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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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The 55-year-old marionettes have been brought back at Bob Baker Marionette Theater for “Enchanted... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lena K
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Wonderful experience for the little AND big people!

We took our 4-year-old granddaughter to the “Enchanted Toyshop” marionette show at Bob Baker... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lena K
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“Low tech entertainment ”
1 week ago
“Wonderful experience for the little AND big people!”
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1345 W 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90026-5804
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

3  Thank Lena K
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

3  Thank Lena K
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Reviewed June 25, 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
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Reviewed January 21, 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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