Sheffield’s Night Kitchen social enterprise nightclub to close down

Alternative Sheffield night club, The Night Kitchen, has announced that after four years it will finally close its doors to ravers following a farewell send-off this summer.

The ‘warehouse project’ style club, formerly known as the Dirty Little Secret club, set up shop in a disused cutlery factory in the Shalesmoor area of the city four years ago.

It has since played host to a variety of artists including house legend Jackmaster and has been a firm fixture on the fringe scene at Tramlines festival, but owners have announced plans to leave the venue to make way for the re-development of the Shalesmoor area.

The TNK team often collaborated with grime night Gold Teeth.

The project was a collaboration between the Creative Arts Development Space (CADS) team and Party for The People, a social enterprise group who raise money for local charities and social projects through online ticket sales and events and received national lottery funding.

The Night Kitchen (TNK) project was part of wider moves to regenerate disused spaces through social enterprise and to celebrate Sheffield’s connection to its manufacturing past.

DJs from across Britain have served up beats at The Night Kitchen

The TNK team issued a statement on their Facebook page. They said: “To all our loyal ravers, artists, promoters, supporters and family, today is a sad day.

“It’s a sad day as we must announce that after summer we will be putting our cooking utensils down, turning off the ovens and closing the kitchen for good.

“We have worked very closely with our landlord over the years and always knew that one day we would have to make way for the redevelopment of the area.”

Tickets for the closing party on the 10th June have already sold out and the closing party is set to celebrate the quirky kitchen in all its alternative glory.