ISTA present...

Hong Kong IB workshop - DP Theatre Category 1 & 2 (Combined)

August 1 - August 3, 2024

Booking Closed

Please note that this is a combined workshop and Category 1 & 2 will run alongside each other, lead by the same workshop leader.

About the workshop

Training goals

Category 1
The Category 1 DP Theatre workshop is designed to prepare participants to teach DP theatre in a manner that supports the IB mission statement and philosophy.

This workshop is recommended for teachers of IB DP Theatre from schools that are applying to offer the Diploma programme, or new/ recently appointed Theatre teachers from IB World Schools. They also provide professional development and assistance for educators in schools that have decided to or are considering, applying for IB authorisation. Educators who are new to a school with an existing IB programme or are interested in joining an IB school are also eligible. No previous knowledge is required.

Target audience
This workshop is recommended for teachers of Theatre from schools which have taken the decision to apply to offer the Diploma programme or new or recently appointed Theatre teachers from IB World Schools.

Category 2
This workshop is designed to provide a forum for experienced DP theatre teachers to focus on ways to develop programme delivery, assessment, teaching and learning.

This workshop is for experienced Theatre teachers from IB World Schools. Teachers must have either attended a previous Category 1 workshop in Theatre OR have been teaching DP Theatre for a number of years. The overall purpose of workshops in this category is to provide a forum for experienced IB educators to focus on assessment and programme delivery.

Target audience
All teachers of the NEW DP Theatre course beginning in 2022 for cohorts graduating in May/November 2024.
Diploma Programme (DP) Theatre teachers who have prepared students for at least one DP exam session in Theatre.

Unsure about which Category of training is the best fit for you?
Check out our Guide to selecting the best-fit Category here.

Specialist workshop
All participants will take part in one virtual specialist workshop.

At ISTA, we offer specialist workshops as part of all our IB DP Theatre Training Workshops. Our specialist workshop sessions aim to give participants a thorough insight into a specific aspect of theatre, enhancing their understanding and skills in a more concentrated manner. They aim to equip our IB DP Theatre teacher participants with new skills and knowledge that broaden their existing toolkit. By concentrating on a specific aspect of theatre practice, we introduce participants to the core of the field, igniting inspiration for further exploration and application in their teaching or creative work. Our sessions are designed to stimulate creative thinking and offer new approaches to theatre that participants can bring back to their classrooms or practice.

All participants will view one professional theatre performance as part of the workshop.

About your IB trainer


Important information

Discovery College
38 Siena Avenue
Discovery Bay
Hong Kong

Venue website

Event Manager
Emily Grant

For participants
Registration is now open.
Registration will close on 18 July 2024.

Workshop timings
The workshop begins at 9:00am on Thursday 1 August 2024 and ends at 3pm on Saturday 3 August 2024.

Please note
It is a requirement of the IBO that participants attend all sessions on all days to receive a certificate.
Participants with unavoidable conflicts must contact the Event Manager before the training begins.


Registration fees
ISTA Members – GBP £855
Non ISTA Members – GBP £910
T-Shirt – GBP £20 (optional)

Total cost per participant
ISTA Members – GBP £875 (with t-shirt)
Non ISTA Members – GBP £930 (with t-shirt)

Please note
Fees include lunches and tea/coffee breaks daily and a ticket for one theatre performance.
Any bookings or amendments taken in the six weeks prior to the workshop will incur an additional GBP £50 late booking/amendment surcharge, subject to availability.
Once booked and invoiced the registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable as per event terms and conditions.
Late registrants will not be able to order a t-shirt.

Travel & visas

Participants are advised to arrive into Hong Kong on the evening of Wednesday 31 July 2024 and should not plan to leave Discovery College until after the close of the last session at 3pm on
Saturday 3 August 2024.

Please note
It is a requirement of the IBO to attend all sessions on all days to receive a certificate.
Late arrivals and early departures will result in the participant not receiving a certificate for the training. Please plan travel accordingly.
Participants with unavoidable conflicts must contact the Event Manager before the training begins
Please ensure you have the correct visa to enter the United States and have checked entry requirements pertaining to COVID-19 regulations.
Participants are responsible for getting to and from the venue and theatre during the event.

Nearest airport
Hong Kong International Airport

Accommodation & meals

Participants will be asked to book and pay for their own hotel accommodation. We advise you choose accommodation close to Discovery College.

Lunches and tea/coffee breaks are provided.

What to bring

Current DP Theatre Course Guide (ask your IB coordinator to provide if you do not have it) .
Any materials shared with you prior to the workshop such as the workbook.
A notebook and pencil are always useful.

Download & Forms

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Thursday 01 August at 09:00
Finishes on Saturday 03 August at 15:00
(Local Time)


Discovery College
38 Siena Ave
Discovery Bay
Hong Kong



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