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Bob Baker Marionette Theater

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1345 W 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90026-5804
+1 213-250-9995
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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 4 weeks ago
Aviva V
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California
A Hidden Gem!

I had an opportunity to take a tour of Bob Baker's Marionette Theater; and I was amazed at the... read more

Reviewed February 2, 2017
Lynne L
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Arlington, Virginia
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4 weeks ago
“Refreshingly analog with lots of heart”
Feb 2, 2017
“A Hidden Gem!”
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1345 W 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90026-5804
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 February 2, 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 January 4, 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 March 12, 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 February 29, 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 November 17, 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 October 21, 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 April 26, 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 November 11, 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

Thank travelingworkingmom
Reviewed December 1, 2013

Yes, it is a blast from the past, but that is a good thing. Updating it would kill it anyway. It is far enough in the past to be it's own world. If you enjoy watching the old claymation Rudolph tv special during the holidays,...More

Thank J D
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