Circus Flora-The Pawn


Powered by Ameren, St. Louis’ iconic one-ring circus brings the game of chess to life May 29 – June 22

Tickets are now on sale for Circus Flora’s 27th big-top production, The Pawn, powered by Ameren. Call 314-289-4040 or visit for tickets. Tickets are also available at the Circus Flora Box Office at 3547 Olive Street in Grand Center.

Drawing from the history of the game of chess, this mythic tale is steeped in the rich sights, sounds and mystique of ancient Persia and India, and enacted by a world renowned cast of circus artists. This year the World Chess Hall of Fame and the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis join in partnership to help bring the game to life.

Tickets start at $12 and go on sale today. Group tickets are also available. The Pawn opens May 29 with a peanut-free preview and runs through June 22. Show times are Tuesday through Thursday at 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday at 1 and 7 p.m.; Sunday at 1 and 5:30 p.m.; and “Little Top Wednesday” at 10 a.m., a special one-hour show for younger kids or the “kids at heart.”

Founded in St. Louis in 1987, Circus Flora is a nonprofit performing arts organization dedicated to sharing the magic of classic, one-ring circus with audiences of all ages. Circus Flora raises its big top every summer in the arts district at Grand Center. In addition to its main season production, Circus Flora collaborates with a variety of organizations and businesses throughout the year, appearing at festivals, events, and community and school programs. Its year-round Clowns on Call program brings laughter and magic to thousands of patients and their families every year at two St. Louis-area children’s hospitals. Visit to learn more.

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