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Nightclubs - UK - May 2016

Published By :

Mintel

Published Date : May 2016

Category :

Lifestyle

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The potential of smartphones within the nightclubs market, in terms of promotion, booking and in-club behaviour, is still underexplored. However, high interest in such features among young club goers suggests the smartphone is set to become a far greater element of nightclub visits in the coming years.

Table of Content

Overview

What you need to know
Covered in this report

Executive Summary

The market
Nightclub admissions and revenue continue to decline
Figure 1: UK nightclub admissions, 2010-20
Figure 2: UK nightclub revenues, 2010-20
Companies and brands
Deltic announces profit in spite of market decline
Figure 3: Leading UK nightclub operators, by number of clubs, April 2016
The consumer
Only 15% visit a nightclub once a month or more
Figure 4: Nightclub visiting habits, March 2016
Many are visiting a bar/pub first
Figure 5: Nightclub behaviour, March 2016
Expense is a major issue
Figure 6: Problems with nightclubs, Any rank, March 2016
Live music attracts visits
Figure 7: Influencing factors, March 2016
Younger clubbers are interested in apps
Figure 8: Attitudes towards nightclubs, March 2016
What we think

Issues and Insights

Nightclubs need greater differentiation
The facts
The implications
The role of nightclub apps is set to expand
The facts
The implications

The Market – What You Need to Know

Nightclub admissions and revenue continue to decline
Nearly half of nightclubs have closed in 10 years
Student numbers declining and fees add extra burden
Consumer financial confidence could give the market a boost
London’s 24-hour Tube system to increase travel opportunities
Regulation challenges nightclub industry
More young teetotallers may cut into key customer base

Market Size and Forecast

Nightclub admissions and revenue continue to decline
Figure 9: UK nightclub admissions, 2010-20
Figure 10: UK nightclub revenues, 2010-20
Forecast methodology

Market Drivers

Nearly half of nightclubs have closed in the past 10 years
Student numbers are declining …
Figure 11: Trends in the number of students at UK higher education establishments, 2005/06-2014/15
and student tuition fees add a further burden
Consumer financial confidence could give market a boost
Figure 12: Trends in how respondents would describe their financial situation, February 2009-February 2016
High competition for leisure time
Figure 13: Leisure activity participation in the past 12 months, August 2015
London’s 24-hour Tube system increases travel options
Greater regulation challenges nightclub industry
Young teetotallers may cut into key customer base

Key Players – What You Need to Know

The Deltic Group announces profits despite market’s problems
Deltic looks to mine data
Novus Leisure also investing in its estate
Secret Cinema launches Secret Nightclub
ShowMango indicates potential for ‘Netflix for Nightclubs’

Market Share

The Deltic Group announces profits despite the market’s problems
Novus Leisure also investing in its estate
Figure 14: Leading UK nightclub operators, by number of clubs, April 2016

Launch Activity and Innovation

New Bar & Beyond format revamps Deltic
Deltic looks to mine data
Special event nights put unique experiences at the forefront
Secret Cinema launches Secret Nightclub
UK’s first ‘soft play nightclub’ night launched
ShowMango indicates potential for ‘Netflix for Nightclubs’
Dating app introduced for nightclubs

The Consumer – What You Need to Know

Only 8% visit a nightclub around once a fortnight or more
Four out of 10 visited a least one bar/pub first
Expense is a major issue
Musical acts are a powerful attraction
People find nightclubs too similar
Apps are appealing to younger clubbers

Nightclub Visiting Habits

Only 15% visit a nightclub once a month or more
Figure 15: Nightclub visiting habits, March 2016
Age a key influencer on visiting habits
Figure 16: Nightclub visiting habits, by age, March 2016

Nightclub Behaviour

Four out of 10 visited a least one bar/pub first
Figure 17: Nightclub behaviour, March 2016
Apps can boost spontaneity and booking
Younger people are more likely to have drinks at home and arrive later
Figure 18: Nightclub behaviour, by age, March 2016

Problems with Nightclubs

Expense is a major issue
Accounting for musical taste is a must
Figure 19: Problems with nightclubs, Any rank, March 2016
Apps can offer reassurance about crowds and queues
Men and women have different concerns
Figure 20: Problems with nightclubs, any rank, by gender, March 2016
Older people are put off by crowds
Figure 21: Issues with nightclubs, any rank, by age, March 2016

Influencing Factors

Musical acts are a big draw
Figure 22: Influencing factors, March 2016
Younger people want discounts
Figure 23: Influencing factors, by age, March 2016
People have limited requests
Figure 24: Repertoire analysis of influencing factors, March 2016

Attitudes towards Nightclubs

Over half prefer concerts/festivals
People find nightclubs too similar
Figure 25: Attitudes towards nightclubs, March 2016
Over a third believe nightclubs are a good place to meet a partner/date
People need better transport
Apps are appealing for younger clubbers
A monthly subscription could work
Figure 26: Attitudes towards nightclubs, agree with statement, by age, March 2016

Appendix – Data Sources, Abbreviations and Supporting Information

Abbreviations
Consumer research methodology

Appendix – Market Size and Forecast

Market Forecasts
Figure 27: UK nightclubs revenue, 2010-20
Figure 28: UK nightclubs admissions, 2010-20
Forecast Methodology

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