Athena, Leicester

Christmas party world at Athena, Leicester's most popular Christmas party venue


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.



Getting Here

By Car
Easily accessible from Leicester’s road network

By Train
2 minutes walk from Leicester’s main train station

By Plane
East Midlands Airport only 30 minutes drive away

A large selection of hotels to suite all budgets located next door.

NCP 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