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Widely recognised as Leicester’s leading Christmas Party venue, Athena provides the ultimate Christmas Party experience under one roof. First launched in 2008, the parties have moved from strength to strength, building an unrivalled reputation.

Originally an giant Odeon cinema, the venue was taken into private ownership in 2006 and developed into it’s current guise as a multi-functional events space. It’s unique make-up has proved irresistible for corporate companies and private parties looking for an exciting and trusted location for their Christmas party!

Each year Leicester’s leading events venue is spectacularly transformed into the city’s most popular Christmas Party destination. Entertaining around 13,000 guests over 22 party nights we offer an experience like no other, treating 700 guests per evening to the night of their lives!

We work with the very best production and lighting companies, set designers and choreographers to produce a range of Christmas Parties now recognised as the very best in the region.

Sat Nav: LE1 1QD

Getting Here

  • By CarEasily accessible from Leicester's road network
  • By Train2 minutes walk from Leicester’s main train station
  • By PlaneEast Midlands Airport only 30 minutes drive away
  • HotelsA large selection of hotels to suite all budgets located next door.
  • ParkingNCP car park and Queen Street car parks next to venue. Some limited free car parking spaces in vicinity of the venue.


  • Ramada Encore

    1 minute walk from the venue  |  0116 366 0150

  • Hotel Ibis

    5 minute walk from the venue  |  0116 248 7200

  • Mercure Leicester

    5 minute walk from the venue  |  0844 815 9012

  • Hotel Maiyango

    8 minute walk from the venue  |  0116 251 8898

  • Holiday Inn Leicester

    10 minute walk from the venue  |  0871 942 9048

  • Travelodge Leicester

    10 minute walk from the venue  |  0871 559 1826