Piano Recitals at La Scala
13 boulevard de Strasbourg, 75010 Paris
Capacity 550 seats
1 hour 10 minutes
Recommended for all ages
The pianists Dmitry Shishkin, Clément Lefebvre and many others invite you to a great musical journey on the stage of the La Scala Theatre and to intimate concerts in the small stage of the Piccola Scala. With the classical melodies of Ravel, the baroque harmonies of Rameau and the swinging rhythms of Scott Joplin, let yourself be wowed by the talent of these internationally recognized artists.
On the piano or harpsichord, alone or accompanied by a violin, the artists invite you to colorful and magical concerts.
With a program designed around the theme of night, Vanessa Wagner will offer lullabies and contemporary compositions from all over the world. Violinist Thomas Lefort, accompanied by pianist Pierre-Yves Hodique, will make you dance with the folk rhythms of Kreisler, de Falla and de Sarasate. Clément Lebvre, poet of the piano, will perform the most beautiful melodies of Ravel in the intimacy of the Piccola Scala. The young Russian virtuoso Dmitry Shishkin is finally in concert in Paris and shares with the public the emotions of the romantic works of Debussy and Chopin. Harpsichordist Justin Taylor will join violinist Théotime Langlois de Swarte to play sonatas by the Francœur brothers as well as baroque arias by Couperin and Rameau.
Don't miss these exceptional concerts that are sure to make you dream!
Specific measures and obligations may apply to this show. Before making your reservation, please check the updated information on our Covid-19 page: https://www.theatreinparis.com/en/page/covid-19
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 hall 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. But the neighbours protested and Paris’ city of council refused to give the church permission for its plans. La Scala was closed, lying derelict for 16 long years.
Then in 2016, 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 auditorium and restaurant feature design 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.
Wheelchair? Yes, though please contact us beforehand to ensure you get the best place.
Air conditioning? Yes
How do I get to the theatre?
The theatre is accessible by the metro stations Strasbourg – Saint-Denis (Lines 4, 8, 9) and Jacques Bonsergent (Line 5). Our hotline can be reached in case of difficulty finding the theatre weekdays from 10 am to 7pm Paris time. For details, we invite you to consult the map above.
What do I do when I get to the theatre?
We invite you to arrive 20 minutes before the beginning of the show, and present your voucher at the front desk. The theatre's English-speaking staff members will guide you to your seats.
Does the venue have a specific dress code?
For Parisian shows, the dress tends to be casual, so feel free to dress in comfortable attire though we recommend avoiding caps and flip-flops. It is common for Parisians to arrive directly from work, dressed in smart-casual chic attire.
How long does the show last?
The recitals last between 50 minutes and 1 hour and 10 minutes with no intermission.
How long does the show last?
The piano recitals last between 50 minutes and 1 hour and 10 minutes without interval.
Can I take photos during the performance?
In order not to disturb the artists on stage, and for the comfort of other guests, you are not permitted to photograph, film or record the performance for the duration of the show. As long as the performance is not currently in session, feel free to take a snapshot of the wonderful Scala to remember your night out!
Is tipping customary?
Tips are not mandatory in Parisian theatres. However, ushers will usually expect a small tip of between 2€ and 5€, which you can give them when they've shown you to your seat. Fun fact: the French word for “tip” is “pourboire,” which literally translates to “to have a drink.”