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Farr Best Theater

The Farr Best Theater, an intimate, 158-seat venue in downtown Mansfield, is a gem of Mansfield history.

It was first opened on October 10, 1917 by Milton May Farr who became one of the citys' most prominent citizens and oversaw the installation of the first electric lights in the city and a modernized water system. He named the theatre the Best Farr Theatre and then in 1950 it became known as the Farr Best Theater. For 58 continuous years, it was operated by Milton and Annie Farr and their 9 children.

The Farr Best Theater has seen several owners and uses since then, but was most recently purchased in 2017 by the City of Mansfield to preserve the building and return it to its intended use as a theater. It is currently undergoing a revitalization to retain and enhance much of the original historic charm. It operates as community arts venue hosting concerts, movies, theatrical productions, lectures, dance, magic, and a variety of community events. 

The theater was placed on the National Register of Historic places on September 12, 1996.

Located:
109 N. Main St., Mansfield, TX 76063

Rental Inquiries:
Looking to host your show or event at the Farr Best Theater? CLICK HERE to download the rental form.
Rates are $50/hour for Non-Profit Organizations and $60/hour for Commercial/Individual rentals. A/V equipment can be rented for $120/day and "prime time" rentals (Thursday-Saturday) require a 6 hour minimum.
For more information contact us at 817-728-3383 or [email protected]

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Arts Around Town

Saturday, Jan 30th, 2021 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us for Arts Around Town on January 30th as we present live art demonstrations and host openings for downtown art displays at locations all around Historic Downtown Mansfield. Guests who come down will receive a coupon for a FREE taco at Main Street Tacos. Make a whole evening out of it and get tickets for our Ventriloquy and Comedy Show at 7 PM in the Farr Best Theater. Confirmed Locations with Artists: - The Farr Best Theater... Read More

Local Spotlight: Ventriloquy with Kat Gravino

Saturday, Jan 30th, 2021 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Kat Gravino of the Magnificent Theatre Company is not only an actress, but a talented ventriloquist. If you're looking for a new, funny, completely unique show appropriate for all audiences, this is the perfect fit. This event is eligible for a season discount when you purchase tickets for at least four (4) Local Spotlight or Farr Best Theater Presents productions. Read More

Steel Magnolias - Multiple Dates

Saturday, Feb 20th, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Steel Magnolias is a stage play by American writer Robert Harling, based on his experience with his sister's death. The play is a comedy-drama about the bond among a group of Southern women in northwest Louisiana. The title suggests the "female characters are as delicate a magnolias but as tough as steel". Read More

Steel Magnolias - Multiple Dates

Friday, Feb 26th, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Steel Magnolias is a stage play by American writer Robert Harling, based on his experience with his sister's death. The play is a comedy-drama about the bond among a group of Southern women in northwest Louisiana. The title suggests the "female characters are as delicate a magnolias but as tough as steel". Read More

Steel Magnolias - Multiple Dates

Saturday, Feb 27th, 2021 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Steel Magnolias is a stage play by American writer Robert Harling, based on his experience with his sister's death. The play is a comedy-drama about the bond among a group of Southern women in northwest Louisiana. The title suggests the "female characters are as delicate a magnolias but as tough as steel". Read More

Steel Magnolias - Multiple Dates

Saturday, Feb 27th, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Steel Magnolias is a stage play by American writer Robert Harling, based on his experience with his sister's death. The play is a comedy-drama about the bond among a group of Southern women in northwest Louisiana. The title suggests the "female characters are as delicate a magnolias but as tough as steel". Read More

Steel Magnolias - Multiple Dates

Friday, Mar 5th, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Steel Magnolias is a stage play by American writer Robert Harling, based on his experience with his sister's death. The play is a comedy-drama about the bond among a group of Southern women in northwest Louisiana. The title suggests the "female characters are as delicate a magnolias but as tough as steel". Read More

Steel Magnolias - Multiple Dates

Saturday, Mar 6th, 2021 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Steel Magnolias is a stage play by American writer Robert Harling, based on his experience with his sister's death. The play is a comedy-drama about the bond among a group of Southern women in northwest Louisiana. The title suggests the "female characters are as delicate a magnolias but as tough as steel". Read More

Steel Magnolias - Multiple Dates

Saturday, Mar 6th, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Steel Magnolias is a stage play by American writer Robert Harling, based on his experience with his sister's death. The play is a comedy-drama about the bond among a group of Southern women in northwest Louisiana. The title suggests the "female characters are as delicate a magnolias but as tough as steel". Read More

Local Spotlight: Josh Nix

Saturday, Apr 17th, 2021 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Come out to the Farr Best Theater for an evening featuring singer/songwriter Joshua Nix. Originally from Houston, Josh has lived in Mansfield for the past 14 years. He has been writing and performing for over 20 years and loves to tell the story behind a song. His sound is a mix of folk, pop and Texas Country and he is often joined on-stage by his friends and family. This event is eligible for a season discount when you purchase ticket... Read More

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