Bob Baker Marionettes Is Coming To Highland Park

They‘re prancing, they‘re dancing, and they‘re happily hopping about

What to Know

  • 4949 York Boulevard, Highland Park
  • Preview shows beginning this summer
  • Grand opening in fall 2019

Marionettes? They come in all sizes, and depict fantastical characters, and perform different astounding feats.

But they all share a notable quality: They‘re forever on the move.

They‘re prancing, they‘re dancing, and they‘re happily hopping about courtesy of hard-to-see strings, strings that are deftly controlled by close-at-hand humans.

And it is just such a band of fantastic humans that have worked to save one of Southern California‘s most beloved family institutions, the

The marionettes famously pranced away from their decades-old home on 1st Street, near downtown Los Angeles, in fall 2018 (new development is headed in, so the old building will be knocked down).

But wherever would this merry clutch of cute characters go? The answer was just announced, on Tuesday, Feb. 19:

Make that 4949 York Boulevard in Highland Park, which has been revealed to be the new and permanent home of the Bob Baker Marionette Theater.

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