National Theatre Festival 2017 organized by Information Public Relations Department, Government of Kerala, will be held from 16 to 24 March. The 2017 edition of the festival is dedicated to one of the doyens of Indian theatre, the late Kavalam Narayana Panikkar.
The festival will feature seventeen plays in different regional languages. Tagore Theatre in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala will be the main venue of the festival. Eight plays will be staged in the theatre, Six plays in Kavalam Outdoor Stage and Two plays in Kanhailal Outdoor Arena; both in the premises of Tagore Theatre and One play: 'Legends of Kazakh' outside Tagore Theatre campus at Attakulangara Central School ground. The festival has participation by some of the seasoned theatre campaigners as well as upcoming youngsters who have already made their respective marks in theatrics.