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 as many as 1,145 people. There are three bars, 2 dance floors and a stage for live performances. There is a cloakroom on the first floor.
Scala is a 3 minute walk from Kings Cross St Pancras Rail Station. Turn left out of the station and on to Pentonville Road.
Scala is a 3 minute walk from Kings Cross Underground Station. Underground lines at this station include Piccadilly, Northern, Victoria, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan and Circle lines.
Buses that run along Pentonville Road include 30, 73, 214. Additional buses that stop at Kings Cross Station include 10, 17, 45, 46, 63, 91, 259
The Scala is an old building with many access problems. We are aware of these problems and hope to improve the building in the future. The main issue for those with mobility problems is the various levels throughout the building.
All stairs have sturdy handrails. There are 3 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). With prior notice we can arrange for our staff to help those people with mobility problems as much as is possible.
There is no lift but we are happy to manually lift wheelchair users. If possible please arrive 5 minutes before doors open and make yourself known to our security staff for advanced entry. The upper side balcony is a good position to watch live shows. Your view may partially be obstructed by the balcony railings.
We are happy to provide you with further information to allow you to make informed a decision prior to your visit. Scala can also provide information on the venue in large type or on tape.