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?

  •   Since I was a kid I always have wanted to go to Shaolin Temple. So I had the great oportunity to go there with the Cultural Keys company.
    All the... read more

    IgorP1807
    6/17/2019
  •   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
  •   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
  •   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
  •   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 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
  •   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
  •   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
  •   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

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

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Beyond the sounds of Beijing Opera – One of China’s most iconic cultures!

Chinese opera (戏曲 xìqǔ) might sound a little strange to the ears of those not used to it, but it is a stunning blend of many different art forms – music, singing, dancing, martial arts, acrobatics, costume design and make-up art, as well as literary art forms. Chinese opera reached its height, both in terms of …

Mooncakes for the WHOLE Family at CK’s Mooncake Workshop!

Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival in a slightly different way this year! Join Cultural Keys and Louise from Pet Pamperaz for a mooncake workshop with a twist – we’ll be making mooncakes for our furry friends! PLUS! Read on after the event details to learn more about Chateau Canine, Beijing’s best resort for giving your furry friends …

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