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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: Songwriters in the Round

Saturday, Nov 16th, 2019 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

** THIS SHOW IS ELIGIBLE FOR SEASON TICKET DISCOUNT PRICING **  Join us for an evening of performances by a variety of singers-songwriters who will take the stage to share their music. The show will last two hours with intermission.  Concessions will be provided by AndiMac Candy Shack. Performer info:  Chris and Christy Harper (25 Septembers) - After 25 years of marriage, Chris and Christy Harper have finally decided to share their... Read More

Education Seminar: Planning and Funding Your Arts Business

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

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

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

Saturday, Dec 7th, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

** 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

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

Local Spotlight: Kameryn

Friday, Jan 31st, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:15pm

** THIS SHOW IS ELIGIBLE FOR SEASON TICKET DISCOUNT PRICING ** Join us at the Farr Best Theater for this concert featuring Kameryn, a 15 year old singer/songwriter. Kameryn has been singing since she was seven years old and by the time she turned 12 had finished her first original song and has been writing ever since. She has an interest in ballads and upbeat rocks songs in alternative/rock, pop, and country, and finds writing inspi... Read More

Local Spotlight: Love Letters

Friday, Feb 14th, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

**  THIS SHOW IS ELIGIBLE FOR SEASON TICKET DISCOUNT PRICING ** Join us at the Farr Best Theater for this production of "Love Letters" presented by Magnificent Theater Company. LOVE LETTERS is a play by A.R. Gurney, which is a unique and imaginative theatre piece that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play centers on two characters, Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, who are childhood friends and their l... Read More

Local Spotlight: Love Letters - Second performance

Saturday, Feb 15th, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

**  THIS SHOW IS ELIGIBLE FOR SEASON TICKET DISCOUNT PRICING ** Join us at the Farr Best Theater for this production of "Love Letters" presented by Magnificent Theater Company. LOVE LETTERS is a play by A.R. Gurney, which is a unique and imaginative theatre piece that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play centers on two characters, Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, who are childhood friends and their l... Read More

Farr Best Theater Presents: 3 Redneck Tenors

Saturday, Feb 22nd, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

** THIS SHOW IS ELIGIBLE FOR A SEASON TICKET BUYER DISCOUNT ** Join us at the Farr Best Theater in February for this outstanding musical com... Read More

Local Spotlight: Jonathan Yeager - Hypnosis After Dark

Friday, Mar 13th, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

** THIS SHOW IS ELIGIBLE FOR SEASON TICKET DISCOUNT PRICING ** Featured on ESPN, Fox News, Sports Center, and USA Today - Hypnotist Jonathan Yeager hypnotized the University of Texas Longhorns and the result was hilarious! However, you want to leave the kids at home for this show.  Hypnosis After Dark is designed for adults only. This is an R-rated show. There will be adult language, suggestive content, and lots of laughs. You neve... Read More

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