ISTA present...

Leipzig MS

May 3 - May 6, 2018

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A middle school festival focussing in its entirety on the wonderful tradition of music theatre. Creating and performing original music theatre inspired by the most inspiring of cities.


Let voices be heard (a musical theatre festival)

Starting Point

In autumn 1989 Leipzigers took to the streets in the thousands and their protests eventually led to the crumbling of the Berlin Wall. Now affectionately called the City of Heroes, Leipzig is also home to some of the Western world’s most renowned composers and musicians. Regardless of weather, musicians take to the streets and people flock to listen. This festival will prepare us to participate in this most fantastic of traditions by letting our voices be heard throughout the city. But of what shall we sing? Let 100 voices decide as we grab this chance to interact with the past to become agents in the present. Yes, the city has a rich musical heritage, but how will we engage engage with it and make it relevant today?

Out & About

An exploration of some of Leipzig’s renowned musical venues as well as encounters with inspiring singers/performers.

ISTA Event Coordinator

Keriann O’Rourke


Leipzig International School
Könneritzstraße 47
Leipzig 4229

Tel: + 49 341 3375580

Important Information

The festival starts at 4:00pm on Thursday 3rd May 2018 and finishes at 12:30pm on Sunday 6th May 2018.

Visiting schools
Registration opens 1st March 2018.
Registration closes 15th March 2018.
Please note:
We advise that you have your group confirmed and all information collected prior to 1st March 2018.
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 Leipzig International School in time for a 4:00pm start on Thursday 3rd May 2018 and may leave the school after the close at 12:30pm on Sunday 6th May 2018. Please arrange international travel accordingly.

ISTA artists
ISTA artists will need to arrive on Wednesday 2nd May 2018 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 Leipzig by Tuesday evening 1st May 2018 to spend Wednesday in school with the host.
Artist travel information is required by 15th March 2018.


Students/intern ensemble leaders (IELs)
Registration fees

£206 per student – member schools.
£186.60 per student – Global Patron schools.
£157.50 per student – host school (first 25 students) and £206 thereafter.
N.B. This includes the cost of an ISTA t-shirt.

£10 airport transfers.
£10 out and about.

Total per student
£226 members, £206.60 Global Patrons, £167.50 host.

£28 visiting member schools.
£97 visiting non-member schools.
£10 airport transfers.
£10 out and about.
£12 ISTA t-shirt (optional).

Total per teacher/chaperone
£60 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

All participants will fly into Leipzig Halle Airport.
The journey from the airport to the school takes approximately 20-30 minutes.

If arriving by train, the nearest train station is Leipzig Hauptbahnhof.

Visiting schools
All schools are responsible for booking their own travel and visas for the festival. All schools will be collected by a chaperone from the host school and taken to the school on arrival via public transport. Transportation assistance will also be provided at the end of 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 Germany.


All teachers/chaperones and ISTA artists will stay at the following hotel

Seaside Park Hotel
Richard Wagner Strasse 7

Tel: + 49 0341 9852 0

The hotel has free WiFi.
The room rate is 90 Euros (approximately £79 GBP) for a single room per night, or 110 Euro (approximately £97 GBP) for a shared room per night, including breakfast.

The journey from the hotel to the school is approximately 15 minutes by public transportation.
Daily transport for teachers/chaperones and ISTA artists will be via the local train system.

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/chaperones will be booked into the hotel for the nights of the 3rd, 4th and 5th May 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 3rd May 2018.

ISTA artists
ISTA will book and pay for single room accommodation for the nights of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th May 2018. The Rep will be booked in for an additional night (1st May 2018). Artists will be responsible for any miscellaneous costs during their stay at the hotel.


Breakfast – for visiting teachers at the hotel, for visiting students with host families. Friday lunch will be a packed lunch provided by host families; Saturday lunch will be provided. Two evening meals provided; 3rd evening meal is the social meal for visiting teachers and will be taken with host families for students.

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Thursday 03 May at 16:00
Finishes on Sunday 06 May at 12:30


Leipzig International School
Könneritzstraße 47
Leipzig 4229
Tel: +49 341 3375580


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