Classical Kathakali PERFORMANCES


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







A popularstory losly based on Snow White - see how Kathakali transforms this story of love and devotion. 



We are really looking forward to bringing our internationally renowned Kathakali artists from Kerala, India, to tour the UK in September, October and November 2024. 

Kathakali tells captivating stories using intricate facial expressions, powerful movements - based on the Martial Arts [Kalaripayattu] and deep emotions to potray characters ranging from heros to the most evil. 

Travel back in time and enter the enchanting world of Kathakali storytelling, experience how love, kindness and compassion overcome arrogance, vanity and greed.


Don`t understand Kathakali? 

No problem, a demonstration is provided before the performance. 

Prio to the performance - meet the artists, see the make up and view the costumes 


We hope that you will come and join us to celebrate the best of Kathakali.

Please click on the link below to make a booking.


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Some of the Kathakali performances will be.part of an Exhibition Heritage Project called Kerala Comes to Whitehill, Bordon, Petersfield and Haslemere.

This is a wonderful opportuntity to see the beautiful Kathakali costumes plus Mohiniattam and Bharatanatyam costumes at your leisure, see the fabrics used, the intricate three dimensional makeup made from rice paste and discover the traditional dress of Kerala worn by the people who created, nurtured and preserved these incredible classical arts over the centuries.



The exhibition at The Phoenix Theatre and Arts Centre, Bordon, Hampshire is supported by accessible workshops and magnficent performances hosted by Whitehill & Bordon Community Trust, Haslemere Educational Museum and Petersfield Museum and Arts Centre.

To book a place please click the link below and contact the promoter directly via our Whats On Event Dates Page - please follow the link below. 


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If you want to learn more about Kathakali the come and take part in a workshop designed to help people of all ages and abilities to access, understand and enjoy Kathakali on a deeper level. 


The workshops are designed for all ages and abilities.


All welcome for more information please visit our Event Dates on Whats On.


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Learn more about Kathakali.

Please click on our Education Page.


Kathakali in Education And The Community


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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 our past events 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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