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Virtual TaPS Inspirations (September 2021 - May 2022)

September 1 - May 31, 2022

Booking Closed

Please note that Virtual TaPS is available from 1st September 2020 – 31st May 2022.
Once you have booked with us you will be contacted by your event coordinator who will work with you to secure dates. Please see below for more information about how this new program will work.

Artistic information

TaPS goals
The Virtual TaPS experience engages young people with the philosophy of the DP Theatre course, its core components and the assessment tasks.
Virtual TaPS acts as a launchpad for students’ explorations of theatre within the context of the course; to further pursue once the course has finished.

Master class
All participants will take part in one 90 minute master class. Schools booking for Virtual TaPS will be able to choose from a list of master classes on offer.
Please see the downloads section below for further details.

As part of Virtual TaPS we will be asking all teachers to organise one theatre performance for your students to experience during the course. This can be a live performance in a local theatre or can be a live/recorded performance online.

Virtual TaPS consists of a combination of slideshows and activities which will be sent to you by your ISTA artist to work through on your own with your students and ‘live’ interactive workshops led by the ISTA artist. Each slide show contains video, audio and content material as well as 90 minutes of activities pertaining to the session focus. The interactive sessions led by the ISTA artist will focus on presentational material developed by the students along with further content, activities and opportunities for reflection.

Important information

Once booked, we will ask you to create your own schedule. This will consist of 11 ‘slots’ lasting 90 minutes each.
Your sessions can take place during regular IB classes, before or after school, in the evenings and/or at weekends.

Upon receiving the schedule information you will have one week to complete your bespoke schedule for your students.

We also ask that you allow 3 weeks from the time of completing your schedule to the time when your online course begins. This will enable us to secure your ISTA artists.

Please see the downloads section below for further details; we have created two sample schedules to give you an idea of what the TaPS online experience may look like.

Event Coordinator
Once you have booked we will allocate you an event coordinator who will work with you to set up the Virtual TaPS experience.

School circumstances and COViD-19
TaPS online can work for all schools whether you are:
1. Still teaching online.
2. Operating on a blended model.
3. Back in school in a socially distanced classroom.
4. Back in school as normal.


Unlike a TaPS event we will not be charging individual student registration fees. Instead, there will be one fee for your group/experience.

We have created 4 bands of fees so the course fee for TaPS online will be:

ISTA member schools
GBP £1,000 for 1-5 students.
GBP £1,500 for up to 10 students.
GBP £2,000 for up to 15 students.
GBP £2,500 for up to 20 students.

Non member schools
GBP £1,100 for 1-5 students.
GBP £1,650 for up to 10 students.
GBP £2,200 for up to 15 students.
GBP £2,750 for up to 20 students.

If you have more than 20 students who wish to take part, please let us know and we’ll discuss options with you.

Upon receipt of your booking form you will be invoiced for the total amount and this will be due within 14 days.

Whether schools chose to cover this cost or whether you decide to divide the total cost by the number of students participating is up to you.


We realise this is a new offer from ISTA and that you may well have questions before you consider booking. If this is the case please don’t hesitate to email or and we’ll respond straight away!

Download & Forms

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Tuesday 01 September at 09:00
Finishes on Tuesday 31 May at 17:00
(BST - British Summer Time)


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