ISTA present...

Shanghai MS Festival

March 21 - March 24, 2024

Wait List

Festival Title – The Goddess of the Moon

Artistic Information


Global Challenge and Area of Learning
Tuning in – Tuning into our environments, our world and beyond

Cultural Experience
An excursion to Shanghai History Museum/ City Bus Tour

The Legend of Houyi and Chang’e

Important Information

Venue address
Western International School of Shanghai,
55 Lianmin Rd
Qingpu District
201702 China

Venue Website

The event starts at 3:00pm on Thursday 21st March 2024
The event ends at 1:30pm on Sunday 24th March 2024

Event Manager
Sophie Galton

Registration opens on 24th April 2023.

All information must be submitted by Thursday 14th December 2023

Travel information is required as part of the registration process. Please have travel details confirmed.

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.

Booking and registration processes for festivals

Participants should arrive at the host school for registration by 3:00 pm on Thursday 21st March 2024

Participants should not plan to leave the school until after 1:30 pm on Sunday 24th March 2024

Please arrange travel accordingly.


Waitlist procedures

Once the maximum number of bookings has been reached the event will display “Waitlist“.
If this happens please email the Event Manager for the festival (listed under Important information on the event webpage) and ask to be added to the waiting list. Please provide the number of students and teachers you wish to reserve in your email.

Financial Information

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 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 £85
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.

Travel and Visas

All participants will arrive into Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport

For participants
Participants are responsible for booking their own travel and securing visas for the event.


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.

All participants should book the below hotel for the duration of the festival:

The Senz Hotel and Spa
1118 Gaojing Road
Shanghai PRC
+86 21 8028 9888

Please contact the below person to make your reservation via email and quote the Promo code: WISSISTA
Jane Chen
+86 13002122524

Or click on the below link to book directly, please note that the below link includes the ISTA discount.

Hotel booking link

For adult chaperones
Single rooms should be booked for 3 nights from 21st March 2024

Hotel costs approx £78 per night including two breakfasts

For learners
Shared rooms should be booked for 3 nights from 21st March 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.

Two 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 21 March at 15:00
Finishes on Sunday 24 March at 13:30
(Local Time)


Western International School of Shanghai
555 Lianmin Road
Qingpu Qu
Shanghai Shi
People’s Republic of China


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