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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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An evening of fun

I arrived in Cripple Creek the end of October, just in time to see Little Shop of Horrors. When I went in to purchase my ticket, I had the opportunity to meet Mel Mosier, who was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I arrived in Cripple Creek the end of October, just in time to see Little Shop of Horrors. When I went in to purchase my ticket, I had the opportunity to meet Mel Mosier, who was working the box office. He was so nice! We talked for a while and he took me into the theatre and showed me around.... More 

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salida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

We saw "The Christmas Donkey", which is about the 10th play that we have seen done by this theater. It was great as usual. We look forward to coming to Cripple Creek mainly for the plays and secondly for the gambling. Excellent bunch of actors.

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Thank marksalida
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

If you are in Cripple Creek this holiday season The Christmas Donkey is a must see. The actors really entertained and the story is very funny. We had the best time and almost wanted to come back for the next showing. This is a really cool and cozy theater and nicely priced. It's a very unique play and will leave... More 

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Thank JDDenver1723
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Was there for the first time to see "little shop of horrors". Had as much fun as any Broadway Production. Hard to believe such a small ensemble created such a vibrant show.

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Thank Eatingd
Florissant, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The shows put on by this small theater group are excellent quality and makes for a fun time to go with family and friends.

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Thank Hthorne831
Cascade, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

This is truly a great theatre. It has a classical atmosphere and is a wonderful way to have an afternoon or evening of entertainment. The performances we have seen are outstanding and of very high quality and the prices are really reasonable too. If you are in Cripple Creek, plan on making this a destination on your trip.

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Thank Kelly F
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Fantastic little theater! We go at least once a year. The manager, Mr. Mel Moser definitely has a passion for putting on a top notch show and it gleams in his personality. The stage troop "Thin Air Theater Company" and support staff are all professionals. We just watched “The Little Shop of Horrors” and it is probably the best show... More 

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We went to see The 39 Steps and it was great fun! This play is a tribute (send-up) of Hitchcock films. The tiny cast each played their multiple roles beautifully. The small stage (and lack of big budget) translate to very inventive approaches to the material and set. The theater seats abt 175 and there isn't a bad seat in... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

I am not a artsy type but enjoyed the show For what it is worth I saw the "professional" production of the play I attended on DVD after the show and the live performance at the butte was easily 100 times better than a produced movie

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Santa Maria, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Wonderful theater with fabulously talented cast and crew. We saw "Into the Woods" and were very impressed by the entire production, from set to music to vocals. We also stayed for the Melodrama and Olio, both of which were delightfully entertaining and well performed. The cast was doubled up which was fun. We enjoyed seeing the range of some of... More 

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