Play / Replay by The Rat Pack

La Scala

Show ended

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


1 hour

No intermission


Contemporary circus

For all audiences

No dialogue

Highlights: Play / Replay by The Rat Pack

Are you familiar with The Rat Pack? If so, then you've already seen their previous show, Speakeasy. If the answer is no, you should rush to La Scala right away to see their new creation, Play / Replay. A contemporary circus for young and old!

Story: Play / Replay by The Rat Pack

The gap between James Bond and Monty Python may seem wide, but in Play / Replay at La Scala, such boundaries are blurred, thanks to its creator and director, Jos Houben. Sit back, relax, and let yourself be taken by the hand. The six acrobats perform side by side, Cyr wheel routines, and acro-dance, reinforced by the show’s cinematic soundtrack. Here, circus meets cinema with plenty of humor along the way. Action!


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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 Play / Replay, 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. Play / Replay is a circus show without dialogue that will delight young and old alike.

Can I take photos during the performance of Play / Replay?

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

How long does the performance of Play / Replay last?

The show Play / Replay lasts 1 hour 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.