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Manchester TaPS

October 9 - October 11, 2019

Booking Closed



Master classes

Students will take part in 2 master classes, each lasting 90 minutes.
One on puppetry with Louise Clarke. The other on directing with Will Kerley.

Professional development and learning (PD&L)

We invite all teachers/chaperones to take part in two PD&L workshops at no additional cost. One on puppetry with Louise Clarke. The other on directing with Will Kerley.


All participants will attend two professional theatre performances.

Macbeth at the Royal Exchange Theatre:

Shakespeare’s darkest tragedy is also his most chilling thriller – an action-packed, edge-of-the-seat psychological fable that crackles with life – and the constant threat of death. Following their collaboration on GROUNDED, Lucy Ellinson takes the title role in director Christopher Haydon’s highly-charged production, which explores what happens, when in a split-second you decide to act upon your deepest, darkest ambition.

And & Juliet at The Manchester Opera House:

& Juliet is the irreverent and fun-loving new West End musical that asks: what if Juliet’s famous ending was really just her beginning? What if she decided to choose her own fate? This is Juliet’s story now. So don’t tell her how it ends…

Soaring with pop anthems including …Baby One More Time, Everybody (Backstreet’s Back), Love Me Like You Do and Can’t Feel My Face, & Juliet is a riotous blast of fun and glorious music that proves when it comes to love, there’s always life after Romeo…

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

ISTA event coordinator

Ian Pike

Important Information

Booking is now open.

The registration window will open on Wednesday 28th August 2019.
The registration window will close on Wednesday 11th September 2019.

Travel forms from artists are due on Wednesday 11th September 2019.

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


Participants are advised to arrive into Manchester on Tuesday 8th October 2019 and should not plan to leave New Adelphi before 3:00pm on Friday 11th 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 Manchester for the duration of TaPS. We advise that you  book hotels/hostels in the city centre.

ISTA will book accommodation for ISTA artists for the nights of the 8th, 9th and 10th October 2019.




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 Wednesday 09 October at 09:00
Finishes on Friday 11 October at 15:00


New Adelphi, University Rd, Salford M5 4BR


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