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London (1) TaPS

September 30 - October 2, 2019

Booking Closed



There will also be IB DP training at this workshop – Category 1.
For teachers interested in attending IB training, whether bringing students or attending alone, please visit the London (1) IB workshop webpage.


Master classes

Students will take part in 2 master classes, each lasting 90 minutes. One with acclaimed theatre company Gecko and the other on Bazigong with former Shanghai Kunju Theatre performer Jo Riley.

Professional development and learning (PD&L)

We invite all teachers/chaperones not taking part in IB training to take part in two PD&L workshops at no additional cost. One with acclaimed theatre company Gecko and the other on Bazigong with former Shanghai Kunju Theatre performer Jo Riley.


All participants will attend two professional theatre performances.

Broadway’s COME FROM AWAY is a Best Musical winner all across North America! This New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

This breathtaking new musical written by Tony® nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by this year’s Tony-winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley. Newsweek cheers, “It takes you to a place you never want to leave!”

And Groan Ups. From the parents of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG comes a brand-new comedy all about growing up.

Are we the same people at 30 as we were at 13?
Does school life determine our future?
Do we ever grow out of our school crush?

Playing an unruly classroom of kids and anarchic high school teenagers, through to the aches and pains of adulthood, the original Mischief company
are back in the West End with their first new play since 2016.

Please note – theatre productions may be subject to change according to numbers and factors outside our control.




ISTA event Coordinator

Helen Abbott

Important Information

Booking is now open.

The registration window will open on Monday 19th August 2019.
The registration window will close on Monday 2nd September 2019.

Travel forms from artists are due on Monday 2nd September 2019.

All final information will be available for participants 2-3 weeks prior to the event.


Participants are advised to arrive into London on Sunday 29th September 2019 and should not plan to leave Conway Hall before 3:00pm on Wednesday 2nd October 2019.

Please note:
All international travel should be planned accordingly.
It is the responsibility of the schools/participants/artists to ensure they have the appropriate visas, as required.


All participants are responsible for booking their own accommodation in London for the duration of TaPS. We advise that you book hotels/hostels near the venue.

ISTA will book accommodation for ISTA artists for the nights of the 29th and 30th September and 1st October 2019.
For ISTA artists working multiple London events please see the relevant webpages. Please note your hotel will be booked accordingly.




Registration fee
Students from member schools – GBP £300.
Students from non member schools – GBP £335.

ISTA t-shirt – GBP £12.

Total cost per student
Member schools – GBP £312.
Non member schools – GBP £347.


Registration fee
GBP £80 (2 x theatre tickets).

ISTA t-shirt – GBP £12.

Total cost per teacher
GBP £92.

Please note:
All registration fees and surcharges will be invoiced once the registration window has closed.
A GBP £500 – non refundable, non-transferable deposit will be sent with the booking confirmation; this amount will be deducted from your final invoice.


No meals are provided as part of this TaPS.

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Monday 30 September at 09:00
Finishes on Wednesday 02 October at 15:00


Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square
London WC1R 4RL
United Kingdom

Venue website



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• International School of Hamburg
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