Butte Theater - Cripple Creek, Colorado

Butte Theater

This historic landmark has been a pillar of the community for more than a century.

Lose yourself in extraordinary live entertainment at the Butte Theater in Cripple Creek, where you can boo the villains and cheer for the heroes in classic melodrama style. 

Butte Theater


The Butte Theater began as the "Butte Concert and Beer Hall" in 1896, when proprietors Halbekann & Hertz featured nightly entertainment with the Ladies' Vienna Orchestra. Sometime later, the theater re-premiered as the Butte Opera House under the management of D.R. McArthur. Within two years, numerous clubs and lodges were sponsoring parties and benefits at the Butte on a regular basis. Today, The Butte Theater is run by The Butte Theater Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit that provides professional theatre, community programming and educational initiatives. Continuing the long tradition, this year the theatre is celebrating 70 years of Classic Melodrama performed in Cripple Creek.

Mountain Repertory Theatre

Mountain Rep is the resident Professional theater company of The Butte Theater and partners with The Butte Theater Foundation to bring a full season of professional shows to Cripple Creek.  With a high-quality troupe of actors, musicians, directors and designers from all over the country, MRT performs 7 shows with a wide variety of classic, contemporary and original plays and musicals.

Visit The Butte Theater website for information on upcoming shows and events, and to purchase tickets.


Butte Theater
139 E. Bennett Ave.
Cripple Creek, CO  
Box Office: (719) 689-6410

Monday, Oct 14, 2019
Clear throughout the day.
High 74°
Low 38°
Chance of Rain 0%
Wind NW at 8 MPH
Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019
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Chance of Rain 1%
Wind SW at 7 MPH
Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019
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Thursday, Oct 17, 2019
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Friday, Oct 18, 2019
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
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Chance of Rain 5%
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Saturday, Oct 19, 2019
Clear throughout the day.
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Chance of Rain 2%
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Sunday, Oct 20, 2019
Rain until morning, starting again in the evening.
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Monday, Oct 21, 2019
Possible light snow in the morning.
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Chance of Rain 78%
Wind at 19 MPH