For the 2022 edition of the internationale tanzmesse nrw, we aim to become more barrier-free. In this process we were accompanied by Sabine Lindlar, as a consultant, and Dan Daw, as a disabled artist and member of our programme jury. We continuously educate ourselves in discrimination-critical practice and actively engage with issues of ableist critique and accessibility.

With our programme launch in May, you will find an overview of the accessibility of our venues on our website, as well as guidance on sensory stimuli and audience requirements for each performance. In addition to a video trailer about the Tanzmesse programme, an audio flyer will give an overview of internationale tanzmesse nrw.

We are currently developing new offers for disabled audience members and plan to publish these as soon as the programme is announced.

This is the beginning of a long-term process that we would like to pursue together with you. We would be very grateful for any suggestions that might improve the accessibility of internationale tanzmesse nrw.

If you have any suggestions for improving our services or questions about booking an exhibition space or registering as professional visitor, please feel free to send an e-mail to Sabine Lindlar: or call us at +49 221 888 95 493.

We will be happy to arrange a personal appointment via Zoom or arrange to meet by other means.


Most Tanzmesse venues are wheelchair accessible but not all of them have accessible restrooms. Please check our venue list for detailed accessibility information.

The Access Room // tanzhaus nrw
At tanzhaus nrw we have installed a space to move around, rest, and to have a more private situation to eat. The Access Room is open exclusively for disabled dance professionals and their Personal Assistants.

Relaxation Room // NRW Forum
The Agora can be very overwhelming, with the relaxation room at NRW Forum we offer a space to take a rest from the busy Agora – a space to rest, meditate, stretch and just take a break from the many sensory impressions.

Bus Shuttle Service

All busses will be wheelchair accessible. There will be no bus shuttle service to Apollo-Hochhaus for the performance of CREATURE by Ben J. Riepe.

Routes & distances

Please have a look at the routes between venues that are near each other. Within our route description you also find information about gradient and slope as well as the safest ways to cross streets/traffic lights.

The walking distance from tanzhaus nrw to Apollo-Hochhaus is 1.8 km. The Apollo-Hochhaus can be reached by tram no. 708 and 709 from Worringer Platz (350 m from tanzhaus nrw). The stop is Berliner Allee. From there it is 400 m until you reach the building.

Sign Language and Subtitles

All keynote speeches and panel discussions (Talk & Connect) will be translated into International Sign Language and will have English subtitles.

Information on site

If you have any further questions about accessibility, please contact the Info Point at NRW Forum in the morning, the registration desk in the tanzhaus nrw in the afternoon or the admission staff at the venues in the evening.

About us in Simple Language

internationale tanzmesse nrw 2022
31 August to 3 September

international means: from different countries
tanzmesse means: people who work in dance meet and talk about their work
nrw is: the short form for the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The Tanzmesse takes place there.

The Tanzmesse takes place every 2 years. The organiser is the nrw landesbuero tanz.
This year's Tanzmesse takes place in Düsseldorf, Krefeld and Leverkusen.

Many people from all over the world meet at Tanzmesse.
These people can talk to each other here.
They can watch different dance performances.
They can arrange to meet here and work together later.
Together they can then make new dance pieces.

People who do not work with dance can also come to Tanzmesse and watch dance performances.

Programme: everything that happens at Tanzmesse
The programme will be announced on 17 May.
Then you can register for Tanzmesse or buy tickets for the dance performances.


Here you can listen to our audio flyer about internationale tanzmesse nrw

About Tanzmesse – in International Sign Language

Tanzmesse Programme Trailer