Change the World
We Give Back
A portion of our proceeds will be donated to Bob Baker Marionette Theater. We support their vision of "an inclusive community" with a mission to "educate, celebrate, and inspire imagination through puppetry and the allied arts".
By choosing to purchase from The Treehouse, you do too! Let's Change the World, one child at a time.
*Photo Courtesy of Moonbeam Photos
Bob Baker Marionette Theater had been pulling the strings of family fun since 1963. In 1963, Bob Baker and partner Alton Wood transformed a run-down scenic shop near downtown Los Angeles into a family entertainment institution: Bob Baker Marionette Theater. Named an official Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument in 2009, the Theater has served over ONE MILLION children with original shows ranging from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker to a musical journey through the history of Los Angeles.
After Bob’s passing in 2014 at the age of 90, the puppeteers and staff had to transition to being the stewards of both the past and the future of Bob’s beloved Theater. Each box that was packed and moved from their historic home at 1345 W. 1st Street to their new Theater in Highland Park carried a story of a puppeteer or fabricator who had contributed to the fabric of the Theater. From Morton Haack to John Leland, Tina Gainsboro to Ursula Heine… their Theater family numbers in the hundreds, if not thousands.
They have spent the past decade doing everything possible to preserve this essential part of puppet history, and an irreplaceable part of Los Angeles history as well. They look forward to another 56 years (at least!) of puppetry joy in LA and beyond.
To learn more about the history of Bob Baker Marionette Theater, head over to their website. You will also be able to purchase merchandise, donate to this amazing company, and purchase tickets to future events. BBMT Website