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DID YOU KNOW? J&C Joel’s Case Studies

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  • Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre, UAE

    Technical Components More than 800 exhibits suspended from tubular rigging frames with a UDL of 500kg/m.  Including: •50m long recreation of the international space station (ISS) • 7-metre-long prehistoric whale •Full-size replicas of the Bluebird and Bloodhound speed record vehicles and the Red Bull Stratos capsule •Five scaled replicas of the most iconic mosques in the world, suspended above a …

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  • Museum of the Future, Dubai, UAE

    Technical Components •4 x Prodigy V1000s Variable speed Powerhead Hoist, 5.7m travel, 0.9 m/s speed \ • 1 x Prodigy EXO V1200s • Variable speed Powerhead Hoist, 5.7m travel, 0.9 m/s speed, with Igus Espool Cable Management System • Fixed Lighting Bars • Demountable Lighting Bars • Grouped Control & E-Stop System, Foundation 17” • Touchscreen and Foundation Handheld Remote, 2 …

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  • The Louvre, Middle East

     Technical Components – Auditorium  •Eight 500kg Lineshaft Hoists • 11.5m wide bottom roller projection screen • 11.5m wide top roller projection screen • 11.5m wide top roller blackout screen • Motorised ErailTM tracks • JR Clancy scene control 5300 • Decorative and acoustic drapes, black cotton velvet (VEL001) • Three multiline festoon mechanisms   Technical Components – Children Museum  • 228 …

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  • P&J Live Arena Aberdeen, UK

    Motorised show rigging on grand scale in Scotland Technical Components • Stagemaker BGV-D8+ Chain Hoists, 4m/min, 10m travel 54 @ 1,000kg SWL, 76 @ 500kg SWL • 42 pairs of Igus energy chain for cable management • 48 panels (2,215sqm) from Sprinkler Stretch fabric • 432m of Sixty82 400mm box truss, with 54 junctions • 542m of Sixty82 300mm box …

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  • Garrick Theatre, UK

    J&C Joel was asked by Nimax Theatres Ltd to produce new Front of House drapes for Garrick Theatre, London. The theatre, which opened in 1889, is named after David Garrick who was considered the most influential Shakespearean actor of his time. In its early years, Garrick Theatre specialised in the performance of melodrama; today the theatre is a receiving house …

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  • Coca-Cola Arena, Dubai, UAE

    J&C Joel was contracted by Al Shafar General Contracting to provide Drapery Solutions and Rigging Systems to the impressive, new Coca-Cola Arena, located at City Walk in Dubai – a popular urban retail and residential destination owned by the diversified Dubai-based holding company Meraas Coca-Cola Arena is the region’s first and largest indoor multi-purpose arena and with a span of …

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  • The Den, Royal Exchange Theatre, UK

    The Den is the Royal Exchange’s brand-new pop-up theatre, designed by Haworth Tompkins. The venue is described as a “space-within-a-space, a creative hub where people can share, learn and make.” The new venue is part of Local Exchange – which sees the Royal Exchange Theatre resident in communities across Greater Manchester. The Den was initially constructed at the Stalybridge Civic …

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  • Perth Theatre, Scotland

    When Perth Theatre underwent a huge restoration, they called upon J&C Joel to provide a full drapery package and carry out a complete overhaul of their stage engineering facilities. Perth Theatre is one of Scotland’s oldest and best-loved repertory theatres. The current Grade B listed building was constructed in 1900 and is run as a producing theatre by Horsecross, who …

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  • International School of Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC), Vietnam

    J&C Joel designed, manufactured and delivered four custom curved track and drape systems into the International School of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The International School of Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC) is the first and most established International school in the city. The school, which opened in 1993, prides itself in being a culture of achievement, in an environment …

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  • Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), Manchester

    The Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) in Manchester is one of the major centres for musical excellence in the North of England. In addition to being a centre for musical education, the school also stages concerts, recitals and other musical events. J&C Joel manufactured and installed eight 4m2 acoustic motorised Concertina Banners in the two large rehearsal rooms within …

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  • South Cheshire College, UK

    Working with Oxford Sound and Media, J&C Joel installed a range of products in South Cheshire College’s state-of-the-art television studio, allowing both production and technical students to learn in a realistic studio environment. J&C Joel’s installation team fitted a 2Way curtain track around the studio’s perimeter, from which J&C Joel’s Wool Serge 565 (WS090) curtains were hung, masking the walls …

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  • MK Gallery, Milton Keynes

    The new MK Gallery in Milton Keynes, designed by 6a architects in close collaboration with artists Gareth Jones and Nils Norman provides spaces for major exhibitions of contemporary and historical art, and for films, music and performances in the Sky Room – a stunning new space which looks out over the adjacent Campbell Park. J&C Joel was approached by MK …

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  • International School Bangkok, Asia

    J&C Joel installed a complete manually operated counterweight system, stage machinery, motorised tracking and stage curtains in the Cultural Centre within the International School Bangkok (ISB). Since 1951 the International School Bangkok (ISB) has provided high-quality western education to English speaking children living in the Thai capital. Originally established to educate the children of foreign diplomats, the school is now …

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  • Kingswood School, UK

    J&C Joel installed stage curtains, pelmet and a motorised track in the theatre of the prestigious Kingswood School in Bath. Opened in 1994, the 375-seat theatre is a vital part of the school and is used in term time for performances as well as school assemblies. The theatre is also available for hire and regularly hosts seminars and conferences as …

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  • New York University, Abu Dhabi

    During one of the company’s most complex installations, J&C Joel carried out a complete fit of Stage Engineering Solutions and Drapery at New York University, Abu Dhabi. New York University, Abu Dhabi Campus is a research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science college, which attracts students from around the world. It has a dedicated Performing Arts Centre …

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  • De La Salle School, St Helens, UK

    When De La Salle High School in St Helens underwent a multi-million-pound refurbishment J&C Joel was approached to help upgrade the school’s performance space. De La Salle High School is a Voluntary Aided Catholic comprehensive 11-16  school, under the trusteeship of the De La Salle Brothers. The school has a fully functioning theatre where the subject Drama is taught and …

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  • Thammasat University, Thailand

    J&C Joel was appointed by S&T Powertronics Co, Ltd to supply motorised tracks, stage masking drapes and front of house curtains to the main theatre at Thammasat University. Thammasat University is Thailand’s second oldest university. Its primary mission is to offer higher education in the disciplines of law and politics to the new citizenry and prepare Thai citizens for their …

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  • Malvern College, UK

    As part of the theatre refurbishment at Malvern College, J&C Joel supplied a range of their stage engineering and drapery services to the main auditorium and studio. Malvern College is an independent coeducational day and boarding school in Malvern, Worcestershire, England. Its theatre originally opened in 1903 as a gymnasium, but in 2018 it underwent a huge refurbishment and transformed …

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  • 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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  • Hull University, UK

    Hull University approached J&C Joel to upgrade the teaching equipment within the Gulbenkian Centre’s Donald Roy Theatre. The Gulbenkian Centre is the University of Hull’s arts complex which allows performing arts students to gain valuable experience of performing on stage and working with stage machinery and rigging systems in a working theatre environment. J&C Joel’s projects department designed, manufactured and …

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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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  • Central Exchange Hall, Manchester

    J&C Joel’s projects team were commissioned to supply durable and versatile perimeter curtains and curtain tracking capable of complementing any event held in Manchester Central Convention Centre’s Exchange Hall. The Exchange Hall at the Manchester Central Complex was designed to be a flexible venue capable of hosting a wide range of events, from trade exhibitions and event hospitality to conferences …

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  • Taibhdhearc Theatre, Ireland

    Working with its premier Republic of Ireland dealer Stage Lighting Centre, J&C Joel supplied and installed new stage equipment into the newly refurbished 148-seater Taibhdhearc Theatre in Galway. The theatre, now a listed building, was founded in 1928 by Michael Mac Liammoir and Hilton Edwards on invitation from a local committee, many of whom were academics in University College Galway, …

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  • Caudan Arts Centre, Mauritius

    J&C Joel designed, supplied and installed a range of their stage engineering services and drapery solutions to the Caudan Arts Centre. The works were carried out working with ARUP UK theatre consultants and the main contractor General Construction Company from Mauritius. The Caudan Arts Centre, Mauritius, is a landmark Arts and Conference venue perfect for a range of events from …

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  • Resorts World Genting, Malaysia

    In a company first, J&C Joel’s engineers installed a Serapid LinkLift with a 16.6 m travel at the SkyAvenue Mall, Resorts World Genting in Malaysia. Resorts World Genting is one of the largest resorts in the world, located 6,000 ft above sea level that boasts of seven hotels. The resort has over 10,000 rooms, an 18-hole golf course, more than …

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  • Kwai Tsing, Hong Kong

    J&C Joel was asked by the Kwai Tsing Theatre, Hong Kong, to provide removal and disposal services for their existing chain hoist system and install new replacement equipment. Kwai Tsing Theatre is a major performance space located in Kwai Fong, it opened in November 1999 and has an 899-seat auditorium, as well as, a black box which can hold a …

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  • Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

    The Mayflower Theatre in Southampton has reopened its doors after a multi-million-pound refurbishment including a new drapery package provided by J&C Joel. In a rapid 16-week turnaround the UK’s largest regional theatre was restored to its former glory with a complete face-lift including being completely repainted with a new red and gold colour scheme. As part of the £7.5 million …

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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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  • MOTIONGATE™ Dubai

    On the back of their successful installation of SkyDeck at MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, J&C Joel, were commissioned to design, manufacture and install a circus tent at the Hollywood-inspired theme park. MOTIONGATE™ Dubai is part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, a ground-breaking $2.86 billion multi-theme park complex, which has become the city’s hottest new attraction. At more than 25 million sq ft …

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  • Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School, Liverpool

    Working with Adlib Solutions, J&C Joel provided an acoustic solution and the option to separate classes in the busy performance area at Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School, Liverpool. Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School is a comprehensive school for boys and is situated in Liverpool. J&C Joel supplied and installed a 75-metre continuous ‘U’ shaped T60 perimeter track to the outer walls …

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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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  • 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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  • Zayed University, Abu Dhabi

    In one of the company’s largest installations to date J&C Joel carried out a complete fit out of Zayed University’s Abu Dhabi campus auditorium installing a complete rigging system, stage dressings, stage machinery and an acoustic shell for the venue’s stage. A total of 55 suspension bars for lighting, scenery and stage drapery were installed above the auditorium’s stage, 22 of which are powered …

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  • Sevenoaks School, Kent

    Sevenoaks School’s performing arts centre, The Space, was completed in April 2010. The complex provides the school with outstanding facilities for music and drama and cost £13 million to build over 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 sound to reverberate around the hall, …

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  • Le Meridien Hotel, Dubai

    When the prestigious five star Le Meridien Hotel in Dubai was extended, J&C Joel designed, manufactured and installed nine motorised timber shutters manufactured from wenge wood, that could be raised and lowered to ‘diffuse’ direct sunlight into the hotel’s new restaurant and foyer area. The architectural concept was for the shutters to be made from a distinctive dark hardwood and for the shutters to have …

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  • Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff

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

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  • Hazel Pearson Theatre, Middlesbrough College

    J&C Joel supplied Middlesbrough College’s Hazel Pearson Theatre with a moving lighting gantry allowing technical staff to work safely at height when accessing lighting bars and rigging lanterns and stage props. The college’s 156-seat theatre aims to provide performing arts students and trainee theatre technicians with the perfect environment to develop while also staging performances by local and national theatre companies. The theatre …

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  • Cork School of Music, Ireland

    J&C Joel were commissioned to provide the Cork School of Music’s 420 seat Curtis Auditorium with a fully adjustable acoustic environment capable of catering to anything from piano recitals to full orchestral performances to vocal and choral works. In order to accomplish this, J&C Joel constructed and installed seven acoustic panels, each of which can be raised or lowered using pilewind winches and …

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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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  • 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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  • 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 allow the Apex’s technical staff to alter the venue’s acoustics to complement any performance. The acoustic panels consist 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, 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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  • 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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  • Sochi Winter Games 2014

    Sochi Winter Games- Олимпийские зимние игры was a major international multi-sport event that was held in February 2014 in Russia that attracted attention from around the world. It was the first Olympics in Russia since the breakup of the Soviet Union and was J&C Joel’s 5th involvement with Olympic ceremonies. J&C Joel supplied huge fabric shapes and cloths for both …

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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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