3 Ring Circus produces full-scale productions which include the hiring of writers, directors, actors, musicians, dancers, visual artists, sound and light technicians and costume designers. Productions may take place at The Big Top or off-site at specially equipped venues. Each original production (one per year) involves at least 30 members of the artistic community working together to produce an original, professional presentation reflecting the cultural and artistic diversity of our city.
The purpose of these productions is to create a community effort for production, to present original artwork related to contemporary issues, to provide low cost entertainment to the public, and to showcase the art talent of New Orleans. Productions are grant-funded or supported by private individuals or corporations.