This theater is known as "America's First Theater." It opened with a performance of "The Recruiting Officer" in 1736. It is thought to have been destroyed in a 1740 fire that affected a large section of downtown Charleston.
Rebuilt in 1809, the theater came back to life as a hotel. It declined through the Civil War and Depression but was once again renovated and reopened as a theater in 1937.
Today the theater is owned by the city of Charleston and open to the public.
Do you see Casper sitting in front of the theater purrhaps hoping to become the next Bing Clawsby? He's our official mascot, which means you'll possess an authentic Cat's Meow.
We're a small workshop of 15 crew members in Wooster, Ohio who love our jobs of crafting replicas that hold deep meaning for you!