ISTA present...

Munich MS Festival: Build and Fly

April 18 - April 21, 2024

Wait List

Build and Fly 

Tune into the past to learn from it and into the future to prepare for it.

Explore the well known myth of Daedalus and Icarus and visit the Flugwerft Schleißheim aviation museum.

Event Manager: Emily Grant

What is an ISTA Festival?

ISTA festivals give young people an immersive theatre experience over several days in exciting cities and locations across the world. Festivals are built on story-based inquiry and provide participants with the skills and experience needed to explore theatre collaboratively and develop themselves as global learners.

At ISTA we use stories to share, explore, create and present stories of who we are and of our world. We believe sharing stories from particular settings and cultures is a powerful approach to global learning. Story also provides a concrete focus for young people and artist’s creative work.

Equally weighted so that everyone has the same opportunities – ISTA festivals are the best way for young people to learn about theatre, themselves and each other.

Important registration and travel information

Registration opens on 24th April 2023.
All information must be submitted by Thursday 25th January 2024

A late registration fee of GBP £200 will be charged for registrations not complete by this date.

Please see this document for the information required to complete registration.
Travel information is required as part of the registration process.

Booking Travel

  • All participants will arrive into Munich International Airport / Train station as appropriate.
  • Participants should arrive at the host school to check in by 3:00 pm on Thursday 18th April 2024
  • Participants should not plan to leave the school until after 1:30 pm on Sunday 21st April 2024.  Please arrange travel accordingly.
  • Participants are responsible for securing visas for the event..

Waitlist procedures

Waitlist procedures

Once the maximum number of bookings has been reached the event will display “Waitlist”.
If this happens please email the Event Manager listed above and ask to be added to the waiting list providing the number of students and teachers you wish to reserve in your email.


Registration Fees

Student Learners
Members: GBP £250
Non-members: GBP £300
Host organisation: GBP £195 for the first 15 students and GBP £250 for each thereafter.

ISTA Young Creative Leadership Programme Participants
Members: GBP £300
Non-members: GBP £350

Educator Chaperones
Member: GBP £85
Non-member: GBP £105

*Registration fees include ISTA t-shirt for all participants


All participants:
Cultural Experience: GBP £10

For non-local participants (as needed)
Local Transportation (if staying at the hotel): GBP £10
Airport/Train Station Pick-up/Drop off: GBP £10

Total costs (including registration fees + surcharges)

Total cost per student learner
Local member: GBP £260
Non-local member: GBP £280
Local non-member: GBP £310
Non-local, non-member: GBP £330

Total cost per educator/chaperone
Local member: GBP £95
Non-local member: GBP £115
Local non-member: GBP £115
Non-local, non-member: GBP: £135

Please note

– Once you have submitted a booking form, you will receive a non-refundable and non-transferable deposit invoice for 50% of the registration fees for the number of students you have booked.

– Your place at the event will only be confirmed if we receive payment of your deposit within 21 days.

– You will be invoiced for the remaining 50% of registration fees and any applicable surcharges upon completion of the registration form.

– The remaining registration fees and surcharges will be invoiced once the registration window has closed. By then you should have submitted your registration form.

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


Hotel model

Please Note:
Festival hosts will arrange a block booking reservation at an appropriate hotel. Participating organisations are responsible for booking and paying for their group’s accommodation at the recommended hotel.
Airport/Station pick up/drop off and daily local transportation to the festival venue will not be provided for organisations choosing to book at a hotel other than the one recommended by the host.
ISTA and the host organisation will not take responsibility for any arrangements made between the organisation and the hotel.

Name of hotel: Hotel Alarun
Guests can book the rooms under the code: “BIS April24”
Postal address: Weihenstephaner Str. 2, 85716 Unterschleißheim
Phone number: +49 (0) 89317780
Website: Hotel Alarun
Hotel contact name and email (for ISTA/schools to liaise with) Anita Stojak
Daily rate for double/twin room: Double rooms €130
Daily rate for twin/triple room: Triple rooms €161

10 min by bus to school. Next to the train station. Great links into the city and also to the airport.

For adult chaperones
Single rooms should be booked for 3 nights from 18th April 2024

For learners
Shared rooms should be booked for 3 nights from 18th April 2024


For hotel stay students and all adult chaperones
Please ensure you book breakfast at the hotel.

Lunch will be provided daily at the host school/venue.

Evening meals will be provided at the host school/venue.

If a social meal is to be part of the festival schedule for adult chaperones and ISTA artists this is costed at approximately GBP £30 per person.

The ISTA™ Young Creative Leadership Programme

The ISTA™ Young Creative Leadership Programme is an opportunity for high school students to develop their creative leadership skills.

Students develop their skills through a series of reflective tasks, mentoring and attendance at a middle school festival in a leadership role. The student then plans how this leadership experience will be implemented in their own community.

This is a powerful service learning opportunity and can be used as part of other leadership initiatives.

Click here to download the fact sheet.

Contact your Event Manager for more information.

Download & Forms

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Thursday 18 April at 15:00
Finishes on Sunday 21 April at 13:30
(Local Time)


Bavarian International School
Hauptstraße 1, 85778 Haimhausen, Germany

Venue Website


• American Community School Amman
• American School of The Hague
• Bavarian International School
• International School of Dusseldorf
• JFK School, Berlin
• St John’s International School
• Verdala International School