Stunning art deco architecture and state-of-the-art facilities.

Stunning art deco architecture and state-of-the-art facilities. Stunning art deco architecture and state-of-the-art facilities. Stunning art deco architecture and state-of-the-art facilities. Stunning art deco architecture and state-of-the-art facilities. Stunning art deco architecture and state-of-the-art facilities.

Athena is a truly amazing building, reflecting the quality of your event.

Originally designed in 1936 by Robert Arthur Bullivant as an Odeon Cinema, the venue represented one of the largest, most extravagant buildings within the region comprising of simply one screen seating over 3000 guests. It was then subdivided into 4 screens in the 60s and remained closed throughout much of the 90s.

The building has now been restored to its former glory, and as Athena retains its original art deco splendour, along with its reputation for being the leading venue within the region.

As a landmark building situated within the cultural quarter of the city centre, Athena combines original features such as its exceptional acoustic insulation with state of the art technology, ideal as a dinner venue, conference venue, wedding venue or Asian wedding venue. Centrally located within reach of all major road, rail and air networks, Athena boasts a capacity of over 120 to 1500 guests with free Wifi throughout, making the facility amongst the largest and most flexible in the Midlands.

We now have on-site private parking for 120 cars.

Friendly, experienced staff will work with you to ensure that all your requirements are met, making your event one to remember.

For more information, please call 0116 2626556 or order a free, full colour brochure.

The Venue

Athena is a truly amazing building reflecting the quality of your event.

The Venue
Rooms

A landmark combining original features with the latest technology.

Facilities
Video Tour

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

Video Tour