Ivor David Balding

Photo By Dan Donovan

Special Events

Back Lot at the Big Top
Exhibit at the Regional Arts Commission 
September 19 - December 31, 2014

Opening Reception, September 19, 5:30 - 7:30 pm  
Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar in the Loop

Many daydream of running away with the circus, and some even do - if only for a day or two! This exhibit presents artwork created during the 2013 and 2014 Artist Day at Circus Flora. Enjoy this special glimpse of the back lot at St. Louis’ own magical one-ring theatre, interpreted through the visual arts.

The exhibit is free and open to the public during gallery hours. Visit www.racsrtl.org for more information. 

Flora Dora Gala
A Benefit for Circus Flora's Community Outreach Programs
Saturday, May 31, 2014
6:30 PM

The Big Top
Adjacent to Powell Hall

Honorary Chairs 

Lynne & Jim Turley
Dan Buck, Cardinal Glennon Foundation 

Event Chairs

Kathie & Richard Winter

Ticket Prices:


  • Cocktail hour with circus performances and "red carpet" photo with camels 
  • Three-course dinner with a circus performer host at each table
  • Premium seating at the one-night-only Big Top performance
  • The opportunity to bid on unique silent and live auction items
  • Dancing in the  ring


$75...a limited number of "late night" tickets are available! 

  • Entrance to the one-night-only Big Top performance, beginning at 8:30 pm
  • The opportunity to bid on unique live auction items
  • Open bar
  • Dancing in the  ring

Event Sponsorships:

Corporate and individual sponsorships available...highlight your business while supporting a worthy cause! Levels available at $2,500, $5,000 and $10,000!

To learn about the benefits of sponsorship, and to purchase tickets, contact Susan Mintz, Director of Development at Susan.Mintz@circusflora.org or 314.289.4043.

2014 Flora Dora Gala

The 2014 gala event welcomed 350 attendees and raised nearly $114,000 - making this the most successful Flora Dora to date! Proceeds benefitted Circus Flora's several community outreach and artistic initiatives, including Clowns on Call, Share the Circus ticket donation program, and the Community Circus Camps under the Big Top.

Enjoy photos of the 2014 event by viewing the album below. We hope to welcome you to the 2015 Flora Dora Gala - an evening of magic and elegance under the Big Top!

Photo Album 1 - Ladue News

2013 Flora Dora Gala

Photo Album 1 - Black Tie

Photo Album 2  - Town & Style Magazine

Photo Album 3  - Peter Wochniak