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Nightclubs in the UK: Market Research Report

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Nightclubs Market Research Report | SIC I56.301 | Feb 2017

Last call: Patrons are going to pubs with extended opening hours instead of nightclubs

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.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
The Luminar Group Limited The Luminar Group Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£2bn
Annual Growth 12-17
-8.7%
Annual Growth 17-22
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Profit
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Employment
79,948
Businesses
7,263
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Firms have struggled to respond to challenges in the form of new regulation and licensing
  • Many supermarkets hold 24-hour licences, directly competing with operators
  • The introduction of the Night Tube in August 2016 is expected to support operators based in London
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The music stopped for many nightclubs over the past five years due to legislation that extended the licensing hours of other drinking establishments. Nightclubs have lost their competitive advantage because late-night revellers can now stay in pubs or bars with a wider selections of drinks, lower prices and a more relaxed atmospheres. As a result, the industry has entered into a long-term decline.

Approximately one-quarter of nightclubs have closed in the past decade as operators have struggled to respond to new challenges from regulation, licensing, planning, business rates and policing. Many consumers purchase cheap supermarket alcohol to drink before going out rather than buying more expensive drinks in establishments, constraining industry revenue... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The industry has performed poorly over the past five years. Regulatory changes introduced in the 2000s allowed pubs and bars to operate beyond 11.00 pm, thereby removing nightclubs’ monopoly on late-night drinking. Changes in drinking habits and supermarket discounts on alcohol have led to patrons spending less time in clubs and purchasing fewer drinks. Increasing university tuition fees have encouraged students to be more guarded with discretionary spending, threatening industry revenue. However, this has been offset by a decrease in the rate of youth unemployment as young people tend to spend more on nights out.

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Additional Insights for the Nightclubs Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Nightclubs Industry are

  • Having a high profile in the market
  • Development of new products
  • Must have licence
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from pubs and bars and trade alcohol prices in the Nightclubs industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more

     


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    What is the Nightclubs Industry?

    This industry covers licensed establishments that sell beverages for on-site consumption and usually charge a fee for admission. This may come in the form of an entrance fee or a membership fee. They commonly provide musical entertainment and dance venues. The industry does not include 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


    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from pubs and bars
  • trade alcohol prices
  • Real household disposable income
  • Youth unemployment rate
  • Population aged 16 to 25 years
  • Current Performance
  • Late-night competition
  • On a budget
  • Retail competition
  • Changing tastes
  • Regulating crime and disorder
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Late nights in London
  • Changing youth culture
  • Expanding operations
  • Changing reputations
  • Table: Nightclubs Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Nightclubs Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Alcoholic Beverage Wholesaling
  • Audio & Video Equipment Retailers
  • Furniture, Carpet & Lighting Wholesaling
  • Sound Recording & Music Publishing
  • Products & Services
  • Drinks
  • Club access
  • Venue hire
  • Other
  • Chart: Nightclubs Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • People aged between 18 and 24
  • People aged between 25 and 34
  • People aged between 35 and 55
  • People aged 55 and over
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Nightclubs Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Nightclubs
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Nightclubs Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    The Deltic Group Ltd
  • Table: The Deltic Group Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Nightclubs Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Nightclubs Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Off-Licence
  • Term used for a shop licensed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption off the premises.
  • On-Licence
  • This allows a club to supply alcohol for consumption on-site.
  • Pre-Drink
  • The practice of drinking before attending nightclubs so as to cut down on drink purchases at the venue.
  • Social Club
  • A venue that provides a location for members to meet for social gatherings. Membership fees are charged but many offer drinks, event space and sports facilities at reduced prices for members.

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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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