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DID YOU KNOW? J&C Joel’s Case Studies

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Gateacre School, UK

    J&C Joel was commissioned to provide theatre curtains and stage machinery at Gateacre School, Liverpool, to complement any performance within the wide remit of the school’s drama department. The school in the Belle Vale area is one of the best-equipped specialist colleges for Humanities and the Arts in the city, boasting a purpose built 300 capacity theatre showcasing music, drama …

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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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  • 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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  • JESS School, Dubai

    J&C Joel undertook a complete installation of perimeter curtains and tracking to improve the flexibility of the main hall at Jumeriah English Speaking School in Dubai. The school is one of the UAE’s premier English-speaking schools, teaching a British curriculum over 2050 children. Its main hall is a multi-purpose space that hosts a wide range of activities, performances and events. …

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  • MGM Cotai Hotel Development, Cotai

    J&C Joel was asked to provide stage curtains, tracks and portable stage decking within the 2000-seat multipurpose venue for the development of MGM Cotai Hotel. MGM Cotai Hotel, is the latest addition to the MGM portfolio in China, costing US $3.4 billion; the integrated resort is said to “redefine the way people experience art and entertainment through seamlessly integrated technology”. …

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  • E-DA World Theme Park, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

    J&C Joel provided the drapery package for the Royal Theatre within E-DA World theme park, Taiwan. The theme park is Taiwan’s largest recreational tourist park and attracts more than five million visitors each year. Lin Yi-Shou, the founder of the E-United Group, which owns the attraction, aims to build E-DA World into “Taiwan’s Disneyland”, and as such the park offers …

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  • World of Yamaha, Johannesburg

    The World of Yamaha in Johannesburg opened with a lavish ceremony attended by local celebrities and included performances by rock band Prime Circle and world-renowned pianist Peter Baartmans on a stage dressed by J&C Joel. The World of Yamaha is the home of Yamaha in Gauteng and is a huge marketing complex displaying the complete product range of one of …

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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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  • Brighton College, UAE

    Working under Federal Technologies, J&C Joel manufactured and installed drapery within Brighton College’s auditorium. Brighton College opened its doors in September 2013 in the city of Al Ain in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the Garden City of the United Arab Emirates. It is the second of Brighton College’s sister schools in the UAE and is housed in a purpose-built, iconic …

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  • Workers’ Children Secondary School, Hong Kong

    J&C Joel was approached by Workers’ Children Secondary School, Ho Man Tin, Hong Kong, to design and produce a range of brand-new drapes in their theatrical space. The school, which was founded in 1946 and now has 20 classes and around 700 students, uses Chinese as the major medium of instruction. J&C Joel began by producing a pair of Front …

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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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  • 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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  • 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 Countess …

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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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  • Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool

    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 show business over past century. The theatre completed the first stage of a major renovation, including a complete refurbishment of the theatre’s Front of House Curtains and curtains dressing the royal boxes. The theatre’s grand Front of House …

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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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  • Oslo Concert Hall, Norway

    Oslo Concert Hall is Oslo’s music festive hall which opened in 1977 and has since become one of the most important institutes for music and culture in Norway. Working with AVAB CAC AS, J&C Joel manufactured and installed five custom dyed Austrian drapes made from IFR Sowerby Velvet (VEL700). The bespoke royal blue curtains were installed into the main hall which has a …

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  • Harrogate Theatre

    Opened in January 1900, the Harrogate Theatre is among the grandest theatres in North Yorkshire and its stage has played host to some of the most iconic names in theatre. Today the venue is as busy as it has ever been and the stage management team required a modern flying system to keep up with the theatre’s programme. J&C Joel’s projects department …

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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