Porattu Natakam is a theatre art that is being sustained in the districts of Palakkad and Thrissur.
The members of 'Pana' community present this art form.
The plot of Porattu Natakam is solely based on the day-to-day affairs of Dasi, Kuravan-Kurathi, Mannan-Mannathi, Cheruman-Cherumi etc.
The Vidushaka or the buffoon is the central character of Porattu Natakam.
The percussions used include Chenda, Maddalam, Elathalam and Harmonium.
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