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London IB workshop - DP Theatre Category 1 & 2

June 27 - June 29, 2022

Booking Closed

About the workshop

London IB workshop – DP Theatre Category 1 & 2

Workshop goals
Category 1
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 School.

Category 2
This workshop is recommended 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.

Target audience
All teachers of the NEW DP Theatre course beginning in 2022 for cohorts graduating in May/November 2024.

All participants will take part in one masterclass. For details please see the masterclass section below.

All participants will watch one professional theatre performance as part of the workshop. For details please see the theatre section below.


About your workshop leader

Category 1 training
Workshop leader: Anthony Cunningham

Category 2 training
Workshop leader:
Fenella Kelly

Sophie Galton


Masterclass leader:
Louis Partridge

Louis Partridge is a 23 year old contemporary dance artist and freelance performer. After completing his IB Diploma and having been involved in ISTA as a student, Louis went on to launch his performance career by training at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds. There he worked for choreographers such as Gary Clarke, Lea Anderson and Patricia Okenwa. Upon graduating, Louis started his career with German staatstheater company Tanzmainz, having worked in kids shows and being involved in research for their main productions. Louis is now working with the Akram Khan Company on their production Outwitting The Devil which is currently touring internationally, alongside working with other various dance companies in the UK.

Masterclass details:
The masterclass will explore the idea of developing a character through the use of physicality, individually and as a group. Drawing inspiration from methodology by Jacques Lecoq and Pina Bausch, Louis plans to deliver a masterclass which delves into how a performer can use their personal relationship in movement to experiment and build the idea of a ‘character’, supported by collaborative means. This involves focusing on physicality in drama through a dance perspective. Specifically looking into the value of movement, emotional ties to movement, and the relationship that movement creates between us.

Theatre performance

Date of performance:  Monday 27th June 2022

Name of performance: Dear Evan Hansen

Start time and duration: 7:30pm / Approximately 2.5 hours

Noel Coward Theatre

Description of 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).

Link to relevant website: Dear Evan Hansen

Directions to the theatre:
Directions to the Noel Coward Theatre are based on travelling to London Waterloo by train from Egham or Virginia Water.
Walking – Approximately 21 minutes / 1 mile
Tube – Northern line from London Waterloo to Leicester Square, theatre is 2 minute walk from Leicester Square tube
Taxi – Approximately 12 minutes, there is a taxi rank outside the station, well signposted

Important information

ACS Egham International School
London Rd
TW20 0HS
United Kingdom

Venue website

Event Manager
Helen Abbott

For participants
Registration is now open.
Registration will close on Monday, 13th June 2022.
Please note, if you register after the 1st June there is no guarantee that we will be able to provide a theatre ticket or t-shirt. 

Workshop timings
The workshop begins at 9:00am on Monday, 27th June 2022 and ends at 3:00pm on Wednesday, 29th June 2022. Participants are expected to attend all sessions on all days.

Not sure which IB DP Theatre Category is right for you? Download this helpful guide here:

ISTA IB DP Theatre Training. All you need to know


Registration fees
ISTA Members – GBP £840
Non ISTA Members – GBP £895
T-Shirt – GBP £12

Total cost per participant
ISTA Members – GBP £852
Non ISTA Members – GBP £907

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 at Egham on the evening of Sunday, 26th June 2022 and should not plan to leave the ACS Egham campus until after the close of the last session at 3:00pm on Wednesday, 29th June 2022.
Late arrivals and early departures will result in ISTA issuing a certificate of partial attendance for the workshop.
Please ensure you have the correct visa to enter The United Kingdom and have checked entry requirements pertaining to UK COVID-19 regulations.
Participants are responsible for getting to and from the school and theatre during the event.

Nearest airports/train stations
London Heathrow airport
Egham Railway station

Accommodation & meals

Participants will be asked to book and pay for their own hotel accommodation. We advise you choose accommodation close to the ACS Egham campus. Your event coordinator should be able to advise on a recommended hotel.

Lunches and tea/coffee breaks are provided.

What to bring

Cat 1:
The DP Theatre Guide, first assessment 2024 (soft or hard copy)
The TSM & Appendices (soft or hard copy)
Workbook (electronic copy)
Favourite theatre resources such as texts, exercises, websites, theorists, plays to share that might be applied to the new course
Notebook, pen/pencil
Own computer

Cat 2:
The DP Theatre Guide, first assessment 2024 (soft or hard copy)
The TSM & Appendices (soft or hard copy)
Workbook (electronic copy)
3-5 resources to share that you will use when teaching the course
Notebook, pen/pencil
Own computer

Please wear something comfortable that you are able to move in. The workshop won’t be extremely physical though so no need for exercise gear.

Download & Forms

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Monday 27 June at 09:00
Finishes on Wednesday 29 June at 15:00
(BST - British Summer Time)


ACS Egham International School
London Rd
Egham, TW20 0HS
United Kingdom


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