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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]


Healthy This Way Event - Mansfield Chamber of Commerce

Friday, Nov 15th, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Tony Buettner, currently the Blue Zones National Spokesperson, is a former expedition member, explorer, and entrepreneur. In just one talk, Tony will share with his audience the tools to help them live longer and more fulfilled lives. After decades of travel, observation, and scientific study, Tony is the perfect expert to showcase the nine common diet and lifestyle habits that connect the Blue Zones together in longevity and health. Th... Read More

Local Spotlight: Songwriters in the Round

Saturday, Nov 16th, 2019 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

** THIS SHOW IS ELIGIBLE FOR SEASON TICKET DISCOUNT PRICING **  Join us for an evening of performances by a variety of singers-songwriters who will take the stage to share their music. The show will last two hours with intermission.  Concessions will be provided by AndiMac Candy Shack. Performer info:  Chris and Christy Harper (25 Septembers) - After 25 years of marriage, Chris and Christy Harper have finally decided to share their... Read More

Education Seminar: Planning and Funding Your Arts Business

Thursday, Nov 21st, 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Join us at the Farr Best Theater for this informative education seminar on business planning and funding loans, featuring speaker Erika Hersh from Peoplefund. This is free for all Arts Commission members.  The fee is $10 for non-members.  Read More

Local Spotlight: Merry Christmas Concert with the Ric Flauding Christmas Ensemble & Guests

Saturday, Dec 7th, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

** THIS SHOW IS ELIGIBLE FOR SEASON TICKET DISCOUNT PRICING ** Ric Flauding is a uniquely gifted artist, award-winning composer and performer. He has been called a "poet without words" because of the dramatic emotional content of his music. He has composed and orchestrated music for the London Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony, Plano, Irving Symphony’s, and others, and has worked with some of America’s best known recording artists in LA a... Read More

Magnificent Theatre Company Presents: All I Want For Christmas - December 7

Saturday, Dec 7th, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Join the Jansen family as they get together for their traditional Christmas festivities, and then adventure with them to Santa's workshop and the North Pole where the Ice King tries to steal all the love, joy, and kindness of the holiday season. Lots of music and fun for the entire family! Read More

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

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