TAMTAM objektentheater has been making visual theatre with found objects as main characters since 1979. Image based performances, usually without text. Small and large productions that are a crossover between theatre, visual arts, video and music. A very personal and peculiar style of object art in which objects, materials, light, sound, music, inventive stage-technology and decor tell the story.

Gérard Schiphorst and Marije van der Sande are the founders, artists and performers.
With their work they travelled to theatres and festivals in 34 countries, where they are well known for their esthetic style, subtle humour and originality.

Next to theatre they are also active in writing, music, video, plastic art and children’s literature. In their workshop in Deventer they produce theatre and art and receive groups for special performances workshops and masterclasses.

Welcome to this site

TAMTAM made a large number of performances. Some of them are still in the repertoire, while the others can still be seen in the archive. See all current performances here

In addition to performing performances, TAMTAM also engages in workshops and masterclasses, object art and tailor-made projects.


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3 Animated shorts created at the Hamburg STAMP festival ’24
10 June 2024
Object art installation this summer in Bergkerk Deventer
3 June 2024
New performance: A Paper Life
1 May 2024