Koodiyattam follows the traditional practices of classical Sanskrit theatre. Originating from Kerala, this theatre is a dance drama and was generally performed during temple festivals.
A popular theatrical form from Karnataka which emphasizes on musical elements, costumes, and impromptu dialogues and stories, inspired by the classical mythologies.
Tamasha is a traditional folk theatre form of Maharashtra. It was patronized by the Maratha rules in the 18th and the 19th centuries but is a popular form of entertainment with the female characters taking lead roles and singing songs of the patrons.
A very popular form of entertainment in Tamil Nadu which means 'street theatre' and is mostly seen in rural areas of the region.
Jatra is the most popular form of a folk drama of Bengal and is equally popular in Odisha and Eastern Bihar. The inspiration is taken from classical mythological tales as well as contemporary political and social incidents.