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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. He became one of the city's 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 nine 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 a community arts venue hosting concerts, movies, theatrical productions, lectures, dance, magic, and various 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:
Are you 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 817-728-3339 or [email protected]

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Storytime for Tots

Tuesday, Jun 7th, 2022 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Toddlers 18 months to 3 years old with a caregiver can enjoy 30 minutes of books, songs, finger-plays, and rhymes introducing toddlers and parents to developmentally appropriate literature and related activities. This introduces group listening skills and provides interaction with others.  Please check the library calendar for specific dates. Read More

Storytime for Tots

Saturday, Jun 11th, 2022 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Toddlers 18 months to 3 years old with a caregiver can enjoy 30 minutes of books, songs, finger-plays, and rhymes introducing toddlers and parents to developmentally appropriate literature and related activities. This introduces group listening skills and provides interaction with others.  Please check the library calendar for specific dates. Read More

Hypnosis After Dark - An Adult Comedy Hypnosis Show

Saturday, Jun 11th, 2022 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Leave the kids at home for this show! Hypnosis After Dark is designed for adults only. You never know what might happen on stage, but you're sure to have one of the best nights you might not remember! Read More

Storytime for Tots

Tuesday, Jun 14th, 2022 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Toddlers 18 months to 3 years old with a caregiver can enjoy 30 minutes of books, songs, finger-plays, and rhymes introducing toddlers and parents to developmentally appropriate literature and related activities. This introduces group listening skills and provides interaction with others.  Please check the library calendar for specific dates. Read More

James Wand Magic Class

Thursday, Jun 16th, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Teens will be amazed as James performs magic tricks that he uses to entertain and baffle audiences around the world! After performing each trick, James teaches how it’s done! Registration required. This event will be held at the Farr Best Theater. Read More

If Anyone Ask You Who I Am

Friday, Jun 17th, 2022 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Presented by the Fine Arts Ministry of Bethlehem Baptist Church, If Anyone Ask You Who I Am (Tell Them I'm A Child of God) is a musical Juneteenth Celebration Read More

Storytime for Tots

Saturday, Jun 18th, 2022 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Toddlers 18 months to 3 years old with a caregiver can enjoy 30 minutes of books, songs, finger-plays, and rhymes introducing toddlers and parents to developmentally appropriate literature and related activities. This introduces group listening skills and provides interaction with others.  Please check the library calendar for specific dates. Read More

Storytime for Tots

Tuesday, Jun 21st, 2022 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Toddlers 18 months to 3 years old with a caregiver can enjoy 30 minutes of books, songs, finger-plays, and rhymes introducing toddlers and parents to developmentally appropriate literature and related activities. This introduces group listening skills and provides interaction with others.  Please check the library calendar for specific dates. Read More

Storytime for Tots

Saturday, Jun 25th, 2022 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Toddlers 18 months to 3 years old with a caregiver can enjoy 30 minutes of books, songs, finger-plays, and rhymes introducing toddlers and parents to developmentally appropriate literature and related activities. This introduces group listening skills and provides interaction with others.  Please check the library calendar for specific dates. Read More

Storytime for Tots

Tuesday, Jun 28th, 2022 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Toddlers 18 months to 3 years old with a caregiver can enjoy 30 minutes of books, songs, finger-plays, and rhymes introducing toddlers and parents to developmentally appropriate literature and related activities. This introduces group listening skills and provides interaction with others.  Please check the library calendar for specific dates. Read More

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