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DID YOU KNOW? J&C Joel’s Case Studies

  • Baku European Games, Azerbaijan

    J&C Joel designed and manufactured the skin for a gigantic pomegranate for the European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan. The giant automated pomegranate, designed and manufactured by Stage One, flew into the stadium to centre stage at which point, it opened – as if being bitten, to reveal the flesh of the fruit and at the same time releasing thousands of …

  • 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 …

  • Permastore, Cambridgeshire

    J&C Joel were instructed to design and manufacture a sound insulating drape for Permastore, a leading manufacturer of cost effective and reliable glass-fused-to-steel tanks and silos. The purpose of the drape was to divide a fabrication workshop where they undertook welding and other activities from their warehousing operation. In order to make the whole building functional, they needed to obtain …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • FBN Rehearsal Studios, Redditch

    In advance of its completion, J&C Joel were approached by FBN Rehearsal Studios for advice in relation to perimeter acoustic drapery for their new state of the art rehearsal facility which boasts 1,600m2 of uninterrupted floor space, height clearance of 18.5m and a 500-tonne weight capacity in its roof. Following detailed discussions, J&C Joel were asked to manufacture almost 3000m2 …

  • 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, …

  • Robe, PLASA 2016

    Continuing their ongoing partnership, J&C Joel were again asked to dress Robe’s stand for PLASA 2016. Robe maintained their commitment to innovation by yet again producing a unique themed stand – this year depicting 1970’s London. Visitors to the stand were transported back in time onto a cobbled London street scene complete with a book shop, florist, café and a …

  • J&C Joel stand, ABTT

    World leading theatre drape manufacturer, J&C Joel, continued their support for the Association of British Theatre Technicians (ABTT) by exhibiting at their trade show held at Alexandra Palace. J&C Joel took the design and build of their own stand in-house for this year’s show. The firm’s creative manufacturing team took the opportunity to demonstrate their traditional drape making skills by producing …

  • ROBE, Prolight + Sound Frankfurt

    On the back of their successful stand at PLASA 2015 J&C Joel and Robe continued their partnership to deliver another show-stopping stand at Prolight + Sound Frankfurt 2016. Robe continued with their piazza theme – this time on a larger scale than PLASA and took the innovative step of combining a public walk way within their stand. J&C Joel again …

  • The Roundhouse, London

    J&C Joel transformed the Roundhouse performing arts venue in London with a major installation of high quality wool serge curtains and curtain tracking systems. The Roundhouse is one of the UK’s most important cultural centres and boasts a programme of cutting edge theatre, music, dance and performance art by young people aged 11-25. Performers can also reach out to digital …

  • 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 …

  • 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 Velvet …

  • 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 …

  • St Aidan’s Centre, Manchester

    J&C Joel supplied a selection of cotton Casement fabric to the St Aidan’s Centre, a children’s centre managed by the Catholic Children’s Society (CCS) in Wythenshawe, Manchester. The children’s centre offers support to children and their families in the South Manchester area and also hosts a variety of local community events. However, as the centre is based in a converted church building …

  • 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, …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …