Margi Art Centers are located at Thiruvananthapuram
. It belongs to Margi, a voluntary organization, committed to promoting traditional theater arts of Kerala. There are two art centers, one for Kathakali
and another for Koodiyattam
. The Kathakali Art Center is located in the 17th century palace of the Royal Family of Travancore, in Thiruvananthapuram. The Koodiyattam Art Center is located near the Mahadevar Temple Complex, Valiasala, Thiruvananthapuram.
The Kathakali Art Center has an open air theater in the courtyard.
Margi Art centers serve the triple purposes of, ‘the teacher and the taught’ staying together, a space for teaching, and a mini theater for performances.
These centers have revived many traditional art forms like Kathakali, Nangiar Koothu, and Koodiyattam.