Live Performance in Munnar

Punarjani Traditional Village

Touristy but entertaining daily performances of Kathakali (5pm) and kalarippayat (6pm). Arrive at 4pm if you want to see the ritual Kathakali make-up session. Tickets are available on the day but for the best seats …
Live Performance in Kochi (Cochin)

Kerala Kathakali Centre

In an intimate, wood-lined theatre, this recommended place provides a useful introduction to Kathakali, complete with handy translations of the night’s story. The centre also hosts performances of classical music fr…
Live Performance in Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Mudra Cultural Centre

Kathakali shows at this cultural centre are highly entertaining. Make-up and costume starts 30 minutes before each show; use of still cameras is free and welcome. Arrive early for a good seat. There also two kalarip…
Live Performance in Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Kadathanadan Kalari & Navarasa Kathakali Centre

Hour-long demonstrations of the exciting Keralan martial art of kalarippayat, as well as Kathakali, are staged here every evening. Tickets are available from the box office throughout the day.
Live Performance in Kochi (Cochin)

Ens Kalari

If you want to see real professionals practising kalarippayat, travel out to this renowned kalarippayat training centre, 8km southeast of Ernakulam. There are daily one-hour demonstrations (one day’s notice required…
Live Performance in Kochi (Cochin)

Greenix Village

This touristy 'cultural village' seeks to put the full gamut of Keralan music and arts under one roof, with a small cultural museum (₹50), yoga classes (₹500, 8am), performances of Kathakali and kalarippayat (₹350) …
Live Music in Varkala

Rock n Roll Cafe

Music is the thing at this otherwise unremarkable restaurant-bar. There's live music, DJs or movies on most nights in season, as well as tabla lessons. There's also cold beer, a good cocktail list, and food is avail…
Live Performance in Kochi (Cochin)

See India Foundation

One of the oldest Kathakali theatres in Kerala, this intimate venue has small-scale shows with an emphasis on the religious and philosophical roots of Kathakali.
Live Performance in Munnar

Thirumeny Cultural Centre

On the road behind the Eastend hotel, this small theatre stages one-hour Kathakali shows and kalarippayat martial arts demonstrations twice nightly.