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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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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

OZ (In-Person) Zoom Reading Premiere

Saturday, Mar 13th, 2021 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

OZ - Reeling from her sister's death, Beth suddenly finds herself journeying through a world suspiciously resembling the film The Wizard of Oz. But with the yellow brick road sold to foreign investors after a financial meltdown, the Scarecrow reveling in his ignorant bliss, the Cowardly Lion acting like a paranoid sociopath, and the Tin Man embracing his emotional numbness, Beth wonders what role she plays in this classic story gone awr... Read More

Steel Magnolias - Multiple Dates

Saturday, Mar 13th, 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

Local Spotlight: Fort Worth Songwriters

Saturday, Apr 24th, 2021 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Join us for an evening of performances by a variety of singers-songwriters who will take the stage to share their music. 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: Kings Return A Cappella

Saturday, Jun 26th, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Kings Return opened our 2019 M-Pact a cappella "White Christmas" concert, and we're delighted to have them back for their own full show. They are a vocal band of brothers formed in 2016 from pre-existing friendships. Their sound is rooted in Gospel, Jazz, R&B & Classical music. Recently they were accepted to appear on the upcoming season on America's Got Talent. We're delighted to host these rising stars.  This event is eligibl... Read More

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