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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

Inquiries:
817-728-3383 [email protected]

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Fractured Fairytales - Jack & The Beanstalk - Presented by the Magnificent Theatre Company - Multiple Performances

Friday, Mar 6th, 2020 - 11:00am to 11:00am

Magnificent Theatre Co. presents "A Fractured Fairy Tale: Jack and the Beanstalk" Come see this side-splitting original, adaptation of the classic story. Perfect for kids of all ages. PLEASE NOTE: This event will be part of Arts Week 2020 and will be held on four dates at the Farr Best Theater: March 6 @ 11:00 am March 7 @ 11:00 am March 8 @ 11:00 am March 9 @ 10:00 am Read More

Rudy Gatlin In Concert - Presented by Mainstage Classic Theatre - First Performance

Friday, Mar 6th, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Rudy Gatlin . . . The Brother on the Right He will share his life, personal, professional, spiritual, in an evening of songs and stories. Rudy says “it is a show that’s sure to bring a laugh, a tear and even a thought-provoking moment or two, but not too much of that, for crying out loud!” He will take you on an incredible journey of making music with his brothers, Larry and Steve, from singing in shall churches in the oil field towns... Read More

Rudy Gatlin In Concert - Presented by Mainstage Classic Theatre - Second Performance

Saturday, Mar 7th, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Rudy Gatlin . . . The Brother on the Right He will share his life, personal, professional, spiritual, in an evening of songs and stories. Rudy says “it is a show that’s sure to bring a laugh, a tear and even a thought-provoking moment or two, but not too much of that, for crying out loud!” He will take you on an incredible journey of making music with his brothers, Larry and Steve, from singing in shall churches in the oil field towns... Read More

Local Spotlight: Jonathan Yeager - Hypnosis After Dark

Friday, Mar 13th, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

** THIS SHOW IS ELIGIBLE FOR SEASON TICKET DISCOUNT PRICING ** Featured on ESPN, Fox News, Sports Center, and USA Today - Hypnotist Jonathan Yeager hypnotized the University of Texas Longhorns and the result was hilarious! However, you want to leave the kids at home for this show.  Hypnosis After Dark is designed for adults only. This is an R-rated show. There will be adult language, suggestive content, and lots of laughs. You neve... Read More

Local Spotlight: Jonathan Yeager - Family-Friendly

Saturday, Mar 14th, 2020 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

** THIS SHOW IS ELIGIBLE FOR A SEASON TICKET BUYER DISCOUNT  ** Featured on ESPN, Fox News, Sports Center, and USA Today - Hypnotist Jonathan Yeager hypnotized the University of Texas Longhorns and the result was hilarious!  This family-friendly comedy hypnosis show is non-stop laughs from start to finish and all ages are welcome to join the fun! You never know what might happen on stage, but you are guaranteed to have one of the bes... Read More

Mansfield International Film Festival

Friday, Mar 20th, 2020 - 10:00am to 6:00pm

The Second Annual MIFF and Competition will be held March 20-22, 2020, and it is the perfect festival for new and experienced film directors! The festival will showcase documentary, narrative, experimental, foreign and student feature length and short films from filmmakers around the world. MIFF Co-Founders Christopher Bryant and Monica McDowell-King are thrilled to bring this collection of exciting new films to North Texas for the sec... Read More

Magic and Mystery Show with Braden Daniels

Saturday, Apr 18th, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

North Texas' premier sleight of hand artist Braden Daniels leaves you breathless as you are taken on a fast-paced, fascinating and mind-blowing journey! Enjoy a unique combination of magic, storytelling and improvisational comedy! Audience participation throughout the show. Braden has always had a passion for creating and performing magic. His love for magic has taken him on a wonderful journey and he truly believes that great magic has... Read More

Fort Worth Songwriters Association - In Concert

Saturday, Apr 25th, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Come out to the Farr Best Theater in downtown Mansfield for a concert presented by the FW Songwriters Association.  A variety of singers and songwriters from the area will be performing.  Doors open at 6:15 pm  Show starts at 7:00 pm Please check back later for more specific details about performers and ticketing information.  Read More

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