La Scala

  • 13 boulevard de Strasbourg, 75010 Paris
  • Capacity : 550 seats
  • Strasbourg–Saint-Denis         


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 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 neighbors 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.


Fast facts

Capacity: 550

Handicap Accessible: Yes, though please contact us beforehand to ensure you get the best place.

Air conditioning: Yes

Heating: Yes


13 boulevard de Strasbourg, 75010 Paris


Past shows at this venue


Fierce Five (5es Hurlants)

When circus is taken to its extreme: discover the athleticism of the Fierce Five!
until 10/2/23
from 18 €


Concerts at La Scala

A diverse programmation and musicians with exceptional musical prowess.
until 10/2/23
from 28 €



Une histoire d'amour (a love story)

Come and discover Alexis Michalik's latest Molière winning play, a superb tale of love, acceptance and forgiveness!
until 10/2/23
from 55 €


Machine de Cirque

This all new circus show will blow you away with its array of unicycle, juggling, trapeze, sketch comedy and acrobatic acts! A spectacular evening of entertainment for your autumn holidays.
until 10/2/23
from 44 €


1h22 Before the end

A suicide interrupted by a... killer?  A dark comedy written by the iconic authors Alexandre de la Patellière and Matthieu Delaporte.
until 10/2/23
from 59 €

Classic Theatre


The great tradition of classical theatre is revived on the stage of La Scala, where it rains French alexandrine style poetry.
until 10/2/23
from 36 €


La Galerie by La Machine de Cirque

When the circus comes to the museum, madness and humor run rampant among the paintings.
until 10/2/23
from 52 €


Play / Replay by The Rat Pack

The circus with no clowns, but plenty of humor and acrobatics for young and old alike.
until 10/2/23
from 25 €


Stand-up Comedy

A Night with Laura Domenge at La Scala

An hour of laughter with Laura Domenge; she’s eco-friendly, progressive, exhausted, and very, very sensitive.
until 10/2/23
from 23 €

Ballet & Dance

Shiver / All I Need

When intense movement creates an intense experience... It can only be contemporary dance!
until 10/2/23
from 27 €


En attendant Godot (Waiting for Godot)

Samuel Beckett’s absurdist classic is back on the stage in its birth city!
until 10/2/23
from 35 €