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Scala

Music Venue, Rock Club, and Nightclub
King's Cross, King's Cross
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7.4/10
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  • Jaleh F.
    "Rebel Bingo baby!"(2 Tips)
    Ann M.
    "... here and there are lots of stairs, the venue is quite quaint and there is..."(2 Tips)
    Richard H.
    "View of the stage from the rail on the second level is great"(4 Tips)
    Laurence C.
    "quieter gigs"(3 Tips)
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  • HISTORY UK
    HISTORY UKFebruary 15, 2011
    This club was still being built as a cinema when the First World War broke out, and it became an aircraft factory. It opened as the King’s Cross Cinema in 1920, which closed in 1974.
  • Eleni M.
    Eleni M★MNovember 21, 2013
    Enjoyed the concert, but the venue is too small... Also too much bass... too much waiting time in a very long queue to collect the tickets... Could have been more organised I reckon..
  • The Guardian
    The GuardianApril 26, 2012
    "Click to listen to writer David McGillivray and Helen De Witt from the BFI remember the heyday of The Scala in the 1980's, when it played alternative films from B-movies to horror films." Read more
  • Laurence C.
    Laurence ConneelyJanuary 9, 2013
    Try the great top balcony view (when it's open) for those quieter gigs where you'd rather get away from the sweaty hordes in the crowd below.
  • Jacob G.
    Jacob GabrielJuly 30, 2011
    If you're doing the rebel bingo then make sure you interact with the black Russel brand outside to get VIP stamps - otherwise drinks are a pain!! :)
  • Time Out London
    Time Out LondonMarch 28, 2012
    Although the venue has vacillated between use as a picturehouse and concert hall the Scala’s one consistent trait has been its lack of respect for authority. Read more
  • Ann M.
    Ann MarieMay 12, 2010
    Went to see Litmus play here and there are lots of stairs, the venue is quite quaint and there is seating in the bar area by the window. Odd layout.
  • Jess P.
    Jess ParkerMarch 11, 2015
    Get there on time to get a good view otherwise you'll be looking at the backs of people's heads all night. Great sound though.
  • Richard H.
    Richard HareNovember 5, 2011
    The bar at the top is often quieter than all the others. View of the stage from the rail on the second level is great
  • nick t.
    nick tompkinsMarch 21, 2013
    Follow the sign for the toilets and keep going up stairs to a bar overlooking the stage. Quieter and great view.
  • Thrash Hits
    Thrash HitsJanuary 14, 2011
    Not only is La Scala home to loads of gigs but it also hosts the monthly emo/hardcore clubnight Facedown. Dare you not to feel too old.
  • The Guestlist N.
    Be aware that this venue has a standing location only. So don't wear those highly uncomfortable heels ladies!
  • Francisco B.
    Francisco BritoMay 19, 2013
    Nice venue. Too bad the toilets were kinda small and cramp.
  • Siobhan E.
    Siobhan EmilyJanuary 5, 2014
    Lots of stairs (scala means staircase in Latin) bring flat shoes!!
  • Gavin
    GavinMarch 1, 2015
    Try to avoid using the cloak room unless you're prepared to wait a loooong time to leave
  • Adam S.
    Adam SmithMarch 29, 2013
    Popstarz back at the scala for the first time in ages. It should come back permanently.
  • Kevin K.
    Kevin KingOctober 20, 2009
    get tickets from the box office and avoid ticketweb fees
  • John L.
    John LyonsNovember 16, 2009
    saw Ghostface here, complete rip off other than Yarah Bravo who is wicked
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SmallwoodAugust 16, 2011
    This place has more stairs than the final scene of The Labyrinth!
  • Peter (Pedro) M.
    Peter (Pedro) MJanuary 31, 2013
    very good concert venue
  • Daryl S.
    Daryl SmithNovember 15, 2009
    went to see the dodos here, terrible sound and so hot it's uncomfortable
  • J. Eduardo D.
    J. Eduardo Dias Jr.September 20, 2014
    Best oasis cover ever!
  • Jonny W.
    Jonny WoodOctober 10, 2013
    Bo Ningen are awesome...
  • Amy W.
    Amy WaltersNovember 23, 2011
    Inside layout designed by MC Escher.
  • Tom P.
    Tom PonyoFebruary 1, 2015
    Decent sound
  • Jaleh F.
    Jaleh FJuly 31, 2010
    Rebel Bingo baby! Oooooh yeah!
  • Alex B.
    Alex BoucherAugust 19, 2013
    Here for the #NINScala gig? Let me know how it goes! www.twitter.com/thatwouldbealex
  • Peter (Pedro) M.
    Peter (Pedro) MMarch 29, 2012
    Seen Dope Stars Inc Perform Here Live
  • Nick F.
    Nick Francis3 weeks ago
    Ok music venue
  • Julia K.
    Julia KammannNovember 27, 2013
    Great venue!
  • Aaron K.
    Aaron KohnNovember 28, 2011
    Is DJ Scratchy onboard?
  • Salvo D.
    Salvo DBOctober 27, 2010
    IL casale ristorante & pizzeria @ 200 Pentonville Road, London N1 9JP
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