About Xerxes

Nicholas Hytner's iconic production of Handel's comic masterpiece returns to the London stage. Mixing humour, sexuality and seething emotions with dazzling music and soaring singing , Xerxes is an enthralling night of fun, joy and biting social satire. Spectacularly evoking Vauxhall's pleasure gardens of the eighteenth centruy, this Olivier Award winning production centres on the rivalry between Xerxes and his brother Arsamenes for the love of the same women. 

Xerxes Performance Dates & Times

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Important Information

Please Note: no view of surtitles from Row H in the Dress Circle and Rows K + L in the Upper Circle.

Xerxes is sung and surtitled in English. 

London Coliseum

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Where is Xerxes?

St Martin's Lane London WC2N 4ES
  • Nearest Bus stop: 24, 29, 176 / 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139
  • Parking: Q-Park: Chinatown (5mins) / Other: St Martin's Lane Hotel (1min)
  • Nearest Night Bus: 24, 176, N5, N20, N29, N41, N279 / 6, 23, 139, N9, N15, N11, N13, N21, N26, N44, N47, N87, N89, N91, N155, N343, N551
  • Nearest Tube: Piccadilly, Northern
  • Directions:

    (3mins) Take Cranbourn Street until St Martin’s Lane, where you head right until you reach the theatre.

  • Nearest Station: Charing Cross


  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible