The Mangueira Ball
Scala Rio Nightclub: Avenida Treze de Maio 23, Centro
About the Mangueira Ball
Kicking off the series of Scala Balls, the Mangueira Ball is a celebration dedicated to one of the oldest Samba Schools in Rio de Janeiro, GRES Mangueira. The party is set to the rhythm of the legendary school’s traditional beat, and features live performances by Mangueira’s top-notch samba dancers and drummers. Also in attendance will be other members of GRES Mangueira, annual favorites to win the entire Carnival competition. As an institution in Rio Carnival history, the Mangueira Ball attracts the school’s loyal followers, which includes many celebrities. The crowd becomes intoxicated by the enthralling music and agile dancers, putting you up-close and personal to members of Rio de Janeiro’s most prestigious Samba School. The colors of Mangueira are pink and green, so be sure to incorporate those colors into your outfit or costume! Book your Mangueira Ball Tickets today on RioCarnival.net!
The Mangueira Samba School
Estação Primeira de Mangueira is the oldest and one of the most famous of Rio de Janiero’s existing Samba Schools. Its colors being pink and green, Mangueira has a reputation for being the most colorful Samba School and is always a crowd favorite. Known for its traditional samba performances with a modern flair, Mangueira boasts some of the most beautiful women and entrancing music, making it one of the most talented and well-respected Samba Schools in Rio, garnering the support of many celebrities including international film star Vincent Cassell.
Rio Scala Nightclub
For over 40 years, Rio de Janeiro’s Scala Nightclub has hosted Rio Carnival’s annual Scala Balls. A significantly more affordable option when compared to the exclusive Copacabana Magic Ball, the nightly Scala Rio Balls refer to a series of six of Rio Carnival’s most famous themed dance parties, including the Bola Preta Ball, the Scala Gay Ball, the Beer Ball, and the Marvelous City Ball.
The Scala nightclub is a symbol of Carnival in Rio. The club moved from Leblon to downtown Rio in 2011, and is currently located right next door to the Municipal Theater in Cinelandia. With the switch to its current location, the new Scala nightclub increased significantly in size and now occupies a 3,000 square meters (3/4 of an acre) facility offering 3 ballrooms with a maximum capacity of 2,000 people. At the Scala Balls there will be multiple bars offering drinks and food.
Scala Balls offer two types of tickets: Standing and VIP. Standing tickets offer you access to the bars and dance floors, whereas VIP tickets include unlimited drinks from the bar (whiskey not included) and a buffet of sushi, fresh fruit, and other snacks. You can take a taxi or the subway to the Scala Balls, as it is conveniently located less than 100 meters away from the Cinelandia metro station.
Also available in: Portuguese (Brazil)