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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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Haunt the Block - Third Thursday

Thursday, Oct 17th, 2019 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Historic Downtown Mansfield comes alive during the monthly Third Thursday events and this month's will be the ultimate, family friendly Halloween event! Best of all, taking part in this event is absolutely FREE and a perfect start to your evening before you head off to the haunted house or ghost tours! Come on out and enjoy trick or treating, games, and costume contests! Read More

Downtown Mansfield Historic Ghost Tour and Haunted House - October 17 - Multiple tour times

Thursday, Oct 17th, 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Go back in time with our historic ghost tours. Tour times available: 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 8:00 pm Visitors can choose from three event times on two different nights. Hear the tales that still excite and frighten Mansfield residents to this day as you tour some of the most famous, haunted locations in the city. This tour will start at the Farr Best Theater and give you the opportunity to be one of the first to see the brand new mini-doc... Read More

Downtown Mansfield Historic Ghost Tour and Haunted House - October 18 - Multiple tour times

Friday, Oct 18th, 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Go back in time with our historic ghost tours. Tour times available:  6:00 pm  7:00 pm 8:00 pm Hear the tales that still excite and frighten Mansfield residents to this day as you tour some of the most famous, haunted locations in the city. This tour will start at the Farr Best Theater and give you the opportunity to be one of the first to see the brand new mini-documentary "Ghosts of the Farr Best" chronicling the supposed paranorm... Read More

HaunTEEN

Saturday, Oct 19th, 2019 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Get ready for the ultimate Halloween evening with "HaunTEEN". It's a special, spooky event designed specifically for teens and tweens. The night starts with a scary movie at the Farr Best Theater at 5:00 p.m. and then moves over to The Bays at 210 Smith Street for the walk-through haunted house, a creepy trail walk, and other events and entertainment. Tickets are $20 This is a Halloween event aimed at 11-15 year olds and kids will n... Read More

Farr Best Theater Presents: Farr Best Paranormal Investigation

Saturday, Oct 19th, 2019 - 8:00pm to 12:00am

** THIS EVENT IS ELIGIBLE FOR A SEASON TICKET BUYER DISCOUNT **  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 investigation. Bring your cameras and ghost hunting gear as we try to discover the spirits that haunt the century old theater. Guides will be on site to help out and light refreshments will be served. Due to the small size of th... Read More

Local Spotlight: Braden Daniels Magic & Mystery

Friday, Oct 25th, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

** THIS SHOW IS ELIGIBLE FOR A SEASON TICKET BUYER DISCOUNT **   Join us at the Farr Best Theater for an evening of laughter, astonishment, and magic & mystery with entertainer Braden Daniels. Mansfield's premier sleight of hand artist leaves you breathless as you are taken on a fast-paced, fascinating and MIND-BLOWING journey! Enjoy a unique combination of close-up magic, parlor magic, storytelling, and improvisational comedy an... Read More

MTC Fairytales - Multiple Performance Dates

Saturday, Nov 2nd, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

MTC FAIRYTALES are... Fractured & fun melodramas for young children and families Into the Woods with Goldilocks, Red Riding Hood, and Gretel too! Presented by Magnificent Theatre Company on Saturdays as follows: November 2 November 9 November 16 Shows are approximately 45-50 minutes long have lots of audience participation, and great for birthday parties and special adventures with the family!   Read More

Jonathan Yeager - Hypnosis After Dark - November 8

Friday, Nov 8th, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

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 never know what might happen on stage, but you're sure to have one of... Read More

Farr Best Theater Presents: Alaniz (Alanis Morissette tribute)

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

** THIS SHOW IS ELIGIBLE FOR A SEASON TICKET BUYER DISCOUNT  ** Alanis Morissette was a top female artist of the 90s and sold over 66 millio... Read More

Healthy This Way Event - Mansfield Chamber of Commerce

Friday, Nov 15th, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

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

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