From Tatters of the King
The Scala is an old and gloomy theatre, its red-painted walls still illuminated (in 1928) by gas lamps. On the night of the 17th of October 1928, only the first few rows are filled and the lights in the dress-circle are unlit, creating a cavernous void above the patrons.
The Scala refuses to continue to host performances of Carcosa, or The Queen and the Stranger after the first performance ends in a near riot.
The Scala frequently hosts amateur productions and earlier in 1928 was the venue for the first national drama festival of the Women's Institute.
See the Scala here