The city of Zurich accepted the proposal to increase subsidies for Tanzhaus Zürich in a referendum that took place on 21 May with a 64,7% of the votes.
In October 2012, Tanzhaus at Wasserwerkstrasse was largely destroyed by a fire. In March 2016, the city council approved the funds for its reconstruction. The building started in autumn 2016, and it is expected that the replacement construction will be ready for use in autumn 2018. The new building, however, also leads to higher rental and operational costs, which is why the increase in subsidies is necessary.
The “yes” vote does not only signify an important step for the institution, but also enables the relocation into the replacement building. Thus, Tanzhaus Zürich will once again be able to offer the dance scene an adequate range of spaces and services.