ISTA present...

Manchester June 2017 IB workshop

June 30 - July 2, 2017

IB TheatreWorkshop in Manchester for Diploma Programme Theatre – Category 1 and Diploma Programme Theatre – Category 3.


Diploma Programme Theatre – Category 1 and Diploma Programme Theatre – Category 3 Collaboratively creating original theatre (CCOT)


All participants will take part in one 90-minute master class with Sarah Mardel on Bunraku puppetry.


All participants will attend one professional theatre performance.

In this case we have been extremely fortunate to get tickets for Fatherland by Frantic Assembly.

Created by Frantic Assembly’s Scott Graham, Karl Hyde from Underworld and playwright Simon Stephens (Punk Rock, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), FATHERLAND is a bold, ambitious show about contemporary fatherhood in all its complexities and contradictions. This daring collage of words, music and movement will reinvent the Theatre, animated by a 13-strong cast and a multitude of voices.

ISTA event coordinator

Ian Pike –

Important information

Registration is now open.

Registration will close on Thursday 16th June 2017.

Travel forms from ISTA artists are due on Thursday 2nd June 2017.


Registration fees are:

775.00GBP for teachers from ISTA member schools;

840.00GBP for teachers from non-member schools.

Fees include lunches and tea/coffee breaks daily; master class and theatre ticket.


ISTA t-shirts cost 12.00GBP and can be ordered at the time of registration.

Travel & visas

Participants are advised to arrive into Manchester by evening on Thursday 29th June 2017 and should not plan to leave the University until after the last session finishes at 3:00pm on Sunday. Early departures will mean a fully completed certificate of attendance will NOT be able to be issued.

All participants should fly into Manchester International Airport.

Participants will be asked to make their own way from the airport to their hotels, using public transport (direct train line) or taxis. If the latter, the journey will take approximately 30 minutes and cost in the region of 20.00-30.00GBP.


Participants will be responsible for booking their own hotel accommodation in Manchester.


Lunches are provided daily along with tea/coffee breaks; breakfast and evening meals are not included.

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Friday 30 June at 09:00
Finishes on Sunday 02 July at 15:00


The University of Salford
School of Arts and Media
New Adelphi Building,
M5 4WT


• Dinos Aristidou
• James Copp