Terms of Use

Access to and use of this site is provided by the Almeida Theatre Company Ltd subject to the following terms:



The 'Figures of Speech’ website is owned and operated by the Almeida Theatre Company Ltd. You may use this website for (a) your own personal and non-commercial use or (b) any non-commercial educational use. You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer or sell any content obtained from this website, except for any copying, distribution or reproduction that is strictly necessary for any non-commercial use.

All contents of this website, including the trademarks ‘Almeida Theatre’ and the Almeida Theatre logo, are protected by intellectual property rights and other related rights. No part of this website may be reproduced in any form (electronically or otherwise) without the prior consent of the Almeida Theatre.

You may not alter this website in any way or post onto or transmit to this website any material containing software viruses or files which may damage or disrupt the good working order of computer or telecommunications equipment.

Any comment you post on this website will not be confidential and may be used by the Almeida Theatre for any purpose subject to our privacy policy.

The use of the site by a minor is subject to the consent of their parent or guardian. 

If any part of these terms and conditions are not enforceable, this will not affect the enforceability of any other part.

These terms and conditions are governed by English Law and all disputes will be submitted to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.


Linking to our site

You may link to our website, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.

You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists. You must not establish a link to our site on any website that is not owned by you.

Our site and its content must not be framed on any other site.

If you wish to make any use of content on our site other than that set out above, please contact info@almeida.co.uk


Links to Third Party Sites

This website may contain links to websites operated by third parties. The content and operation of these websites is outside our control and you proceed at your own risk. The Almeida Theatre does not endorse or sponsor, and is not liable for the products, services or content you access through any linked site.



We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it.  Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

Our status (and/or that of any identified contributors/sources) as the authors of content on our site must always be acknowledged.

You must not use any part of the content on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licencors.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our site in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.



We welcome comments on our website and encourage conversation on the topics discussed. We expect users to follow the below standards for each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.



Be polite and act with consideration for other website users of all ages and backgrounds.
Don’t hijack a post to discuss your own personal agenda or promote your own event.
Don’t flag a post or comment because you disagree with someone else.



We are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any commenting service we provide on our site, and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any commenting service by a user in contravention of our terms of use, whether moderated or not.


Comments must:

Be accurate (where they state facts).
Be genuinely held (where they state opinions).
Be relevant to the original post.


Comments must not:

Contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful, inflammatory or defamatory of any person.
Promote sexually explicit material, violence or discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
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Promote any illegal or commercial activity.
Be threatening, abusive or used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.