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Theatre - Contemporary
Art of Tholpavakoothu or Shadow Puppet Theatre
Tholpavakoothu Sangam is an Institute for research, training and performance of this ancient art of Kerala. The Institute conducts shadow puppet plays all over the world. It has the facilities to research all aspects of shadow puppetry. A theatre comparable to the traditional theatre in which Tholpavakoothu is performed is available. Many international students come here for research.

National Theatre Festival - A cross section of contemporary Indian stage
- Renu Ramanath,, April 21, 2011

India Theatre Forum (ITF)
a national resource for theatre and a meeting ground, a Prithvi Theatre initiative, is more or less a loose association of people who have come together in the larger interest of Indian theatre. The 'core team' consists of Akshara K.V., Moloyashree Hashmi, Pravin K.P., Sameera Iyengar, Sanjna Kapoor and Sudhanva Deshpande (in march 2011).

The Madras Players
which celebrated its golden jubilee in 2005, is an English theatre group.

A platform for sharing news, views, reports and reviews on the contemporary theatre practice happening in Kerala.

was founded by Kathak dancers Debashree Bhattacharya and Vikram Iyengar - experiments extensively with bringing Kathak in touch with other forms of artistic expression such as various elements of design, film, genres of music, non-traditional poetry and the language of drama.

Theatre - Traditional
Kattaikkuttu Sangam
theatre, ritual and entertainment from Tamil Nadu

The Kuttu Festival 2005
The Kuttu Festival 2005 offers a rare opportunity to experience a galaxy of known and unknown theatre genres from South India in a traditional village setting.

Melattur Bhagavata Mela
a unique blend of Bhakti, music, dance and drama.