For over two decades, Ministry of Sound has created the moments that people live for. In 1991 you had to be here to experience the euphoria - today whether you're listening, watching or reading anything Ministry of Sound, there is still only one rule: the music comes first.
Opening on 21st September 1991 and inspired by New York’s Paradise Garage, Ministry of Sound was the UK’s first nightclub dedicated to house music. The site was a derelict bus garage in a part of South London considered more infamous than famous.
On the opening night there was no alcohol, three flashing lights, moody security and unless you knew the names of at least a half-dozen Chicago DJs, you were unlikely to get past the legendary ‘pickers’. These strict club custodians were responsible for ensuring only the best mix of party people would pass the prison-like gates.
Despite the lack of booze and the fearsome location, people arrived in droves. Within a matter of weeks, word had spread that something special had landed smack in the middle of SE1 and London’s nightlife would never be the same again....
Ministry of Sound Group
We are a multimedia entertainment business based in London with a nightclub, worldwide events operation, music publishing business and fitness studio
Ministry of Sound Club
The heart and soul of London since 1991
Ministry of Sound Tours
From London to New York, Amsterdam to Dubai, and Turkey to Thailand, we are established in every territory
Ministry does Fitness
The Arches is where Ministry does Fitness. Come and be good, to be bad
We provide a personalised music publishing service to a talented and diverse roster of producers, composers and songwriters
Our dedicated in-house events team will realize your vision and curate a premium experience for your guests
Record label, radio show, international club sensation and more
Ministry of Sound Recordings
Owned and managed by Sony Music UK. Ministry of Sound Recordings is the world’s largest dance music recording businesses, with cumulative album sales in excess of 70 million, including 40 UK No. 1 albums and 21 UK No. 1 singles.
The label's current roster of artists includes BRIT-nominated London Grammar, DJ Fresh and Sigala, as well as exciting new artists such as Jodie Abacus, Louis Berry and Moss Kena
Responsible for approximately one in every six compilation albums sold in the UK, having developed numberous brands including The Annual, Dance Nation, Trance Nation and Clubbers' Guide
Whether you’re after the latest club smashes, classic dance anthems or something to help you wind down after that big night out – we’ve got a playlist to suit your every musical need
As pioneers of dance, whether it's the music or culture variety, we're keener than ever to preach our dance music mantra across the planet. We are the heartbeat for a generation of clubbers and music fans, spanning continents and genres