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Bob Baker Marionette Theater

Open today: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Kids loved it; adults too

I wasn’t sure what my video game and SFX movie loving kids would think of an old time marionette... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jory N
Cincinnati, Ohio
via mobile
Refreshingly analog with lots of heart

I've been to Bob Baker a handful of times, once without any kids present (I took a friend to try... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Aviva V
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“marionettes”(8 reviews)
“puppets”(7 reviews)
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1345 W 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90026-5804
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wasn’t sure what my video game and SFX movie loving kids would think of an old time marionette show but they loved it! They got to sprawl on the floor as hundreds of elaborate, creative puppets pranced around, sometimes flouncing into their laps. Adults...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

I've been to Bob Baker a handful of times, once without any kids present (I took a friend to try and convince him to do a documentary on the theatre!) and I always love it. Allergy sufferers beware: there is a healthy layer of dust...More

Thank Aviva V
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I had an opportunity to take a tour of Bob Baker's Marionette Theater; and I was amazed at the number of Marionettes on display backstage. Alex Evans is the head Puppeteer of this venue; and has different storylines and different marionettes for each. For children...More

Thank Lynne L
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

This beautiful little place has been around forever. Kids and adults love it. It is rare to see such beautifully created puppets and the performers are very professional. We have celebrated numerous birthday parties at this venue over the years. This is a great experience...More

Thank travelingworkingmom
Reviewed 12 March 2016

Many years ago I saw a marionette show. The marionettes performed on a stage with the puppeteers above them. You never saw the puppeteers during the show. It was a play done with marionettes. It was very well done and very professional. That's what I...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 29 February 2016

We took our granddaughter, age 6, to see the marionette show. She was unsure about it when we got there - as were we. Yes, the building looks old and the area is somewhat run down. Once inside, we had a great time. The staff...More

Thank Jerome T
Reviewed 17 November 2015

A well meaning, beloved institution for sure, but sorely in need of a cleaning. It has dust on the curtains and light fixtures that looks like it's been there since the 50's! CLEAN, Bob Baker people. Please. Take care of the facility. Between that and...More

Thank Journeyman J
Reviewed 21 October 2015

While the venue is very outdated, it's o.k. because you feel like you are going back in time. Real marionette theater is almost gone and this place deserves to be kept going and supported. The show was magical. I heard that many Angelenos had their...More

Thank SDNative92116
Reviewed 26 April 2015 via mobile

We loved it! Took my nieces and nephews , ages 2 ,4, and 5 yr. old. It was a different experience for them and they want to go again.

Thank Angela M
Reviewed 11 November 2014

We love Bob Baker Marionette. It is exactly the same as it was 30 years ago when I first attended a birthday party there. I remember being in awe and loving the show and my kids (8 and 9) still love to go. We started...More

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