Janabheri, the word is synonym of Kerala Theatre. It is an institution devoted to the cause of Performing Arts, both Classical and otherwise. The main interest being centered around Kathakali, the total theatre of Kerala. Janabheri is registered under Societies act, affiliated to the Kerala Sangeeth Nataka Academy and functions in harmony with both Governmental bodies like Keralakalamandalam Deemed University, Thrissur Corporation, Shornur Municipality and with Non-Governmental Organizations like Kottakkal PSV Natyasangham, Palakkad Mudrakhya, Ambalapuzha Sandarsan Kathakali Kendra etc.
With its humble beginnings in 2005 at Chuduvaluthur, today it has made its foot prints on the paths of the Classical Theatre of the God’s own country. The KALARI of Janabheri Kathakali Kendram, located adjacent to Chuduvalathur Shiva Temple, was inaugurated by Guru Kottakkal Krishnan Kutty Nair. Kottakkal Nandakumaran Nair started training half a dozen students.
JANABHERI functions under the direction of Abhimanyu Vinayakumar. The Patrons and Advisory Board includes eminent personalities; local M.P., M.L.A. (Shornur), Shornur Municipal Chair Person, District Panchayat President, Division Counsellor (Shornur), M.P.Surendran (Deputy Editor, Mathrubhumi, Thrissur) in addition to academic stalwarts of the field.