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London (2) TaPS Perspectives 2022

October 8 - October 10, 2022

Wait List

This event is currently sold out based on initial bookings.  Please contact the Event Manager to inquire about a waiting list.

TaPS goals

ISTA TaPS PERSPECTIVES gives IB DP Theatre students the unique opportunity to work intensively with a series of 4 current and practising theatre professionals who each specialise in:

Collaboratively creating original theatre
Staging play texts
Exploring world theatre traditions
Performing theatre theory

Working with IB theatre students from different schools, DP Theatre students will engage with each of these specialists as well as having a workshop with an IB DP Theatre specialist. The IB DP Theatre specialist will help the students to reflect on and consider how to apply their learning from TaPS to their own IB DP course. This gives students the opportunity to frame and make the most of each of their sessions with the professional artists.

Primarily working with specialist artists, usually sourced from cultural organisations where the TaPS will be held, offers us the opportunity to work with and contribute to the cultural ecology of the places where TAPS takes place.

ISTA TaPS Perspectives provides students with an understanding of how the syllabus areas of the IB DP Theatre course are applied to real-life, current theatre practice. It acts as a launchpad for students’ explorations of theatre to further pursue once back in their own schools.

Master classes
All teacher chaperones will take part in two master classes (MCs) focusing on a specific aspect of Theatre.

MCs for this TaPS Perspectives will be confirmed by May 2022.

All participants will attend two professional theatre performances. The productions on offer at this TaPS will be confirmed by May 2022

Download the TaPS perspectives fact sheet here.


Important information

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

Venue website
Conway Hall

This event starts at 9:00 am on Saturday 8th October 2022.
This event finishes at 3:30 pm on Monday 10th October 2022.

Event Manager
Helen Abbott

For participants
Booking opens 28th March 2022.
Registration opens 1st June 2022.
Registration closes 24th August 2022

For ISTA artists
The artist team will be activated 12 weeks prior to the event.
Artist travel details are due 10 weeks prior to the event. (for non local artists only)


Theatre performance #1

Theatre performance: Dear Evan Hansen
Venue: Noel Coward Theatre
Date and time: Saturday 8th October 2022

About the performance

DEAR EVAN HANSEN is ‘the most vital and important musical of a generation’ (Daily Mail, Baz Bamigboye) with ‘a raw, relevant and exhilarating score’ (BBC Radio London, Jonathan Phang) from the songwriters of The Greatest Showman and La La Land.

A timely and timeless new musical about struggling to connect in a hyperconnected world, DEAR EVAN HANSEN is the winner of 3 Olivier Awards for BEST NEW MUSICAL, BEST ORIGINAL SCORE and BEST ACTOR. It is also the winner of two WhatsOnStage Awards and a Critics’ Circle Theatre Award.

Both deeply personal and profoundly contemporary, DEAR EVAN HANSEN is ‘theatrical lightning. A true original, appealing directly to the heart’ (International New York Times, Matt Wolf).

Trigger warning
Please note that this show touches upon suicide, bullying and anxiety.

Website: Dear Evan Hansen

Theatre performance #2



Registration fees
Member schools – GBP £320
Non member schools – GBP £384

ISTA T-shirt: GBP £12

Total cost per student
Member schools – GBP £332
Non member schools – GBP £396

Registration fees
GBP £100

ISTA t-shirt – GBP £12

Total cost per teacher/chaperone
GBP £112

Please note
Registration will open on 1st June 2022
Registration closes 24th August 2022.

We appreciate that some schools will already have confirmed students so please register your group as soon as possible from this date onwards.

All registrations must be submitted by 24th August 2022, to allow for finalising theatre tickets.

A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit will be sent with the booking confirmation; this amount will be deducted from your final invoice.

The deposit will be as follows:
For bookings of 1 – 10 students GBP £500.
For bookings of 11 – 15 students GBP £750.
For bookings of 16 or more students GBP £1,000.

Please refer to our event terms and conditions for details of late registration/cancellation fees.

Travel & visas

For participants
Participants are advised to arrive in London by evening on Friday, 7th October 2022 and should not plan to leave Conway Hall before 3:30 pm on Monday 10th October, 2022.

Please note:
International travel should be planned accordingly.
It is the responsibility of the schools/participants to ensure they have the appropriate visas, as required.
Schools/participants are responsible for ensuring they meet any COVID-19 travel regulations as required.

For ISTA artists
For non – London based artists
Artists are advised to arrive in London in time for dinner on Friday 7th October and should not plan to leave the venue before 4:00 pm on Monday, 10th October 2022.

We plan a Standing ovation session for artists following the close of the event.

For London based artists
Artists will arrange their own local transportation and are advised to arrive at the venue at least 30 minutes before their first scheduled session each day.

Please note:
International travel should be planned accordingly.
Please ensure you have the correct visa to enter the United Kingdom.
Artists are responsible for ensuring they meet any COVID-19 travel regulations as required.


For participants
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.

For ISTA artists
ISTA will book accommodation for non London based ISTA artists for the nights of the 7th, 8th and 9th October 2022.


For participants
No meals are provided as part of this event.

For ISTA artists
Artists will be provided with a per diem for meals. Breakfast will be provided at the hotel for non-London based artists.

Download & Forms

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Saturday 08 October at 09:00
Finishes on Monday 10 October at 15:00
(Local Time)


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

Venue website



• ACS Cobham International School
• American School of The Hague
• Dwight School London
• Institut Le Rosey
• International School of Brussels
• International School of Geneva, La Chataigneraie
• King William’s College
• St George’s British International School, Rome