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The Butte Theatre

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Address: 139 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, CO 80813
Phone Number: +1 719-689-6402
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The Butte Opera House is an 1890's era theater refurbished for modern use....

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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Halloween Show October 27 2016

Awesome! Fabulous! Entertaining! Spectacular ! Any positive word would describe this show! We attended October 27 to celebrate my 60th birthday. I could not have asked for more... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome! Fabulous! Entertaining! Spectacular ! Any positive word would describe this show! We attended October 27 to celebrate my 60th birthday. I could not have asked for more than I experienced! The actors worked so well together, the writers definitely know what they where doing! I'm just sorry I do not live close to there to attended every production! The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This was a great experience. The building take you back in time. We were greeted by the cast, they never broke character. I thought the play myself was a bit long (2.5 hrs) but the chairs are comfortable enough. We'd do it again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Acting, singing, and dancing by rising stars that rival seasoned Broadway pros: someday soon, these professional actors will probably be headlining on Broadway. Don't miss your chance to see stars in the making. Looks like they were auditioned and hired from all over the USA and spend months rehearsing and performing in this beautiful historic mountain theater. There are a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

What a WONDERFUL Time my wife and I had there. Being skeptical of Halloween theme plays I was not real sure I wanted to see this play. But since we were in town only at this time we went ahead and bought tickets for a Thursday afternoon performance. SO, so glad we did. The theater is such a wonderful building,... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This place was absolutely fantastic! We had been a bit leary of attending a theater performance in such a small town but this place exceeded all expectations. The atmosphere was excellent, hilarious show, top notch acting, superior customer service, and unbeatable prices! Highly recommend

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is a wonderful and historical theatre where you can go to see a show in an intimate atmosphere that is a well done as any show I've ever seen in New York City!! My family has seen every show for the last 3 years. We have never been disappointed. The actors are from all over the United States. There... More 

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Thank Sally R
Cripple Creek, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I've never seen a bad show here. The staff and actors work very hard to put on excellent family friendly shows. There's not many family friendly things to do in Cripple Creek, this is a MUST.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Great show, so entertaining make this a must see. Cripple Creek so beautiful this time of year, with the golden leaves and sunshine.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

New fall cast the year and a few famous from last year, Amazing experience as always. My family and I have been enjoying the theatre since 2011 and the venue is always creative and entertaining. It is the best spent money toward entertainment. We drive from Broomfield Colorado( about 85 miles) just to see it. Actors and actresses talent is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

My husband and I were blown away tonight at the Cripple Creepshow. It is amazing what people can do with creativity, imagination, and limited resources. We have been coming to Cripple Creek for a long while now and have moved nearby and had no idea such a gem existed so close to us. We had a really great time and... More 

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