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WHAT IS ISTA?

Founded in 1978, the International Schools Theatre Association (ISTA) is a UK charity that runs over 200 annual performing arts events worldwide. The ISTA Performing Arts Academy Shanghai-based at the Western International School of Shanghai (WISS), is ISTA’s first of two Performing Arts Academy worldwide. Backed by a star-studded and award-winning board of patrons, the program brings together students aged 11-18 from across Shanghai to collaborate and combine their talents to create their work. Each eight-week course culminates in a public sharing or performance.

WHAT IS ISTA?

Founded in 1978, the International Schools Theatre Association (ISTA) is a UK charity that runs over 200 annual performing arts events worldwide. The ISTA Performing Arts Academy Shanghai-based at the Western International School of Shanghai (WISS), is ISTA’s first of two Performing Arts Academy worldwide. Backed by a star-studded and award-winning board of patrons, the program brings together students aged 11-18 from across Shanghai to collaborate and combine their talents to create their work. Each eight-week course culminates in a public sharing or performance.

WISS BELIEVES THAT

WISS BELIEVES THAT

Young people desire to learn and participate in a dynamic and creative environment.

The best way to develop discipline comes from a commitment towards common goals.

The arts encourage individuals to work in a creative, supportive, and collaborative way.

Young people desire to learn and participate in a dynamic and creative environment.

The best way to develop discipline comes from a commitment towards common goals.

The arts encourage individuals to work in a creative, supportive, and collaborative way.

The Academy is committed to these beliefs, and its structures and teaching methods are planned to reflect them.


There are no auditions, and the process is inclusive. We require drive, dedication, open minds, and total commitment to the process. It’s not just about talent – it’s about the desire to do well by yourself and your peers.

The Academy is committed to these beliefs, and its structures and teaching methods are planned to reflect them.


There are no auditions, and the process is inclusive. We require drive, dedication, open minds, and total commitment to the process. It’s not just about talent – it’s about the desire to do well by yourself and your peers.

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WESTERN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF SHANGHAI

555 Lian Min Road, Xujing Town, Qing Pu District, 

Shanghai, PRC, 201702

   

+86 (21) 6976 6013

+86 (21) 6976 6015

13816450346

Admissions

Explore the WISS Facebook Page, Follow Us, Like and Share news, events and activities.
Follow WISS on Instagram and stay up to date with what's happening at Western International School of Shanghai
Follow us | Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) Official WeChat Account QR Code
Visit the WISS LinkedIn Page for jobs, news, and education articles.

OFFICIAL WECHAT

Follow WISS on Twitter and get updates about world-class education, activities and events at Western International School of Shanghai.
Discover WISS through our collection of videos that showcase our academic programmes, activities and events.