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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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  • ICONSIAM, True Icon Hall, Thailand

    J&C Joel was awarded a drapery and storage package for ICONSIAM, True Icon Hall in Thailand. The specification was written by Theatrix Consultants and managed by Arcadis. True Icon Hall is a world-class, versatile and sound-proof auditorium space, located on the 7th floor of ICONSIAM (a brand-new shopping centre in Bangkok). It features as one of the ‘seven wonders’ attractions, with …

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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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  • Independent Schools Foundation Academy, Hong Kong

    J&C Joel was asked to replace existing drapery and flooring at the Independent Schools Foundation Academy (The ISF Academy), with their new, innovative products. The ISF Academy is a leader in bilingual and bicultural Chinese-English education in Hong Kong and the campus, built on a 13,152 square-meter site on Kong Sin Wan Road, Pokfulam, has been designed to reflect and …

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  • When All Is Quiet Exhibition, Kaiser Chiefs, York Gallery

    J&C Joel was asked by Rob Sinclair to provide their drapery solutions for the “When All Is Quiet” exhibition at York Art Gallery, created by the indie rock band the Kaiser Chiefs. The unique exhibition, which ran from December 2018 to March 2019, examined the boundaries between art and music, creation and performance. The band brought together works by internationally regarded …

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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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  • Sam Smith – UK Tour

    Working with long-time partners, Brilliant Stages, J&C Joel manufactured and supplied the drapes for the stunning set of Sam Smith’s tour – The Thrill of It All. The set, designed by Creative Director Lee Lodge and Set Designer Jason Sherwood, allowed the focus to remain on the world-famous artist as well as creating an intimate feel with the audience, within …

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  • The Platform, Asia

    J&C Joel was asked by Siong Brothers Engineering Works Sdn Bhdz to provide their specialist drapery services to The Platform – a creative space for creative events, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Platform is a fully integrated Performing Arts Center used for gigs, live shows, seminars and corporate events – aiming to provide an affordable solution for users without compromising …

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  • Ashgabat, Balich

    J&C Joel provided the flame-retardant fabrics and drapes which featured in performances during the spectacular opening ceremony of the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG) in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. The ceremony was produced by Balich Worldwide Shows and held at the newly built Ashgabat Olympic Stadium. It was broadcast to 57 countries and featured more than 7,631 performers, 65 …

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  • Middlesbrough Theatre, UK

    J&C Joel was asked by Middlesbrough Theatre to produce a pair of striking Front of House drapes for the venue. Middlesbrough Theatre, formerly the Little Theatre, is a 486-seat playhouse in the Tees Valley. J&C Joel used their fabric Countess Velvet in the colour marine (VEL010) to support the existing blue colour scheme of the theatre and add a bright, luxurious …

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  • AIMAG Opening Ceremony, Asia

    Working in conjunction with ceremony experts Stage One, J&C Joel provided flame-retardant drapery which formed the centrepiece for the spectacular opening ceremony of the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG) in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. The ceremony was produced by Balich Worldwide Shows and held at the newly built Ashgabat Olympic Stadium. It was broadcast to 57 countries and featured …

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  • Hayward Gallery, London

    J&C Joel was asked by Hayward Gallery, London, to manufacture stunning drapery to support the “Kiss My Genders” exhibition. Hayward Gallery, London, is a “world-renowned contemporary art gallery and a landmark of brutalist architecture”. The gallery’s exhibition “Kiss My Genders”, running from June 2019 to September 2019, celebrates more than 30 international artists whose work explores and engages with gender …

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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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  • Hillsong Conference, Australia

    J&C Joel worked with London-based designer Nathan Paul Taylor and Australian-based church, Hillsong, to produce a set of stunning drapes which acted as the backdrop to Hillsong’s conference. Hillsong is a contemporary Christian church and was founded in 1983 in the western suburbs of Sydney, Australia. Now, Hillsong has churches in city centres in 21 countries around the world and …

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  • Hull University Union Awards, UK

    J&C Joel provided drapery solutions for the Hull University Union Awards; an annual event which rewards and celebrates the efforts and achievements of students who volunteer for the charity. For the award ceremony, J&C Joel manufactured three purple Polyester Trevira (PT017) curtains, two with a width of 6.9m and a third measuring 7.2m wide. The curtains all had a drop …

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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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  • International Anthony Burgess Foundation, UK

    J&C Joel provided a number of black Wool Serge drapes for the International Anthony Burgess Foundation (IABF), an independent charity championing the work of the internationally acclaimed Manchester-born author. The IABF occupies the Engine House in Manchester and preserves and promotes Anthony Burgess’s work. The foundation’s reading room offers visitors a chance to immerse themselves in Anthony Burgess’s novels such …

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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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  • Pinocchio, Royal National Theatre, UK

    J&C Joel was asked by the National Theatre to help bring to life award-winning designer Bob Crowley’s design for the entrance to Stromboli’s circus tent in a reimagining of the classic tale Pinocchio. The look of the set was to be ‘larger than life’ to work with the incredible oversized puppets created by the National’s Scenic Shop. This required every …

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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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  • Manchester Central Convention Centre, UK

    Manchester Central Convention Centre is one of the UK’s leading exhibition and conference venues hosting high profile events such as political party conferences, international business events and even auditions for the hit television show The X Factor. The venue’s main exhibition space was formerly a Victorian train station and still retains its high arched ceiling and ornate brickwork. In order …

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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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  • Millfield School, Somerset UK

    J&C Joel completed an installation of a set of motorised acoustic drapes for the new Music School and Concert Hall at Millfield School in Street, Somerset. Millfield is one of the UK’s most famous independent schools. Set in the fabulous undulating Somerset countryside overlooking Glastonbury Tor, it’s renowned for the sporting achievements of many of its pupils. The opening of …

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  • Tim Peake Exhibition, Bradford Science and Media Museum

    J&C Joel was chosen to supply the drapery package for the exhibition of Tim Peake’s Spacecraft at the National Science and Media Museum, Bradford. The Soyuz TMA-19M descent module is the historic spacecraft that brought astronaut Tim Peake back to Earth after his mission to the International Space Station. The historic artefact arrived at the museum in 2017, to be …

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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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  • Royal Horticultural Hall, London

    J&C Joel installed acoustic solutions in the Lawrence Hall at the Royal Horticultural Halls & Conference Centre in Westminster, London. The Royal Horticultural Halls & Conference Centre is one of the capital’s most important venues for exhibitions, corporate occasions and live events such as fashion shows. J&C Joel engineered a completely adjustable acoustic environment for the Lawrence hall; the newer …

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  • The Voice Final, UK

    J&C Joel was asked by ITV Studios Ltd to supply drapery for the talent show The Voice. The voice is a British talent show. There are five different stages to the show: producers’ auditions, blind auditions, battle phase, knockouts, and live shows. The winner receives £100,000 and a record deal with Republic Records. For the 2019 Final, J&C Joel manufactured …

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  • Leicester Square Theatre, UK

    J&C Joel manufactured and supplied curtains and tracks within the main auditorium at Leicester Square Theatre. Located in the heart of the West End, Leicester Square Theatre is one of London’s leading comedy venues and is renowned for its cabaret, music and theatre performances. The 400 seat theatre required curtains which could close off portions of the seats when hosting …

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  • Epstein Theatre, Liverpool

    J&C Joel was approached by the Epstein Theatre to upgrade the stage engineering in the venue. In 1997 after a £1.2m refurbishment, the Neptune Theatre situated in the heart of Liverpool has renamed the Epstein Theatre, in honour of the Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein. The Epstein Theatre is a traditional hemp house with a wooden grid. A specific requirement of …

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  • Esplanade- Theatres on the Bay, Singapore

    Having completed previous projects for the Esplanade in Singapore, including the drapery for the Concert Hall and Foyer Space, J&C Joel was approached in 2018 to carry out further work. After a rigorous selection process, J&C Joel was awarded the contact to replace the curtains with 20 acoustic drapes in the Esplanade Theatre. Esplanade, in Singapore, opened in 2002 and …

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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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  • Royal Festival Hall Auditorium, UK

    J&C Joel was asked to improve the acoustics in The Royal Festival Hall at London’s South Bank Centre. The Royal Festival Hall is one of the world’s leading venues, playing host to performances ranging from operatic and philharmonic works to poetry recitals and sets from contemporary chart-topping performers. To ensure that the acoustics within the Royal Festival Hall’s Auditorium were …

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  • The Sea Interludes, Opera North, UK

    J&C Joel manufactured four sails for ‘the sea interludes’, an art installation which was part of Opera North’s Festival of Britten. The event celebrated the musical achievements of the English composer, conductor and pianist, Benjamin Britten. It was held in the Howard Assembly room at Opera North, within the Leeds Grand Theatre. The four sails were manufactured from white Casement …

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  • Chris De Burgh, GuildHall, London

    J&C Joel manufactured and supplied stage drapes for Chris de Burgh’s performance at London’s historic Guildhall. The artist performed some of his best-known hits from a career spanning more than 35 years’, including Lady in Red and Missing You, at a corporate event in the Guildhall’s 900 seat capacity Great Hall produced by Phil Barker of The Works Technical. J&C …

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  • London Coliseum, Home of ENO, UK

    J&C Joel were contracted to take part in a major, historically accurate refurbishment of one of the world’s most iconic venues, the London Coliseum. Home of the English National Opera, the work carried out by J&C Joel, who are experts in the refurbishment of theatres designed by prolific theatre architect Frank Matcham, was part of the biggest refurbishment of the …

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  • iCon Centre, Uk

    J&C Joel was approached to improve the acoustics at the iCon Centre for environmental Innovation in Daventry. The Centre has been designed as a high profile supportive environment for companies at the forefront of the green economy. Built by Winvic Construction, it is a testament to low carbon construction and boasts a natural ventilation system, air-to-air heat pumps and carbon …

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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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  • Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, South Africa.

    Working alongside System Solutions South Africa, J&C Joel, installed a range of mechanical equipment and stage dressings at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, South Africa. Based in the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa, the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre serves the University’s drama department and also stages independently produced dramatic performances, musical concerts, corporate functions, and various arts festivals. J&C Joel manufactured …

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  • Campion School, UK

    When Campion School wanted to improve the appearance of their main stage, J&C Joel was assigned to manufacture and install new Front of House curtains, rear, and mid-stage drapes as well as install a T60 track system and motorised projection screen. Campion School is located in Northamptonshire and is a secondary school and language college. The school is situated in …

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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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  • CanCan Coaster, Europa Park, Germany

    Working with leading design and theming company Scruffy Dog, J&C Joel manufactured and installed a series of drapes at the new CanCan rollercoaster ride at Europa Park, Germany. The ride centres around the iconic Moulin Rouge and has its own life-size windmill. Europa Park, which opened in 1975, is the largest theme park in Germany and the second biggest in …

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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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  • Prestatyn High School, UK

    J&C Joel was assigned to manufacture and install new Front of House curtains, pelmet with appliqué, stage legs and a new Front of House stage track at Prestatyn High School. Prestatyn High School is located in the Denbighshire county of north-east Wales. Built in 1956, the school has now become the fourth largest school in Wales and also has a …

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