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  Nice location, bought a nice T-Shirt and got some valuable advice from AJ. Looking forward to the new location!

    March 13, 2020
  • star rating  I attended a 2 weeks Boot Camp organized by CK Martial Hearts at the Shaolin Temple during last September and It really surpassed my expectations.

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    December 8, 2019
  • star rating  Had an awesome time at Cultural Keys store. Not only did I get my shoes for 88 kuai and a nice bag, I got to meet AJ who runs the... read more

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    March 17, 2020
  • star rating  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

    June 17, 2019
  • star rating  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

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    May 3, 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

    June 4, 2021
  • star rating  Had an awesome time at Cultural Keys store. Not only did I get my shoes for 88 kuai and a nice bag, I got to meet AJ who runs the... read more

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    March 17, 2020
  • star rating  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
    October 8, 2019
  • star rating  This was a 3 hour workshop which touched on some of the basic (beginner) skills you need to master in Shaolin Kung Fu. We started with fitness training at the... read more

    December 16, 2019
  • 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

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    May 25, 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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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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