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IN LA TO STAY!

A Capital Campaign to preserve a living theater experience!

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Adults + Children over 2 - $15.00
Children under 2 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.  

Simply SPOOKTACULAR! 

 

 

Special Events

THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

Friday October 27 at 8:00 p.m.

A live reading of Roger Corman's 1960
black comedy “The Little Shop of Horrors,” read by special guests Josh Fadem (30 Rock, Twin
Peaks), Lauren Lapkus (Orange is the New Black, Jurassic World), Jennifer Tilly (Bullets Over
Broadway, Family Guy), Johnny Pemberton (Son
of Zorn, 21 Jump Street) and John Ennis (Mr. Show, Video Game High School). Plus more!

 

Sun. 10/29! 
Show, 10:30 a.m. + Pumpkin Carving, 11:30 a.m. 
Carving Creativities Commence: The Bob Baker Marionette Theater's Second Annual Pumpkin Carving Palooza is here!  Insipire your inner Jack-o-Lantern with the shrills and howls of this special "HALLOWE'EN SPOOKTACULAR" presentation, followed by PUMPKIN CARVING and spooky snacks in our historic Party Room!    Advance reservations highly recommended.

SHOW, ICE CREAM, PUMPKINS AND CARVING TOOLS INCLUDED!  

Sun. Oct. 15 - 5 p.m.
Thurs. Oct. 19 - 8 p.m.

Stop-motion animation powerhouse, Screen Novelties, presents their monster mash-up of retro cartoons and Halloween clips dragged from the depths of dusty VHS, DVD, and 16mm collections! Featuring the spooky hijinks of the Bob Baker Marionettes!

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Fri. October 20!
Doors: 8:00 p.m.
Show: 9:00 p.m.

Witches in vaudeville

Our special Hallowe'en edition of Women in Vaudeville! Hosted by Lindsay Benner, 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. October 21!
8:30 p.m.

BURGER RECORDS PRESENTS:

Shannon & the clams!
Susan + Live puppet show

Join Shannon and the Clams along with Susan and the Bob Baker Marionettes for an evening of tricks, treats, and tunes! A portion of ticket sales go to support the Bob Baker Marionette Theater's "Schoolhouse Rocks" program- bringing school field trips down to the Theater for local students!

Sat. October 28 +
Sun. October 29!

Doors: 7:30 p.m.
Show: 8:00 p.m.

CAPTURED AURAL PHANTASY THEATER presents the

“TALES FROM THE CRYPT THEATER OF MYSTERY”

Come see multi-media performances of classic horror stories from legendary "Tales from the Crypt" comic books LIVE on-stage along with spooky music, macabre magic acts and other Halloween thrills!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bookings

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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. 

 
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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!

 

LOCATION AND PARKING INFORMATION

  • 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.

PARKING:

  • 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.
 
 

Address

1345 W. First St.
Los Angeles, CA 90026