our winter gala fundraiser, december 2nd


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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!


Special Events


 Sat. Nov. 25!
Pre-Reception: 8:00 P.M. 
Show: 9:00 P.M.
Tickets: $20.00

Lindsay Benner's

Lindsay Benner, world renowned juggler and entertainer, hosts an EVENING SPECTACULAR of MAGNIFICENT TALENT and echoes of the bygone and golden era of Vaudevillian comedy and performance. 

This event is the seventh installment of a monthly collaboration between the Bob Baker Marionette Theater and the Los Angeles-based performer, with pre-show entertainment and past stage acts including aerialists, comedians and puppeteers. It is part of a series of events hosted by the Theater to embolden the expansive and vibrant community of vaudevillian female artists in Los Angeles.


Sat. Dec 2!
Silent Auction:6:00 p.m.
Variety Show: 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $150.00


A fundraiser for the Bob Baker Marionette Theater
Hosted by Project LIFT LA, a 501c3 nonprofit corporation
Event co-chair: David Arquette

This will be a one-of-a-kind variety show hosted by Charles Phoenix, featuring the vaudeville antics of Lindsay Benner, and the soulful sounds of Lynda Kay, plus many more surprises!

Silent Auction includes plenty to eat and drink as you bid on a fabulous array of items, featuring new artists like Todd Selby and vintage art from the Bob Baker archives. All proceeds will go towards helping preserve and expand LA's original Bob Baker Marionette Theater, an historic institution devoted to children’s arts education that has served thousands and thousands of children in its diverse eastside community.

 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




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