Publicity Photography (use by accredited media only for editorial purposes)

1.            This service is operated by The Royal Shakespeare Company (the “RSC” or “we”).

2.            These terms and conditions (the “Terms”) are supplemental to the terms and conditions  applicable to The Terms apply only to the service we provide via this section of our website whereby members of the accredited media may download imagery for editorial use only (the “Service”), subject to the following terms and conditions.  In the event of any discrepancy between the Terms and our general terms and conditions , the Terms will prevail.

3.            Only members of the accredited media who have completed the online registration process  may use the Service.  By completing the registration process, you confirm that you are eligible to use the Service and that you agree to the Terms.

4.            You confirm that all information you supply to us is true and accurate and you agree to notify us promptly if you cease to be a member of the accredited media or if any other information you have provided to us changes.  We will use this information in accordance with our privacy policy  in order to verify your identity and to administer the Service.

5.            Your log in details and password are personal to you and you will not transfer them or share them with any other person.  You will notify us of any unauthorised use of your log in details as soon as you become aware of such use and you will be liable for any such use until you have so notified us.

6.            We may suspend or terminate your access to the Service without notice to you if we have reasonable cause to believe that you have breached  or may breach any of the Terms,  if we are unable to verify your registration details or if we become aware that you have ceased to  be a member of the accredited media,

7.            You acknowledge that the copyright in all photography, other imagery, text or other Content in the Service (the “Content”) is the property of the RSC or its licensors.

8.            Your right to access the Service and use the Content will continue only for so long as you remain a member of the accredited media.

9.            You may use the Content free of charge only for editorial purposes in accredited editorial media (print, online and/or broadcast) for the duration of the production to which the Content relates in direct connection with editorial, features, reviews and/or listings relating to the production in question. 

10.          The rights granted to you to use the Content are non-exclusive and you will not obtain any rights in the Content other than the right to use the Content strictly in accordance with these Terms.

11.          You will not use the Content except in accordance with the Terms.

12.          If you are unsure whether you are authorised to use the Content or have a query about a proposed usage or any other query about the Service, please contact the RSC’s Press Office on

13.          You will not edit, adapt or modify the Content in any way except to the extent reasonably necessary to fit the formatting requirements of any website.

14.          You will not store the Content except as required to facilitate your use of the Content in accordance with paragraph 9 above.

15.          You will comply with any additional usage restrictions that are referred to in the Service or otherwise notified to you.

16.          You will credit the Content in the following form: Name of photographer/ RSC or as otherwise reasonably required by the RSC.

17.          You will ensure that to the extent reasonably practicable the quality of the Content as reproduced by you is consistent with the quality of the Content as it appears in the Service.

18.          While we make every effort to ensure the availability of the Service, we do not warrant the availability of the Service or the Content or that the Service will be error free.

19.          The Service is provided to you free of charge and we do not accept any liability (whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise) for your use of the Service or the Content to the fullest extent permissible by law.

20.          You will indemnify the RSC and its officers and employees against any loss, claim or expense (including legal fees) incurred as a result of your breach of these terms and conditions.

21.          The terms are governed by English law and any disputes shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

About the RSC

The Royal Shakespeare Company is incorporated by Royal Charter and registered in England and Wales as a charity under no. 212481.

Our main trading address is Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Waterside, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6BB and our VAT number is 272 7058 51. If you have any concerns about material which appears on our website please contact

Last updated:  October 2013