ISTA present...

Terezin Memorial Upper MS/HS festival

March 24 - March 26, 2023

Booking Closed

Festival title: The Children’s Tree

Highly Sprung, an inventive, provocative and acclaimed theatre company, will be the artistic director of the Terezin Memorial Upper MS/HS festival.

Learn more about ISTA collaborative partnership with Highly Sprung in the Artistic Information below.

Artistic information

The Children’s Tree

Festival Focus
At this festival we will explore the role young people play in making sure the world learns from and does not forget the things that matter.

Global Challenge and Area of learning
A World of Difference – Young people wanting to make a difference/ to change the world

Cultural Experience
All participants take part in three tours of Terezin: the small fortress tour, the former ghetto tour and the museum tour.
Terezín Memorial

The Children’s Tree of Terezin

We are thrilled to announce a new partnership with Highly Sprung, an inventive, provocative and acclaimed theatre company.

For the first time in our history, we have invited a professional theatre company to artistically lead an ISTA Festival. We believe our values and mission are closely aligned and that this collaboration will bring together Highly Sprung’s innovative approach with the ISTA™ Ensemble Method.

Highly Sprung create award-winning outdoor and indoor performances that tell stories of our histories and our futures through movement, gesture and dance. They put young people at the heart of their work through a genuinely open creative process, using their own physical theatre techniques in exciting and unique ways.

Highly Sprung will be the artistic director of the Terezin Memorial Upper MS/HS festival.


Important information

Venue address
Parkhotel Terezín
Máchova 163
411 55 Terezín
Czech Republic

Tel: +420 727 979 969
Venue Website

The event begins at 9:00am on Friday, 24th March 2023
The event ends at 5:30pm on Sunday, 26th March 2023

Event Manager
Helen Abbott

Registration opens: 13th January 2023
Registration closes: 27th January 2023

Information required in the registration forms should be collected before 13th January 2023

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

Please note:
All participants need to arrive in Prague before 4:00pm on Thursday, 23rd March, 2023 and should not plan to depart until Monday, 27th March 2023.

Please arrange travel accordingly.


Registration Fees

Student Learners
Members: GBP £238
Non members: GBP £274

Educator Chaperones
Member: GBP £75
Non member: GBP £86
*Registration fees include ISTA t-shirt

Airport Transfers: GBP £28
Cultural Experience: GBP £15
Students: Shared rooms for 4 nights and all meals: GBP £150
Chaperones: Single rooms for 4 nights and all meals: GBP £250

Total cost per student learner
Member: GBP £431
Non member: GBP £467

Total cost per educator/chaperone
Member: GBP £368
Non member: GBP £379

Please note
All registration fees and surcharges will be invoiced once the registration window has closed.

A non refundable, non-transferable deposit will be sent with the booking confirmation; this amount will be deducted from your final invoice.

The deposit will be as follows:
For bookings of 1 – 10 learners GBP £500.
For bookings of 11 – 15 learners GBP £750.
For bookings of 16 or more learners GBP £1,000.

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.

Visiting organisations
All organisations are responsible for booking their own travel and visas for the festival.

Please ensure you arrive in Prague (at either the airport or train station) no later than 4:00pm on Thursday 23rd March 2023.

Participants should plan to depart Prague on Monday, 27th March.

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.
Please note that 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 23rd – 26th March 2023.

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 23rd – 26th March 2023.

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 Friday 24 March at 09:00
Finishes on Sunday 26 March at 17:00
(Local Time)


Machova 163
Terezin 411 55
Czech Republic

Hotel Website

Terezin Memorial Website


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