We are an International Arts Organisation who bring together a global community of young people, teachers and artists.


We believe 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. And we believe we help make this happen 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.

We bring together young people, artists and teachers from different countries in different settings to experience, create and learn about theatre.

We passionately value diversity and collaboration, celebration and play, friendship and collegiality.


ISTA is different for everyone. Teachers, parents, students, artists and schools all have something different to give, something different to gain and while there are many things in common (like having an amazing experience!) there will also be elements specific to you.

You can find our answers to common questions, videos from our team and tons of information on the pages below – and if you still haven’t found what you’re looking for, just get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.

ISTA For Schools

By bringing together teachers and students from around the world, ISTA create connections and community while inspiring collaboration. Discover how becoming an ISTA member will benefit your school.

ISTA For Teachers

We offer teachers from around the world the opportunity to come together in different settings and locations, equipping them and empowering them to make change through theatre. Teachers can find all the information they need here..

ISTA For Students

ISTA enriches and changes the lives of thousands of students each year. We help create confident, collaborative and culturally literate young people who are empowered to engage with and change the world.

ISTA For Artists

Whether you are currently one of our fabulous artists or aspiring to be one in the future, you’ll find everything you need right here.

ISTA For Parents

Every parent always has lots of questions when it comes to sending their child on an ISTA experience. Find out all the information you need to know here.

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