ISTA present...

Shanghai PS

February 22 - February 24, 2019

Booking Closed


Unchartered waters

Starting Point

At this festival we will explore the challenges, adventures and discoveries that come as a result of exploring the unknown.

Out & About

Pirates of the Carribean stunt show at Shanghai Disney Resort


Artistic, conceptual, historical.


ISTA Event Coordinator


Shanghai American School, Pudong
Shanghai Links Executive Community
1600 Lingbai Road
Sanjiagang, Pudong
Shanghai, China 201201

Tel: + 86 (21) 6221 1445
Host school website

Important Information

The festival starts at 12:30pm on Friday 22nd February 2019 and finishes at 5:00pm on Sunday 24th February 2019.

Information for visiting schools
Registration opens 21st December 2018.
Registration closes 4th January 2019.
Please note:
We advise that you have your group confirmed and all information collected prior to 7th December 2018. All schools should plan to be at SAS Pudong for a 12:30pm start on Friday and should plan to leave the school no earlier than 5:00pm on the Sunday.

ISTA artists
ISTA artists will need to arrive on Thursday 21st February 2019 in time for an evening meal and may leave SAS after 5:30pm on the Sunday. Please arrange flights accordingly.
The ISTA Rep will arrive into Shanghai by Wednesday evening 20th February 2019 to spend Thursday with the host. Artist travel information is required by 21st December 2019.


Registration fees
GBP £180 per student – member schools.
GBP £138 per student – host school (first 25 students).
This includes the cost of an ISTA t-shirt.

GBP £10 out and about.

Total per student
GBP £190 members, GBP £148 host.

GBP £50 – visiting member schools, towards catering etc.
GBP £89 – visiting non-member schools registration fee (includes lunches at school).
GBP £10 out and about.
GBP £12 ISTA t-shirt (optional).

Total per teacher/chaperone
GBP £72 members.
GBP £111 non-members.

Please note:
1. A GBP £500 non-refundable, non-transferrable deposit will be invoiced upon booking.
2. A GBP £500 cancellation fee will be invoiced to any school cancelling within 12 weeks from the start of the festival, in addition to the deposit withheld.
3. A GBP £150 late registration fee per school booking will be invoiced to schools if the registrations are received after the registration window has closed.
4. All invoices are payable within 28 days of receipt. If not, places cannot be guaranteed at the festival.

Travel & Visas

Visiting schools
All schools attending will be local to Shanghai. It is the school’s responsibility to organise daily travel to and from SAS either using school buses and travelling as a group or organising parents to drop off and pick up. It is also the school’s responsibility to ensure that all children can take part in the festival fully.

ISTA artists
ISTA artists are responsible for booking their own flights to the festival and will use our travel agency for this. Artist teams will be activated 12 weeks prior to the festival and your EC will talk you through the process for booking flights at the time of activation.
Artists are also responsible for ensuring they have the necessary visa to enter China.

Artists will be collected at the airport by a representative from the host school and taken by private car/bus to the hotel.


There will be no accommodation needed for participants as all will travel daily.

ISTA artists
ISTA artists will be booked into the following hotel:
Ramada Plaza – Pudong, Shanghai (Jinqiao)
18 Xin Jin Qiao Road
Pudong, Shanghai
People’s Republic of China

Tel: + 86 21 5055 4666
Hotel website

ISTA will book and pay for single room accommodation for the nights of 21st, 22nd, 23rd February 2019. An additional night will be booked for the Rep who will arrive on the 20th February 2019. Artists will be responsible for any miscellaneous costs during their stay at the hotel.


Breakfast – for participants will be taken at home.
Lunch – participants are asked to bring a packed lunch on Friday to eat prior to the 12:30pm start; or eat lunch before travelling. Lunch on Saturday and Sunday will be provided.
Dinner – no dinners are provided as part of this festival.

ISTA artists
All meals will be provided by the host school.

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Friday 22 February at 12:30
Finishes on Sunday 24 February at 17:00


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

School website:


• Beanstalk International Bilingual School
• Shanghai American School – Pudong
• Shanghai American School – Puxi


• Greg Ruhe
• Michael Westberg
• Sierra Laderoute