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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.

CLICK HERE to view the 2021-22 Farr Best Season.

109 N. Main St., Mansfield, TX 76063

Rental Inquiries:
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 817-728-3383 or [email protected]


Monster B-Movie Double Feature with filmmaker Christopher Mihm

Saturday, Oct 23rd, 2021 - 7:30pm to 11:00pm

Christopher Mihm has mastered the art of making modern homages to the classic 50’s B-Movie. Join him for a special double feature of two of his most popular films: “The Giant Spider” and “The Beast Walks Among Us”, along with a special Q&A session. About Christopher Mihm Christopher R. Mihm is the writer, director, and producer of the films of the "Mihmiverse," a series of award-winning, loosely interlinked feature-length films wh... Read More

"Daughter of the Other Woman" by Terrhonda Hillman

Saturday, Nov 6th, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Are you ready to laugh until your belly aches and cry while full of joy and inspiration? Then, Daughter of the Other Woman is the show for you. Be entertained by author, playwright, and actress, Terrhonda Hillman as she presents this sensational, one woman show outlining her life from childhood to adulthood addressing the effect of being exposed at an early age to domestic violence and adultery. This show contains mature themes and is... Read More

Visual Legacies: Veterans Art Show

Tuesday, Nov 9th, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us for the opening of this special art show with original pieces created by veterans. The art work has been created in partnership with the Art Station, a local arts therapy organization. This opening reception is free for all to attend and the exhibit will be on display in the theater throughout the month of November. Read More

A Salute to Service with the Fort Worth Songwriters Association

Tuesday, Nov 9th, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Come join us for an evening of music celebrating Veteran's Day.   The performers for the evening are members of the Fort Worth Songwriters' Association specially selected for this show.  They are all veterans and will be playing songs dedicated to those who have served in the Military.  Some of the songs were written and composed by the artists.  The music you will hear will be honest and heartfelt stories of the sacrifice many veterans... Read More

"White Rabbit, Red Rabbit" by Nassim Soleimanpour (Read by Former Kennedale Mayor Brian Johnson)

Friday, Nov 12th, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

No rehearsals. No set. No director. The Farr Best Theater in association with aurora nova productions and boat rocker entertainment presents White Rabbit, Red Rabbit By Nassim Soleimanpour. A different actor reads the script cold - for the first time and last time - at every performance. A one of a kind show that touches on the human call for freedom. See your local representatives in a completely new light as they share the voice of... Read More

Education Seminar: Liability and Insurance for Visual and Performing Artists

Monday, Nov 15th, 2021 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

What happens if a storm hits while you’re selling your art at a festival and your work gets damaged? What if you drop your instrument while moving it for a gig? What if you break your leg while dancing a recital? And if that instrument you dropped fell on someone’s foot and broke it – what then? Or you damage something while setting up your art display at the festival? Representatives from local independent insurance agency, McKnight I... Read More

2021 Christmas Concert with “The Classic Swing Band”

Friday, Dec 3rd, 2021 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

You are invited to our annual Christmas Concert featuring “The Classic Swing Band”. Together, we will enjoy those Christmas standards along with some other tunes that never grow old! We’ll also have a “special guest or two to help put us in that “holiday spirit”. We missed last year for obvious reasons but we are back in the saddle again ready to swing! Our singer Eddie, sends his greetings and is looking forward to seeing all of you.... Read More

Songs From The Heart

Friday, Jan 21st, 2022 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Join the Magnificent Theatre Company’s Damian Gravino for a night of vocal pops music. This classically trained singer will perform a wide variety of songs you know and love from Broadway hits to popular favorites. Read More

"Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" Movie Experience

Saturday, Jan 22nd, 2022 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

“Come with me and you’ll be in a world of pure imagination!” Get ready for a one of a kind trip to the movies as we watch the 1971 Gene Wilder classic along with activities, photo ops and more! Be sure to dress up and arrive early for all the fun. Doors open at 1:00 pm for photos and activities. Movie begins at 2:00 pm Read More

Rockstars Through The Ages: The Stoll-Deutsch Duo

Saturday, Jan 22nd, 2022 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

This internationally touring powerhouse duo will take you on a whirlwind journey through hits of the centuries from Bach to Billy Joel. Spiced with humor and a bit of history their unique show and blend of piano and violin will have you giving a standing ovation by the time the night is done. Lindsay Deutsch With her limitless enthusiasm and vast gifts as a performer and entertainer, American violinist, Lindsay Deutsch, is a charismat... Read More

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