The IB DP Theatre Student Handbook

Written by experts to give students comprehensive coverage of the IB theatre guide, the Diploma Programme Theatre Student Handbook is a clear, practical and imaginative toolkit filled with practical activities and top tips for assessment. Providing students with everything they need for their IB theatre journey and reflecting a constructivist approach to teaching and learning, this title is intended to both supplement course delivery from a subject-specialist teacher and to help steer those students who are working independently.

Each chapter contains practical activities to stimulate inquiry-based exploration and is suitable for both individual solo exploration and collaborative group exercises. Each section deliberately highlights links to the IB’s Learner Profile attributes as well as reinforcing the responsibilities of the internationally-minded young theatre-maker in making ethical and sustainable choices in their theatre work.

With space provided throughout for the student’s own written reflections, illustrations and the journaling of their developing ideas and processes, this new handbook offers a valuable record of their ongoing learning.

This unique resource is:

    • Developed to closely follow the IB theatre guide (first assessment 2024)
    • Written by experienced international theatre education experts
    • Loaded with accurate assessment support, directly from the IB
    • Fully aligned with the IB philosophy and principles

Purchasing information

Please note, any taxes or import duties are the responsibility of the recipient. 

The student handbook is only available in hard copy and is not available as a digital download.  

UK orders

UPDATE 8th August 2023 – Due to international customs issues in a number of countries, ISTA can no longer ship this product outside of the UK. For all orders outside of the UK, please use the link below via distributor Booklogix.

Purchase directly through ISTA (available to only those shipping to a UK address only). Please note that currently there is a limit on the number of books that can be purchased in a single order.



Rest of world orders

The book is available for anyone to purchase through the book distributor Booklogix (based in the USA). The payment platform is PayPal however buyers will not need to have a PayPal account to complete their purchase. Shipping and handling is calculated at checkout.

For orders of 10 or more copies please email