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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, Jul 12th, 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, Jul 16th, 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, Jul 19th, 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, Jul 26th, 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

The Fleetwood Project presents Henry V

Friday, Aug 5th, 2022 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

A re-imagined take on a Shakespeare classic. Artistic Director: Leslie Napper Assistant Director: Brian Johnson Henry IV is dead and Hal is King. With England in a state of unrest, he must leave his rebellious youth behind, striving to gain the respect of his nobility and people. Laying claim to parts of France and following an insult from the French Dauphin, Henry gathers his troops and prepares for a war that he hopes will unite h... Read More

The Fleetwood Project presents Henry V

Saturday, Aug 6th, 2022 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

A re-imagined take on a Shakespeare classic. Artistic Director: Leslie Napper Assistant Director: Brian Johnson Henry IV is dead and Hal is King. With England in a state of unrest, he must leave his rebellious youth behind, striving to gain the respect of his nobility and people. Laying claim to parts of France and following an insult from the French Dauphin, Henry gathers his troops and prepares for a war that he hopes will unite h... Read More

The Fleetwood Project presents Henry V

Friday, Aug 12th, 2022 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

A re-imagined take on a Shakespeare classic. Artistic Director: Leslie Napper Assistant Director: Brian Johnson Henry IV is dead and Hal is King. With England in a state of unrest, he must leave his rebellious youth behind, striving to gain the respect of his nobility and people. Laying claim to parts of France and following an insult from the French Dauphin, Henry gathers his troops and prepares for a war that he hopes will unite h... Read More

The Fleetwood Project presents Henry V

Saturday, Aug 13th, 2022 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

A re-imagined take on a Shakespeare classic. Artistic Director: Leslie Napper Assistant Director: Brian Johnson Henry IV is dead and Hal is King. With England in a state of unrest, he must leave his rebellious youth behind, striving to gain the respect of his nobility and people. Laying claim to parts of France and following an insult from the French Dauphin, Henry gathers his troops and prepares for a war that he hopes will unite h... Read More

The Fleetwood Project presents Henry V

Saturday, Aug 13th, 2022 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

A re-imagined take on a Shakespeare classic. Artistic Director: Leslie Napper Assistant Director: Brian Johnson Henry IV is dead and Hal is King. With England in a state of unrest, he must leave his rebellious youth behind, striving to gain the respect of his nobility and people. Laying claim to parts of France and following an insult from the French Dauphin, Henry gathers his troops and prepares for a war that he hopes will unite h... Read More

Open Mic Night

Friday, Aug 19th, 2022 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

A community-wide invitation for artists to come to share art, poetry, music, song, and dramatic monologues in a fan-friendly atmosphere.  Guided by Mike G. Call 972-704-5001 to sign up for your time at the mic. Read More

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