For more than 30 years, Circus Flora, a one-ring circus that makes St. Louis its home, has offered a circus show that’s best described as live theater. It’s an intimate setting that is in stark contrast to the images some people might conjure of the large Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus which performed for the last time 10 months ago.
With each Circus Flora season comes a new theatrical storyline and brand-new performances. This year the show is called The Case of the Missing Bellhop and it features a high-flying trapeze artist, daredevil stunt performers and the St. Louis Arches — a troupe of child acrobats. There will also be mini horses doing tricks, superstar basset hounds and trained pigs performing under this diverse big top.
The Big Top will stay up for six months instead of the usual shorter run of the show. New, closer offices will ease behind-the-scenes work.
In just over three weeks, Circus Flora unveils its brand-new show under the Big Top in Grand Center. Audiences will be immersed in The Case of the Missing Bellhop, an intriguing whodunit with a cast of characters ranging from a determined detective to a troupe of trained pigs.
It’s Circus Flora time earlier than usual. After more than 30 years of kicking off summer for St. Louis, the area's very own circus is moving its season from the heat of June to spring. Circus Flora artistic director Jack Marsh says "The Case of the Missing Bellhop" opens April 19th.
Circus Flora swings into action with new dates, a new permanent location in Grand Center, and a new production, The Case of the Missing Bellhop, a mystery show featuring circus tricks.
Circus Flora has moved to a new location and has an earlier season. Don’t miss this year’s show, “The Case of the Missing Bellhop.” The staff of the Balding Hotel have unusual skills, and the hotel attracts dignitaries and nobility from around the world. Watch what happens when a bellhop goes missing.
St. Louis’ hometown circus is set to move prior to its upcoming season – but only a half block away. Previously, the circus took place on the lot next to Powell Hall. But last year, Circus Flora partnered with the Kranzberg Arts Foundation to help develop a permanent site for the circus.
But big changes are coming for the homegrown circus in 2018. Circus Flora is finally getting a home of its own — a vacant lot one just a block to the southwest of Powell Hall in Grand Center. And that more permanent solution means the circus no longer has to avoid the symphony's spring shows; it now plans to kick off its season in April.
Circus Flora, a longtime St. Louis institution and family tradition, has found its new and permanent home, and its annual show will move from June to earlier in the spring, the circus announced Tuesday.