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A Capital Campaign to preserve a living theater experience!



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Playing through JUNE! 

In 1981, Bob Baker staged his love letter to Los Angeles. After 25 years without a public performance, the Bob Baker Marionette Theater is proud to once more present this fantastic production!

Join us for this educational and entertaining extravaganza featuring 100s of Bob Baker’s hand crafted marionettes that wiggle and shake to make you giggle and applaud. 

WOmen in vaudeville

Sat. May 13! 8:00 P.M.

Hosted by world renowned juggler and entertainer, featuring live music by Katrina, Marawa, an eight-time world record holding Hula Hoop artist, Pam Severns, a comedian, singer, and puppeteer, Bonnie Morgan, a professional actress, contortionist and stunt woman, featuring more acts and an enchanting experience! and of course Puppets!

Subject: Los Angeles In the streets

Co-presented by The Cinefamily
Fri. April 28! 8:00 pm

Join us for a night that will examine varying forms of public assembly and artistic intervention in a city so often associated with private lives and drive-thru culture! Featuring archival documentation and newsreels, radical shorts by L.A.-based filmmakers, protest songs sung by folksinger Emily Lacy, and of course, puppets!



Birthday PARTIES

Welcome to our famous Los Angeles tradition!
The Birthday Party Packages at the BOB BAKER MARIONETTE THEATER 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

We offer group pricing for the following groups:

  • 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 under the Beverly Street Bridge, near Belmont High School and six blocks West of the new 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.
  • We are directly under the Beverly Blvd/ 1st. Street Bridge.


  • Street Parking is limited. We encourage you to arrive early.
  • There is a Pay Lot on Glendale Blvd. PAYBOX cost is $5.00 - CASH ONLY
    NOTE: Please be prepared to write your License Plate Number or Space Number on an envelope for payment provided at the Paybox.


1345 W. First St.
Los Angeles, CA 90026