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DID YOU KNOW? J&C Joel’s Case Studies

  • Abbey Theatre, Ireland

    Working with its premier Republic of Ireland dealer, Stage Lighting Centre, J&C Joel supplied and installed a Zetex fire curtain to the main rigid safety curtain at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. As with many traditional theatres the original safety curtain material had a certain level of asbestos located within its composition. To do this the safety curtain had to …

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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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  • Sea Containers House, London

    When the prestigious Sea Containers House underwent a huge refurbishment, J&C Joel manufactured and installed beautiful drapery and perimeter curtains in its roof top auditorium. During the refurbishment, global advertising and marketing agency Ogilvy and Mather Group UK, relocated their business to the riverside building and incorporated the auditorium into their office space. The J&C Joel Projects Team worked in …

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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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  • 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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  • Sevenoaks School, Kent

    J&C Joel installed acoustic solutions within Sevenoaks School’s performing arts centre, The Space. The complex provides the school with outstanding facilities for music and drama and cost £13m to build in a project with took 87 weeks. The Space’s main venue, the Pamoja Hall, has a high ceiling clad in timber and decorative steel that is visually stunning but causes …

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  • Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff

    In a huge installation J&C Joel designed and installed stage machinery and equipment in the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama’s (RWCMD) Richard Burton theatre and the Dora Stoutzker Concert Hall to help establish them as facilities in which the college’s students can perfect and perform their craft. 28 four-line counterweight sets were installed in the Richard Burton Theatre, each with …

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  • Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool

    When Liverpool’s Royal Court Theatre was undertaking the first stage of its major renovation, they called upon J&C Joel to carry out a complete refurbishment of the theatre’s Front of House Curtains and curtains dressing the royal boxes. Liverpool’s Royal Court Theatre is one of the city’s landmark buildings and has played host to some of the biggest names in theatre and …

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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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  • Hippodrome Theatre, London

    The Hippodrome Theatre situated in London’s Leicester Square was designed by the renowned Architect Frank Matcham and opened in 1900. In 2010, work started on converting the auditorium into a casino and the stage area into a cabaret space to be called the Matcham Theatre. In 2012, working with Centre Stage Engineering Ltd, J&C Joel manufactured a highly decorative valance and stage curtains …

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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

    As part of a major installation in the Carriageworks Theatre in Leeds, J&C Joel manufactured and installed a complete counterweight system for the main stage as well as lighting bars, stage equipment and stage curtains. 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 …

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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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  • 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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  • Sunderland Empire

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

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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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  • Ladyboys of Bangkok Tour

    The Ladyboys of Bangkok Fur Coat & French Knickers tour 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 glamour of a Las Vegas stage show with the spice of Bangkok’s nightlife, offering comedy, cabaret and risqué …

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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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  • Theatre Royal, Norwich

    J&C Joel’s Glitter Cloth fabric made its stage debut at the Theatre Royal in Norwich, UK, where it gave a truly sparkling performance. J&C Joel supplied 1.4 metres of blue Glitter Cloth (GLI041) to the Theatre Royal’s production department, which was used to great effect in the dressing of a prop dragon for a stage show. Glitter Cloth is a heavyweight cotton-backed …

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  • Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be, Theatre Royal Stratford East

    Musical comedy, Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be, which was staged at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East, featured three grey bespoke shaped rear Projection Screens from J&C Joel. Set at the end of the 1950s, Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be is a witty and warm-hearted musical set within a West End underworld of gamblers, spivs, prostitutes and Teddy Boys. Written by ex-con Frank Norman, the show …

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  • Palace Theatre, Redditch, UK

    J&C Joel installed a fabulous pair of Front of House Curtains with matching pelmet, stage skirt and other associated drapery as part of a £4million refurbishment to the Palace Theatre in Redditch. Built in 1913, the Grade II listed building was designed by seminal British theatre architect Bertie Crew and is a major receiving house for touring shows. The aim of the refurbishment was …

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  • Apex Centre, Bury St Edmunds, UK

    J&C Joel installed 49 acoustic roller banner units in the Apex Centre, Bury St Edmunds’ multi purpose community venue. The adjustable roller banners allowed the Apex’s technical staff to alter the venue’s acoustics to complement any performance. The acoustic panels consisted of cognac Wool Serge (WS011) bonded to black Premier Wool Serge (WS090) and are ideal for reducing sound reverberation in the performance …

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  • Alley Arts & Conference Centre, Strabane, Northern Ireland

    J&C Joel transformed the Alley Arts & Conference Centre in Strabane, Northern Ireland, by creating an excellent acoustic environment, installing a highly flexible flying system and supplying a full range of stage curtains and drapes. The centre is a 270 seat multi-purpose venue designed to bring the arts and a wide range of other performances to the 37,000 residents of the local …

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  • Royal Opera House, Muscat

    J&C Joel were commissioned, by order of H.M the Sultan of Oman, to provide the Royal Opera House Muscat (ROHM) with a variable acoustic environment, custom-built motorised Diamond Track and a full complement of stage curtains and drapes. The ROHM is Oman’s flagship venue for classical music and the arts and is only the second opera house to be built in the Middle East. …

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