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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 existing track within Harrow School’s Ryan Theatre.

The theatre’s Front of House Curtains, which measured 9.8m wide by 5.4m drop with 100% fullness, were manufactured from striking NDFR Cognac Velvet Velour (VEL056) lined with Bolton Twill.

J&C Joel’s engineers refurbished the existing track by re-cabling it with new 4mm steel cable. They also lubricated all the pulleys, track and master runners before installing the new drapes.

A new DGH20 variable speed track motor was also supplied and installed to motorise the existing track.


At the heart of what we do

For over 30 years J&C Joel has been the first name in quality theatre drapes. We are proud of our theatre and stage heritage – it has long been the cornerstone of our business.

Our drapes can be found in venues around the world, from London’s West End to the Royal Opera House in Oman.

Our classic range of velvets are synonymous with Front of House drapes, which we decorate by hand with techniques including appliqué, fringing and embroidery.