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An international meeting

Preetzer Papiertheatertreffen

is the largest EUROPEAN gathering of paper theater performers. First held in 1988, it happens each year in September. It is organized by a school for adult evening classes.
The event is publicly supported by the district of Schleswig-Holstein, the region Plön, the town of Preetz and by sponsors.

The 37th Preetzer Papiertheatertreffen will take place from 13-15 September 2024.

The 2024 stages have been chosen. We will gradually reveal the secret here.

That was the 36th Preetzer Papiertheatertreffen /Toytheatre meeting

We mourn the loss of Rüdiger Koch

Rüdiger Koch (Papiertheater Invisius) died much too early on 16th September 2023 after a short, serious illness. Beforehand, he had to cancel his planned performance at the 36th Preetz Paper Theatre Meeting. With his passion, creativity, playfulness and kindness, he has supported the Preetz Paper Theatre Meeting since its foundation and helped to make it great. He has always been a friend, supporter and welcome guest. We - as well as the whole Paper Theatre family - will miss him and are with his family in mourning. Rüdiger was the centre of his family and leaves a big gap.

He himself did not wish flowers at his funeral service, but donations for the Papiertheater e.V. association (IBAN: DE24 5065 0023 0008 1925 36 Verwendungszweck: Rüdiger Koch) - another sign of his generosity and passion.

Federal Cross of Merit for Dirk Reimers

On 15 June, Dirk Reimers was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit by Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. We are delighted with Dirk and Barbara for this recognition of decades of dedication to the art of paper theatre. Congratulations! Thank you for still being by our side and for still supporting the 36th Preetz Paper Theatre Meeting with your passion!