ISTA present...

Kuala Lumpur MS

March 15 - March 17, 2018

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Exploring one of the most significant environmental issues of our time through theatre in order to become more informed, responsible and active world citizens.


Something in the air

Starting Point

What responsibilities do we have? What is the future of the planet? To what extent is everything connected? This festival focuses on the destruction of tropical jungles and the effects on climate change which are a significant issue both in Malaysia and across the world. We inquire into the interconnected nature of the world and ask ourselves to consider our responsibilities and actions.

Out & About

A trip to the Perdana Botanical Garden.

ISTA Event Coordinator

Keriann O’Rourke


IGB International School
Jalan Sierramas Utama
47000 Sungai Buloh
Selangor Darul Ehsan

Tel: + 60 361 454 688

Important Information

The festival starts at 8:00am on Thursday 15th March 2018 and finishes at 5:00pm on Saturday 17th March 2018.

Visiting schools
Registration opens 11th January 2018.
Registration closes 25th January 2018.
Please note:
We advise that you have your group confirmed and all information collected prior to 11th January 2018. Before the December holidays if needed.
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.
All schools will need to be at the IGB International School before 3:00pm in time for school departures on Wednesday 14th March 2018 and may leave the school after the close at 5:00pm on Saturday 17th March 2018. Please arrange international travel accordingly.

ISTA artists
ISTA artists will need to arrive on Tuesday 13th March 2018 in time for an evening meal and may leave the school on Saturday after 5:30pm. Please arrange flights accordingly.
The ISTA Rep will arrive into Kuala Lumpur by Monday evening 12th March 2018 to spend Tuesday in school with the host.
Artist travel information is required by 25th January 2018.


Students/intern ensemble leaders (IELs)
Registration fees

£206 per student – member schools and host school.
£186.60 per student – Global Patron schools.
Please note registration fees include the cost of an ISTA t-shirt.

£10 airport transfers.
£10 out and about.

Total per student
£226 members, £206.60 Global Patrons, £216 host.

£34 visiting member schools.
£97 visiting non-member schools.
£10 airport transfers.
£10 out and about.
£12 ISTA t-shirt (optional).

Total per teacher/chaperone
£66 members.
£129 non-members.

Please note:
1. A £500 non-refundable, non-transferrable deposit will be invoiced upon booking.
2. A £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 £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

Visiting schools
All schools are responsible for booking their own travel and visas for the festival. All overseas visiting 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 to return to the airport.

Overseas students will travel daily to the school with their host families.

Local schools will arrange their own daily transport to and from the festival.

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 Malaysia.


All teachers/chaperones and ISTA artists will stay at the following location
The Gardens Hotel
Mid Valley City
Lingkaran Syed Putra
Kuala Lumpur

Tel: + 60 0322 681 210

Single occupancy rooms are RM444.60  (approximately £79 GBP).

Double occupancy rooms are RM471.10 (approximately £85 GBP).

Room rates include breakfast, Wi-Fi and service and tourism taxes.

Visiting schools

Visiting schools will be responsible for paying for rooms upon arrival. We can make provision for schools to pay hotel bills ahead of time. Visiting teachers and chaperones will be booked into rooms at the hotel for the nights of 14th, 15th and 16th (17th if required) March 2018.

Visiting students
Students will stay with host families. There will be no charge for accommodation. Housing will be offered for three nights from the 14th March 2018.

ISTA artists
ISTA will book and pay for single room accommodation for the nights of 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th (17th if required) March 2018. The Rep will be booked in for an additional night (12th March 2018). Artists will be responsible for any miscellaneous costs during their stay at the hotel.


Visiting schools
Wednesday evening meal to be provided by host families.

Breakfast – for visiting teachers at the hotel, for visiting students with host families.

Lunch – provided by hosts on Friday and Saturday. Packed lunch provided by families for host and visiting students Thursday.

Two evening meals provided; 3rd evening meal is the social meal for visiting teachers and will be taken with host families for students.


All meals will be provided by the host school.

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Thursday 15 March at 08:00
Finishes on Saturday 17 March at 17:00


IGB International School
Jalan Sierramas Utama
47000 Sungai Buloh
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel: +60 3 6145 4688


• Canadian International School, Hong Kong
• French International School, Hong Kong
• IGB International School
• International School of Kuala Lumpur


• Kamil Haque
• Katie Milton
• Noa Rotem
• Tom Schulz