Kerala Kathakali Centre, Kochi

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Kerala Kathakali Centre, Kochi - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: Near Santa Cruz Bazilica, K.B.Jacob Road,Fort Kochi, Kochi -1, Ernakulam, Kerala 682001

Phone: +91-4842215827

Ticket Price: 300 INR

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Timings: 06:30 am - 09:00 pm Details

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An incredible introduction to the amazing dance forms of Kerala, the Kathakali Centre makes for a cosy venue to showcase the impressive eye movements and colourful costumes that make the dance forms of Kerala so intriguing. A number of shows are performed on a daily basis and visitors can also gawk at the elaborate make-up techniques that make the dancers look so other-worldly. 

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Kerala Kathakali Centre Information

  • The Dance shows last upto a minimum of one hour. It is better to catch a bite and drink before it begins.

Kerala Kathakali Centre Ticket Prices

  • Ticket prices vary from Rupees 250 to Rupees 350 depending upon the show.

Kerala Kathakali Centre Opening and Closing Hours

  • Make-up of the Kathakali dancers starts from 5 pm onwards. Visitors are welcome to watch.

How To reach Kerala Kathakali Centre by Public Transport

  • Nearest Bus Stop: Veli, TM Muhammad Memorial Bus stop

Restaurants Near Kerala Kathakali Centre

  • Tissa’s Inn
  • St. Joseph’s Hotel
  • The Malabar house

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Kerala Kathakali Centre Tour Reviews

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    On 14-Oct-2014


  • It was my first experience of seeing this dance form and no better place than the Kathakali Centre. If you go an hour to 30 minutes early, you get to see the artists efforts In painting their faces. They start with introducing us to the basics and concept of this dance forms, various mudras, styles, etc. before the performance begins. Since the song is also in Malayalam (and live) a print out of the story or conversation is given. This helped staying connected with the artists on stage thoroughly. A recommendation to experience at least once when in Kerala.

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  • Beautiful small venue. Very entertaining for the uninitiated. A 20 minute demo on make up. A demo on facial expressions and Mudras - and gesture expressions. Followed by a fabulous performance. Some days they also have classical musical performances. I believe they do Yoga meditations too.

  • Nice experience watching the performance of the Martial arts show as well as the Kathakali Performance. The show is well presented with frequent explanations being given to the guests as to what is happening on stage.. Sad to see not many Indian tourists patronising this art form ,which seema to be dependent on Foreigners for the sale of tickets.. The auditorium is Air conditioned and spacious with a look of a heritage structure... All in all money and time well spent.

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  • That was a great experience! I came for Kathakali dance performance. At 5 pm they start applying make-up, which lasts for 1 hour. I came at 5:30 and found that 30 min was reasonable to enjoy it and not get bored. Also it was very interesting to see all rituals of how they prepare the scene and the hall for the performance. The dance show itself consisted of two parts: 1. They explain the style and show examples of moves with explanation. This was extremely interesting and educating. And it helped to understand the second part. 2. The dance which shows a short story from Mahabharata. We had a paper which explained the story in words. I was impressed of how emotional were the dancers. With their face impression and hand moves they were able to show so much! Fantastic! I definitely recommend coming here!

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  • This was a wonderful, authentic experience. I loved seeing the application of face make-up prior to the performance. I also loved the demonstration/explanation of hand jestures and facial expressions that are used. These men love and care about this craft. Please go see this if you have a chance!

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