Nightclubs in the UK: Market Research Report

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

Last dance: Nightclubs continue to face competition from late-night bars and cheap supermarket alcohol

IBISWorld’s Nightclubs market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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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 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.

According to the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR), nearly half of nightclubs in Britain have shut their doors in the last decade, owing to later pub opening hours, the smoking ban and high student tuition fees... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

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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