This Holiday Season, join in keeping Bob Baker Marionette Theater



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Bob Baker's
"Holiday on Strings"

Adults + Children over 2 - $20.00
Children under 2 are FREE!

One of the theater’s most requested shows, Bob Baker’s "Holiday on Strings” has charmed audiences for generations. Join  Demitrious Nova Twinkle Star the Third and his wizarding side kick as they embark on a magical journey across the holiday galaxy; with a fantastical cast of over 100 exquisitely designed marionettes, celebrating everything from the eight days of Chanukah to a trip to Santa’s Workshop!

Bob Baker's


Limited Evening-Only Engagements
December 14th-29th! 

Adults + Children over 2 - $20.00
Children under 2 are FREE!

Evening Holiday Attire Encouraged!

The Nutcracker Prince cordially invites you & Clara
to his Magic Kingdom on a Mountain of Sweetmeats! 

Our marionette adaptation of a ballet classic and Bob's most beloved Holiday show since it's opening in 1969!  Allow us to take you on an adventure through the wizardry of strings and into the enchanted world of the fantastic... NUTCRACKER.  

A sure enough taste of both savory and sweet for every day in your Holidays and a spectacle for every child and child-at-heart, the Bob Baker Marionette Theater is proud to reprise this beautiful classic that has delighted fans, both new and seasoned, for over 40 years!


The barn doors open January 16th, 2018!  
Tickets Available soon!



THE SETTING....The most enchanting place on Earth...A place that exists in every child's imagination..and is a warm glow in the secret heart of the adult.  A farm where everything...trees,  flowers, animals, have human emotions and feelings.  Remember this once belonged only to you.

THE STORY....A glamorous chicken, MISS CLARISSA, as she was billed on Broadway, has retired from the theater.  She will live..according to her last press release...on her "Estate" surrounded by admirers and lovingly cared for by her faithful retainers.  The truth is..that Miss Clarissa, to her chagrin, is now laying eggs on a farm instead of Broadway..and she views her "twilight years" with alarm.  Her "faithful retainers"..Mama and Papa Goat..prove that Clarissa may accept her social security checks with aplomb secure in the thought that "Broadway is not all that glitters."



Special Events

Sun. Dec. 17!
Doors: 8:00 p.m.  
Show: 9:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15.00

 All-ages friendly bar beginning at 6:00 p.m.  

Burger Records Presents:

With Colleen Green!

This show will fuse together indie rock stylings and classic Christmas tunes. In true Bob Baker fashion, festive puppets will perform before and between sets, spreading joy everywhere they roam! 

3 O'Clock Rock has brought 2 of their bands (Half Time Show and Revo), composed entirely of teens, on their first So-Cal tour.

 Sun. Dec. 17!
5:30pm 6:15pm
Tickets: $25.00


Join us for a very special music-making workshop, lead by 3 O'Clock Rock! Specifically for kids in Grades 3-5, this is an opportunity to learn about rhythm and guitar basics, and get a taste of playing in a rock band!

3 O'Clock Rock provides rock n' roll lessons for kids in Grades 3-5. They'll bring instruments that the kids will learn on and by the end up the lesson, the kids will have learned to play "Judy is a Punk" by the Ramones.

Each workshop is 30 mins and has a 5 kid MAXIMUM.

Special appearances

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• Ho, Ho, Ho, It's Christmas!•

Saturday, December 16

1p.m. at




Birthday PARTIES

Welcome to our celebrated Los Angeles tradition!
Our Birthday Party Packages consist of the following:

  • Personalized sheet cake from Hansen's Bakery!
  • Ice Cream, Fruit Punch & Lemonade!
  • Fully decorated party facility!
  • Balloon festival inside our beautiful Theater! 
  • Solid gold adjustable crown & Birthday gift for the Guest of Honor!
  • Post-show Marionette Meet-and-Greet with photo opportunities!

Field trips – schools, seniors, others

Yes, we are on the LAUSD Pre-Approved Field Trip list!  Learn more.

We offer group pricing for the following:

  • Field Trips
  • Boy and Girl Scout Troops
  • Senior Groups
  • Home Schools

*group pricing currently offered for organizations only. 


Traveling company

Allow the Bob Baker Marionette Theater to bring the joy of puppetry to your home, event, or function!

Perfect for schools, country clubs, birthday parties, business functions, or simply anywhere where there's fun is to be had.  
We offer a traveling troupe to perform a self contained marionette variety show! 


PRivate Events and theater rental

Special evening puppet performances, live music, masquerade balls, comedy and so much more. The Theater offers a vast array of public and private events throughout the year.

You can also rent our theater to host your own events!



  • We are located in beautiful Downtown Los Angeles at the merging corners of 1st Street, 2nd Street, and Glendale Blvd. 
  • Our theater is directly under the Beverly Street Bridge/ 1st St. Bridge, near Belmont High School and six blocks West of the Disney Music Hall.
  • We are a mile and a half South of Echo Park Lake.
  • The most common problem is finding yourself on Beverly Blvd., going over the Beverly Street Bridge and into or away from Downtown.


  • Street Parking is available, but limited. We encourage you to arrive early.
  • There is a Pay Lot on Glendale Blvd. PAYBOX cost is $5.00 - CASH ONLY

    Please be prepared to write your License Plate Number or Space Number on an envelope for payment provided at the Paybox at the lot entrance on Glendale Blvd.


1345 W. First St.
Los Angeles, CA 90026