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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. He became one of the city's 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 nine 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 a community arts venue hosting concerts, movies, theatrical productions, lectures, dance, magic, and various 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:
Are you 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 817-728-3339 or [email protected]

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Open Mic Night

Friday, Aug 19th, 2022 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

A community-wide invitation for artists to come to share art, poetry, music, song, and dramatic monologues in a fan-friendly atmosphere.  Guided by Mike G. Call 972-704-5001 to sign up for your time at the mic. Read More

If Anyone Ask You Who I Am

Saturday, Aug 27th, 2022 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Presented by the Fine Arts Ministry of Bethlehem Baptist Church, If Anyone Ask You Who I Am (Tell Them I'm A Child of God) is a play celebrating Juneteenth.  There is tremendous history In our names. The names African-American have called themselves over the years have changed in relationship to the ongoing struggle of the period and how we identified with the struggle. Through all our struggles we have remained, children of God. This... Read More

If Anyone Ask You Who I Am

Saturday, Aug 27th, 2022 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Presented by the Fine Arts Ministry of Bethlehem Baptist Church, If Anyone Ask You Who I Am (Tell Them I'm A Child of God) is a play celebrating Juneteenth.  There is tremendous history In our names. The names African-American have called themselves over the years have changed in relationship to the ongoing struggle of the period and how we identified with the struggle. Through all our struggles we have remained, children of God. This... Read More

Storytime for Tots

Tuesday, Sep 6th, 2022 - 10:30am to 11:00am

Toddlers 18 months to 3 years old with a caregiver can enjoy 30 minutes of books, songs, finger-plays, and rhymes, introducing toddlers and parents to developmentally appropriate literature and related activities. This introduces group listening skills and provides interaction with others. Read More

2022 - 2023 MCT Theatre Classes - (Fall Semester) Musical Theatre Dance 7th - 12th Grade

Thursday, Sep 8th, 2022 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm

This class is for students interested in learning the history of musical theatre dance. We will focus on different genres of dance and learn about iconic choreographers such as Jerome Robbins, Bob Fosse, and Micahel Bennett; from Oklahoma to Hamilton, this class will be a comprehensive crash course on all things musical theatre dance. Students will perform an assortment of combinations for a final showcase. Read More

2022 - 2023 MCT Theatre Classes - (Fall Semester) Acting on Stage 7th - 12th Grade

Thursday, Sep 8th, 2022 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

For advanced theatre, students focused on acting for the stage. This class is designed to meet the needs of the experienced young performers and will include preparation for future auditions, developing monologues, and working different styles of scene work from classical to contemporary theatre. A final showcase will be performed. Read More

Storytime for Tots

Tuesday, Sep 13th, 2022 - 10:30am to 11:00am

Toddlers 18 months to 3 years old with a caregiver can enjoy 30 minutes of books, songs, finger-plays, and rhymes, introducing toddlers and parents to developmentally appropriate literature and related activities. This introduces group listening skills and provides interaction with others. Read More

Hispanic Heritage Month Talent Show

Friday, Sep 16th, 2022 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

To observe National Hispanic Heritage Month, a celebration of the diverse cultures and riveting histories of the people in this country with ancestral roots in Spain, Mexico, and Central and South America, Mariposas de Mansfield hosts the 1st Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Talent Show. Artists perform poetry, songs, dances and more to celebrate the Hispanic culture. Read More

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