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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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Thursday, Oct 8th, 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

This workshop will address some of the less glamourous sides of building a visual art business. From pricing artwork, to organizing priorities in where to market your artwork, presenters Heidi Tournoux and Wendy Monique will guide you through an overview of how to navigate your business toward more shows, and ultimately more sales. Participants will learn ways to get their art in front of various clientele, to match their efforts for t... Read More

Farr Best Theater Presents: Farr Best Paranormal Investigation

Saturday, Oct 24th, 2020 - 8:00pm to 12:00am

You've heard the stories, now investigate for yourself. For the first time ever the Farr Best Theater will be open for a four hour paranormal... Read More

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Friday, Nov 13th, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

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Saturday, Nov 14th, 2020 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

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Saturday, Nov 14th, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

*At this time, we are still planning to open as scheduled, however, as things develop, we will post updates on any date changes* Join Magnificent Theater Company for our one year anniversary celebration with The Butler Did It. This comedy parodies every English mystery play ever written: but it has a decidedly American flair. Miss Maple, a dowager with a reputation for "clever" weekend parties, invites a group of detective writers to e... Read More

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Friday, Nov 20th, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

*At this time, we are still planning to open as scheduled, however, as things develop, we will post updates on any date changes* Join Magnificent Theater Company for our one year anniversary celebration with The Butler Did It. This comedy parodies every English mystery play ever written: but it has a decidedly American flair. Miss Maple, a dowager with a reputation for "clever" weekend parties, invites a group of detective writers to e... Read More

"The Butler Did It" - Presented by Magnificent Theatre Company - Multiple Performance Dates

Saturday, Nov 21st, 2020 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

*At this time, we are still planning to open as scheduled, however, as things develop, we will post updates on any date changes* Join Magnificent Theater Company for our one year anniversary celebration with The Butler Did It. This comedy parodies every English mystery play ever written: but it has a decidedly American flair. Miss Maple, a dowager with a reputation for "clever" weekend parties, invites a group of detective writers to e... Read More

"The Butler Did It" - Presented by Magnificent Theatre Company - Multiple Performance Dates

Saturday, Nov 21st, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

*At this time, we are still planning to open as scheduled, however, as things develop, we will post updates on any date changes* Join Magnificent Theater Company for our one year anniversary celebration with The Butler Did It. This comedy parodies every English mystery play ever written: but it has a decidedly American flair. Miss Maple, a dowager with a reputation for "clever" weekend parties, invites a group of detective writers to e... Read More

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