Interested in learning more about and experiencing the traditional culture of China?

Cultural Keys Chinese Culture Centre helps visitors and expat residents get more out of their time in China by providing unique and authentic cultural experiences, content and services all related to traditional Chinese culture.

At our tranquil culture centre in Xiaopu Village in Beijing’s Songzhuang Art District, as well as other convenient locations around the city, we can help you experience, understand and enjoy Chinese culture by offering both regularly scheduled and private workshops and presentations in:

    • Calligraphy
    • Painting
    • Beijing Opera
    • Lion Dancing
    • Kung fu

….And more than 20 other subjects!

We also offer services such as:

    • Chinese culture presentations and lectures in English
    • Cultural heritage tours
    • Custom-made calligraphy for gifts, souvenirs and prizes
    • Chinese art decoration services
    • Team-building cultural activities

Whether you live in China, are just visiting, or are simply interested in learning more about this fascinating country, Cultural Keys can help. For more information on our events, both scheduled and private availability, see our upcoming events here, or our list of workshops you can book here.

Alternatively, simply contact us and let us know how we can help you, your friends and family, staff, students or members explore Chinese culture! We’ll be happy to hear from you!

Why Cultural Keys?

Founded in 2013, Cultural Keys is an expat-owned and operated company developed and run on the love and passion we have for traditional Chinese culture. We believe 100% in making the beauty, wisdom and traditions of Chinese culture available to everyone.

No matter what your reason for being interested in this country and its culture, whether at our culture centre, at your school or office, at iconic locations around China or on our website and social media channels, when you are with Cultural Keys you truly have the opportunity to unlock the potential of China!

Learn more about the history and aims of our company here.

What do other people say about their experiences with Cultural Keys?

  • star rating  Had an awesome time at Cultural Keys store. Not only did I get my shoes for 88 kuai and a nice bag, I got to meet AJ who runs the... read more

    March 17, 2020
  • star rating  This program isn't like other Kung Fu programs in China: you get close training with a real Shaolin monk for at least five hours every day plus additional training time... read more

    March 15, 2020
  • star rating  If you are in Beijing, take this opportunity to visit CK in their Tongzhou studio! got a great calligraphy piece for my wall and a wonderful experience that will last... read more

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    June 4, 2021
  • star rating  The perfect activity to join for fun, knowledge and to get new and fresh view of all that Chinese traditional culture has to offer. So don't hesitate, is way more... read more

    May 2, 2020
  • star rating  This was a well organised trip to Tianjin. We were shown the Italian concession and were given time to look around. I think it was nice we got time to... read more

    February 17, 2020
  • star rating  Amazing workshop with friendly staff. Very informative with background history of the art told before we took part in the sugar art sticks and sugar blowing. Would definitely recommend. It... read more

    May 20, 2019
  • star rating  I attended a 2 weeks Boot Camp organized by CK Martial Hearts at the Shaolin Temple during last September and It really surpassed my expectations.

    Although I’d experience... read more

    December 8, 2019
  • star rating  Recognizing my Spirit The experience at the Shaolin Temple was as I expected, hoped for and much more. I knew I had to push my body, this was a... read more

    October 15, 2019
  • star rating  I attended this afternoon workshop on traditional sugar blowing and sugar pouring, and it was quite good. I know the language barrier will always be a challenge in China, but... read more

    May 22, 2019
  • star rating  Cultural Keys has been organizing online presentations on Chinese traditional culture in these past few months, and they have been really fun, informative, engaging, memorable! Really pleasant experience!

    They... read more

    April 14, 2020

See more great reviews of Cultural Keys on our TripAdvisor page here!

Upcoming Events

Cultural Keys always has lots of events available for public booking. Take a look at our events calendar below to see what we have coming up next.


Prefer a private event for yourself and your group? Take a look at our workshops page to see the kinds of cultural events Cultural Keys can arrange for you. Alternatively, contact us and let us know what you are looking for. We are always happy to do our best to arrange an event or workshop to meet your needs.


Contact Us

Have a question about the workshops and services offered by Cultural Keys? Feel free to contact us using the form below. We’d love to answer any questions you may have.

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