Athena Leicester Conferencing and Banqueting
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Athena is the Midlands' conference venue with a twist

Available for large scale conferences, open space meetings, and product launches, Athena is an inspired choice for companies looking to escape the humdrum of the boardroom or conference room.

Our state of the art AV and presentation technology, dedicated leased fibre connectivity, unique and flexible space, alongside our award winning catering will make sure that your conference delegates will be truly engaged and ready to be well informed.

A truly flexible conference space

Our facilities are a change from the usual stark, plain and drab business conference venues and offer a unique setting for your conference, AGM or product launch. Watch our Video Tour for a flavour of the conference venue.

We can cater for small groups and large delegations alike, and our superb conference set-up means that your delegates will be ready to be engaged and well-informed.

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Antique splendour, modern technology

Although our building was designed in the 1930s with all the art deco splendour you could wish for, our technology is state-of-the-art and whether you need presentation equipment, lighting, Wifi or the highest quality sound, a conference at Athena offers this and more.

We now also have on-site private parking for 120 cars, making getting to and from your event quick and easy.

Everything you need in a venue

  • Flexible layout
  • State-of-the-art AV spec with in-house technical support
  • Experienced events team
  • Exquisite award-winning catering
  • Uninterrupted views to the stage
  • Capacity from 120 - 900
  • Multiple zoning within the venue
  • 100Mb dedicated fibre leased line
  • City centre location with easy transport links
  • 120 car parking spaces

A menu to savour and remember

Whether you would like a quick-serve grab-and-go lunch or an elaborate buffet for your delegates, Athena boast an award-winning in-house catering service. You can download our sample buffet menu or banqueting menu or contact us for more information.

Some satisfied customers...

  • O2 Telefonica
  • Daimler Chrysler
  • NHBC
  • RICS
  • Halfords
  • British Gas
  • Severn Trent Water
  • Sport England
  • East Midlands Trains
  • British Precast Concrete


We understand that with an important event comes a lot of questions. You can either contact us directly with your queries or take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions.

  • Can I view Athena?

    To truly experience the splendour of the venue, we would strongly recommend viewing. All to do is call the office on 0116 2626556 or email and one of our team will book you in for an appointment.

  • Do you have AV on site?

    We have an extensive AV in-house system.  We are constantly updating our technology so please contact us for our latest specification.

  • Can we bring our own AV?

    Yes you can bring in external equipment.

  • Do you have on site catering?

    Yes, we have an experienced and award-winning team of talented in-house chefs who love nothing more than delivering fresh and flavoursome food. Our team will cater for all of your guests including allergies and dietary requirements.

  • Can I get WiFi at the venue?

    Yes, our venue is equipped with super-fast complimentary fibre WiFi.

  • What are the floor plans & dimensions of rooms?

    Please click here for our floorplans.

  • Can I provisionally book the venue?

    We understand that there is a lot to coordinate before you can confirm the venue, so feel free to call or email us to provisionally hold a date whilst you make arrangements.

  • How do I confirm my booking?

    To confirm the date, we require a signed contract and deposit as agreed in the contract. Flexible payment terms can be agreed on request.

  • Can we set up the day before the event?

    If you would like to use the day prior to your event, this would require a booking and an additional cost.

  • Do you have accommodation on site?

    No, we do not have on site accommodation, however we do have multiple hotels within walking distance of the venue. Please contact us for a list if required.

  • Can I park at Athena?

    Yes, Athena has a surface car park located onsite on Queen Street (LE1 1QD).  Additional spaces are available in the NCP car park on Rutland Street (LE1 1TQ), located directly opposite the venue, and tickets for this car park can be validated within the venue for £8 for 24hrs of parking.

  • Are there cloakroom facilities available?

    Yes cloakroom facilities are available at the venue, this is free of charge.

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