Our Venue

Scala is a beautiful multi-purpose venue in the regenerated King’s Cross area, on the north side of central London. The building incorporates four main floors and accommodates events for just over 1000 people.

There are three bars, two dance floors and a large stage for live performances. We do not assign seats to tickets. There is limited seating on each floor.

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Scala Route Map

Scala stage view from balcony

Main Room & Stage

The main room is spread across a series of terraces with a low dancefloor and low stage. There’s a long balcony on one side of the room accessed from the mezzanine level. This balcony can function as a VIP space when needed. As there is no bar in this space it works well for more acoustic performances.

Scala Foyer Bar

Foyer Bar

The Foyer Bar is a large room with a beautiful terrazzo floor and a high vaulted ceiling. It has two staircases on either side leading into to the main room. You’ll also find a small lounge with a low ceiling called the Foyer Den. There’s a DJ booth which functions as a merchandising booth too.

Scala Glass Bar

Glass Bar

The Glass Bar is on our mezzanine level. We have a number of comfy sofas beside large windows overlooking the main room. You can get to this bar from the main room or Balcony Bar. The Glass Bar sometimes functions as a VIP bar.


Balcony Bar

The balcony bar is a large square shaped room on the top floor, with a wide balcony overlooking the main floor. There are a number of booths with seats and a DJ Booth. We have a temporary wall and stage system we install when there is a DJ or live performance in this space. The kitchen is also on this level behind the bar.

Scala exterior at night


Ladies toilets

  • 8 on main entrance stairwell, two floors up
  • 6 on top balcony bar floor, on main entrance stairwell
  • 3 behind the stage, entrance is to the right of stage (access is restricted when the stage is being used)

Mens toilets

  • 4 on main entrance stairwell, two floors up
  • 1 on top balcony bar floor, on red stairwell
  • 3 behind the stage, entrance is to the right of stage (access is restricted when the stage is being used)


The cloakroom on the first floor. As you enter the first floor Foyer Bar the cloakroom is to your left, beside the bar.

For 2023 we have a new digital and more secure cloakroom system. The system uses your phone and/or phone number as your cloakroom ticket. You can get your ticket in advance of visiting Scala using ChexPass. Find out more below.

Courtyard & Smoking

To find the courtyard go through the doors on the left of the main stage or go to the bottom of the red stairwell. Then go through double doors and down the yellow stairway to the outdoor courtyard.

You are not permitted to smoke anywhere inside the building or on the stairs. You can smoke in our outdoor courtyard on the ground floor.


Please visit our admission page for more info about disabled access, wheelchair access and how we can help.

Route Map

We’ve made a route map to help you find your way between all our spaces. 

Your questions

If you have a question about our cloakroom or venue we may have answered it already. Read our answers to Your Questions

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