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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...

Update: Coronavirus Outbreak

February 3

I wanted to let all members of our community know how, as an organisation, we’re responding to the Coronavirus Outbreak. Events in China We have taken the decision, together with the host schools, to postpone the Yew Chung partnership festival...

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...

Adventures in Theatre: The ISTA Method

December 2

Why a book now? We have recently celebrated our 40th birthday and wanted to mark this milestone with an invaluable resource for international Theatre teachers. Much has changed in the landscape of theatre education since 1986 when our founder,...

2020-2021 TaPS and ISTA/IB workshop calendars

November 5

The 2020-2021 TaPS calendar ISTA is delighted to announce our calendar for next year’s TaPS. Booking opens on Monday, 13th January 2020 (9:00am UK time). Each event will have its own webpage with important information enabling you to make your...

Introducing ISTA’s global challenge

October 31

What is a Global Challenge and how does it work? We’re excited to announce an initiative that we believe will enhance our festivals as an international learning experience through theatre. The Global Challenge (GC) will unite all festivals,...

Why host a festival?

September 24

  Part of the ISTA school member experience is the opportunity to share in the creative and exciting world of hosting your very own event. Watch the video of some of our ISTA hosts explaining the value that the ISTA experience has brought to...

40 quotes for graduating students

June 13

Social media can have both positive and negative effects on our lives but there are some times when it can prove very useful indeed. ISTA artist and teacher, Debbie Kidd (@DebraKidd) turned to her twitter following to gather 40 pieces of advice (as...

Switching off for summer

June 13

By Sophie Galton No, not the new song title from Ed Sheeran but rather a leading thought in most people’s minds these days as we find ourselves ever tangled in the world of digital delights. Have we gone too far? Have we tipped over into the...

The Price of Freedom

April 4

Powerful, intense, emotional, inspiring...these four words can probably be used to describe every ISTA Festival yet they are particularly fitting for the Connect Festival that took place in Atlanta at the start of March. Hosted by Atlanta...

Our 40 favourite theatre books

April 3

And so the 40th celebrations continue! This list contains 40 theatre books picked by our community as essential reading. We hope you find something to inspire you and if there's something we've missed please let us know. Act One by Moss...

Behind ‘Behind the Scenes’

April 3

by Janet Schorer It’s 3:00am Amsterdam time and I haven’t slept a wink. I have my first ever ‘Skype with Sal’ and I’m a total ball of nerves. I don’t know why I’m so nervous – it’s like stage-fright! She seems terribly nice and...