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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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HiddenVaultz Hip-Hop Showcase

Saturday, Jul 31st, 2021 - 7:00pm to 11:00pm

HiddenVaultz Presents it’s 1st Hip Hop Showcase featuring 14 different performers throughout the night. Come and show your support for these fantastic artists as well as NappyBoy Customs and Sweet Treats By Lexx LLC two local Black Owned Businesses. Read More

Will Baffle's Show of Wonders 2021

Friday, Oct 15th, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Prepare to be awed and delighted by the magical skills of Will Baffle. You’ll see large scale illusions usually reserved for the Vegas stage, right here in Mansfield! A perfect show for kids and adults alike. This is not your normal illusion show.  Will brings the classics of magic to the grand stage and the crowd is amazed and laughing the whole time.  You will see people appear, vanish and float in the air as well as cutting a lady i... Read More

Not So Scary "Scary" Stories with Oba William King

Saturday, Oct 16th, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Arrive early and in costume to take your Halloween photo, then participate in an engaging hour of rhythm and rhyme with stories and activities that celebrate the fun of Halloween. Nationally lauded poetic storyteller and traditional folks arts presenter Oba William King is a touring artist for the Texas Commission on the Arts, a recipient of the City of Dallas Culture of Value Award, and a recipient of the Gwendolyn Brooks Hands On Sta... Read More

Farr Best Ghost Hunt

Saturday, Oct 16th, 2021 - 9:00pm to 12:00am

Ghost stories haunt the historic Farr Best Theater, and now you can discover them for yourself with this 3 hour ghost hunt! Maybe you'll mee... Read More

Monster B-Movie Double Feature with filmmaker Christopher Mihm

Saturday, Oct 23rd, 2021 - 7:30pm to 11:00pm

Christopher Mihm has mastered the art of making modern homages to the classic 50’s B-Movie. Join him for a special double feature of two of his most popular films: “The Giant Spider” and “The Beast Walks Among Us”, along with a special Q&A session. About Christopher Mihm Christopher R. Mihm is the writer, director, and producer of the films of the "Mihmiverse," a series of award-winning, loosely interlinked feature-length films wh... Read More

"Daughter of the Other Woman" by Terrhonda Hillman

Saturday, Nov 6th, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Are you ready to laugh until your belly aches and cry while full of joy and inspiration? Then, Daughter of the Other Woman is the show for you. Be entertained by author, playwright, and actress, Terrhonda Hillman as she presents this sensational, one woman show outlining her life from childhood to adulthood addressing the effect of being exposed at an early age to domestic violence and adultery. This show contains mature themes and is... Read More

"White Rabbit, Red Rabbit" by Nassim Soleimanpour (Read by State Rep. David Cook)

Sunday, Nov 7th, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

No rehearsals. No set. No director. The Farr Best Theater in association with Aurora Nova Productions and Boat Rocker Entertainment presents White Rabbit, Red Rabbit By Nassim Soleimanpour. A different actor reads the script cold - for the first time and last time - at every performance. A one of a kind show that touches on the human call for freedom. See your local representatives in a completely new light as they share the voice of... Read More

Visual Legacies: Veterans Art Show

Tuesday, Nov 9th, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us for the opening of this special art show with original pieces created by veterans. The art work has been created in partnership with the Art Station, a local arts therapy organization. This opening reception is free for all to attend and the exhibit will be on display in the theater throughout the month of November. Read More

A Salute to Service with the Fort Worth Songwriters Association

Tuesday, Nov 9th, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Come join us for an evening of music celebrating Veteran's Day.   The performers for the evening are members of the Fort Worth Songwriters' Association specially selected for this show.  They are all veterans and will be playing songs dedicated to those who have served in the Military.  Some of the songs were written and composed by the artists.  The music you will hear will be honest and heartfelt stories of the sacrifice many veterans... Read More

"White Rabbit, Red Rabbit" by Nassim Soleimanpour (Read by Former Kennedale Mayor Brian Johnson)

Friday, Nov 12th, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

No rehearsals. No set. No director. The Farr Best Theater in association with aurora nova productions and boat rocker entertainment presents White Rabbit, Red Rabbit By Nassim Soleimanpour. A different actor reads the script cold - for the first time and last time - at every performance. A one of a kind show that touches on the human call for freedom. See your local representatives in a completely new light as they share the voice of... Read More

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