A Night with Laura Domenge at La Scala
13 boulevard de Strasbourg, 75010 Paris
Capacity 550 seats
Recommended for ages 13 and up
Highlights: A Night with Laura Domenge at La Scala
She's funny, she's cynical, and she doesn't hesitate to hit where it hurts. Laura Domenge invites you to spend the night with her at the La Scala theatre. Er, euphemism not intended! And, unlike a night spent with her in another sense, she expects you to pay to be there… If that doesn’t say something about her comic style, well, then you’d better get yourself moving to La Scala to find out more!
Story: A Night with Laura Domenge at La Scala
Laura Domenge invites you to spend a night – or rather, an hour – in her company at Theatre La Scala. Her comedy is cutting, punctuated with sharp witticisms, and her cynicism shrouded by her thin skin. Laugh till your cheeks hurt with this young feminist, ecologist, leftist, progressivist, sensitive soul – she’s got it all going on!
Wedged between hair salons and trendy vintage stores in Paris’ 10th Arrondissement, La Scala is a newly renovated “café-concert hall” hosting a wide variety of entertainment, including theatre, dance, concerts, and circus performances. Once the first major English-style music halls in France, now remade with state of the art modular technology, the venue has undergone multiple makeovers since it first opened its doors in 1873. It made its humble debut as a Parisian guinguette, an intimate meeting place for drinking and dancing, but later evolved into a concert hall, theatre venue, and finally an art deco cinema. Perhaps the strangest chapter of La Scala’s history came in 1999, when it was purchased by the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God, who envisioned the venue as a meeting place for a religious cult. However, its neighbours protested, and Paris’ city council refused to give the church permission for its plans. La Scala was closed, lying derelict for 16 years.
However, this changed in 2016 when the space was purchased by a pair of seasoned theatre producers. They transformed the space into a 550-seat modular theatre with technology to support the full range of performances they imagined for the space. Both its auditorium and restaurant feature designs from scenographer Richard Peduzzi, the man behind the Milan Scala, an opera house which has hosted nearly every great Italian opera singer since 1778. Inspired by this long heritage, Paris’ own imitation is now a gem of the city’s theatre scene with an impressively diverse programme of shows.
Handicap Accessible: Yes, though please contact us beforehand to ensure you get the best place.
Air conditioning: Yes
How do I get to La Scala?
The La Scala theatre is accessible by: Metro lines: You can take lines 4, 8, and 9 to Saint-Denis or line 5 to Jacques Bonsergent. Bus lines: You can take the bus to the Porte Saint-Martin station served by line 20 or the Strasbourg Saint-Denis station served by lines 32 and 39. Our customer service can be reached in case of difficulty from 10 am to 7 pm, Monday to Friday. For more information, please consult the map above.
What do I do when I get to La Scala?
Is it a show for travelers or French people?
It says this show is not recommended for children under 12. What does it mean?
Some language may offend a young audience.