Nightclubs in the UK: Market Research Report

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Nightclubs Market Research Report | SIC I56.301 | Apr 2014

Off beat: Industry revenue declines as nightclubs loose out to pubs and bars

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 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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 in public buildings 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.

Nightclubs have also come under pressure from the economic downturn, which has made clubbing unaffordable for many. Those who have continued frequenting nightclubs have chosen to take advantage of cheap supermarket alcohol to pre-drink before leaving home, constraining revenue from drinks sales... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The barriers to entering the Nightclubs industry are relatively low and are simple to overcome. These barriers predominantly involve issuing licences, hiring staff, purchasing or leasing a site, and purchasing or leasing facilities and entertainment-related equipment.

The usual principles apply to the purchase or lease of a venue and equipment and the hiring of staff. An important obstacle faced by participants is licensing the premises. Separate licensing legislation governs England and Wales from Scotland and Northern Ireland. As the system now stands, two licences are required: one for the premises and one personal licence to be held by the venue owner or manager.

Once a premises licence is granted, it is valid for the life of the business... purchase to read more


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What is the Nightclubs Industry?

The Nightclubs industry is comprised of licensed establishments providing dance and musical entertainment services. The industry does not include public houses, bars, hotels and restaurants, which principally serve food and beverages.

Industry Products
Alcoholic beveragesEntry feesNon-alcoholic beveragesOther services
Industry Activities
Operating sound systems and lightingPlaying themed musicSupplying a dance floorSelling alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption

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