Since the town's early days as a small mining camp, theater has always been a part of the rich heritage of Cripple Creek. The "Butte Concert and Beer Hall" premiered in 1896 , when proprietors Halbekann and Hertz featured nightly entertainment, including a Ladies' Vienna Orchestra. Today, the Thin Air Theater Company, a veteran group of top actors from across the country produces professional theater at the Butte Theater year-round. No matter what time of the year you’re visiting, there’s sure to be something going on at the Butte Theater.
What makes this business unique? Boo at the Villains and Cheer for Heroes!