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DID YOU KNOW? J&C Joel’s Case Studies

  • Bonus Arena, Hull

    J&C Joel was proud to be appointed by BAM Construction to supply and install a number of their drapery and stage engineering services to the arena. Bonus Arena is a state of the art, music and events complex in Hull, with a capacity of up to 3,500 people. The arena is used for conferences, exhibitions, trade tours, major touring concerts, …

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  • Africa Hall, Sharjah

    J&C Joel was proud to provide their stage engineering and drapery services at Africa Hall, Sharjah. Sharjah’s newly built Africa Hall serves as a venue for conferences, lectures, film screenings and stage plays related to activities of the ‘Africa Institute’, as well as, providing a meeting place for the larger community of Sharjah and the UAE. J&C Joel began by …

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  • Solstice Arts Centre, Ireland

    J&C Joel installed pilewind winch units, rigging equipment and stage dressings within the main auditorium of the Solstice Arts Centre in Navan, County Meath, the Republic of Ireland. Solstice Arts Centre was the county’s first major cultural centre and one of the most important of its kind outside Dublin. Within the overstage area of the 320-seat auditorium 18 single speed …

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  • The Whitworth, Manchester

    J&C Joel was proud to be the drapery provider for the Whitworth, The University of Manchester. The Whitworth, founded in 1898, was the first English gallery located in a park and has since been transformed by a £15 million development. The gallery is part of The University of Manchester and has a long history of working creatively with schools. J&C …

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  • Cast, Doncaster

    Working with Centre Stage Engineering, who performed the installation, J&C Joel was able to create an outstanding and unique pair of Front of House curtains along with side and header panel covers for Cast, Doncaster. Within the auditorium, the Front of House curtains were manufactured from custom dyed plum IFR Sowerby Velvet (VEL705) and lined with black IFR lining (LIN110). …

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  • Darlington Hippodrome, England

    J&C Joel were instructed to design, manufacture and install a full drapery package for the newly refurbished Darlington Hippodrome. The brief was simple; to design, manufacture and install a set of opulent drapes, finished with complimentary trimmings, that would give the aesthetic of a bygone era. Darlington Civic Theatre received a £4.5m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to …

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  • Victoria Palace Theatre, London

    J&C Joel designed, manufactured and installed a series of ornate and decorative swags and curtains together with custom trimmings throughout the Victoria Palace Theatre. The theatre was purchased and refurbished by Sir Cameron Mackintosh specifically to house record breaking American musical Hamilton. The £50m refurb restored the venue beyond its former glory making it one of the jewels in the …

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  • Qatar National Library

    J&C Joel supplied and installed the stage engineering solutions for the Qatar National Library. Qatar National Library (QNL) is a non-profit organisation under the umbrella of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development. J&C Joel’s engineers installed a bespoke inclined tracking system on an inner continuous loop track and an outer u-shaped track. Each track was a modified version of …

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  • Parisian Hotel, Macau

    When the Parisian Hotel in Macau was being built, they called upon J&C Joel to provide a full stage engineering and drapery package for its theatre. The Parisian reportedly cost $2.5billion to build, has around 3000 rooms, 170 shops, 56,000 sq feet of meeting space and features a half-scale 525-foot Eiffel Tower as one its landmarks. J&C Joel’s Project engineers installed …

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  • PAAET, Kuwait

    J&C Joel were commissioned to provide the stage engineering solutions for the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET) in Kuwait. The PAAET is an academic institute in Shwaikh, it is considered one of the largest institutes in the Middle East in terms of the number of enrolled students. The PAAET offers a wide variety of programs across its …

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  • Hong Kong Polytechnic University

    J&C Joel carried out a refurbishment of the existing stage engineering solutions at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is one of the top tertiary institutions committed to playing a key role in higher education in Hong Kong. J&C Joel refurbished an existing counterweight system by replacing the rope locks, ropes, all of the 5mm steel cable, head …

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  • Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

    In one of the company’s biggest ever projects in the UK, J&C Joel, helped keep sound in check by installing their acoustic solutions in the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire’s performance spaces. The £57m facility is an international music and drama academy, which is part of Birmingham City University. It has over 500 students on undergraduate, postgraduate and research programmes, as well …

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  • Harrow School, Middlesex

    J&C Joel transformed Harrow School’s Ryan Theatre when they manufactured and installed new show-stopping Front of House curtains. The Ryan Theatre at Harrow School boasts a 389 seat auditorium with a large stage, and lift which can create a thrust stage or orchestra pit. J&C Joel manufactured and installed a complete set of Front of House curtains and re-cabled the …

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  • Permastore, Cambridgeshire

    J&C Joel were instructed to design and manufacture a sound insulating drape for Permastore, a leading manufacturer of cost effective and reliable glass-fused-to-steel tanks and silos. The purpose of the drape was to divide a fabrication workshop where they undertook welding and other activities from their warehousing operation. In order to make the whole building functional, they needed to obtain …

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  • Russian MC-21 airliner, Siberia

    J&C Joel’s drapes created a real touch of magic when under the spotlight at a recent unveiling of a new Russian airliner. The MC-21 plane was showcased by airline manufacturer Irkut at a glitzy ceremony held in a 43,000 sq ft airplane hangar in Siberia. The event was attended by the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and around 1000 specially …

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  • FBN Rehearsal Studios, Redditch

    In advance of its completion, J&C Joel was approached by FBN Rehearsal Studios for advice in relation to perimeter acoustic drapery for their new state of the art rehearsal facility which boasts 1,600m2 of uninterrupted floor space, height clearance of 18.5m and a 500-tonne weight capacity in its roof. Following detailed discussions, J&C Joel was asked to manufacture almost 3000m2 …

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  • The Wyld, Friedrichstadt-Palast, Berlin

    J&C Joel were approached by the Friedrichstadt-Palast in Berlin, to create an eye catching drapery set-piece for their new production The Wyld. With a budget of over €10million, The Wyld was the most expensive production outside of Las Vegas. Hosted on the world’s biggest theatre stage at Friedrichstadt-Palast in Berlin, it was a celebration of ultra-modern performance art. The show, …

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  • Robe, PLASA 2016

    Continuing their ongoing partnership, J&C Joel were again asked to dress Robe’s stand for PLASA 2016. Robe maintained their commitment to innovation by yet again producing a unique themed stand – this year depicting 1970’s London. Visitors to the stand were transported back in time onto a cobbled London street scene complete with a book shop, florist, café and a …

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  • The Roundhouse, London

    J&C Joel transformed the Roundhouse performing arts venue in London with a substantial installation of high-quality Wool Serge drapes and Tracking Systems. The Roundhouse is one of the UK’s most important cultural centres and boasts a programme of cutting edge theatre, music, dance and performance art by young people aged 11-25. Performers can also reach out to digital audiences via …

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  • Jumeirah English Speaking School, Dubai

    J&C Joel improved the usability of Jumeriah English Speaking School, Dubai’s, main hall by undertaking a complete installation of perimeter curtains and tracking. The is one of the UAE’s premier English speaking schools, teaching a British curriculum over 700 children. Its main hall is a multi-purpose space that hosts a wide range of activities, performances and events. Perimeter curtains made from self-lined marine Velvet …

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  • Clydebank Town Hall, Scotland

    During the refurbishment of Clydebank Town Hall in West Dunbartonshire, it was found that the Front of House track and screen system had perished and required major remedial works, therefore J&C Joel carried out installation and safety checks throughout the hall. The Town Hall was built in 1902 and is now category A listed building. It was refurbished to create an …

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  • St Aidan’s Centre, Manchester

    J&C Joel supplied a selection of cotton Casement fabric to the St Aidan’s Centre, a children’s centre managed by the Catholic Children’s Society (CCS) in Wythenshawe, Manchester. The children’s centre offers support to children and their families in the South Manchester area and also hosts a variety of local community events. However, as the centre is based in a converted church building …

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  • Theatre Royal, Nottingham

    J&C Joel were approached to manufacture new custom dyed Front of House curtains for Nottingham’s Theatre Royal. Brimming with history, the Theatre Royal Nottingham is one of the most beautiful Victorian theatres in Britain. At nearly 150 years old, the Theatre Royal still offers an exciting and diverse programme including major touring drama, opera, ballet and contemporary dance alongside blockbuster West End …

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  • Durban University of Technology, South Africa

    J&C Joel manufactured and installed a complete set of Front of House curtains, a curtain tracking systems and perimeter curtains within the Durban University of Technology’s Arthur Smith Hall. To completely refurbish the stage in the Arthur Smith Hall, J&C Joel provided Oxford blue Velvet Velour (VEL045) Front of House curtains and valance. Both the stage curtains and valance were lined with …

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  • Metquarter, Liverpool

    Liverpool’s Metquarter aims to offer shopping experience like no other, offering a complete consumer experience within relaxing, aesthetically pleasing surroundings. Within this hybrid environment are four 10-metre-high light sculptures which were upholstered in white stretch fabric by J&C Joel. The sculptures were designed by Turner Prize nominee Mel Chantry and consist of aluminium frames housing LED lights and covered in J&C Joel’s white …

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  • World Travel Market Exhibition, Excel Centre, London

    J&C Joel supplied a range of white String Drape (STR006) for the Israeli Tourist Board’s stand at the World Travel Exhibition at London’s Excel Centre. The World Travel Market Exhibition is held annually in London and is one of the most important events for the global travel industry. The 2010 event played host to 628 main exhibitors, each of which vied for the …

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  • Miss Nightingale Tour

    When Halifax’s Victoria Theatre played host to burlesque musical, Miss Nightingale, they called upon J&C Joel to manufacture a Reefer Curtain for the tour. The curtain was made from Polyester Trevira, measuring six metres by nine metres with 50% fullness. A Reefer Curtain (also known as an Austrian or festoon) has both vertical and horizontal fullness sewn into the horizontal pleated swags. …

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  • Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds

    A 27-way manual counterweight system was installed on for the main stage. A full stage depth counterweight wall frame was manufactured and installed capable of accommodating up to 37 counterweight sets. Each of the five-line manual single counterweight sets can be operated from either the fly or stage levels and due to the theatre’s height restrictions the front five counterweights are double …

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  • Cambridge University American Stage Tour

    J&C Joel supplied Sharkstooth Gauze for the 2013 Cambridge University American Stage Tour (CAST). CAST is an annual theatre tour from the UK to the USA which has been running for the last 12 years. Each year Cambridge University’s most talented directors, producers, actors and technicians bring one of Shakespeare’s plays to Ivy League universities, high schools and professional theatres across America. This year …

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  • Acoustic Performance Shell

    Acoustic Mobile Performance Shells are an iconic new high quality acoustic staging concept from Soundforms which have been designed to enable traditional orchestral sound to an outside audience. A peak has been designed to project sound beyond the stage platform and with the addition of the acoustic reflector panels designed by Arup Acoustics allows as much sound as possible to be reflected towards …

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  • The Hallé, St Peter’s Church, Manchester

    The Hallé, a world renowned symphony orchestra, was founded in 1857 by Sir Charles Hallé and gave its first concert in 1858. The Manchester based orchestra still performs after 155 years, as well as supporting numerous choirs and orchestras. St Peter’s Church, built in 1859, stands in the centre of the Ancoats Conservation Area. The renovation of the Grade II …

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  • Kallang Theatre, Singapore

    Formerly Singapore’s largest cinema, the Kallang Theatre is now one of the country’s premier performance venues. After closing since 2007 the theatre re-opened in August 2011 by staging Singapura: Lion City, a music and acrobatic extravaganza chronicling the history of Singapore. The show saw more than 60 professional acrobats and artistes portray Singapore’s rise from a small island country to one of …

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  • Arena & Convention Centre, Liverpool

    J&C Joel manufactured and installed more than 10,000 square metres of overlapping Jomeleon swags to dress the ceiling of the Multi Purpose Hall (MPH) of the Arena & Convention Centre Liverpool. The 75 metre by 50 metre Multi Purpose Hall has a capacity of 5,000 people and can be split into four sections via moveable acoustic walls and doors. The bespoke ceiling …

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  • Sunderland Empire

    J&C Joel manufactured a bespoke Front of House curtain and pelmet to mark the centenary of one of the grandest theatres in the north of England, the Sunderland Empire. Manufactured from luxurious custom dyed true red Heavy Velvet Velour (VEL117) and adorned with gold tassels and appliqué work, the front of house tabs are befitting of their grand surroundings. The pair of fully lined …

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  • MS Eurodam cruise ship

    It was full steam ahead when J&C Joel supplied an Austrian Front of House curtain for the MS Eurodam cruise ship. The 2,104 capacity MS Eurodam is a signature class cruise ship for the Holland America Line, and is the 80th ship to enter service for the line. It features an 890-seat theatre for which J&C Joel supplied an Austrian Front of …

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  • Concert Hall, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Singapore

    Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay in Singapore awarded J&C Joel the project of replacing the acoustic curtains to the Concert Hall in 2011. The project was undertaken over the Christmas break and finished early 2012. The project was completed in record time, due to the venues near 95% occupancy, thus allowing a small window for the installation. This had to be met …

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  • Batman Live media launch event

    J&C Joel took a journey to the dark side of Gotham City and set the scene for some of the most despicable villains in the Batman universe by providing flooring for the Batman Live European media launch event in 2011. Taking place on J&C Joel’s black Joelmat (JOM008) vinyl flooring, the theatrical event in central London saw the Joker introduce super villains …

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  • Disclosure, UK Tour

    Disclosure performed their first UK tour in front of screens manufactured by J&C Joel. The electronic music duo went on their first UK tour following the release of their number one album Settle. UK duo Howard and Guy Lawrence mix and match a wide range of dance influences to come up with their own style of soulful, bass-moving sound. J&C Joel manufactured …

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  • Ladyboys of Bangkok Tour

    The Ladyboys of Bangkok Fur Coat & French Knickers tour in 2011 saw the troupe performing on a stage dressed in a series of glamorous fabrics and draping by J&C Joel. The 13th successive UK tour, undertaken by the Ladyboys of Bangkok, combined the the glamour of a Las Vegas stage show with the spice of Bangkok’s nightlife, offering comedy, …

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  • Grand Theatre, Blackpool

    J&C Joel, specialists in the restoration of period theatres designed by legendary architect Frank Matcham, were the obvious choice to carry out the refurbishment of the Grand Theatre in Blackpool – one of the UK’s most iconic and best loved venues. The 1,100 capacity theatre was the first venue designed by Frank Matcham to be built using cantilever technology to remove the need …

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  • BAFTA Film Awards, London

    Celebrating the greatest moments in television and film, the 2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Film Awards ceremony was the most important event in the British film industry’s calendar and took place at the Royal Opera House in London. Winners on the evening included Colin Firth who won the Best Actor category for A Single Man and Carey Mulligan who won …

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  • Leeds Grand Theatre, UK

    J&C Joel were delighted when they were approached by Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera House to create new unique, appliqued Front of House drapes and pelmet. The Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera House was built in 1878 and now plays host to a wide variety of performances ranging from dance, drama, comedy and musicals, including touring West End shows. The …

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  • The Han Show Theatre- Wuhan, China

    J&C Joel designed, manufactured and installed the drapery masking and rigging system for the latest Dragone show in Wuhan PR China. The Han Theatre houses one of the world’s largest water stages and is built in the stunning “red lantern” cylindrical theatre building in Wuhan.This is the third Dragone job j&C Joel have been involved in, after working  of the …

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  • Broadway Theatre, Macau

    J&C Joel was awarded to contract for designing, supplying and installing all the theatrical rigging systems for the Broadway Theatre at the new Broadway Macau. J&C Joel worked directly with the project  management team to provide rigging equipment, rigging control systems and drapery throughout the entire Broadway Theatre. On this project we undertook full design, supply and installation on all …

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  • The Venetian Hotel Resort, Macau

    J&C Joel recently designed, manufactured and installed a stunning 21m x 20 m Festoon system in the Venetian Casino in Macau. We were engaged directly by the casino owners to provide the House Curtain, Valance, Legs and Festoon system. The front of house drape manufactured from our 520g/m2 Heavy Velvet Velour and each of the swagged panels measured 1m in …

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  • J&C Joel Partner with ROBE at Plasa 2015

    J&C Joel partnered with leading moving head and digital lighting company ROBE for their PLASA trade show stand. Renowned for their spectacular stands, ROBE raised the bar yet again with an incredibly life like piazza inside the ExCel arena.  Visitors were immediately transported out of the show and a specious piazza complete with clock tower, street lights, a bar/café and …

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