Our Mission & Vision

ISTA believes that the future of our world depends on confident, internationally minded, collaborative and culturally literate young people who are empowered to engage with and change the world responsibly.

We believe that this is achieved through the ISTA experience.

Educators play a key role in the fulfilment of our mission. We therefore offer educators worldwide the opportunity to come together to develop themselves, their pedagogy and their skills, equipping and empowering them to bring about this change through theatre. ISTA brings together young people, artists and teachers from different countries in different settings to experience, create and learn about theatre.

We value connection, collaboration, creativity, community.

You become a more worldly person, get and give new types of ideas and solutions to problems, and make new friends along the way.

Student at Verdala HS festival, April 2014