Scala, Kings Cross

  • 275 Pentonville Rd,
    Kings Cross, London, N1 9NL
  • Stairs!
  • 020 7833 2022
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  • Five minutes walk from Kings Cross Station. Ten minutes from Euston.

    Tube lines: Northern, Piccadilly, Victoria, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan and Circle

    Buses: 10 (24hr), 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214 (24hr), 259, 390 (24hr), 476

    Night buses: 10, 214, 390, N63, N73, N91, N205

Venue capacity 800 people for a live stage event and 1145 people for a club night or full venue hire.

Benefits of hosting your event at Scala

– Three bars, two dance floors and a large stage for live performances.
– Ticket sales and promotion for your event on DICE, the multi-award-winning live music and event discovery and ticketing platform.
– Free promotion of your event on Scala’s monthly leaflet and web site.
– Late licensing – 6am music and dance licence – 5am drink licence.
– Event management available.
– Access to expert in-house sound and lighting technicians.
– A combination of Martin Audio and Funktion 1 sound systems.
– Two dressing rooms.
– In house barrier for stage performances if required.
– Kings Cross is London’s best location for public transport. There are 6 underground lines, 10 bus routes and 2 national rail stations plus the international Eurostar Terminal. These are all within 10 minutes walk away.
– Great selection of local hotels from budget to the beautiful St Pancras Hotel.

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 BarFoyer 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.

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.

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.

Cloakroom

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

Our cash dispensing machine is on the first floor on the main entrance stairwell just outside the foyer bar.
Toilets

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)

Smoking 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.

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 long grey staircase to the courtyard.

Accessibility

Scala is a very old building. One of the biggest challenges for those with mobility problems is the various levels throughout the building. 

Scala is in fact the latin word for stairs.

All stairs have sturdy handrails. There are three steps into reception, 37 steps to the foyer bar, 14 steps to the main arena (54 total), 24 steps from the foyer bar to the toilets (64 total) and a further 23 steps to the balcony bar (87 total).

If you need some help with access our team are on hand. Please contact our events co-ordinator in at least two days in advance and let us know. We may ask you to arrive ten minutes before doors open so you can enter in advance.
Companion Admission

First buy your ticket for the event. Then contact our events co-ordinator, ideally at least 2 days in advance to tell us that you wish to bring a companion to help with mobility. We’ll put your companion on the guest list so they won’t need an advance ticket.
Wheelchair Users

Unfortunately there is no lift at Scala. We are happy to manually lift wheelchair users, although its worth mentioning that carrying heavy duty electric wheelchairs may not be possible for health and safety reasons.

We ask that you arrive ten minutes before doors open and make yourself known to our security staff, ready for advanced entry. The venue manager will offer you a suitable area with a good view of the stage. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us and ask. We’d like to help.

Contact us on 020 7833 2022 or send a message to our events co-ordinator

Accessibility & Toilets

The toilets cubicles unfortunately aren’t wheelchair accessible however our staff are available for assistance in getting into and out of a cubicle if needed. Again just let us know.