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 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, fitness studio, and private members club
The heart and soul of London since 1991. Buy tickets online, book a VIP table for any occasion and check listings.
The Ministry is a private members club and shared workspace for creative businesses, featuring private offices, open desks, and a vibrant events programme.
Ministry of Sound Publishing provides a personalised music publishing service to a talented and diverse roster of producers, composers and songwriters.
Previously the club’s hidden booze vault, now our purpose built functional training studio. Ministry of Sound Fitness is where we work as a team and sweat your arse off for results.
From London to New York, Amsterdam to Dubai, and Turkey to Thailand, Ministry of Sound Tours are established in every territory.
Events & Venue Hire
The dedicated events team offers a bespoke service, creating events from conferences to Christmas parties and manages over 170 events within the venue each year.
Record label, radio show, international club sensation. Buy tickets online and check listings for artists & events worldwide.
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