Athena Leicester Conferencing and Banqueting
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Welcome to Athena

We are the Midlands’ most unique venue, and the perfect setting for the perfect event.

Whether your event is an opulent awards ceremony, a conference, a specialist exhibition, festival, concert, show, or an unforgettable wedding, Athena is the perfect backdrop for your event.

Athena combines inspiring art deco architecture and state-of-the art technology to create a one-of-a kind atmosphere for your event. Experienced staff will work with you to ensure that all of your requirements are met, ensuring you have a slick and professional operation, and ultimately a successful event

Our team are renowned for their flexibility, whether this involves helping you to access our extensive integrated AV equipment, providing exceptional bespoke menus, or much more.

  • Dinners

    Our award-winning venue is perfect for your all of your awards, balls, proms, celebrations and gala dinners.

  • Conferences

    With state-of-the-art facilities and capacity for small or large events, Athena is Leicester's foremost conference venue.

  • Exhibitions & Festivals

    With over 1500 sqm of space and a city centre location, Athena offers a genuinely unique space for your exhibition or festival

    Exhibitions & Festivals
  • Concerts

    Extensive sound, lighting and AV is included as standard in our room hire with flexible seating for 1000+ guests.

  • Weddings

    Make your special day truly special by holding it at Leicester's most unique wedding venue.

  • Balls & Proms

    With our sweeping 1920s architecture, you can relive the golden age of cinema with a glitzy, ritzy ball at Athena.

    Balls & Proms
  • Sporting Events

    Soak up the atmosphere and adrenaline at the sporting capital of England’s most unique venue.

    Sporting Events
  • Christmas

    Fabulous entertainment and a superb dinner - welcome to the best Christmas Party in Leicester at Athena!

  • Shows

    With a completely flexible venue and unique architecture, Athena is the perfect venue for a dazzling show


Explore the Venue

Take a video tour around Athena and get a taste of our exciting venue.

Our 3D video tour of Athena is an experience in itself, but not as good as the experience your guests will have when holding your event with us!

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