Culture Events in Beijing – April 2023

While Cultural Keys can be considered your go-to for a variety of traditional Chinese culture activities, there are of course plenty of other fun and interesting cultural events happening around the capital every month!

Here’s our round-up of activities connected with Chinese culture and history for April in Beijing!

Please note: Cultural Keys is in no way affiliated with any of the events or organisations listed in this article, unless explicitly stated. We offer no guarantee about the quality of any third party events, and strongly suggest interested participants contact the relevant organizers to clarify event details before attending.

Performance: Ningbo Xiaobaihua Yue Opera Troupe’s Investigating the Censor in Zouma Town  百戏中华——国家大剧院非遗戏曲展演:宁波小百花越剧团越剧《走马御史》

Date: April 8th 2023
Location: National Grand Theater | No. 2, West Chang’an Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 国家大剧院 | 北京市西城区西长安街2号
Time: 19:30
Price: 80/120/180/280/380/480 RMB per person
Payment: Reservation required via online platform:
http://ticket.chncpa.org/product-1095754.html#2023-04-08
Language: Chinese

Ningbo Xiaobaihua Yue Opera Troupe pays attention to artistic inheritance, boldly innovates, creates a large number of fine stage plays, and cultivates a group of outstanding Yue Opera successors. The Yue Opera “The Censor of Zouma” tells the story of Chen He, the censor of the Northern Song Dynasty, who was not afraid of power, fought against corruption, advocated integrity, and enforced the law impartially, and composed a song of righteousness and integrity.

Walk: The Last Tombs of the Manchu Empire: A Spring Weekend Adventure

Date: April 8th and 9th 2023
Location: Hebei Province
Time: Saturday morning to Sunday afternoon
Price: 2350RMB per person
Payment: Email travel@thehutong.com to reserve
Language: English

They profoundly changed Beijing and reshaped the map of Asia, but who were the Manchus? While their empire is now a part of history, the Manchu culture and people have left an indelible mark on China. Their stories live on in documents, inscriptions, and the tombs of China’s last emperors.

Spend two days with writer and historian Jeremiah Jenne (Beijing by Foot) and local expert Yue Xiaohong (The Hutong) for an unforgettable exploration of Manchu tombs, history, and culture in the heart of Hebei Province.

Performance: Jingju Theatre Company of Beijing Pillars of the Dynasty · A Visit to the Imperial Mausoleum · The Royal Courtiers  北京京剧院青春风采系列展演:京剧《大保国·探皇陵·二进宫》

Date: April 14th 2023
Location: National Grand Theater | No. 2, West Chang’an Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 国家大剧院 | 北京市西城区西长安街2号
Time: 19:30
Price: 80/160/240 RMB per person
Payment: Reservation required via online platform:
http://ticket.chncpa.org/product-1095779.html#2023-04-12
Language: Chinese

Beijing Jingju Theatre Company present a performance containing a large number of classical songs that have been popular for over a century.

Performance: Shanghai Pingtan Troupe’s Spring Awakens Apricot Branches Pingtan Performances《红杏枝头春意闹》上海评弹团专场

Date: April 18th and 19th 2023
Location: National Grand Theater | No. 2, West Chang’an Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 国家大剧院 | 北京市西城区西长安街2号
Time: 19:30
Price: 80/120/180/ 280/380/480RMB per person
Payment: Reservation required via online platform: http://ticket.chncpa.org/product-1095889.html#2023-04-18
Language: Chinese

Pingtan is a traditional quyi storytelling drama that uses Wu dialect to perform. It originated in Suzhou, and is popular in Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Shanghai. Pingtan has a long history and was quite popular during the Qianlong period of the Qing Dynasty.

Presentation: Classical Chinese Gardens

Date: April 26th 2023
Time: 7-8pm
Location: Online via Zoom
Price: FREE for members of CK’s WeChat group; 80RMB for non-members
Payment: Prepayment via WeChat, AliPay, PayPal (no PayPal account required) or bank transfer. Fapiao available on request.
Language: English

Chinese gardens are a place where nature meets Confucianism, Daoism, Yin Yang theory and more! These exquisitely beautiful retreats have been developing for over a thousand years, and have been immortalised in poetry and painting. In this presentation you’ll learn all about Chinese gardens, including how they developed, what is commonly found in them, and where to see the best ones in China and around the world!

Did we miss anything? What events are you planning to go to in April? Let us know in the comments below. We would love to hear your thoughts and insights on traditional Chinese culture! 

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