Hua Dan is Chinaʼs first social enterprise dedicated to using theatre to inspire the full potential in people. Hua Dan seeks to help people lead their own lives and their communities with courage, confidence and creativity.

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Jul22

SUMMER EXCITEMENT

In case you’re new… Who we are Hua Dan is an NGO registered in Hong Kong celebrating its tenth year. Based in Beijing, Hua Dan helps children and women of China’s migrant families to lead more fulfilling lives with courage, confidence and creativity. We are an innovative, non-profit organisation dedicated to using the unique power [...]

Jul04

An audience with Beijing Improv @ The Bookworm!

Intimately improvisational – an audience with Beijing Improv! On Saturday July 5th from 7.30pm, the Beijing Improv English Players invite you and yours to an intimate, unscripted meander through the wondrous and the wacky. Enjoy an impromptu theatrical expedition sprinkled with spontaneity courtesy of our masters and mistresses of mirth! Click Here to view details

Jun22

Hugs, laughter and happy chatter — Huadan Children Drama Group at the fifth Beijing Improvisational Drama Festival

It’s a cool Sunday afternoon in mid April and the kids of the Huadan Drama Group are excited and a little nervous. They had worked for six weeks for this day – their chance to shine at the Fifth Beijing Improvisational Drama Festival. And shine they did! We were so proud of them, we were [...]

Jun13

BIG show celebrating Cultural Heritage Day

This Saturday we have a very special show celebrating Cultural Heritage Day! What would happen if Queen Hutepi had dinner with Ghengis Khan?! How would Julius Ceasar fare in Machu Picchu? Come see the show and watch us remake history! Not only that, but we’ve also got a special guest musician who will wow you [...]

Jun04

Workshop postponed, English Players at the Bookworm

No workshop this week, but we will have a show at the Beijing Bookworm on Saturday. Read on for details. Beijing Improv fans! This week’s bilingual workshop is POSTPONED! It will resume next week on June 11th at our NEW venue, Nawowo (No 46 Fangjiahutong E101), at the regular time. In addition, if you enjoy [...]

May26

“Penghao Theatre’s Alive with the Sound of Music!”

On Saturday at 8 pm, May 31st, Beijing Improv’s English Players will get you laughing with hilarious games and then proceed to astound you with a fully improvised musical! Watch in delight as we use your suggestions to create a musical extravaganza so amazing it will have you leaving the theatre saying, “Les what?” What: [...]

May16

*Updated* Beijing Improv BIG show

Saturday, May 17, 2014, 20:00 – 22:00 Second Saturday, Every Month, 20:00-22:00 Come see Beijing Improv’s bilingual group, BIG, perform at it’s new venue, Zajia!  We perform the 2nd Saturday of every month. When: 2nd Saturday of every month, 8pm Where:  Zajia, No. 23 Doufu Chi Hutong, Jiugulou Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing. Click here to [...]

Apr22

Festival thanks! Come shine on stage – our awesome audience! 20:00 Saturday 26th April

We showered Beijing with improv in our Festival, which was super successful thanks to you! Now let us give something back – Join Beijing Improv English Players and shine on stage in a special audience participation part of the show. Tons of games means tons of volunteers will be needed! Come on down, on Saturday [...]

Apr09

Festival 2014 Workshop at Penghao! Tonight 9th April.

Tonight’s we have is a Special Improv workshop for you at Penghao Theatre. This is a special experience for you this for Beijing Improv Festival 2014 This week there will be NO workshop at Hot Cat CLub. 8:00 to 10pm, so please take note! Workshop Details: 8PM Wednesnday, April 9, Penghao Theater (off Nanluoguxiang) Click here to [...]

Apr06

LAUGH! Beijing Improv Festival 2014, 8th-13th April

Beijing’s improv and comedy scene has been exploding over the past few years. From April 8th – 13th join the fun and enjoy bilingual, English, Chinese, and French comedy and improv shows in one place: the illustrious Penghao Theatre. Laugh with improv teams from all over China, guffaw at the English and Chinese stand up [...]