La Galerie by La Machine de Cirque

La Scala

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La Scala
13 boulevard de Strasbourg, 75010 Paris
Capacity 550 seats


1h 30min

No intermission


Contemporary circus

Recommended for ages 5 and up

No dialogue

Highlights: La Galerie by La Machine de Cirque

In La Galerie, the acrobats stand amidst a monochrome exhibition… This opening image does not appear to bode well for the works on display. However, it is with excitement that we discover this new show at La Scala by the creators of the Machine de Cirque, a team synonymous with creativity and mastery of humor.

Story: La Galerie by La Machine de Cirque

When seven acrobats and a musician enter a monochrome exhibition, their creativity is unleashed and color explodes. In La Galerie, surprising acrobatic numbers follow one after another, with a succession of stunts, humor, and a good dose of poetry. La Galerie is a show that will delight young and old alike; An imminent pleasure not to be missed at La Scala!


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La Scala

13 boulevard de Strasbourg, 75010 Paris

La Scala

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.


Fast facts
Capacity: 550
Handicap Accessible: Yes, though please contact us beforehand to ensure you get the best place.
Air conditioning: Yes
Heating: Yes
Coat Check: Yes (free service)


How do I get to La Scala?

The theatre, La Scala is accessible by the metro Strasbourg Saint-Denis (Lines 4, 8, and 9) and Jacques Bonsergent (Line 5). It is also possible to get to the theatre by bus by taking the line 20 direction Porte Saint-Martin or the line 32 or 39 direction Strasbourg Saint-Denis. Our hotline can be reached in case of difficulty finding the theatre weekdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Paris time. For details, we invite you to consult the map above.

What do I do when I get to La Scala?

We invite you to arrive at least 15 minutes before the beginning of La Galerie, and present your voucher at the front desk. The theatre’s English-speaking staff members will guide you to your seats.

Is it a show for travelers or French people?

Both! La Scala has been welcoming international audiences for many years. La Galerie is a circus show without dialogue that will delight young and old alike.

Can I take photos during the performance of La Galerie?

In order not to disturb the artists and for the comfort of other spectators, it is forbidden to take pictures during the performance of La Galerie. However, you can take photos of the theatre before and after the performance, as a souvenir of your gorgeous evening out!

How long does La Galerie last?

The show, La Galerie, lasts 1 hour and 30 minutes with no intermission.

Is La Scala handicap accessible?

The theatre, La Scala, is wheelchair accessible. We recommend contacting us directly during your reservation to ensure a comfortable seating location within the theatre.

Does La Scala have a specific dress code?

For Parisian plays, the dress code tends to be casual. It is common for Parisians to arrive directly from work, dressed in business-casual clothing.