Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Circus Flora, St. Louis City


Location:  3547 Olive St #210, St. Louis, MO 63103



Circus Flora is a locally owned and operated one-ring circus which performs for the public during the month of June. Each year is a new show. Full length shows are in the evenings with a matinee in the afternoons on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Wednesday mornings a special one-hour "Little Top" show is performed for children and anyone wanting to see a shorter show. Photos are not allowed inside the tent - thus I only have a photo of the tent to share below.

My 3 year old and I attended a "Little Top" show. We found parking right across the street, which cost us $5. My daughter was super excited as we walked up to the tent. We found our seats (the Box seats are padded chairs. Mezzanine seats are molded plastic bucket seats. The red seats give you a better view than the blue ones). Their website says the tent is air conditioned, but the inside of the tent was SO hot at the show we saw. A woman behind us said aloud that they brought sweatshirts because in previous years it had been cold in the tent. I think we would have enjoyed the show more if it had not been so hot. Our favorite part were the performing dogs. Otherwise my daughter was bored with the narration and ground performances (gymnastics, juggling). The "Little Top" show ended with a tight rope performance which I enjoyed. Overall I think the show is better suited for school-aged children and above when the kids can understand the difficulty involved in the stunts and sit through the full length show.

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