Following the permanent resolution passed on 17 December 2018, Wuppertal City Council has cleared the way for the planning and construction of the Pina Bausch Centre. The current figure for the investment needed is 58.4 million euro, along with five million euro fitting-out costs. The German government will cover half of these costs. The state of North Rhine-Westphalia has agreed to provide 12.5 million euro, and has already financed the majority of the feasibility studies.

Ten million euro will be needed per year for the centre’s operational costs (in addition to the existing funding received by the Tanztheater Wuppertal and the Pina Bausch Archive). The state of North Rhine-Westphalia will provide 3.4 million euro annually, as will the city of Wuppertal.

Even before the building opens, the Pina Bausch Centre will begin a programme of activities. The German government has agreed to provide half of the funds needed for this, 630,000 euro annually, until 2024.

The individual planning and construction stages for the Pina Bausch Centre will be approved successively by a council committee. Following the planning phase, once the estimates confirm that all costs have been covered, construction can begin.