Nightclubs in the UK: Market Research Report

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Nightclubs Market Research Report | SIC I56.301 | Feb 2016

Out of step: The rising costs of alcohol, licensing and security push the industry further into decline

IBISWorld’s Nightclubs market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
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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 extended the licensing hours of other drinking establishments removed the industry's main competitive advantage. This legislation pushed the industry into a long-term decline, which has continued throughout the past five years. Whereas late-night revellers once had to go to nightclubs, they can now stay at a pub or bar and enjoy a wider selection of drinks, cheaper prices and a more relaxed atmosphere.

Operators are increasingly facing common challenges regarding regulation, licensing, planning, business rates and policing. Consequently, nearly half of nightclubs in Britain have shut their doors in the last decade, according to the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR)... purchase to read more

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Nightclubs provide musical entertainment, alcohol and space for dancing. More specific services can include the type of beverages on offer, the theme of a club, the music being played or even special seating arrangements offered to patrons. The main points of difference tend to emerge from a club's theme, which is heavily defined by the type of music it plays. As clubs are seeking to draw in a wider audience and audiences are becoming more particular in their musical tastes, many clubs are catering to different musical interests on different days of the week.


The main source of club revenue is drinks, most of which are alcoholic. Beer and spirit-based mixers are popular choices for those attending nightclubs, but operators usually offer a full range of options... purchase to read more


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What is the Nightclubs Industry?

This 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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