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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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"The Complete Works of William Shakespeare - Abridged" - Presented by Magnificent Theatre Company- Multiple Performance Dates

Saturday, Jan 16th, 2021 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

This COMEDY by Adam Long, Daniel Singer & Jess Winfield is unique, one of a kind, and will keep you laughing all night long. With only 3 performers in 2 Acts, and 37 plays in 90 minutes – can you keep up? This fast-firing full of energy comedy blasts through parodies of all the Shakespeare plays (plus the sonnets!)  Read More

"The Complete Works of William Shakespeare - Abridged" - Presented by Magnificent Theatre Company- Multiple Performance Dates

Saturday, Jan 23rd, 2021 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

This COMEDY by Adam Long, Daniel Singer & Jess Winfield is unique, one of a kind, and will keep you laughing all night long. With only 3 performers in 2 Acts, and 37 plays in 90 minutes – can you keep up?This fast-firing full of energy comedy blasts through parodies of all the Shakespeare plays (plus the sonnets!)  Read More

"The Complete Works of William Shakespeare - Abridged" - Presented by Magnificent Theatre Company- Multiple Performance Dates

Saturday, Jan 23rd, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

This COMEDY by Adam Long, Daniel Singer & Jess Winfield is unique, one of a kind, and will keep you laughing all night long. With only 3 performers in 2 Acts, and 37 plays in 90 minutes – can you keep up?This fast-firing full of energy comedy blasts through parodies of all the Shakespeare plays (plus the sonnets!)  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

Local Spotlight: Johnathan Yeager

Friday, Mar 19th, 2021 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

This comedy hypnosis show is non-stop laughs from start to finish. You never know what might happen on stage, but you are guaranteed to have one of the best nights you might not remember! ** The show on Friday night is R-rated Adult Only and the show on Saturday is family-friendly, all ages welcome. This event is eligible for a season discount when you purchase tickets for at least four (4) Local Spotlight or Farr Best Theater Presents... Read More

Local Spotlight: Johnathan Yeager

Saturday, Mar 20th, 2021 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm

This comedy hypnosis show is non-stop laughs from start to finish. You never know what might happen on stage, but you are guaranteed to have one of the best nights you might not remember! ** The show on Friday night is R-rated Adult Only and the show on Saturday is family-friendly, all ages welcome. This event is eligible for a season discount when you purchase tickets for at least four (4) Local Spotlight or Farr Best Theater Presents... Read More

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