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Address: Athena Events Venue
Queen Street
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Tel: 0116 262 6556 Please tell the venue that you found them on venuefinder.com
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Contacts: Hira Ram
 - Events Manager
Emma Greaves
 - Events Administrator
Delegate Rates:
Daily:   From  £35.95
Rates are exclusive of sales tax (VAT)
Room Hire Rate: From £4500.00
Rates are exclusive of sales tax (VAT)
Member of Associations: Leicester Chamber of Commerce, Meetings Industry Association - (MIA)
Meeting Room
Disabled Access:
Location & Parking: Centrally located within Leicester's Cultural Quarter. Complimentary car parking spaces are available, as well as reduced rates of £8 for at the NCP directly opposite for a discounted 24 hour rate.
Restaurants: We have in-house chefs who can provide freshly prepared, award-winning catering for your event. We also cater for all dietary requirements.
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what our customers say

Kate Magee (Business Development Executive), Finlayson Media Communications
"I think the fact that we chose the Athena to launch the National Dentistry Awards, one of our most prestigious and definitely our largest event in the diary says it all and, as we are celebrating our 3rd consecutive year there this December only hi-lights how pleased we are with the excellent customer service, the organisation at the venue and the execution of the event itself. A stunning venue with great staff that I would recommend whole-heartedly!"
Costa Philippou (Business Development Manager), Medi-Link East Midlands
"The Athena was a great venue for our annual event. What made it outstanding for us was the service that the staff provided during the planning and execution phases. Not only did they assist us with advice and suggestions, but also applied all their resources to ensuring that the event ran smoothly. Great venue...fantastic staff!"
Fay Richards (Project Manager), Mortgage Advice Bureau
"The staff could not have been more helpful, with most of them dressing up in costume to match the theme of the night and each member, from the chefs to the bar staff, was extremely accommodating and supportive to each and every person in the 500-strong attendance.
The night ran smoothly without any problems thanks to the professionalism of the staff and, for the first time ever, we are already planning for our return next year!"
Leah Shafik (Bid Manager), Interserve
"The Athena has been the only venue we have considered for our Annual Charity Ball. The staff are fantastic, the management always very keen to help and make sure the event is run smoothly and the food is top class! Our organization now considers the Athena as their only Midlands based venue to use for any large events"
Iain Patton (Chief Executive), EAUC
"The Athena was an excellent venue to showcase all the sustainability initiatives being undertaken by the
tertiary education sector... The food on the night was outstanding and we have received a lot of praise
from guests – especially those with dietary needs - with one saying it is the “best food they have ever
eaten at an Awards Ceremony”
! It was a pleasure to work with a team who “get it” and helped us offer a
locally sourced, sustainable menu and delivered a high quality dinner on the night – thank you."


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As a landmark building situated within the cultural quarter of the city centre, Athena combines original features like exceptional acoustic insulation with state of the art technology, to provide a completely unique and ideal venue for award ceremonies, conferences, product launches, exhibitions, and more. Capacity from 120-1200 delegates.


Originally designed 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 2000 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, to provide an ideal venue for banquets, award ceremonies, conferences, weddings and social events. Centrally located within reach of all major road, rail and air networks, Athena boasts a capacity of over 1000 guests, making the facility amongst the largest in the Midlands.



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