Red Theater


Facts to Know about the Red Theater

Chinese Name: 红剧场 Pronunciation: hóng jù chǎng

Recommended Time for Visit: 1-3 Hours

Best Visiting Season: All seasons

Building Function: Performance of Chinese Kungfu

Address: No.44 Xingfu Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing


Admission Fee

Performance Row  Ticket Price

The Legend of KUNGFU  
Downstairs Seats on Both Sides 280 yuan
Row 1-Row 4 (middle)   380 yuan
Row 5-Row 6 (middle)  480 yuan
Row 7-Row 10 (middle)  880 yuan
Row 11-Row 12 (middle) 480 yuan
Row 13-Row 22 (middle)  380 yuan
Upstairs Seats  200 yuan


  • Ticket Free of Charge and Discount Policy

1.Children under 1.2 meters in height (excluding 1.2 meters) are free of charge without seats;
2.Children from 1.2 meters (including 1.2 meters) to 1.5 meters (excluding 1.5 meters) in height can enjoy a half-price discount.


  • Performance Schedule

Peak Season  Low Season
Performance Time   17:10-18:20


  • Tips: The theater will adjust the date of peak season and low season time accordingly, so it is not fixed. But normally, winter is low season, and other three seasons are high season.


Overview of the Red Theater

The Main Entrance,Red Theater
The Main Entrance

The Red Theater, formerly known as the Grand Theater of Workers' Cultural Palace of Chongwen District (the Cultural Palace), is located at No. 44 Xingfu Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing.

The Red Theater, with a red exterior, is equipped with advanced professional lighting and sound system, as well as a large and wide projection screen. There are nearly 1,000 seats and comfortable and luxurious chairs. In addition, the theater is suitable for all kinds of performances, large-scale conferences, and film screenings.

In particular, the successful performance of The Legend of KUNGFU makes the Red Theater a new highlight of Beijing’s tourism performance. Since the large stage play was on, it has received more than 100 foreign leaders, diplomats of embassies to China, and their spouses.


Development of the Red Theater

Stage Performance,Red Theater
Stage Performance

The Cultural Palace was founded in 1953.

In 1986, Zhao Puchu, former vice-chairman of the CPPCC National Committee, inscribed the name of the palace.

In 1998, the Cultural Palace was awarded the “Demonstration of Workers’ Culture Palace among National Trade Union Systems” by the All-China Federation of Trade Union (ACFTU).

In 2001, the Cultural Palace, approved by the Beijing Municipal Cultural Bureau and Beijing Municipal Tourism Bureau, became a designated performance place for tourism in Beijing.

In 2004, the Grand Theater of Workers' Cultural Palace was renamed the Red Theater after cooperating with Heaven Creation International Performing Arts Co., Ltd.


The Performance in Red Theater - The Legend of KUNGFU

The Legend of KUNGFU,Red Theater
The Legend of KUNGFU

The Legend of KUNGFU is a regular performance repertoire integrating Chinese martial arts, acrobatics, dance, and other artistic elements. It tells the story of a little boy’s farewell to his mother and going to the temple to learn from his teacher. He finally became a great master of his generation through enlightenment, stringent practice on Chinese Kungfu. The play interprets the eternal theme of “suffering and growth”.

In 2006, the performance of The Legend of KUNGFU in the Red Theater was recognized by Beijing Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (BOCOG) as the designated repertoire of the Olympic Games. At the same time, it participated in many performances in the Olympic Village, National Stadium, flag plaza, Xiangyun Theater, and Olympic News Center.

In 2010, on Twitter, The Legend of KUNGFU was selected as the best performance of Friends of Branson in 2010.


How to Get to the Red Theater

By Bus

Take bus 6, 8, 34, 35, 36, 41, 60, 116, 705, 707, 743, 807, 822, 957, 958 and get off at Beijing Gymnasium Station.

By Subway

Take Metro Line 5 and get off at East Gate of Temple of Heaven Station and exit B.

By Taxi

Chinese: 请带我去红剧院。English: Please take me to the Red Theater.

If you go to the Red Theater from the center of Beijing (Grand Hyatt Beijing), it takes about 22 minutes (about 25 yuan).

If you go to the Red Theater from Beijing Capital International airport, it takes about 60 minutes (about 100 yuan).

If you go to the Red Theater from Beijing Daxing International airport, it takes about 60 minutes (about 150 yuan).

If you go to the Red Theater from Beijing West Railway Station, it takes about 30 minutes (about 35 yuan).

Ballet Show,Red Theater
Ballet Show

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