This is theatrical show about a young boy (Chun Yi) who enters a monastery and the rigorous, hard training he undergoes to become a warrior monk. It's not all martial arts fight scenes though they do demonstrate some awesome stunts. All the performers are not just actors but real kung fu practitioners.
There are 2 daily performances: 5:15 pm and 7:30 pm.
I had been to Chinese Opera, variety shows and acrobat shows and thoroughly enjoyed them all so when I agreed to go to a Kung Fu show I wondered what I had let myself in for.
Wow! this show is vibrant, full of energy and tells the tale of a young boy left at a monastery to be trained in Zen and Kung Fu. He goes through many trials and eventually becomes the Abbot of the monastery.
The tale is told using music, dance, acrobatics and examples of the skills of Kung Fu and is definitely worth the visit. It is on every evening at 7.30pm.
Unfortunately there is no photograpy or video allowed so no photos for this tip - you will have to see for yourselves.
We saw the Kung Fu show at Red Theatre Beijing ,China
We paid 380rmb for tickets there are also 680 rmb tickets for vip seating for plush denser thicker seat cushion.
My seat location was in row 9.
Great show- a story.
While in Beijing, Anne and I decided to visit the Red Theatre and see the live production “The Legend of Kung Fu”
The actors are all monks and they do not speak. The show is, however, narrated in English by an elderly monk and a small child.
The Kung Fu show is spectacular and follows the story of a young child that is given to the monks by his mother. His mother wished for him to find internal peace and learn the ways of the monks. The production follows his life until his death.
This is an international standard show and only cost 150 YUAN (US$22)
Time: Every evening at 5:15pm and 7:30pm
Venue: The Red Theatre
Location: Near the Temple of Heaven
Cost: 150 YUAN (US$22) if pre purchased
It may sound chessy to say that the best place to watch a kung fu performance is in China, but if there is spare time, do watch.