Eelco Smits

Eelco Smits (1977) was a member of the ensemble from 2005 till 2019, and returned to the ITA Ensemble in season 23|24. This season, he will perform in the premiere of Primeval and Other Times (directed by Guy Cassiers) and The Laws (directed by Eline Arbo).


Smits played before at the ensemble in Kings of War, A little life, The Things that Pass, May we be forgiven (nomination Louis d'Or), Song from Far Away (written by Simon Stephens especially for Eelco Smits), Roman Tragedies, The glass menagerie (nomination Arlecchino), Angels in America, Antonioni Project, Teorema, Summer Trilogy, Phaedra, Ghosts, Tartuffe, The miser, The Seagull, Mourning becomes Electra, The Russians!, Nora, Hamlet vs Hamlet, Liliom, Opening Night, Mary Stuart, The taming of the shrew, Macbeth, Rocco and his brothers, Britannicus, Oresteia, Perfect wedding, Madame de Sade, Keetje van heilbron and Uncle Wanja.
Before he received his permanent position he appeared as a guest player in Keetje van Heilbron and Uncle Wanja. Before he came to the ensemble, Eelco Smits was a member of the Ro Theater. He was on stage with them in Leonce and Lena, Portia Coughlan and as the young Marcel Proust in the impressive theatre cycle In search of lost time. In 2018, Smits received the Paul Steenbergenpenning.

Eelco Smits


Language NP Language no problem Primeval and Other Times ITA–Ensemble Theater Primeval and Other Times
Close Primeval and Other Times ITA Ensemble / Hotel Modern / Guy Cassiers
06 Dec '23 to 18 Apr '24
Guy Cassiers, together with Hotel Modern and 11 actors from the ensemble, creates the world of Primeval and Other Times.
Language NP Language no problem The Laws ITA–Ensemble Theater The Laws
Close The Laws ITA Ensemble / Eline Arbo
06 Mar '24 to 24 Mar '24
In her debut novel The Laws, Connie Palmen tells the story of a woman in search of herself. Seven encounters with seven men over seven years.