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
The Legend of KUNGFU
|Downstairs Seats on Both Sides
|Row 1-Row 4 (middle)
|Row 5-Row 6 (middle)
|Row 7-Row 10 (middle)
|Row 11-Row 12 (middle)
|Row 13-Row 22 (middle)
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.
|| Low Season
- 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
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
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
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
Take bus 6, 8, 34, 35, 36, 41, 60, 116, 705, 707, 743, 807, 822, 957, 958 and get off at Beijing Gymnasium Station.
Take Metro Line 5 and get off at East Gate of Temple of Heaven Station and exit B.
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).
authorName23242: Yuan Yuan
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