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 events and private workshops 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?

  •   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

    juanipardocarrasco
    5/02/2020
  •   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
    6/14/2019
  •   Organisation, Communication, Trainer, Duration & Structure of Programm was absolutely super! The 2 weeks Programm in September was my second time with Martial Hearts at the Shaolin Tempel. Why... read more

    Kerstin H
    10/08/2019
  •   "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

    prodgepowa
    4/02/2020
  •   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
  •   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
  •   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
  •   Cultural Keys' martial arts training program at the Shaolin Temple is like nothing else you will ever experience. Cultural Keys is run by two amazing individuals that work hard to... read more

    Tyler P
    3/14/2020
  •   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
  •   Amazing experience with AJ and Nic in Tianjin! They've been extremely kind, hospitable and cheerful, making it an unforgettable trip. Very insightful too, I learnt a lot about Tianjin's... read more

    Natiavrb
    2/14/2020

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.

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