Paul Groothuis was born in Holland and studied Stage Management at the Central School of Speech and Drama. Having specialized in Sound Design, Paul became a member of the National Theatre Sound Department in London between 1984 and 2003. During this time he has designed sound for over 120 of the National Theatre's productions across all its venues.
Since 2003 and becoming freelance, Paul has been involved in numerous plays, musicals and dance productions in the West End and Europe.
He is an associate to the National's Sound Department as well as Sound Consultant for the Kingston Theatre.