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Bob Baker Marionette Theater

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Magical & Nostalgic!

Bob Baker is one of the best theatre experiences in L.A. This is a great place to bring children or... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Los Angeles, California
Nothing Else Like It!!!

I don’t know what took me so long to visit Bob Baker Marionette Theatre! It has been on my la... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
Los Angeles, California
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2 Oct 2018
“Magical & Nostalgic!”
3 Sep 2018
“Nothing Else Like It!!!”
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1345 W 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90026-5804
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

Bob Baker is one of the best theatre experiences in L.A. This is a great place to bring children or just your own inner child. I highly recommend this to experience some old school enchantment!

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Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

I don’t know what took me so long to visit Bob Baker Marionette Theatre! It has been on my la bucket list since I moved here over 12 years ago! Well I finally went and took my son and we had a blast! First off,...More

1  Thank Bostonsavatage
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

The 55-year-old marionettes have been brought back at Bob Baker Marionette Theater for “Enchanted Toyshop.” The children (and adults) are mesmerized by the marionettes.

4  Thank Lena K
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We took our 4-year-old granddaughter to the “Enchanted Toyshop” marionette show at Bob Baker Marionette Theater. Children sit on the carpet, the adult handlers go unnoticed to the children, whose FULL attention is on the various marionettes. After the show, my granddaughter wanted her own...More

4  Thank Lena K
Reviewed 25 June 2018 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

Thank Jory N
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
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