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“Best of Bob Baker”
The Farewell 1345 Shows

Please join us during November for the final puppet 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.


On November 23, our final day in our beloved 1345 W. 1st Street location, please join us for an OPEN HOUSE from 10am-5pm. Our puppets, puppeteers, staff, and friends, will be present as we fondly reminisce, give tours of the space, and dream big about our future. No reservations required!

the bob baker Marionette Theater “bell ball!”

A fundraiser for the Bob Baker Marionette Theater at the Pasadena Playhouse to support our new Theater and educational institution.

December 1st at the Pasadena Playhouse
6:30 pm : VIP dinner reception
7:00 pm : General admission, drinks, silent auction
8:15 pm : The show begins with OK Go and the Bob Baker Marionettes! Plus… surprise guests!
9:00 pm : Post-show reception, food, and more! 

Featuring a live auction of Bob Baker memorabilia and special gifts, a special performance by OK Go and the Bob Baker Marionettes, food, drinks, and more! 

Charles Phoenix, Sleepovers, Live Music, Los Angeles, and Puppets come together to Celebrate our final month in our 1345 W. First St. location! Not to be missed!

upcoming events

Wed. Nov 14
Doors at 6:30pm, Show at 7:30pm

Honk! is a Night of Story Telling and Puppet Performances told through the windshield with readings from LA luminaries Lynell George, Sam Sweet 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." 


Wed. Nov 14

5 Every Day presents CLUB PUPPET, an after-hours dance party at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater. Come celebrate the Bob Baker Marionettes’ final days in their historic Echo Park theater by joining them on the dance floor, as the theater transforms for one night only into a colorful late-night disco of red velvet, tinsel, and imagination. Dublab DJs.

Thurs. Nov 15
Doors at 8pm, show at 9pm

A musical celebration of all things Bob Baker! Featuring SAD GIRL, HEALING GEMS, and, of course, the Bob Baker Marionettes!

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Sun. Nov 18
Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm

This is 25 Episodes and also the last Puppets Are Your Only Friends set inside the original Bob Baker Marionette Theater! Join Jrd and Molly for their biggest most insane show yet (short of shooting Jrd out of a cannon...ok, we might!) In the spirit of the season, we're bringing you serious fun to try and raise some serious funds for the theater's immense moving costs in addition to ALL TICKET PROCEEDS GOING TO THE THEATER! 18 and up, please!

Coming Soon

This holiday season BOB BAKER in residency at the Pasadena Playhouse!

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


  • 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