Tanzhaus NRW is at the same time a performance venue with around 200 changing annual events on 2 stages, as well as a production centre for professional artists and an academy with an average of 350 courses and workshops per week and a centre for dance with and for children and youths, the Young Tanzhaus.
Since the season 2014/15, when Bettina Masuch became artistic director of the Tanzhaus NRW, 3 Factory Artists started to work in the house: Alexandra Waierstall, Jan Martens and Sebastian Matthias. The next generation since 2017 are Claire Cunningham, Ligia Lewis and Choy Ka Fai.
Another artistic focal points are the festivals so called Dance Days. These festivals create among other a tangible fusion of cultural and aesthetic forms of expression in the training studio as well as on stage.
Together with a large number of partners engaged in the cultural sector, Tanzhaus NRW is doing since more than 10 years also pioneer work to familiarize children, youths and young adults with dance art by allowing the young spectator or dancer to experience dance either in the classroom or on stage. Today the whole range of activities is called Young Tanzhaus.