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Kerala Kathakali Centre: Tours & Tickets

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near Santa Cruz Basilica | K.B. Jacob Road, Fort Kochi, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
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Reviewed today

This intimate space was an excellent place to see traditional Kerala martial arts, learn a few self defence moves, and see the preparation for and execution of traditional Kathakali dance. The verbal introduction to both the martial arts and dance was excellent (I often find...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Frances D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Having a few days In Kochi I wanted to learn a bit about Indian music. A musician at my hotel told me to try here. I walked in one morning and the same afternoon had the first of three lessons with a superb tabla player,...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank nlamont
Reviewed yesterday

The Kerala Kathakali Centre has a sweet little theater where every seat has a good view of what is going on. Before the show we were treated to the actors putting on the traditional stylized makeup. The story was explained and an hour-long presentation with...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank MCM1200
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you arrive around 5:00PM the actors apply their makeup on stage for an hour or so which is an unusual experience. The drama takes approx an hour, quite different techniques by way of eyes and facial expression.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank PBS1949
Reviewed 3 days ago

We booked tickets both for Kalaripayattu and Kathakali. The one-hour long Kalaripayattu was showcased superbly by two warriors and we genuinely felt our adrenaline rushed. After this, the stage was taken over by Kathakali artists, who started applying their elaborate make ups. Its a unique...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank thefloatingpebbless
Reviewed 4 days ago

Kerala Kathakali Centre explains the facial expressions in tandem with the various drum beats performed by skilled artists. If you go a bit early, you can see the artists applying makeup to their face.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Beena_Sarada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

simply awesome Show. Highly recommended must watch also watch martial arts karali . Get photo clicked with artist

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Subh1977
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved this experience and the opportunity to watch the performers getting their makeup done. They allow photographers to come on stage and take photos or videos of the process which makes it feel very intimate. One of the actors demonstrated the facial and hand...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 53BAA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Got in early to watch the makeup session, actually quite interesting. fascinating performance, the artists were great to watch but I couldnt get pass the "narrator" who told the story through song and was almost in a trace like state in doing so. . great...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank James L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

1. I went to the martial arts display - i loved this! it was well performed and the gymnastics and weapons was fascinating.. I never saw this before. at the end they invited the audience on stage to do some simple moves, some kids and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Shinjan P
27 January 2019|
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Response from sujheesh |
Namasthe sir.. You can get the tickets when you come for the show.. you can also make an online reservation or even call over phone to make a reservation. If you reserve you can get good seats as sometimes the kathakali... More
20 May 2018|
Response from sujheesh |
Hello sir Namaste There are no restrictions for taking photos.. You can click.pictures or make video during the makeup and dance session .. also you can have a snap of urself with the artists after the performance at the... More
20 May 2018|
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Response from JanC377 | Reviewed this property |
I’m so sorry as just picked this up and it’s probably too late but yes you can photograph but no flash during performance