The Bob Baker Marionette Theatre Announces its New Permanent Home in Highland Park

Artist’s Rendering of the New Bob Baker Marionette Theatre

Ever since the Bob Baker Marionette Theatre closed the doors of its humble off-the-beaten-path cinderblock theater on first street late last year, the troupe has been on the road, appearing at various events and locations like the Pasadena Playhouse and the Santa Monica Pier’s holiday event, “Wonderland on the Water.”

Today via their Facebook page, the Bob Baker Marionette Theatre has announced it will be making its home in Highland Park at 4949 York Boulevard. Once again, kids of all ages can enjoy the theatre’s “3000 puppets, endless ice cream, boundless imagination, and love for its Los Angeles community.”

According to an article today in The LA Times, before its most recent reincarnation as a Korean Church, the building was once known as the York Theater, which screened films and presented vaudeville performances way back in the 1920s (So it surely must be haunted, as all of the best theaters are).

The famous marionette theatre has signed a 10-year lease on the new space, which is much larger than the original location and sports some cool old art deco touches. Due to a massive renovation in the works at the former York Theater, The first shows will not be taking place until the summer. That means Bob Baker Day will take place as planned on  February 23, 2019 at the Los Angeles State Historic Park.

the annual Bob Baker Day is still scheduled to celebrate what would be Bob Baker’s 95th birthday on  February 23, 2019 at the Los Angeles State Historic Park.

The Bob Baker Marionette Theatre is now a 501C Non-profit organization. Donate today!

Previously on The LA Beat:

Photo Essay: The 4th Annual Bob Baker Day

Offbeat LA Takes a Video Trip to the Historic and Cool Bob Baker Marionette Theatre

Offbeat LA: A Loving Goodbye to Marionette Master Bob Baker


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2 Responses to The Bob Baker Marionette Theatre Announces its New Permanent Home in Highland Park

  1. Joel J. Rane Joel J. Rane says:

    Oh noes! I hope the anti-gentrification protesters don’t cut the strings!!

  2. Pingback: Bob Baker Day Comes to the Los Angeles State Historic Park this Saturday, February 23, 2019 | The LA Beat

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