Athena Leicester Conferencing and Banqueting
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Room Layouts

Our facilities and the flexibility of our building mean Athena is ideal for dinners, conferences, weddings, concerts, festivals and virtually any other event you can think of.

Flexible to your requirements

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 exhibitions, concerts or festivals.

Experienced, award-winning staff will work with you to ensure all your requirements are met, and you can be assured of a professional, slick operation ensuring your event will be a success.

Layouts can be tailored to your specific requirements, providing you with a bespoke event no matter how large or small.

The Foyer

The Foyer

A stunning reception, ideal for meeting and greeting your guests. A large bar and cloakroom facilities are available along with a plasma screen capable of displaying images of your event. The decor includes a spectacular chandelier and chrome doors leading into The Cinema Suite.

The Foyer

A stunning reception, ideal for meeting and greeting your guests. A large bar and cloakroom facilities are available along with a plasma screen capable of displaying images of your event. The decor includes a spectacular chandelier and chrome doors leading into The Cinema Suite.

The Cinema Suite

The Cinema Suite

A unique hall capable of seating up to 1000 guests ideal for banquets, conferences, exhibitions, presentations, award ceremonies, and dinner dances. The Cinema Suite is a tiered suite and includes a large stage, dance floor, large bar, an Ethos 1 Prologic Sound System, a 10m x 5m Cinema Screen capable of projecting an array of images, a fully equipped lighting rig and system, and wireless data connection facility throughout.

The Cinema Suite

A unique hall capable of seating up to 1000 guests ideal for banquets, conferences, exhibitions, presentations, award ceremonies, and dinner dances. The Cinema Suite is a tiered suite and includes a large stage, dance floor, large bar, an Ethos 1 Prologic Sound System, a 10m x 5m Cinema Screen capable of projecting an array of images, a fully equipped lighting rig and system, and wireless data connection facility throughout.

The Gallery

The Gallery

The Gallery is tiered and can seat up to 400 guests. Benefiting from a bar, two 10ft x 10ft projector screens, and a ceiling multi-colourwash facility. The Gallery over looks the stage and can be used in conjunction with The Cinema Suite, making it ideal for larger banquets, award ceremonies, presentations and dinner dances. It can also be prepared prior to conferences as a unique dining area to move into for luncheon.

The Gallery

The Gallery is tiered and can seat up to 400 guests. Benefiting from a bar, two 10ft x 10ft projector screens, and a ceiling multi-colourwash facility. The Gallery over looks the stage and can be used in conjunction with The Cinema Suite, making it ideal for larger banquets, award ceremonies, presentations and dinner dances. It can also be prepared prior to conferences as a unique dining area to move into for luncheon.

The Deco Lounge

The Deco Lounge

A versatile suite, ideal for use in conjunction with The Cinema Suite and The Gallery as a break-out room or as a drinks reception. The Deco Lounge can also be used alongside The CityView Lounge or in isolation for smaller events. The lounge benefits from a dual aspect bar, a plasma screen capable of projecting an array of images, and wireless data connection.

The Deco Lounge

A versatile suite, ideal for use in conjunction with The Cinema Suite and The Gallery as a break-out room or as a drinks reception. The Deco Lounge can also be used alongside The CityView Lounge or in isolation for smaller events. The lounge benefits from a dual aspect bar, a plasma screen capable of projecting an array of images, and wireless data connection.

The City View Lounge

The City View Lounge

A truly unique, versatile lounge with ample natural daylight. Benefiting from outstanding views through the city centre. The City View Lounge can be used in conjunction with The Cinema Suite and The Gallery as a break-out room or can also be used as a suite for smaller events.

The City View Lounge

A truly unique, versatile lounge with ample natural daylight. Benefiting from outstanding views through the city centre. The City View Lounge can be used in conjunction with The Cinema Suite and The Gallery as a break-out room or can also be used as a suite for smaller events.

Room and Seating Layouts

Room Th.Theatre Standing Ca.Cabaret Ba.Banquet Fl.Floor Dim.Dimensions
Cinema Suite 1000 1300 450 700 G 30.0m x 28.8m
Deco Lounge 200 60 - - G 16.5m x 6.8m
City View Lounge 50 40 25 40 1st 10.0m x 10.4m
Gallery 200 600 250 250 2nd 22.1m x 22.8m

 

Please note the Gallery (balcony) space can be used in conjunction with the cinema suite, as it oversees the stage. This will allow additional capacity if required.

All the spaces benefit from no fixed seating so the layouts can be flexible and adjusted to individual requirements, including using a mixture of tables and formations.

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