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Kerala Kathakali Centre

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near Santa Cruz Basilica | K.B. Jacob Road, Fort Kochi, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
+91 484 221 7552
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Tucked away in a lane close to the Santa Cruz Basilica, Fort Kochi, the Kathakali Centre is a building done in typical Kerala style. A must visit to watch short daily sessions of Kathakali and Kalarippayattu.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Susheel_Marcus
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

good and worth watching.kerala cultures well presented. troupe from a dedicated famliy.very friendly people.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank veloosamy
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After a small alley you come to a nicely decorated hall where the actors are putting on their makeup on stage in a very meditative way inviting you to join the experience by their calm. The host gets you at the entrance and is also...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JoeldeGraaf
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you're in town pls be sure to visit this place and attend their shows. They are professional and inspiring people and preforming arts are so special in Kerala. Ive attended Kathakali and Dance shows and they were beautiful.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank HadassMark
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We attended not just the Kathakali, but the music evening and the martial arts shows. They were all first rate and highly recommended. I would advise going to the make up hour ahead of the Kathakali. It was fascinating. Very professional and polished performances. It...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank joana175
Reviewed 1 week ago

this was an excellent show my advice is to do a drive by in the morning to ensure that you get seats of your own choice Easier to stand up a photo from the back row Must see when in Kochi

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lindon H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent show especially watching them put on makeup. Facial expressions were amazing and they really gave an idea to what was going on.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SteveyJan
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit to Kathakali and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We arrived about half an hour in advance, so that we could see the actors preparing, and then there was a short introduction to the conventions of Kathakali, which was very helpful, before...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank awatle1
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was mine and my husband's first time watching and learning about the Kathakali dance form. This was the ideal location to learn about the art form and watch a performance. They even had a handout in English explaining what the dance was about. Prior...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank GupzPinkz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The centre is ran by lovely people who really care bout the art and are passionate about keeping it alive for the benefit of future generations. The Katakali show is fantastic and mesmerising not to be missed! The morning meditation with live music is also...More

Date of experience: February 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