Bobby's Big Top (BBT) was founded in 1989 by Bobby Bates, a veteran of the international circus industry.

Bobby began his career with Club Med, where
he managed circus programs, produced shows, maintained equipment and rigging, trained instructors and helped to expand the activity throughout the resort chain.

Subsequently, Bobby spent several years touring as a professional aerialist, stuntman and trainer for Ringling Brothers, Circus Circus, and Disneyland.

Upon his retirement as a performer, Bobby resolved to apply his rigging expertise to the manufacture of premium circus equipment.

BBT has since grown to become the industry leader in providing comprehensive circus programs to resorts, schools and camps. BBT has set new standards in quality, safety and maintenance that are unrivaled in the world.