Grims Paper Theatre is one of the smallest theatres in Holland.

The theatre is settled in a former shophouse in the centre of the mediaeval city of Deventer. There are 15 seats.

The performances are given by Frits Grimmelikhuizen with his own build theatres and his own handmade sceneries and figures.

He uses (self composed) electro-acoustic compositions as soundmotor for his pieces, and a small lighting computer for the light, But furtheron he prefers mostly handi work: cutting, pasting, colouring, moving.

                                               preparations for "Violet" (2013)‚Äč

Frits Grimmelikhuizen (1937 Utrecht NL) studied music and philosophy.

He performs Paper Theatre since 1976.

He was the first one in the paper theatre world, who made a performance without a story and without human figures. For his piece "Variations on Kandinsky" in 1995, he used electro-acoustic music and abstract figurations.

Between 1995 and 2003 with this theatre were given performances all over the world, from USA to Germany, from France to Spain, from Poland to Rumania.

scene from "Kandinsky".

 After a great "finisage" in the Bauhaus Archives in Berlin, this play is stored away.

Since performing "Kandinsky" Grim.. never uses spoken text; all his plays are quite abstract, but with a "hidden story" in it.

scene from "Violet"

a piece about colours and sounds. With a very beautifull soundtrack. 

A visitor said it was a "breathtaking dream".

Grimmelikhuizen performs mostly for small groups of people (10 to 15) on request and only in his home theatre in Deventer.


In this year 2021 in my small theatre no performances are allowed.

I hope on a better time in a next year.

Art, culture and beautifull things are needed in these unsecure days.

Stimulate them and follow them on Internet and other media.

Pictures under " Voorstellingen", information by telephone:

0031 6 5762 3531 or eMail: [email protected]


since march 2020, in "Corona"-time, i cannot perform my theatre-pieces, but still I am able to cut, paste and glue smaller and bigger collages from coloured card board. It is for me like building a new theatre(piece). 

A small impression follows here:

see more at "Paper Art" on this webside.