Charleston is steeped in history and culture, and the Dock Street Theatre is proof of this. Established in 1736, it is one of the first public theaters in the country. It is an example of Antebellum architecture replete with wrought-iron railings and splendid archways. The building was renovated in the 1930s to restore its 18th-century charm, which attracts throngs of photo-taking architecture enthusiasts. Now host to the Charleston Stage Company, this renowned professional group organizes an eclectic schedule of cultural events, concerts, productions and performing arts through the year, which are a big draw among locals and tourists alike.