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Athena Triumphs at Prestigious National Awards 16/05/2017 Athena awarded Silver for Best UK Awards Venue
The Leicester Curry Awards 06/03/2017 Pukaar News will be hosting their Inaugural black tie Leicester Curry Awards at Athena on April 23rd 2017.
Athena Finalist in Best Awards Venue 03/03/2017 We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted as a finalist in The Awards Awards 2017 for Best Awards Venue
Floyd Mayweather 03/03/2017 On Thursday 2nd March Athena we were the first host venue of 3 date UK ‘Floyd Mayweather’s undefeated tour’.
Green Gown Awards 16/11/2016 The EAUC held the 2016 Green Gown Awards last night at Athena. Over 380 guests descended upon Athena in Leicester’s Cultural Quarter for the first time in the events history.
Leicester Charity Body Building Show 02/11/2016 Leicester Charity Body Building Show was held at Athena for the first time this year.
British Gymnastics National Awards 01/11/2016 On an evening in early October, over 400 inspirational people from all areas of the gymnastics sport descending upon Athena for the 7th British Gymnastics National Awards.
Comic Con 01/08/2016 The first weekend in June once again saw thousands of visitors, big and small descend upon Athena for Comic Con 2016.
Gin Festival 28/07/2016 On the 11thand 12th November the UKs original and biggest Gin Festival will return for its second year to Athena.
National Music Tribute Awards ULL 25/07/2016 In late June Athena played host to the National Music Tribute Awards in association with Champions UK Plc.
Welcome Break BBC Children in Need Fundraiser Ball 03/07/2015 Welcome Break are a proud supporter of BBC Children in Need, each year they throw a massive charity fundraiser in support of this great cause.
Responsible Business Awards 30/06/2015 Hosted in late June, Athena was proud to be a part of the East Midlands Responsible Business Awards for Business in the Community
Thunderbirds Are Go! 12/06/2015 Over the weekend of June 12-14 Athena played host to the second annual Andercon event which showcased the work of Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson
Athena Wins UK Event Award 2014 30/04/2015 It was an incredible honour to be nominated for Large Venue of the Year at the UK Event Awards 2014 in the first place, to win was astonishing and wonderful!
National Fitness Awards 2014 29/04/2015 During our busy Christmas period, the NFAs returned to Athena for their second year, the venue hosted the largest ever crowd for the awards of nearly 800 guests!
Rail Media Exec Most Interesting Awards 2014 28/04/2015 Athena was the ideal venue for an awards gala dinner entitled the Most Interesting Awards! Rail Media hosted their Most Interesting Awards at Athena during the Christmas season for 200 guests
Mortgage Advice Bureau Conference After-Party 27/04/2015 For the second year running Athena has hosted the after-party for Mortgage Advice Bureau’s annual conference at the Curve.
UK Inbound Awards for Excellence 2014 26/04/2015 In early February 2015 Leicester was the host city for the annual UK Inbound Convention which awards and encourages those who work in inbound tourism.
LOROS Charity Fashion Show 25/04/2015 In early March 2015 Athena was the proud host of the 5th Annual LOROS Charity Fashion Show
NSConference 7 10/04/2015 Athena held for the third consecutive year NSConference, a three day conference aimed at providing a sense of community and fostering growth within the independent app development market
Elior Awards for Excellence 2014 14/03/2015 After months of delicate planning, menu planning and food tastings the Elior Awards for Excellence 2014 took place at Athena on Friday March 13th
Interserve Gala Dinner 24/03/2014 The Interserve Employee Foundation Gala was held at Athena for the 2nd consecutive year in March for 500 guests. The event which serves as a fundraiser for the charity raised over £49,000
NSConference 2014 21/03/2014 After a successful first year at Athena in 2013, NSConference decided to once again hold their annual conference for 300 international delegates at Athena
Leicester University Law Society Law Ball 03/03/2014 A fantastic evening was had by all at the Leicester University Law Ball in early March with over 400 guests attending the black tie masquerade
Amateur Swimming Association Awards 10/02/2014 A spectacular evening of dinner, awards and dancing was hosted by the Amateur Swimming Association at Athena for 250 guests in early February.
Mortgage Advice Bureau 03/02/2014 After its day long Annual Conference, Mortgage Advice Bureau chose Athena to host the much anticipated ‘After Show Party’
Sam Bailey 13/12/2013 Athena was proud to present local legend and X-Factor winner Sam Bailey in a hometown concert in December for 1,800 lucky ticket holders.
X-Factor's Sam Bailey at Athena! 10/12/2013 Sam Bailey, the hot favourite for the X-Factor competition, is performing exclusively live at Athena on Wednesday 11th December 2013!
Miss Great Britain 20/11/2013 In November, Athena was host to over 300 guests as 50 finalists competed to be crowned Miss Great Britain!
CBI East Midlands Annual Dinner 03/11/2013 The CBI East Midlands Annual Dinner was held at Athena in October for over 350 guests. The event was the first major regional event that Sir Michael Rake, new president of the CBI spoke at.
NHBC Pride in the Job East Awards 27/10/2013 Athena was happy to host the NHBC Pride in the Job East Awards for the 4th year running on in October for over 600 guests.
The Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Association 20/09/2013 This full day conference was designed to teach and illustrate the proper care for those living with PSP.
British Elbow & Shoulder Society 22/06/2013 In June, Athena welcomed over 450 guests for the British Elbow & Shoulder Society’s Main Event. The conference dinner was held in conjunction with an exhibition.
FSB National Conference 28/05/2013 Athena hosted the FSB National Conference and Dinner and were delighted to welcome it to Leicester for the 1st time in 20 years .
Interserve Gala Dinner 02/05/2013 Athena hosted a lavish Gala Dinner for 400 staff, key suppliers, and customers of Interserve in aid of their inhouse charity Interserve Employee Foundation.
NS Conference 25/04/2013 Athena were delighted to be chosen as the venue for NS conference 2013, bringing 300 delegates from the worldwide app developer community to Leicester.
National Dentistry Awards 15/12/2012 Dentistry Magazine booked Athena to host the Dentistry Awards, the most anticipated award ceremony in the dental calendar!
Health and Fitness Awards 30/11/2012 Over 550 people attended this spectacular evening which in which guests were greeted with the wonder of “Festive and Fabulous”!
Finding Neverland Worldwide Press Launch 21/11/2012 World famous producer, Harvey Weinstein, hosted the Worldwide launch of his latest venture “ Finding Neverland” at Athena
NHBC Awards 08/10/2012 Ticking all their boxes for their ideal venue, NHBC brought their awards dinner for 600 guests to Athena in September.
Miss England 28/06/2012 60 finalists from all over the country came together at Athena over 2 days to compete for the title of Miss England.
Visit England Awards for Excellence 17/05/2012 500 of the cream of England’s tourism sampled the best of English cuisine and toasted success with the finest English wines.
Leicester Business Awards 05/04/2012 500 guests came together at the glamorous awards dinner to celebrate the business achievements in Leicestershire.
O2 Superfan Awards 21/11/2011 Tasked with coming up for something a bit different and special, Athena welcomed O2 for the second time.
Republic Season Launch and Dinner 02/11/2011 Republic launched their new season’s range to their staff during the day and followed this up with a gala dinner at Athena.