Classical Kathakali PERFORMANCES


Welcome - thank you for visiting our Performance Page.



The Kala Chethena Kathakali Company is renowned for presenting classical Kathakali performances by internationally renowned artists from Kerala, south India.





We are presently waiting for the result of our Arts council of England grant application for a Kathakali UK Tour next year. 


Fingers Crossed! 

If successful, we will be back on the road providing classical Kathakali performanaces, presented by worldclass artists, .supported by workshops to help people access, understand and enjoy Kathakali on a deeper level. 



Please watch this space for information on our Kathakali performances.


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Meanwhile .........

You maybe interested in our Heritage Project featuring an Exhibition of Kathakali costumes, other arts of Kerala, performances and workshops.

Please click our Whats On - Exhibition Page. 


Kathakali Exhibition 


Learn more about Kathakali.

Please click on our Education Page.


Kathakali in Education And The Community


Check out our Event Dates Page for all our activities.


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kindly supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund made possible by the National lottery players



Actor Padmasree Kalamanadalam Gopi 

Photo credit Garry Laybourn 




If you would like to see what we have done in the past please carry on scrolling .......











If you can not understand the Kathakali gestures - please click on the link for free lessons. 



Actor Kalamandalam Balasubramanian Photo credit Mark Bennett










MARCH 19th  - September 30th 2022



In 2022 we delivered Kathakali workshops and performances in London, Croydon, Weymouth, Isle of Wight, Chichester,  Exeter, Bordon and Maidenhead, 


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Proud King Daksha. -  Actor Kalamandalam balasubramanian Photo credie Mark Bennett


King Daksha and his wife ooking lovingly at baby Sati. ,Actors Padmasree Kalamandalam Gopi Ashan and Kalamandalam Vijayakumar Photo credit Garry Laybourn


Kathakali costume section shoing the gold foil covered ornaments. - photo credit Kamandalam Barbara Vijayakumar


Students studying Kathakali costume conservation. 


Mask making workshop for families.


Kia Kottu Kali - traditional dance of Kerala performed by women.




If you would like to book an event for your school ot group, or, want to see our performances, exhibitions or workshops, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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