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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  "I was in BJ for a month for work and was looking for Feiyue shoes for myself and bonus family. Searched internet and Cultural Keys came first. Took a taxi... read more

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    April 3, 2020
  • 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

    AleksandrainBeijing
    April 14, 2020
  • star rating  The trip was well organised and very good value for money. It was very informative and Nic and AJ made it feel like a family trip.

    Companion747288
    February 12, 2020
  • star rating  If you're looking for genuine Feiyue, this is the place. Cultural Keys are easy to find and they offer excellent service. There are many different styles of Feiyue to choose... read more

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    April 7, 2020
  • 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
    June 5, 2019
  • star rating  Dear Nomo,

    Many thanks for your lovely review! We are so glad that you got a feeling of inclusiveness from the Warriors' Workshop, and felt so much was... read more

    nomosshere2015
    December 19, 2019
  • star rating  As a martial arts practitioner, going to the legendary Shaolin Temple is like going on a pilgrimage and back to basics. There are no words to express the sensation that... read more

    Yanjian7
    June 14, 2019
  • star rating  Having lived in Beijing for a few years, I thought it was about time to have a go at Kung Fu and went to AJ's class after a friend's recommendation.... read more

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    November 21, 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

    juanipardo87
    June 4, 2021
  • star rating  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
    May 16, 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.

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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.

Please note: With regards to study programs at the Shaolin Temple. The Chinese borders are currently closed, so tourists and students are unable to get in. Furthermore, the Shaolin Temple is also currently not accepting students from outside China. Therefore we are adding people who are interested in studying at the Shaolin Temple to a waiting list, until such a time as the borders reopen and the temple starts accepting international students again. Thank you for your understanding.

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