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The Hague IB workshop - DP Theatre Category 3 - Subject Specific Seminar

March 4 - March 6, 2022

Booking Closed

Artistic information

DP Theatre – Category 3 – Subject Specific Seminar (SSS).

Workshop Goals
The new DP theatre guide will be published by the IB in February 2022 for first teaching from September 2022 (for northern hemisphere schools) and January 2023 (for southern hemisphere schools).

We will be running the ‘Subject Specific Seminar’ or ‘SSS’ workshops for the new theatre course, both as face-to-face and online experiences. These bespoke one-off workshops will provide teachers with the understandings, tools and resources needed to adapt and develop their current courses in line with the revised DP theatre guide. SSS workshops will address all the key areas regarding teaching and learning, assessment tasks, and corresponding criteria using authentic student samples to ensure that teachers understand some of the subtleties in the change of criteria wording. Participants will examine the course guide with an eye for practical implementation, be clear about the reasons behind the revisions, and to be prepared to implement the changes to their own programmes. They will collaboratively generate useful resources and appropriate activities in a manner that supports the IB mission statement, the learner profile and other core areas of the Diploma Programme.

The IB recommends that all current DP Theatre teachers attend an SSS workshop, including those teachers who have participated in the recent DP theatre pilot process.

Please note
SSS workshops are not appropriate for teachers who are new to teaching DP theatre. These teachers should look to attend training at one of our new Category 1 workshops in the summer of 2022.

Important information

Venue address
The Student Hotel, The Hague
Hoefkade 9
2526 BN
The Hague

The event starts at 9:00am on Friday 4th March 2022.
The event finishes at 3:00pm on Sunday 6th March 2022.

Event Coordinator
Helen Abbott

For participants
Registration is now open.
Registration closes on 18th February 2022.

For artists
The artist team will be activated 12 weeks prior to the event.
Artist travel details are due 10 weeks prior to the event.


Registration fees
ISTA members – GBP £810.
Non ISTA members – GBP £875.

ISTA t-shirt – GBP £12.

Total cost per participant
ISTA members – GBP £822.
Non ISTA members – GBP £887.

Please note
Fees include lunches and tea/coffee breaks daily.
Any bookings or amendments taken in the six weeks prior to the workshop will incur an additional GBP £50 late booking/amendment surcharge, subject to availability.
Late registrants will not be able to order a t-shirt.

Travel and visas

For participants
Participants are advised to arrive into Amsterdam by evening on Thursday 3rd March 2022 and should not plan to leave the host venue until after the last session finishes at 3:00pm on Sunday 6th March 2022. Early departures should be avoided, but if incurred will mean ISTA can only issue a certificate of partial attendance.
Please ensure you have the correct visa to enter The Netherlands.

For artists
All artists should plan to fly into Amsterdam by evening on Thursday 3rd March 2022 and should not plan to leave the host venue until 30 minutes after the close of the final session (for the artist Standing ovation session).
Please ensure you have the correct visa to enter The Netherlands.


For participants
Participants are responsible for booking their own accommodation for the duration of the event. The event coordinator listed in the ‘Important information’ above may be able to make a recommendation based on information from the host school. Regardless, ISTA advises booking a hotel close to the school.

For artists
ISTA will book single room accommodation for the nights of 3rd, 4th and 5th March 2022.


For participants

  • Lunches are provided along with tea/coffee and snack breaks for the Friday, Saturday & Sunday
  • Breakfast and evening meals are not included

For artists
All meals are provided for the duration of the workshop.

Download & Forms

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Friday 04 March at 09:00
Finishes on Sunday 06 March at 15:00
(CET - Central European Time)


• Adam Herzig
• Andrew Close
• Christine Barling
• David Chapman
• Emmett Zackheim
• Erick Aufderheyde
• Gwyneth van Son
• Holly Byrom
• Isabel de Moraes Rodrigues
• Jason Hudson
• Jill Hire
• Kate Olson
• L.-C. Berube
• Mark Loiterton
• Maurice Halder
• Rodney Savickis
• Rui Soares da Cunha
• Sam Ward
• Scott Macky
• Simon Williams
• Thom Graham
• Tom Sheils