The Technical Theatre Awards are proud to announce that J&C Joel are sponsoring The “J&C Joel” Award for Outstanding Achievement in Scenic Artistry this year. To learn more about this award, Click Here
Over the past 38 years J&C Joel has become renowned as one of the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of flame retardant fabrics, flooring, drapery and stage engineering to the theatre and entertainment industries.
The company was established in 1978 by John Wheelwright, whose family had been involved in the textile industry for more than 150 years.
Originally selling fabric to tailors and the fashion industry, John soon identified a new opportunity during a chance meeting in a London pub with a man looking for fabrics for a new West End production, which turned out to involve Andrew Lloyd Webber.
John retired in 2006 and handed over the reins to his son, James Wheelwright. The last decade has seen J&C Joel’s products and services evolve to include design, manufacturing and installation services, giving customers an all-round service.
With more than 1200 fabrics on offer and an experienced team – the company is regularly called upon to provide project engineering solutions for the entertainment industry as well as the spectacular theatre drapes they have become best-known for.
J&C Joel go beyond just the manufacture and supply of fabrics and flooring. They design, manufacture and install a whole range of drapes and shapes that feature in a wide spectrum of theatres and venues around the world.
The talented team can manufacture to an exact specification or help design and create amazing drapes to provide the inspiration behind any performance.