Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

March 27, 2009 15:00 ET

Statement by the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, on the Occasion of World Theatre Day

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 27, 2009) -

The International Theatre Institute (ITI) established World Theatre Day in 1961 to highlight the importance of theatre and the performing arts. Since then, organizations and individuals across the globe have honoured one of humanity's oldest art forms by making theatre more accessible with special performances, workshops, and seminars.

Live theatre entertains, enlightens, and inspires. It brings people together and contributes to quality of life in communities large and small. Our Government is proud to be investing in cultural infrastructure where artists can showcase their talent and theatregoers can enjoy the latest performance.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    Deirdra McCracken, Director of Communications
    819-997-7788
    deirdra.mccracken@pch.gc.ca