess
• Mike Pasternak
• Oliver Senton