Welcome

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  We had a great private lesson with AJ in a parc. As it was a private lesson, we could create it to our own concerns. We never did Kong-fu before... read more

    thz15
    5/25/2020
  • star rating  I attended a few online presentations throughout March. Nick and AJ are really passionate about giving foreigners an introduction to Chinese culture. They present really well and naturally and are... read more

    Chris4711inBeijing
    4/01/2020
  • star rating  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
  • 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

    zyvh
    10/15/2019
  • star rating  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
  • 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

    T2158MUmikej
    3/15/2020
  • star rating  You will be stretched beyond your current limits. You will feel the aches and the soreness. But, you will leave with an experience of a lifetime and form habits you’ll... read more

    Warburgdan
    6/04/2019
  • star rating  Nice location, bought a nice T-Shirt and got some valuable advice from AJ. Looking forward to the new location!

    hamzar2017
    3/13/2020
  • 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

    Musician2018
    5/22/2019
  • 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

    658priyap
    5/20/2019

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.

Blog

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Noteworthy Dates in the Chinese Calendar – April 2021 Edition

April 4th marks Tomb Sweeping Day in China, a day to both honour ancestors and celebrate the arrival of spring. But this is only one of the festivals that happen in China in April, which roughly corresponds to the third lunar month of the Chinese calendar. What other festivals are coming up this month? Read …

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