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Information about the festival

Try a variety of dance styles in workshops, simply let yourself drift and enjoy the live music. All at free admission. Even the stage of the Isarphilharmonie will transform into a dance floor, so this is your chance to experience the grand hall from the performers’ perspective.

Whether hip-hop or hula hoop is your thing, whether teatime dance, the sound of musicals or folk dance, voguing or waacking – Tanz den Gasteig has something in store for everyone. Professionals and beginners, singles, couples and groups, kids and senior citizens take over the entire Gasteig HP8 from the afternoon until late into the night. The Gasteig is open for everyone, including those with special needs.

Tanz den Gasteig 2024 – with breakdance battle

One of this year’s highlights was breakdancing. An Olympic discipline for the first time, it was of course a must at Tanz den Gasteig. As well as participative events to take part in, you could come and watch the live breakdance battle in the Isarphilharmonie.


Proceedings in the Isarphilharmonie started off with swing with the Odeon Tanzorchester before the Abraxas Musical Akademie, in full costume, invited everyone to join in with formation dancing to favourites from well-known musicals. The entire outdoor area of the Gasteig HP8 turned into a dance floor: There was Charleston and swing outside the rehearsal hall, while the legendary Silent Disco on the Am Kulturkraftwerk plaza invited everybody to put on headphones and dance to favourite hits. Dancing takes energy, so there was be plenty of food stalls for when you’re feeling hungry. Later in the evening, we cranked up the volume indoors: There was party into the night with salsa in Hall E, hip-hop in the Isarphilharmonie and the Harry Klein Club with band and DJ in Hall X.

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Service team for guests with disabilities

During the event, a mobile service team of the Barrierefrei Feiern collective was on site to provide assistance and information to visitors with disabilities. Further information about accessibility in the Gasteig HP8


An event of Gasteig München GmbH in cooperation with the Gasteig Cultural Foundation. With the kind support of Motel One and the Barrierefrei Feiern collective

“What excited us the most was the diversity and vibe of the audience. We’re in our mid-20s, and normally, when we go out partying, the crowd is quite homogeneous. But not at this event: we’re in the techno space and suddenly there’s a retired couple having fun. It was a safe space in which everyone could move about and try things out. Great event; should happen more than once a year.”

Lea, visitor at Tanz den Gasteig 2023
Children with and without self-made robot outfits dance on the square in front of the Probensaal
Many people are dancing in Saal X, on the left of the stage a person is dancing in front of
A group of people in a semi-circle bend their knees while house dancing together
Many people dance in Hall E in front of the stage and on the balconies.
Children and adults dance with hula hoops in their hands at Tanz den Gasteig on the Kulturinsel on the Kulturkraftwerk square
View from the stage in Kleiner Saal at Tanz den Gasteig: Two accordion musicians and a harpist sit on the stage, people with and without traditional costumes dance in the Kleiner Saal.
A little girl enthusiastically hula-hoops in front of Saal X
A young man flies through the air while breakdancing, with spectators sitting and standing in a circle around him.
Many people with headphones dancing on the grounds of the Gasteig HP8 with headphones, two men in the centre pointing at the camera
Four members of the Barrier-free Celebrations initiative at their meeting point
Many people dance together in front of a stage in Halle E at Tanz den Gasteig.
Many people dance on the square in front of the Probensaal during Tanz den Gasteig. Colourful bunting decorates the area, with a stage in the background.
A view across the stage and auditorium of the Isarphilharmonie at Tanz den Gasteig: many people dance on the stage, where a dancer performs on a platform. Many visitors sit in the auditorium.
Many people dance with headphones on in the Platz am Kulturkraftwerk.
Halle E is illuminated in red and purple in the evening.
A make-up artist applies make-up to a lady, in the background you can see many make-up mirrors for the Tanz den Gasteig festival.
Saal X is illuminated in red and densely packed with people, with a screen with a stream in the background