Family Garden Days at the Gary Marshall Theatre

“Beyond these gates awaits an adventure!” It’s the opening weekend for a fun new show at the Gary Marshall Theatre in Toluca Lake.

Family Garden Days is a 90-minute experience for families, based in discovery, creativity, exploration, and education, as well as “just good solid fun for everyone!”

Join five storytellers for an outdoor story theatre experience and garden exploration. This 90-minute outdoor family adventure is designed for families to share in storytelling, explore nature, create art together, and learn about a community garden that grows because of the inspiration of a single planted seed.

As soon as the Garden Gates open, everyone will set out on a scavenger hunt to discover fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers in The Marshall Gardens.

Next, find a seat for a story theatre presentation based on the book “Seedfolks.”

Then, everyone will get creative and build a giant community art project for the whole neighborhood to see.

Finally, every child will have the chance to plant a flower in their own pot to take home.

PLUS — on opening weekend – every child will also receive a special garden treat to take home – June 4 & 5 from 10AM-11:30AM


June 11 & 12, also 18 & 19, 2022 from 10AM-11:30AM including garden exploration, interactive story theatre, community art project, potting a plant to take home.

This WEEKEND ONLY! Use code BLOOM for 50% off tickets at check out.

Purchase tickets here.

is part of the nonprofit Garry Marshall Theatre. The event components (story, art, exploration and planting) all take place in our private courtyard gardens located at 4252 W Riverside Drive in Burbank. The entrance is on Riverside Drive through the main gates. We will be surrounded by beautiful plants, flowers, butterflies, big sky and fresh air. Please wear hats, sunscreen, and anything your family wears to protect from our sunny California weather. There will be large umbrellas and canopies to provide some shaded seating sections.

This is an outdoor program created for families with children ages 5-10 and their siblings who are ready to participate in art, exploration and story activities. The seated story theatre is approximately 30 minutes. All activities, including garden exploration is with guardian’s supervision. For everyone’s safety, we ask that there be no running in the courtyard, and we ask that all guests do not enter the stage.


All tickets include all activity components and supplies for children. All tickets are general seating for the seated portion. $20 per person.


This event is general seating. After checking in with GMT Team members, feel free to select seats. We ask that valuables not be left unattended, as GMT is not responsible for lost of stolen items.


On-site, $5, cash only parking is available in one of our two lots located behind the theatre. Limited parking for ADA guests (with current placard) is also available in our parking lots.

Parking lots open 30 minutes before “Family Garden Days.” And will close 30 minutes after the event. Please do not leave valuables in vehicles.


Please dress appropriately for Southern California weather trends/conditions. Sunscreen is highly recommended.


Garry Marshall Theatre lobby restrooms will be available for use. We ask that face coverings be worn in all indoor spaces.


Light concessions, juice and water will be available for purchase.

Pauline Adamek

Pauline Adamek is a Los Angeles-based arts enthusiast with twenty-five years' experience covering International Film Festivals and reviewing new Theatre, Film and Restaurants.


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