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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.

Located:
109 N. Main St., Mansfield, TX 76063

Inquiries:
817-728-3383 [email protected]

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Local Spotlight: Rick Tate in Concert

Sunday, Aug 16th, 2020 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Get ready for a great night of original country music from a Mansfield favorite - singer-songwriter Rick Tate; who will be joined by James Michael Taylor. This event is eligible for a season discount when you purchase tickets for at least four (4) Local Spotlight or Farr Best Theater Presents productions.  Read More

Farr Best Theater Presents: Farr Best Paranormal Investigation

Saturday, Oct 24th, 2020 - 8:00pm to 12:00am

You've heard the stories, now investigate for yourself. For the first time ever the Farr Best Theater will be open for a four hour paranormal investigation. Bring your cameras and ghost hunting gear as we try to discover the spirits that haunt the century old theater. Guides will be on site to help out and light refreshments will be served. Due to the small size of the theater this is a limited event and only 15 spots are open. This eve... Read More

"The Butler Did It" - Presented by Magnificent Theatre Company - Multiple Performance Dates

Saturday, Nov 7th, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

*At this time, we are still planning to open as scheduled, however, as things develop, we will post updates on any date changes* Join Magnificent Theater Company for our one year anniversary celebration with The Butler Did It. This comedy parodies every English mystery play ever written: but it has a decidedly American flair. Miss Maple, a dowager with a reputation for "clever" weekend parties, invites a group of detective writers to e... Read More

Local Spotlight: A Salute to Veterans

Tuesday, Nov 10th, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Join us for an evening of original patriotic music in celebration of Veterans Day written and performed by a variety of local singers-songwriters from the Fort Worth Songwriters Association. This event is eligible for a season discount when you purchase tickets for at least four (4) Local Spotlight or Farr Best Theater Presents productions. Read More

"The Butler Did It" - Presented by Magnificent Theatre Company - Multiple Performance Dates

Friday, Nov 13th, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

*At this time, we are still planning to open as scheduled, however, as things develop, we will post updates on any date changes* Join Magnificent Theater Company for our one year anniversary celebration with The Butler Did It. This comedy parodies every English mystery play ever written: but it has a decidedly American flair. Miss Maple, a dowager with a reputation for "clever" weekend parties, invites a group of detective writers to e... Read More

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