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Shanghai IB workshop 2018

October 12 - October 14, 2018

Booking Closed


Category 2


Master classes

All teachers will take part in one 90 minute master class on one specific aspect of the art form.

The master class for this event will focus on Peking Opera.



Participants will see two theatre performances.

A Peking Opera performance by members of the Shanghai Theatre Academy.
A performance lec/demo on Kathakali.



Shanghai American School, Pudong
Links Executive Community, 1600 Lingbai Lu
New Pudong Area, Sanjiagang
Shanghai, CHINA 201201


Event coordinator

Sally Robertson and Tom Scott;


Important information

Please note this IB workshop will take place at the same time as an ISTA student TaPS event. This makes it easier for some teachers to sign up for training due to reduced costs and time away from school.
Registration is now open.
Registration will close on Friday 31st August 2018.
Travel forms from ISTA artists are due on Friday 31st August 2018.
A full information pack will be sent to all participants three weeks prior to the workshop.



Participants are advised to arrive into Shanghai by evening on Thursday 11th October 2018 and should not plan to leave the workshop venue until the close of the final session at 3:00pm on Sunday 14th October 2018.
Please arrange travel accordingly.
We will only be able to issue a certificate of partial attendance should teachers arrive late or leave early.
All overseas participants should fly into Shanghai.
Participants will be asked to make their own way from the airport to the hotel on arrival; and for departures also, unless travelling with a student group.
Shanghai participants will travel daily.



ISTA has booked overseas teachers and ISTA artists into the Ramada Plaza Pudong Shanghai for the nights of the 11th,12th and 13th October 2018.



Registration fees
Teachers from member schools – GBP £595.
Teachers from non-member schools – GBP £660.
Fees include lunches and tea/coffee breaks daily; master class and two theatre tickets.
ISTA t-shirt – GBP £12.
Airport transfers – GBP £10, if attending with students.
An additional surcharge will be levied for overseas participants for daily travel from the hotel to the school and from the school to the theatre (all participants), depending on event logistics. This will be GBP £20 pp for overseas participants and GBP £10 for local participants (covering the transport from the school to theatre).

Accommodation costs
These are currently being confirmed and will be included in your registration invoice, if you are requiring hotel accommodation.

Total cost per teacher
Local teachers (members) – GBP £607, non-members GBP £672, plus surcharges for theatre travel TBC.
Non local teachers (members) – GBP £992, non-members GBP £1,057, plus surcharges for theatre travel TBC.
All registration fees, surcharges and accommodation costs (if applicable) will be invoiced once the registration form has been submitted.
Any bookings taken in the six weeks prior to the workshop will incur an additional GBP £50 late booking surcharge, subject to availability.



Lunches on all three days; dinner on days 1 and 2 and all coffee/tea breaks are included in the registration fees.


Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Friday 12 October at 08:45
Finishes on Sunday 14 October at 15:00


Shanghai American School – Pudong Campus
1600 Lingbai Road
Pudong District
China 201201

School website:


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