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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.

109 N. Main St., Mansfield, TX 76063

817-728-3383 [email protected]


Braden Daniels Magic

Thursday, Jul 18th, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Presented by Farr Best Theater and Mansfield Public Library. Come on out for our monthly Third Thursday event and enjoy an evening of magic and mystery! Braden Daniels has always had a passion for creating and performing magic and it has taken him on a wonderful journey and he truly believes that great magic has the power to delight, astonish and inspire and he adds a unique blend of magic, mystery, and storytelling to wow any audienc... Read More

Movies on Main: "Incredibles 2"

Friday, Aug 9th, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Presented by the Mansfield Activities Center Doors open @ 9:00 am This sequel to “The Incredibles” follows the Parr family as they try to restore public's trust in superheroes while balancing their family life, only to combat a new foe who seeks to turn the populace against all superheroes Read More

Education Seminar: Planning and Funding Your Arts Business

Thursday, Aug 15th, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Join us at the Farr Best Theater for this education seminar on business planning and funding loans. Erika Hersh from Peoplefund will be the guest speaker.  This seminar is free to all members of the Mansfield Commission for the Arts The cost is $10 for non-members Read More

Music Alley Festival 2019

Saturday, Sep 7th, 2019 - 4:00pm to 10:00pm

Music Alley is back and better than ever! On September 7th Historic Downtown Mansfield is transformed into a music and arts paradise. T... Read More