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Terezin Memorial HS festival

March 14 - March 17, 2024

Booking Closed

Artistic Information

Global Challenge and Area of learning
Tuning in: Tuning into our environments, our world and beyond. Celebrating our ability to tune in and connect through the arts

Cultural Experience
On-site learning, collaborating and creating in the fortress town of Terezin (Theresienstadt Ghetto). Participants will also visit the Ghetto Museum, and tour the small fortress and Magdeburg barracks.

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Important Information

Venue address

Parkhotel Terezín
Máchova 163,
Terezin, 41155
Czech Republic

Venue Website

Thursday 14th – Sunday 17th March 2024
The event starts at 6:30 pm on Thursday 14th March 2024
The event ends at 5:30 pm on Sunday 17th March 2024

Event Manager
Helen Abbott

Registration opens on 24th April 2023.

All information must be submitted by 15th 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 in Prague by 4:00 pm on Thursday, 14th March 2024 and should not plan to depart until Monday, 20th March 2023.  

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

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

*Registration fees include ISTA t-shirt for all participants

All participants:
Cultural Experience: GBP £15
Airport/Train Station Transfers: GBP £30
Students: Shared rooms for 4 nights and all meals: GBP £165
Chaperones: Single rooms for 4 nights and all meals: GBP £275

Total cost per student learner
Member: GBP £460
Non-member: GBP £510

Total cost per educator/chaperone
Member: GBP £405
Non-member: GBP £425

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 should fly into Prague International Airport (PRG) or arrive into Praha Hlavní Nádraží (main) train station.

Please ensure you arrive in Prague (at either the airport or train station) no later than 4:00pm on Thursday 14th March 2024.

Participants should plan to depart Prague on Monday, 18th March 2024.

Private transport (buses) will be provided to take participants to and from Terezin. The journey from the airport/train station to Terezin will take approximately 1 hour.

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


All participants will stay in one of the following two accommodation centres:

Park Hotel Terezin
Machova 163
41155 Terezin
Czech Republic
Phone: +420 721 863 750
Host website

Hostel U sv. Štěpána
Komenského 4
41201 Litoměřice
Czech Republic
Phone: +420 416 732 077

Please note that WiFi, where available, is intermittent and unreliable. We strongly suggest teachers source a phone data plan for use in Terezin.
Terezin and Litomerice are communities of little wealth and as such the accommodation centres are basic.

Visiting teachers and chaperones will stay in single room accommodation at the Park Hotel or at Hostel U sv. Štěpána as above. Teachers will be placed in the same accommodation centre as their students.

Visiting teachers/chaperones will be booked into the hotel for the nights of the 14th – 18th March 2024.

ISTA will invoice schools for all accommodation costs at the time of registration.

Students will stay in shared rooms at the designated hotel with their teacher/chaperones.

Where possible students will be placed in rooms with peers from their own organisation.

Students will be booked into the hotel for the nights of the 14th – 18th March 2024.

As the festival is a hotel model festival as opposed to homestay it is ISTA’s expectation that adult chaperones will look after students outside of scheduled festival times.


All meals will be provided for all participants from arrival into Terezin on Thursday evening through to and including breakfast on Monday morning.

There are one or two basic corner groceries (potraviny) and one or two small cafes in Terezin where participants may purchase small snacks if desired, but students should be prepared for simple Czech food at all meals.

Download & Forms

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Thursday 14 March at 18:30
Finishes on Sunday 17 March at 17:30
(Local Time)


Machova 163
Terezin 411 55
Czech Republic



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