Bob Baker Marionette Theater

On my “old fashion” entertainment family day, which also involved a stop at the Velaslavasay Panorama, I gathered the kiddos and wifey and headed over to the Bob Baker Marionette. I had been following the news over the past year or two regarding the theater and the nebulous future it had. I wanted to visit before it closed and/or before Bob passed away.

062The Bob Baker Marionette Theater is the oldest children’s theater company in Los Angeles and in 2009, the theater was designated a Los Angels Historic-Cultural Monument (#958). Bob Baker and Alton Wood bought the theater in 1961.

We watched a Halloween production and afterwards all the guests were provided with ice cream and coffee.068

About a month later Bob passed away. I’m glad we went when we did.

074This past March, the Theater got a boost as a film location for NCIS. The Los Angeles Times wrote a nice peice and the outlook for the theater right now is positive. That being said, don’t wait, go and see a show. My kiddos are already talking about a return visit. They want to bring their great grandmother and aunts. Sounds like a plan.087




1345 West First Street, Los Angeles, CA

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