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The International Schools Theatre Association Arts Academy

bringing young people together to create and connect since 2014

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"The only limits we have are the limits we believe"


Limiting beliefs lose their power as soon as we consider that they may not be true. What we believe we can or cannot change makes a difference to us as individuals, as a community and as humanity.

With the power to inspire and provoke thought at the opening ceremony of the HK SDG Summit, we aim to use this important opportunity to create a performance that will spark new limitless beliefs beyond the borders of our minds to change our world for the better.

This is a one day opportunity for all young people passionate about the performing arts and interested in making a difference.

Spaces are limited: sign up today


Who We Are

We are an inclusive and diverse performing arts community that provides young people the opportunity to create and connect across cultures, developing skills and awareness to engage with and change the world responsibly.

Award Winning Patrons

supported by a board of award winning industry experts in the entertainment industry

Our board of award winning patrons include actors, writers, directors, special effects gurus, composers, producers and musicians who have led workshops, masterclasses and connected our alumni to industry experts.

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What students say...

'The ISTA Academy helps you to develop skills that you can apply to life in general - from developing an open mind, to collaborating with a wide age range of people.'

'I have learned so much more than Drama. I have learned to collaborate, listen, explore ideas, let go of ideas and to bring my very best to the process - for myself and for everyone else.'

'This experience has developed my skills as an actor.  I am so much more aware of all the ingredients that can combine to make a performance magical'


What parents say...

'It got me so emotional. I realised all of these issues transcend, age, gender, culture and country and I think these are the root causes of so many problems in humanity and it's so inspiring seeing such young people get to the core of it so early on in life when many of us don't.'

'The students were able to express their feelings regarding the past 2 years, their struggles, their transitions.'

' Being part of ISTA has pushed my child even further in their ability to have empathy and understanding of others.'


What teachers say...

The Arts are a social commentary of the world around us and our interaction in that world.  Exposing young people to varying forms of personal expression allows them a greater depth and sophistication in their perceptions of the world around them.'

'ISTA can help the shy child come out, and the restless child to follow a discipline, both in a safe, constructive environment.'

'ISTA helps young people develop skills to find comfort in the unknown, knowing they can find creative solutions and work together with others.'

previously hosted by HKA, 2017-2022
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