The Red Theater – Chun Yi The Legend of Kung Fu

The Red Theater, located in Beijing’s Chongwen district, offers Vegas-style Kung Fu entertainment, complete with requisite lights, fog and bombastic music. It’s Kung Fu if Cirque De Soleil did Kung Fu. The show tracks the story of a boy who’s dropped off at a Buddhist temple by his mother and slowly grows through kung fu training and temptation into the next leader of the temple. The video above offers a better intro to the show than anything I could possibly say about it.

No photographing or videotaping are allowed during the performance because the theater makes most of its money selling you DVDs and trinkets after the show. The video below goes behind the scenes to give you a taste of what the performances are like.

Map to Red Theater in Beijing, China