We're celebrating 40 years of the Barbican, as we look back at the RSC productions that have graced their stage in London.

The Barbican in London celebrates its 40th birthday this weekend with a series of events and exhibitions showcasing the capital and its vibrant creative communities.

Construction started in the 1960s, with the striking brutalist building completed in 1982. RSC shows were a fixture at the theatre from the very beginning, starting with Trevor Nunn's Henry IV Parts I and II. Patrick Stewart played the title role with a supporting cast that included Timothy Dalton and Harriet Walter. Some RSC shows have also premiered at the theatre, including the RSC/Cameron Mackintosh production of Les Miserables, which opened at the Barbican in September 1985.

Browse our gallery to see some of the highlights from our 40-year partnership: