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Our Sawdust Spectacular Returns!
Weekly showings through June 10th!

Children under 2 are free

Debuting in 1948 and lovingly restored in 2017 after 30 years dormant, this is a show to ROAR about!  Back by popular demand, over 100 colorful and wonderful characters return to our stage, along with some newly restored circus bedazzlement, are heading your way!

Lions, elephants, tightrope walkers, acrobatic poodles and sooo much more, this is a not-to-be missed musical variety puppet spectacular!




Sat. 4/21

Hosted by Lindsay Benner, a world renowned juggler and entertainer, the evening spectacular will highlight females of magnificent talent and echoes of the bygone and golden era of Vaudevillian comedy and performance.


Sat. 4/28  

Sandglass Theater presents

Shoshana Bass and Jana Zeller of Sandglass Theater present a collection of delightful and compelling short puppet pieces in Punschi. Perfect for kids and adults alike, Punschi features hand puppets, a miniature circus, music, and lots of laughs!  An enchanting tradition of imaginative puppetry and entertainment! Performed by international touring artists Jana Zeller and Shoshana Bass.


Sat. 4/ 28,
6:00pm + 9:00pm

Join us for a special viewing of

"13 Ghosts"

the 1960's film featuring ghosts that can be seen or unseen with the use of illusion-o viewers.
Before the show, we'll set the mood with ghost stories and spooky puppet numbers! This is a night you won't want to miss!




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The Bob Baker Marionettes

Sat. 4/14  &  Sat. 4/28
11:00 a.m.

Join Bob Baker's Marionettes in their kindred setting of a beautiful children's toy shop!

For monthly special engagements, we are proud to showcase the Bob Baker enchantment with our partners at Miracle Mile Toy Hall!



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