Isaac Nicol-Smith

Scenic Construction

Student Information


Isaac is a Scottish scenic carpenter, metal worker and occasional prop maker who has a passion for creative problem solving. Before arriving at The Royal Conservatoire, Isaac studied Interior design and furniture making at Edinburgh College, whilst also working professionally as a chef. A lifelong love of film and a fascination with the art departments that make them led Isaac to apply to the Conservatoire to take his first steps down the path into that industry. Credits include Il Trittico (Scottish Opera) 2023, Flight (RCS) 2022, and Sweeney Todd (RCS) 2022.



  • Carpentry, including Framing, timber machining, Carcass Making, 3rd Fix, and theatre specific construction
  • Steel Fabrication and Welding
  • Traditional Technical Drawing 

Work Experience:

RCS Experience

Scenic carpenter/Fabricator, Russian Triple Bill

Scenic carpenter/Fabricator, Merrily We Roll Along

Scenic Carpenter/Fabricator, Takin’ Over The Asylum

Scenic Carpenter, Sweeney Todd

Fabricator, Gloria

Scenic Carpenter,  Flight


Other Work Experience

Exhibition Carpenter, Freelance for V&A Dundee, May-Present 2023

Carpentry As Required,  Marmoset Construction,  April 2023

Carpenter/Fabricator as Required, Il Trittico (Scottish Opera),  January-April 2023

Carpenter as Required, Gilded Balloon,  July-September 2022

Labour/Carpenter as required, Re-Set Scenery,  January 2022- Present



Gianni Schicci for Scottish Opera (Carpenter)


"Dead Land"