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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

Inquiries:
817-728-3383 [email protected]

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Farr Best Theater Presents: m-pact In Concert: "White Christmas"

Thursday, Dec 12th, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

** THIS SHOW IS ELIGIBLE FOR A SEASON TICKET BUYER DISCOUNT ** Fill your holiday season with festive cheer and great music from m-pact, an a... Read More

Eddie Irving and the Classic Swing Band Holiday Concert

Friday, Dec 13th, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

For several years Eddie Irving and The Classic Swing Band have performed a seasonal concert at the Farr Best Theatre and it has become an event enjoyed by many through the years. Join us as we celebrate the season's timeless music and we look forward to seeing you!  Read More

Movies on Main - Christmas With the Kranks

Friday, Dec 27th, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Presented by the Mansfield Activities Centers Join us at the Farr Best Theater in downtown Mansfield for this free showing of "Christmas With the Kranks". With their daughter away, the Kranks decide to skip Christmas altogether until she decides to come home, causing an uproar when they have to celebrate the holiday at the last minute.  Doors open at 6:00 pm Concessions will be available (nothing over $2) Read More

Movies on Main - Smallfoot

Friday, Jan 3rd, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Presented by the Mansfield Activities Centers Join us at the Farr Best Theater in downtown Mansfield for this free showing of "Smallfoot". A Yeti is convinced that the elusive creatures known as "humans" really do exist. Doors open at 6:00 pm Concessions will be available (nothing over $2) Read More

The Magic Within Creativity Workshop

Thursday, Jan 16th, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Looking for a little artistic inspiration and magic? Calling all local creatives and artists - come out to The Farr Best Theater for The Magic Within Creativity Workshop with magician Braden Daniels! In this 2-hour workshop, wonder and curiosity will reign supreme, so get ready to ignite your artistic and creative passion!  Join Braden and his love for magic as he takes you on a journey to find your inner magician. Using the principl... Read More

MTC Fairytales - Snow White & The Little Guys - Presented by Magnificent Theatre Company - January 18 and January 25

Saturday, Jan 18th, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

MAGNIFICENT FAIRYTALES are ... Fractured & fun fairytales for young children and families! Snow White & The Little Guys  January 18 @ 11:00 am January 25 @ 11:00 am  Shows are approximately 45-50 minutes long have lots of audience participation, and great for birthday parties and special adventures with the family! All tickets are only $10 Read More

Local Spotlight: Kameryn

Friday, Jan 31st, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:15pm

** THIS SHOW IS ELIGIBLE FOR SEASON TICKET DISCOUNT PRICING ** Join us at the Farr Best Theater for this concert featuring Kameryn, a 15 year old singer/songwriter. Kameryn has been singing since she was seven years old and by the time she turned 12 had finished her first original song and has been writing ever since. She has an interest in ballads and upbeat rocks songs in alternative/rock, pop, and country, and finds writing inspi... Read More

Local Spotlight: Love Letters

Friday, Feb 14th, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

**  THIS SHOW IS ELIGIBLE FOR SEASON TICKET DISCOUNT PRICING ** Join us at the Farr Best Theater for this production of "Love Letters" presented by Magnificent Theatre Company. LOVE LETTERS is a play by A.R. Gurney, which is a unique and imaginative theatre piece that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play centers on two characters, Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, who are childhood friends and their l... Read More

Local Spotlight: Love Letters - Second performance

Saturday, Feb 15th, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

**  THIS SHOW IS ELIGIBLE FOR SEASON TICKET DISCOUNT PRICING ** Join us at the Farr Best Theater for this production of "Love Letters" presented by Magnificent Theatre Company. LOVE LETTERS is a play by A.R. Gurney, which is a unique and imaginative theatre piece that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play centers on two characters, Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, who are childhood friends and their l... Read More

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