Our Kathakali costumes are stunning and represent the Hindu deities through the most remarkable visual images in the world of theatre.
Some of the costume sections are over 200 years old showing the carving marks of 18th century craftsmen.
They are the only full set of Kathakali costumes outside of India, are used in our performances and will eventually become part of the Victoria and Albert Museum`s permanent collection.
Workshops and performances reveal what the costumes represent, their history, how they are repaired and how the characters are brought to life by a Kathakali actor.
Due to Covid 19 our National Lottery Heritage Project planned for the Museum of Croydon has been postponed until 2021.
As soon as we can we will be opening the exhibition to celebrate the culture of Kerala, south India - please watch this space.