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The Butte Theatre

139 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, CO 80813
+1 719-689-6402
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Melodramatic Fun

No trip to Cripple Creek, CO would be complete without a performance at the Butte Theater. The... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2018
travelingBard23
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Houston, Texas
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Small, unique community theater

Cripple Creek is a small mining town that has been taken over by the casinos. There is little... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2017
cohappyfeet
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The Butte Opera House is an 1890's era theater refurbished for modern use. Owned and operated by the City of Cripple Creek, the Butte hosts both community and professional performing arts events throughout the year. The Butte is the proud home of The Thin Air Theatre Company, a production company that produces many genres of professional theatre, with an emphasis on Cripple Creek's beloved tradition of Classic Melodrama.
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139 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, CO 80813
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Reviewed February 1, 2018 via mobile

No trip to Cripple Creek, CO would be complete without a performance at the Butte Theater. The silver mine is genuinely interesting, and the casinos are smaller and more intimate than Vegas. But, the history of this quaint mountain village comes to life in the...More

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Reviewed December 17, 2017

Cripple Creek is a small mining town that has been taken over by the casinos. There is little historical value remaining, except for places like the Butte Theatre, which is located above the fire department. The theater is very small and the audience is actively...More

Thank cohappyfeet
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Reviewed December 8, 2017 via mobile

If you like plays you have to check out the Butte! The plays include many community actors and are very well done! The theater is historic and is above the fire house. There is concessions and a full bar too, Unless you like sitting on...More

Thank Kelly F
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Reviewed November 7, 2017

We try to get to the Butte at least once a year. This year we saw the Toxic Avenger, a strange premise for a musical but absolutely delightful. The two guys who played the "chorus" parts were hilarious especially when dressed as women, and talk...More

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Reviewed October 15, 2017

Was wonderful, took family there for a matinee performance of "The Toxic Avenger Musical". The performance was spectacular & the theatre itself is beautiful. Clean, well kept, friendly & knowledgeable staff. Have been there numerous times over the years with family, friends, co-workers, etc... Always...More

Thank Michael G
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Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

What a fabulous show! Amazing actors and fantastic music and singing....this show is just so much fun! We have been to The Butte Theater many times. In fact, we rarely miss a show. If you want to see professional quality performances in a historic theater...More

Thank Sally R
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Reviewed August 25, 2017

The show 'After Dark" with the Olio was one of the best we have ever seen anywhere in over 50 years of going to smaller theater productions. The theater it's self is well kept and interesting to see especially if your a history buff. These...More

Thank Carol T
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Reviewed August 5, 2017

Enjoyed the afternoon show and Olio. The theatre is actually quite nice and in excellent condition considering the overall age. Concessions are reasonably priced and the talent is quite good for a 'local' troupe. The fact that they bring in students from some of the...More

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Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

We love the comedies at Butte Theatre in Cripple Creek. We especially like the plays with Olio's after the play. We recently saw the Nerd, it was cute with the boo's for the villains and cheers for the good guys. The audience really gets into...More

Thank Judith K
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Reviewed July 31, 2017

We loved the production of "Annie Get Your Gun"! The cast were fabulous singers and actors! It felt like we had gone back in time with the historical theater and the production was very well done! We will return! Our only complaint was that we...More

Thank Margaret H
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