Classical Kathakali Performances

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

We are a touring company offering full company and solo performances. Since 1987 we have taken Kathakali to thousands of people throughout the UK and beyond.


Due to Covid 19 we are unable to provide live performances at present but as soon as we can we will be touring again. 




Kathakali Performance

Full Company Show

Photo credit Mark Bennett

Kathakali Performance

Solo Performance

Photo credit Mark Bennett

To accompany our performances we offer workshops, demonstrations and an opportunity for our audiences to see the make-up, view the costumes and meet the artists.

The Kathakali performances offer a feast for the senses as highly skilled artists transport the audience into the fascinating world of Kathakali.

Kathakali is suitable for all ages, cultural backgrounds and abilities.

We perform in schools, colleges, village halls, art centres, theatres, museums and art galleries.