Athena, Leicester



Widely recognised as the UK’s leading and most dynamic events venue, Athena provides a truly unique backdrop to our world-class Christmas parties.

  • Centrally located
  • A range of hotels within walking distance
  • Taxi pick up / drop off point
  • 2 minute walk from the train station
  • Parking next to the venue
  • Free cloakroom

We can’t stop talking about the whole night. The whole evening was well planned; the service, the food and the entertainment was amazing.

Sarah Nuttall  - Balfour Beatty Rail



Each year Leicester’s leading events venue is spectacularly transformed into the city’s most popular Christmas Party destination. Entertaining around 14,000 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

Fantastic night, well organised – we’ll be back again!

Shelley Brown  - Yell Group

Frequently Asked Questions

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Where can I park my car?

The NCP car park is located on Halford Street. Your ticket can be validated in the foyer at Athena for a special rate of £7.00 for 24 hours of car parking. You must bring your NCP ticket with you to the venue.

Can I leave my car over night?

Cars can be left overnight at the owner’s risk.

Is there somewhere I can leave my belongings?

There will be a fully staffed cloakroom for guests to leave any belongings free of charge. You will be provided with a ticket which must be presented when collecting your items. Please note we cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage of items left in the cloakroom.

How will I be seated?

Our round tables seat between 8-12 people. Larger numbers are split over tables located directly next to each other.