Petition: tanzhaus nrw restoration urgently required

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Oberbürgermeister Thomas Geisel, Abgeordnete des Stadtrats
5.623 Supporters 1.986 in Düsseldorf
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We urge the politicians and the Mayor of the State Capital of Düsseldorf to provide the financial means to tanzhaus nrw, so important to Düsseldorf cultural life and its citizens, so it may implement the required building measures promptly! Among the measures are the replacement of the fire alarm system as well as the house’s master key system, the roof’s restoration and the sanitary systems. A delay of urgently needed building measures aggravates the house’s condition and endangers its ongoing operations!


For 40 years, tanzhaus nrw, orginally DIE WERKSTATT, has provided crucial contributions to this city’s cultural life.

  • More than 4.000 citizens per week, about 140.000 annually, participate in courses, workshops and performances.

  • Despite great popularity with Düsseldorf’s citizens as well as high standards in artistic content and cultural mediation, tanzhaus nrw has been struggling with severe construction issues since its opening 20 years ago, and those have to be rectified urgently and immediately, according to experts.

  • The former tram depot’s conversion into tanzhaus nrw could not be completed in 1998 due to a lack of funds then. The need for a final completion and improvement of the building has been appraised as required by both the municipality and independent experts. In the meantime, the building’s condition has taken a turn for the worse, due to the fact that both the fire alarm as well as the master key system are out-of-date, part of the roof is leaking and other technical facilities need to be urgently modernised after 20 years of service.

  • As a non-profit association with cultural tasks reaching into all aspects of the city, tanzhaus nrw e.V. cannot raise the financial means for the urgently required building measures alone, despite providing high contributions on its own.

  • Any further delay of the urgently required building measures aggravates the house’s condition and considerably endangers operations, if not even tanzhaus nrw’s future.

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  • The first step has been taken! We are going to be the recipients of a grant given by the City of Düsseldorf to the sum 148.000 €, to be used for a replacement fire alarm and a new master key system as well as for the procuration of an expertise concerning the dilapidated roof. We want to send out our heartfelt thanks to all our supporters for their solidarity and encouragement!

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