Make Theatre
Make Mischief

Professional Theatre Training & Mischief-Making in the East Midlands


We are a professional theatre training company based in the East Midlands, UK.  Our ethos is that theatre-making should be innovative, collaborative, supportive and a little mischievous!  Through our various partnerships and links with industry professionals we offer a range of training courses for students and professionals alike.

Our new conservatoire-style BA (Hons) in Acting for Contemporary Theatre is an intensive 2-year experience in which you join our ensemble to train and collaborate with industry professionals and make your own original works of theatre-mischief. 

RAPSCALLION… a mischievous person

CAGE… a supportive framework to build on

"Now let it work. Mischief thou art afoot, take thou what course thou wilt!"

Our Courses

Higher Education, Short Courses & Workshops

Nonsuch Studios

A Cultural Studio based in Nottingham, UK.

Made up of a collective of international performers, directors, producers and creative individuals they produce amazing experience for audiences, individuals and communities across art forms and means of engagement.

Nonsuch is a meeting point for artists and audiences, individuals and organisations. What unites us all is a love of culture; of getting to know each other, sharing in each others’ lives and exploring what’s possible when we come together. Their work sees them make amazing experiences for audiences, individuals and communities with the aim to make the world a better place.

92 Lower Parliament St,

Student Testimonials

“Having worked and trained with the Rapscallion Cage, I believe their passion for performance and theatre is truly inspiring! This, in addition to their professionalism, knowledge and pure talent makes them one of the best companies I have ever had the good fortune to work with!”
Laura Wheat
“The Rapscallion Cage has been crucial to opening a whole world of possibilities and tools for me as an actor and theatre-maker. If it wasn't for their creative clarity in exploring techniques, innovation, support and skills training, my best work would simply not exist today.”
Tom Lewin
"I've done several productions with Ross and he's one of the best directors I've worked with. He's very patient and has a great eye for detail. Ross is very passionate and always creates a safe environment to work in and with his guidance you can make truly innovative theatre."
Liam Walsh

When you enrol onto one of our courses you also get to join The Nest: our online community and virtual learning environment.  It’s a secure and private space to chat, plan, share and create with your fellow Rapscallions!

The Rapscallion Committee

As a theatre company ensemble, we feel it is important that all members are represented and are able to contribute to the company.  The Rapscallion Committee is an elected group of students and staff that work together to support the whole company in ensuring it meets its aims and always strives to improve.