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 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 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

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 £6.16 on wages for every £1.00 they invest in equipment... 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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