"This is an occasion which must be profoundly moving to all of us here. It is an event, unique in our history. We are marking a great moment in the story of an enterprise which began as a local effort with unbelievable ambitions. We now see it as a national achievement winning incredible success.
How did it happen?
It happened because a few men had faith in an idea. To carry it through, they were prepared to spend time and thought and to risk money. This splendid building has now been made possible by further generosity on the part of individuals and corporations all over Canada, prompted by their belief in what has been done on this spot.
From the beginning of this movement, there was no compromise on quality. It was not to be a theatre good by Stratford standards. It was to be good by any standards - and it is. It has added lustre to the name of Canada abroad. Much more important, it has given to many Canadians a new and just sense of pride in themselves and in their land."
Stratford has three theatres: Follow the links below for more details on each:
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