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The Butte Theatre

Address: 139 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, CO 80813
Phone Number: +1 719-689-6402
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: The Butte Opera House is an 1890's era theater refurbished for modern use. Owned and operated by...
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Owner description: 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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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I take my wife to this nice little theatre at least once a year if possible. We enjoy the professionalism of all troop and staff and love the Cripple Creek area. The only sub-par seating (which is still good seats) is the very outside edge tables, other than that all seats are good. We prefer the inside edge tables so... More 

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Canon City, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Attended the Thin Air Theater Company's Halloween melodrama ("Sherlock Holmes and the Cripple Creek Ripper") and Olio at the Butte Theater on Oct. 30th. As always, the production was wonderful, and the Olio a lot of fun. It never ceases to amaze me how exceptionally talented this small theater company is and what a great job they do with the... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The Thin Air Company is great. We'll be back. I didn't expect such a great show with a great cast in such a tiny town. I asked a regular if it was just the Sherlock Holmes show that was good and he said they are all as good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We saw the show, Sherlock Holmes and the Cripple Creek Ripper. It was hilarious and the cast was fantastic!

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Springboro, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We had a very enjoyable time. We never laughed so much. We will highly recommend & will return again

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I wanted to plan a "mystery trip" for my dear husband and our sweet neighbor who was celebrating her 91st Birthday. They both love Sherlock Holmes, so I thought the play would be just the ticket! Having never been there before, we were more than delighted with the gorgeous interior, still keeping the flavor of the 1800's. The actors were... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Small regional theater located above the forestation. Both the theater and the performers do a very good job. The bar on site is a big plus. I recommend a table seat vs a row seat if you can get one. We've gone up to catch a show a couple of times and they put on a quality show.

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Three men in tights - need I say more? Matthew, Eli and Kevin romping in tights, wigs and with swords. Looking forward to next show

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We have gone to a few shows here and they've all been very good with professional actors. They offer afternoon show times as well as evening for reasonable prices. Something different in such a small town.

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La Junta, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We went to 2 performances at The Butte Theatre this summer and both were exceptional. The cast performed in both performances of different productions, and did a fantastic job. The voices were professional and engaging. Cripple Creek is best known for casinos, but this theater easily outshines the gambling venue for an evening or afternoon out. It is family oriented... More 

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