Welcome

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

Cultural Keys 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 events and private workshops in:

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

….And more!

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!

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

  •   I attended the Warriors' Way program at the Shaolin Temple with Cultural Keys in May 2019. It was a life-changing experience, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who... read more

    asapritti
    6/05/2019
  •   I visited the studio with some friends for a Calligraphy workshop,and I must say I was impressed by how bright and spacious it was,Nic and AJ were great,welcoming,fun and indeed... read more

    Amalsbm
    5/16/2019
  •   I visited the studio with some friends for a Calligraphy workshop,and I must say I was impressed by how bright and spacious it was,Nic and AJ were great,welcoming,fun and indeed... read more

    Amalsbm
    5/16/2019
  •   I attended this program after finding it through YouTube, and I could not speak more highly of it! It’s definitely challenging, but if you seek personal enlightenment, be immersed in... read more

    LeAnn T
    6/03/2019
  •   I have now done two workshops with Cultural Keys and they were both great. The studio in the art village is a bright and cheery place filled with different Chinese... read more

    435lauriel
    5/16/2019
  •   I recently visited Nic and AJ’ s lovely art studio for a calligraphy workshop with my friends. This experience gave me much more than I expected: we learned about the... read more

    Tilda H
    5/06/2019
  •   I have ordered 5 beautiful Calligraphy scrolls for different occasions ranging from Graduation to Weddings as a personalized gift and they have all been amazing. With great service and... read more

    LoLoPMe
    10/26/2019
  •   We had a great time with friends learning some traditional Chinese painting techniques with a pro. He was very patient and will to help us. Great way to dive into... read more

    Amber N
    5/16/2019
  •   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

    658priyap
    5/20/2019
  •   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

    658priyap
    5/20/2019

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

Blog

Shijiazhuang? A Cultural Keys hidden gem ‘How-to-Go’ guide!

What have you heard about Shijiazhuang (石家庄)? Nothing? Well, that’s because it’s popularly believed that there’s nothing to see there! In fact, although there are few attractions in the city centre itself, Shijiazhuang, the capital of Hebei Province, is surrounded by interesting places that are easy to visit! Read our 7 reasons why you should …

Join Cultural Keys and the British Club Beijing for a guided walk at Guozijian in November!

Wudaoying Hutong and Guozijian Street, located near the Lama Temple, are two of the most interesting streets in Beijing. Wudaoying is lined with cafes, restaurants, bars and boutiques. And Guozijian is home to the Confucius Temple and the Imperial Academy, as well as more cafes and boutiques. Join Cultural Keys and the British Club Beijing …

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