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Kathakali Dance Show
Activities in Kochi

Kathakali Dance Show

  • 3.5 hours
  • Hotel pick up

Delve deep into Keralan culture experiencing this traditional Kathakali dance show. The performance is a fusion of dance and theatre and its dancers will leave you speechless with their incredible costumes.

What does the show involve?

Kathakali is the ancient dance of the southern state of Kerala. The performances tell age-old Indian tales through dramatic hand and face gestures and impressive footwork, accompanied by traditional music. The incredible costumes, vivid make up and unique masks worn by the dancers are another iconic characterisation of the performances - it can take up to four hours to paint each performer's face!

Its blend of different art forms has made Kathakali one of the most symbolic and complex dances in the world. The characters tell intricate stories without uttering a single world: narrating instead through movement and music. An unforgettable experience!


  • The performance itself lasts 90 minutes, during 30 of which you'll be able to watch the artists' make up process.


Per Person
Kathakali dance show
US$ 31

Kathakali dance show

  • Per Person

    US$ 31

* A reservation for one person will include a supplement.

More Information


3.5 hours.


Pick up and drop off at hotel.

Ticket for Kathakali dance show.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up to 2 days before (Kochi local time) if there are still places available.


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 31
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 3 days before


Free! Free cancellation up to 3 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
When the minimum number of participants (2) is not reached, we will contact you to offer you other alternatives.

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