Nightclubs in the UK: Market Research Report

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Nightclubs Market Research Report | SIC I56.301 | Jul 2015

Facing the music: Strong competition from pubs and bars continues to plague the industry

The Nightclubs market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
The Luminar Group Limited The Luminar Group Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The music has stopped for many nightclubs during the past five years. Legislation that has extended licensing hours for other drinking establishments and banned smoking indoors has removed the industry's main competitive advantage. Late-night revellers once had to go to nightclubs, but they can now stay at a pub or bar and enjoy a wider selection of drinks, cheaper prices and a more relaxed atmosphere. This has pushed the industry into a long-term decline.

Nightclubs have also come under pressure from the economic downturn, which made clubbing unaffordable for many. On top of this, soaring youth unemployment and rising university tuition fees have hit the industry's core demographic hard... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

Capital intensity measures the relative importance of human labour and capital investment to the operation of a business. IBISWorld uses wages as a proxy for labour and depreciation as a proxy for capital investment. Using this measure, the Nightclubs industry is estimated to have a moderate level of capital intensity. Although employees are vital to serving patrons and maintaining security, equipment is also required to deliver high-quality music, provide appropriate lighting and refrigerate drinks. Overall, the average industry operator is expected to spend £6.83 on wages for every £1.00 they invest in equipment... purchase to read more


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What is the Nightclubs Industry?

The Nightclubs industry covers licensed establishments that sell beverages for consumption on their premises and usually charge a fee for admission. This may come in the form of either an entrance fee or a membership fee. They commonly also provide musical entertainment and dance venues. The industry does not cover public houses, bars, hotels or restaurants.

Industry Products
DrinksClub accessVenue hire
Industry Activities
Operating nightclubsServing alcoholic and non-alcoholic beveragesProviding musical entertainment and access to a dance floorOperating social clubs

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