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Pookkad Yuvajana Kalalayam was formed on 30th August 1974 at Chemanchery of Kozhikode District in Kerala State and rechristened ‘Pookkad Kalalayam’. Kalalayam started with a handful of students has now blossomed to a large institution with thousands of students at Main centre at Pookkad and another centre at Ulliyeri. In addition to training in various art forms, Kalalayam extended its activities widely to include all section of the society by presenting dramas, forming Bala Bhavan, Ladies Forum, Youth Club, Childrens Theatre, Film Society, and Health Club. Thus began the great saga of Pookkad Kalalayam.

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Classes and Courses

Kalalayam initially started as an establishment focused on imparting education in Karnatic Music, Classical Dance and percussion instruments such as Tabala and Mrudangam. Over time, classes in various art subjects have consistently remained as the core focus of Kalalayam.


Carnatic Music, Hindustani Music


Tabla, Mridangam, Violin, Flute, Guitar, Chenda, Keyboard


Bharatanatyam, Mohiniyattam, Western Dance


Basic Painting, Landscape, Portrait, Acrylic Painting, Mural Painting

Children’s Theater at Pookkad Kalalayam

Pookkad Kalalayam’s Children’s Theater is an exciting and interactive platform that introduces young minds to the wonderful world of performing arts. Children’s Theater understand the importance of nurturing creativity from a young age and provide specialized training and workshops in children’s theater. Children’s Theater encourage children to explore their artistic abilities, express themselves, and gain confidence on stage through imaginative storytelling, interactive performances, and hands-on activities.
The dedicated team at Pookkad Kalalayam creates a nurturing and supportive environment where children can embrace their love for theater. They help the children discover the joy of collaboration and storytelling. The performances at Children’s Theater are filled with colorful costumes, captivating sets, and enthusiastic young performers. It truly showcases the limitless imagination and talent of the next generation of artists.
The children’s theater program leaders are Theater Artists Manoj Narayanan and A. Abubakar Master. Together, they guide and inspire young performers, ensuring they have a wonderful experience in theater.

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