Red Theater Beijing

Where to watch Kung Fu in Beijing? Red Theater is your first choice! Originally the Chongwen Worker's Palace, Red Theater Beijing is located at 44, Xingfu Street, Dongcheng District. Every night it presents an excellent show of the prestigious Chinese Kung Fu (martial arts). The Chinese Kungfu Show, named the Legend of Kung Fu or Kung Fu Legend, follows the story of a young boy trying to fulfill his dream of becoming a Kung Fu master.

Red Theater, Beijing
Exterior of Red Theater Beijing
This boy is called Chun Yi (pure one) and was sent to a Buddhist temple to be a monk at a young age. Initially, the young monk had a hard time getting used to the strict discipline of the temple until he became interested in the unbelievable power of Kung Fu. From then on he worked hard on Kung Fu and made great achievements on the way to growing up. However, the young Chun Yi could not restrain his natural desire to chase a young beauty, so he suffered great regret and losing his way to self-cultivation. Chun Yi punished himself severely and finally returned to the way of seeking enlightenment. At the end of the Beijing Kung Fu show, Chun Yi is praised for being a great Buddhist master of Chinese Kung Fu.

This Chinese Kungfu Show, consisting of six scenes, is presented by a group of marvelous Kung Fu practitioners from all over China. The average age of these practitioners is only 17 years old, but they have studied Chinese Kung Fu for many years. During the 80-minute show, the actors do not speak but present all Kung Fu, dance and acrobatics. The Kung Fun Legend creatively unifies Chinese traditional arts and modern dance, which is a must-see in this city for travelers and Kung Fu enthusiasts.

In order to offer audience a unique impression, the two-storied Red Theater Beijing has taken a series of innovations on stage scenery, acoustics and lights. Above the stage, there is an electronic screen displaying the show's subtitles in English. After the show, audience can also take photos with the main actors.

 Performing Time: 17:15~18:20; 19:30~20:50
 Ticket Fare: CNY280/380/480/880
 Map of Seats in Red Theater

How to get to Red Theater Beijing

1. Take bus 6, 8, 34, 35, 36, 41, 54, 60, 72, 116, 957, or 958to Beijing Tiyuguan.
2. Take Subway Line 7 to Guangqumennei station. Use Exit D and walk westward for about 500 meters (550 yards). Then turn south and walk about 1km (0.6 mile) to the Red Theater.

 Recommended Tour with Chinese Kung Fu Show at Red Theater:
  2 Days Beijing Small Group Tour from $329
 Recommended Chinese Kung Fu Tour: 
 3 Days Tours to Luoyang from Beijing from $329

See more: 10 Fun Things to Do in Beijing with Family

- Last updated on Apr. 18, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Red Theater Beijing
Asked by Kerry from AUSTRALIA | Feb. 06, 2019 18:04Reply
Is photography WITHOUT flash allowed during the performance in the Red Theater?
Answers (2)
Answered by Anthony from CAMEROON | Feb. 13, 2019 01:55

Yes, as I know, you can take photos without flash.
Answered by Kerry from AUSTRALIA | Feb. 13, 2019 13:56

Thank you.
Asked by Karin from AUSTRALIA | Oct. 01, 2018 11:52Reply
How would we get back to our hotel JW Marriott Beijing Central by public transport from Red Theater?
Answers (1)
Answered by Julius from USA | Oct. 08, 2018 23:57

First, walk about 5 minutes to Stadium station where you can take the bus No.6. Then get off at Guozi Lane station. Then walk about 15 minutes to your hotel. The whole ride needs about 50 minutes or so and costs CNY2.
Asked by Jennifer from PHILIPPINES | Feb. 18, 2018 22:33Reply
How to go from red theater to our hotel
Heard its very difficult to take taxi after the show.what are the transportation going back to our hotel from red theater to novotel xinqiao.what are the transportation going back and estimated fare,by taxi,subway and bus thanks
Answers (1)
Answered by Vivian from FRANCE | Feb. 23, 2018 00:24

If you take a taxi, it costs around CNY15.
Or take bus 41/60 to Chongwenmen Xi and you will see the hotel. It costs CNY2.
Subway is not suggested, since you need to walk for almost 20mins in that case.
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