Music Venue, Rock Club, Nightclub
275 Pentonville Rd
London, Greater London N1 9NL
+44 20 7833 2022


  • Not only is La Scala home to loads of gigs but it also hosts the monthly emo/hardcore clubnight Facedown. Dare you not to feel too old.
  • This club was still being built as a cinema when the First World War broke out, and it became an aircraft factory. It opened as the Kings Cross Cinema in 1920, which closed in 1974.
  • get tickets from the box office and avoid ticketweb fees
  • Although the venue has vacillated between use as a picturehouse and concert hall the Scalas one consistent trait has been its lack of respect for authority.
  • This place has more stairs than the final scene of The Labyrinth!
  • Inside layout designed by MC Escher.
  • Bo Ningen are awesome...
  • Follow the sign for the toilets and keep going up stairs to a bar overlooking the stage. Quieter and great view.
  • very good concert venue
  • "Click to listen to writer David McGillivray and Helen De Witt from the BFI remember the heyday of The Scala in the 1980's, when it played alternative films from B-movies to horror films."
  • The bar at the top is often quieter than all the others. View of the stage from the rail on the second level is great
  • Very intimate location and still very central! Although 6 for a can of RedStripe..seriously!?
  • Fabulous place for live music featuring some of the best up and coming bands :-)
  • Ok music venue
  • Get there on time to get a good view otherwise you'll be looking at the backs of people's heads all night. Great sound though.
  • Try to avoid using the cloak room unless you're prepared to wait a loooong time to leave
  • Decent sound
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  • Best oasis cover ever!
  • Lots of stairs (scala means staircase in Latin) bring flat shoes!!

Nearby places

257-259 Pentonville Rd
96-98 Pentonville Rd
302-304 Pentonville Rd (at York Way)