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Bob Baker's
HaLLoWe'eN SpoOktAcUlAr!
Showing throOoOgh November 5th!

* Children 2 and under are FREE! *


“HALLOWE’EN SPOOKTACULAR” is a delightful, family-friendly, hour long musical revue, set to haunting and jazzy holiday-themed tunes celebrating nearly every decade. Following each performance, our guests are invited to join the Puppeteers for some after show refreshments in the setting of our charmingly thrilling historical Party Room.

JUST ADDED! Two extra special showings of HaLLoWe’eN SpoOktAcUlar, followed by a cocktail hour with dancing and general merriment! Fun for all ages.

 Poster by Suzanne Hutchinson / Splab Studio. Courtesy of Bob Baker Marionette Theater.

Poster by Suzanne Hutchinson / Splab Studio. Courtesy of Bob Baker Marionette Theater.

Coming Soon


Friday, October 26
Doors 7:30, Show 8pm

Consider if you will... a live reading of The Twilight Zone! Bob Baker Marionette Theater is continuing it's Halloween tradition of live star-studded readings of holiday classics. On Friday, Oct 26th at 8:00 PM, we are presenting two episodes from the iconic 1960s television program, The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street and Nightmare at 20,000 Feet featuring-- Fred Willard (Waiting For Guffman, Wall-E),  Fiona Dourif (The Curse of Chucky, The Purge), Josh Fadem (Twin Peaks, 30 Rock), John Ennis (Mr. Show, Love) and DJ Lance Rock (Yo Gabba Gabba, I am Divine) Kimmy Robertson (Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead, Honey I Shrunk the Kids), Bridey Elliott (Silicon Valley, Battle of the Sexes) and Eric Edelstein (Jurassic World, Clarence) and of course... PUPPETS! The evening will be punctuated with segments from our current Halloween show as well live musical accompaniment! There'll be spooky snacks and booooo--ze! It's a guarantee to be more fun than you can cram into a 3rd dimension!

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Best of Bob Baker - The Farewell 1345 Shows

Please join us during November for the final shows in our original space, where we will celebrate by performing some of our most popular routines from a variety of shows, dating all the way back to 1963, when we first opened our doors.



After 55 years, the Bob Baker Marionette Theater is moving to a new location. Experience this beloved local landmark one last time! Don’t miss this very special final performance hosted by Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, at Los Angeles’ time-honored palace of puppetry. Dozens of mesmerizing marionettes specially chosen for this very this historic event will perform in a spellbinding variety of musical acts spanning more than 70 years.

This holiday season BOB BAKER in residency!

On November 24, the Bob Baker Marionette Theater will open Bob Baker's Nutcracker presented at the Pasadena Playhouse for 5 weeks. For the first time in its history, this tradition will have a new home to share the holiday joy and imagination that generations have come to know and love.  Performances will run through December 30. Tickets are now on sale at



Thurs. Oct 18
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm

Jan Svankmajer’s

Svankmajer's ALICE remains true to the absurdity of Carroll's original, but bears the stamp of his own distinctive style and obsessions. Combining techniques of animation and live action, he gives a new and fascinating dimension to the classic tale of childhood fantasies.

Come watch this special movie with live marionette performances by the Bob Baker Marionettes!


Fri. Oct 19
Doors 6:30pm, show 7:30pm

Presented by Female Animal, this live read series celebrates film and community while raising money for local non-profits.

Participation in the read is totally up to you! Buy as a 'Reader' if you are ready to join the coven, or as a 'Watcher' if you prefer to sit back and enjoy the magic. Either way, it's bound to be a wicked good time.

Tickets include food, a drink voucher, marionette performances, The Read, a female run pop-up shop spread, and a Halloween Party following the show to celebrate Female Animal’s one-year anniversary!

 Poster Art: Ann Shen

Poster Art: Ann Shen

Sat. Oct 20
Doors 8pm, Show 9pm

Lindsay Benner’s

Bubble, bubble toil and trouble…. it’s a cackling Halloween presentation of our monthly program, Women in Vaudeville! Hosted by world renown juggler and entertainer Lindsay Benner, a variety show edition that will cast you right under its spell!

 Poster Art: Audrey Densmore

Poster Art: Audrey Densmore

Thurs. Oct. 25


“Hallow’s Eve Artists Maze” is a surreal evening of experimental art and performances, from LA locale artists such as •Marnie Weber, •Patrick Michael Ballard, •Mario Ybarra Jr.BeckandCol, and so many more!

Navigate the maze with us this October!


Sun. Oct. 28
Doors 8:30pm, Show 9:30pm 

Burger Records Presents: NOBUNNY

A live musical presentation in collaboration with BBMT’s “Schoolhouse Rocks” program. Halloween themed cocktails, visual projections, and DJ in the Party Room.

More about the band: “NOBUNNY is rusty sunshine and liquid mirrors served with french fries and a sugary blood soda. A great pyramid of bottles, stuffed animals, and candy flavored toothpaste. The greatest rock n roll band in the world.”

Wed. Nov 14
Doors 7:00 Show 7:30

Honk! is a Night of Story Telling and Puppet Performances told through the windshield with readings from LA luminaries Lynell George (author of No Crystal Stair and After/Image), Sam Sweet  (author of the All Night Menu series) and urban planner, Max Podemski. Tom Carroll will be hosting the evening and debuting a new episode of his documentary series, "Tom Explores Los Angeles."  $5 of each ticket will go towards moving costs for the Bob Baker Marionette Theater.


  • 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