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Folklore Cultural Theatre

River Road River Road, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
+91 94471 39944
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A bit too long

The actors and musicians are very talented and the eye movements are amazing but the show was a bit... read more

Reviewed March 14, 2018
Sally G
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Crowthorne
Experience Kerala's Untold Stories

Kathakali is such an interesting show, full of amazing expression, dance, some crazy expression and... read more

Reviewed April 11, 2017
evilC19
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London
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“eye movements” (2 reviews)
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River Road River Road, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
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+91 94471 39944
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Reviewed March 14, 2018

The actors and musicians are very talented and the eye movements are amazing but the show was a bit too long and I noticed quite a few of the audience nodding off in the heat Should also add that the toilets were awful with no...More

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Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

Kathakali is such an interesting show, full of amazing expression, dance, some crazy expression and some telling screams!!! We definitely recommend going early for the make up demonstration / preparation. It was really beautiful and amazing to see the transformation. At the end the martial...More

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Reviewed February 7, 2017 via mobile

Arrogant staff! The place lacks credibility and authenticity. Just one of those places to loot foreign tourists. It's such a shame in the heart of Fort Cochin. If you want to get harassed and stared at, try here.

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Reviewed February 1, 2017

Kathakali theatre is a fascinating form of theatre, and it dates back hundreds of years. It was being performed at the same time Shakespeare was penning his plays in London. One arrives early and can watch one or more performers applying the complicated make up....More

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Reviewed January 24, 2017

Kathakali, an ethnic dance form of Kerala, is done with a heavy make-up. They allow you to see the artist taking the make-up for the dance, and then the dance itself, with explanations for the outsiders too!

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Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

We arrived early by 4 pm and We had chance to see how the dancers wearing makeup. I wish if there were selling snacks Audio recording was not clear It was long boring show because we did not understand what they are doing !! Martial...More

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Reviewed September 20, 2016

Recorded audio quality was terrible. Theatre seating arrangement its a room with Chairs not a theatre. Performance was not worth the show price.

1  Thank Crystal S
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Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Visited with group of friends. There are two types of tickets Rs 350 and Rs 650. The Rs 650 one gives two additional performance s of kalaripayittu and bharatnatyam but they will cover both additional acts in 20 min, so no point paying extra money....More

Thank Robin C
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Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

The lady and man managing Folklore Cultural Theatre told me (on the afternoon of June 26, 2016) that they have two type of tickets - one for Rs. 350, which includes 2 hours of Kathakali and Mohiniyattam, and another ticket for Rs. 650, which had...More

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Reviewed April 18, 2016

Wife and daughter went to see this, wonderful experience where you can watch the performers get dressed, put make-up on etc before the actually show - fantastic

1  Thank Chipmeister
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