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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]


Music Alley Festival 2019

Saturday, Sep 7th, 2019 - 4:00pm to 10:00pm

Music Alley is back and better than ever! On September 7th Historic Downtown Mansfield is transformed into a music and arts paradise. T... Read More

Education Seminar: Grant Writing

Thursday, Sep 19th, 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Join us at the Farr Best Theater for this education seminar about effective grant writing. We will have special guests from the Mansfield Commission for the Arts grant and scholarship review committee to discuss what they are looking for in an application. In our grant writing seminar last year, we focused on the mechanics of grant writing, and this year we will focus on effectively planning your project and telling your story so that... Read More

Sunshine Yoga Shack

Saturday, Oct 12th, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Join us at the Farr Best Theater for our amazing display of aerial routines. Each year we gather to display all the aerial skills we learned this year. Students and teachers will perform to music from the movies and it will be a fun evening for the entire family. If you would like to perform contact: [email protected] Read More

Education Seminar: Planning and Funding Your Arts Business

Thursday, Nov 21st, 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Please check back soon for registration link. Join us at the Farr Best Theater for this informative education seminar on business planning and funding loans, featuring speaker Erika Hersh from Peoplefund. This is free for all Arts Commission members.  The fee is $10 for non-members.  Read More

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