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Leicester Special event venues
Total meeting space1,584 sq. m
Standing capacity2,000
Seating capacity700
Queen Street
Leicester LE1 1QD
Onsite catering
Outside caterers allowed
Queen Street
Leicester LE1 1QD



  • AV capabilities
  • AV capabilities (Bring your own)
  • Furniture
  • Furniture (Bring your own)
  • Internet access
  • Lighting
  • Lighting (Bring your own)
  • Other decor
  • Space (Private)
  • Table linens
  • Wheelchair accessible


  • Dance floor
  • Loading dock
  • Staging area

Alcohol and catering

  • Alcohol allowed
  • Onsite catering
  • Onsite kitchen
  • Outside caterers allowed

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Meeting Space

Total meeting space1,584 sq. m
Meeting rooms5
Standing capacity2,000
Largest room864 sq. m
Second largest room504 sq. m
Seating capacity700
Space (Private)Available


Distance from airport

  • 61.96 km from venue


  • Complimentary parking
  • Paid parking


Athena, with it's unique design and layout can cater for the largest and smallest events alike. Our capacity ranges from 120 to 1,000 delegates and Athena is one of the largest and most flexible venues in the Midlands. A selection of rooms and flexible layouts are available. 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 or the highest quality sound, Athena offer this and more. 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 banquets, conferences, exhibitions, AGMs, product launches, and dinner dances.

Additional Information

The Midland's most unique venue is the perfect setting for the perfect event Whether it’s an opulent awards ceremony, a conference, a specialist exhibition or festival, concert or show, or an unforgettable wedding, Athena is the perfect backdrop for your event. Athena combines inspiring art deco architecture and state-of-the art technology. Experienced staff will work with you to ensure that all your requirements are met and you can be assured of a professional, slick operation ensuring your event will be a success. Our team are renowned for their flexibility whether it be helping you access our extensive integrated AV equipment or providing exceptional bespoke menus and much more.

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