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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.

109 N. Main St., Mansfield, TX 76063

817-728-3383 [email protected]


Deck The Halls - Third Thursday - November 21

Thursday, Nov 21st, 2019 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us at the Farr Best Theater in historic downtown Mansfield. Our mobile visitor center will be parked out front and we'll be showing historic Christmas movies in the theater. While you're downtown, enjoy some holiday shopping, make an ornament, and get in the spirit with storefront decorations, holiday treats, and holiday beverages hosted by Mansfield's downtown merchants. Read More

Local Spotlight: Merry Christmas Concert with the Ric Flauding Christmas Ensemble & Guests

Saturday, Dec 7th, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

** THIS SHOW IS ELIGIBLE FOR SEASON TICKET DISCOUNT PRICING ** Ric Flauding is a uniquely gifted artist, award-winning composer and performer. He has been called a "poet without words" because of the dramatic emotional content of his music. He has composed and orchestrated music for the London Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony, Plano, Irving Symphony’s, and others, and has worked with some of America’s best known recording artists in LA a... Read More

Magnificent Theatre Company Presents: All I Want For Christmas - December 7

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

Join the Jansen family as they get together for their traditional Christmas festivities, and then adventure with them to Santa's workshop and the North Pole where the Ice King tries to steal all the love, joy, and kindness of the holiday season. Lots of music and fun for the entire family! Read More

Mr. Christmas Tree

Monday, Dec 9th, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Come out to the Farr Best Theater for the Mansfield Young Life Pageant. Each year four seniors from Mansfield ISD compete for the coveted Mr. Christmas Tree crown.  This year is set to be a great one!  Contestants Cole, Connor, Parker, and Josh will compete in four categories: talent, swimsuit, interview, and parade of trees, and will try to win the votes of the judges & the crowd and be crowned the 2019 Mr Christmas Tree.  Read More

Farr Best Theater Presents: m-pact In Concert: "White Christmas"

Thursday, Dec 12th, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

** THIS SHOW IS ELIGIBLE FOR A SEASON TICKET BUYER DISCOUNT ** Fill your holiday season with festive cheer and great music from m-pact, an a... Read More

Eddie Irving and the Classic Swing Band Holiday Concert

Friday, Dec 13th, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

For several years Eddie Irving and The Classic Swing Band have performed a seasonal concert at the Farr Best Theatre and it has become an event enjoyed by many through the years. Join us as we celebrate the season's timeless music and we look forward to seeing you!  Read More

Movies on Main - Christmas With the Kranks

Friday, Dec 27th, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Presented by the Mansfield Activities Centers Join us at the Farr Best Theater in downtown Mansfield for this free showing of "Christmas With the Kranks". With their daughter away, the Kranks decide to skip Christmas altogether until she decides to come home, causing an uproar when they have to celebrate the holiday at the last minute.  Doors open at 6:00 pm Concessions will be available (nothing over $2) Read More

Movies on Main - Smallfoot

Friday, Jan 3rd, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Presented by the Mansfield Activities Centers Join us at the Farr Best Theater in downtown Mansfield for this free showing of "Smallfoot". A Yeti is convinced that the elusive creatures known as "humans" really do exist. Doors open at 6:00 pm Concessions will be available (nothing over $2) Read More

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