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August 6

In response to COVID-19 ISTA has had to adapt and innovate our previous ways of working to a more online environment. While these online experiences will not replace our face to face events in the future, it's going to be an important part of our...

Celebrations

June 8

The community has seen strong and proactive decision making, prompt refund of fees and timely communication. Teachers are very grateful for this and consequently our reputation is now even stronger than before. Everyone has appreciated the care...

TaPS online

June 3

TaPS online - an overview TaPS online has the same learning outcomes and ‘take aways’ as our TaPS events. Just delivered differently. TaPS online consists of 10 x 1.5 hour sessions. We will be recommending a more intensive/immersive time...

New artists 2020-2021

June 2

A warm welcome to all of our new ISTA artists joining our artist teams this year! Alan Brooks Dancer and choreographer based in Germany; festival SEL. I’ve been a successful professional dancer, choreographer and community dance worker...

Covid-19 updates

June 2

Update #3 - 2nd June 2020 from ISTA’s Executive Director, Sally Robertson Event updates TaPS It is with a heavy heart that I inform you that we are cancelling all our TaPS events for September/October 2020. While a number of you have...

Order your ReflectiON pack by Dinos Aristidou today!

May 27

We are delighted to announce that ISTA is now selling Dinos' cards for the first time. And... for anyone who orders through ISTA we have an exclusive set of 12 ensemble activities (created by Dinos) that can be used with the cards. These exercises...

Kindness confetti

May 20

Human connections are the foundations of who we are as an organisation. We passionately value diversity and collaboration, celebration and play, friendship and collegiality. Throughout the month of May we will be sharing with you messages of...

Get your copy of ISTA’s latest book today!

April 13

Grab your copy of Adventures in Theatre: The ISTA Method to rejuvenate your theatre practice with practical games, activities and lessons ready to be brought to life in your own classes. An essential resource for all drama...

Bringing ISTA home through in-house, AiR and whole school PD experiences

March 30

With the uniquely isolating world we currently find ourselves in we want to be sure that teachers are well equipped for times when travel isn’t an option and ‘staying in’ is the new norm. We thankfully offer three fantastic programmes that...

IBWISE – Student IB revision camp in Vienna, Austria

March 10

IBWISE MYP/DP Young Artists In Residence Summer Programme 2020 in Vienna 'Young Artists in Residence' (YAIR) Summer Camp for ages 14-18 Course Dates: July 20th-26th, 2020 -- For PRE IB and MID IB students and those who simply wish to...

ISTA/IB workshop programming 2020-2021

March 6

From summer 2020 through to summer 2021 The new DP theatre course will launch globally for first teaching in 2021 and ISTA has been working closely with the IB to ensure we offer as many opportunities as possible for our theatre teachers to...

What is Professional Development with ISTA?

March 2

Ever been curious as to what Professional Development with ISTA looks like? Now's your chance to find out... We bring together theatre and drama teachers from all over the world for a PD sessions like nothing else out there. Don't just take our...

ISTA board of trustees: roles and responsibilities

March 2

The board is bound by the Articles of Association. General information The board of trustees are an unpaid, volunteer group who are collectively the legal representatives of the organisation and who are responsible for the governance of ISTA....

ISTA festival calendar – 2020–2021

February 18

    * What is a Connect festival? The ISTA Connect initiative was established in 2013 as a service learning programme with the aim of using theatre and the ISTA experience to: ●  connect diverse young people from...

An Aladdin’s cave of teacher materials

February 3

Attending an event is always exciting – that moment when you all gather together to embark on a unique and special journey. However, all that fun and excitement also requires careful planning to create a successful experience for you and your...

Festivals unplugged

January 28

Ahead of our 2020–2021 festival launch on Monday 9th March 2020, I wanted to take the time to explain a little bit about how ISTA festivals work. A behind the scenes look, if you like, at festivals and our rationale for designing them in the way...

About ISTA’s event review of festivals

January 10

Background A huge part of ISTA’s overall programme is made up of festivals for young people at primary school, middle school and high school level. These events are usually three days in length and involve participating young people from a range...

Studio celebrations and snapshots

December 12

After a successful set of professional development and learning events in 2019 we are delighted to share some of our favourite Studio celebrations.   Hungry for more this year? If you are close by and in a position to do more PD...