Plan your Beijing tour? If you are thinking of how to experience Beijing nightlife, my today’s post will be interesting to you. Basically after dark two musts for enjoying Beijing nightlife are Kung Fu Show and Peking Opera. Well let’s talk about Kunfu Show in Beijing. There are two places for watching kungfu show – Red Theatre and Shichahai Theater. For information on the kungfu at Red Theatre, please visit The Legend of Kung Fu at Red Theatre.
Today we’d like to focus on Kungfu Show at Shichahai Theater. This Shichahai Theeatre is attached to Shichahai Sports School, which is located opposite Former Residence of Guo Moruo in Shichahai Area of Xicheng District.
Official Kungfu Show title: Shichahai
Venue: Shichahai Theatre ( same name as the title of the Kung Fu Show – “Shichahai”)
Address: No.57 Dianmen West Street (the west gate to Shichahai Sports School and north of Beihai Park North Gate), Xicheng District, Beijing
Booking Hotline: 8322223, 83227232
Show time: 19:30 – 20:30 Daily night
Entrance tickets: Price : 180/280/380 VIP
Children: （ under 1.2 meters high ): free of charge.
How to get there:
Public buses: 118, 609, 111, 107, 701, 623 and 13, get off at the stop of the North Gate to Beihai Park (北海北门站）
Line 5 and get off at the stop of Zhang Zhizhong(张志中）, then change for public buses for the North Gate to Beihai Park (北海北门站）
Line 4 and get off at the stop of Pinganli (平安里）， then change for public buses for the North Gate to Beihai Park (北海北门站）
“Shichahai” Kungfu show is a kungfu spectacle, put on mainly by the actors from Shichahai Sports School. “Shichahai” Kungfu show is both a follower and a rival to The Legend of Kung Fu at Red Theatre. The Legend of Kung Fu at Red Theatre has been very successful in the past ten years. However, more than a follower, “Shichahai” Kungfu show is very creactive and innovative, combining many elements into Kungfu show, such as Peking opera, acrobatics, dance, jiujitsu,folk customs and etc.
So seeing “Shichahai” Kungfu show is like taking a Beijing traditional culture tour guiding us to the Kungfu itself and the all aspects of life involved with Kungfu. On your short trip to Beijing, you cannot afford to miss it. Come to the Shichahai area in the daytime for Hutong tour and rewinding yourself hanging around the bar streets here. Then walk to the nearby Shichahai Theatre for the wonderful show, what a full day!
“Shichahai” Kungfu show scenario
A lovely panda couple, named Ai Long and Ai Jie. “Ai” means love. “Long” here refers to star Bruce Lee and Jackie Chen; “Jie” refers to the Kung Fu star Jet Li. They are mad on about Chinese Kung Fu. To experience and learn authentic Chinese Kong Fu from a great master, they come to Beijing. They met the warm and friendly Beijing people, who are actually great Kung Fu masters though they look very ordinary. The couple learn Chinese Kung Fu and enjoy sightseeing and culture here in Beijing.
People are waiting outside the Shichahai Theatre and the show starts at 19:30
Inside the Shichahai Theatre which can accommoadate 700 passengers.
The lovely panda couple, named Ai Long and Ai Jie
Shepherd Whip – Performer Yu Linhui
Double Whip – Performer Chen Zexin, the double whip champion of the National College Students of Wushu Championships
Ju-jitsu – Performer Sun Yangyang
Tiger Boxing – Performer Liu Ruiyin, the world class youth broadsword Cudgel Champions
Qi-gong – Performer Jia Dashuai, Qi-gong Internationally renown master
Inside the Supreme Harmony of Forbidden City
Wu Tan – Performer Wang Min
At Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant, monkeys warriors
Monkey Cudgel – Performer Tang Linkan, the world class southern boxing champion
Drunken Boxing – Performer Li Nengmiao, the world class southern boxing champion
In Beijing, everybody here, no matter young and old, is a kungfu master
Kungfu at Shichahai