For a long time, Goulburn had been served by two prolific and well-regarded musical companies… the Goulburn Gilbert & Sullivan Society (later renamed Goulburn Musical Society) and the Argyle Society.
Following the sale of the Lilac Time Hall to be used as a Cinema Complex in the mid-90s, and the unavailability of Kenmore Theatre in the 2010s, both companies performed less and less due to lack of a suitable venue to perform in.
The Goulburn Musical Society folded, and the Argyle Society went into a lengthy hiatus, and while the Lieder Theatre performed musicals as part of its production schedule, there was no active musical theatre company in Goulburn for a number of years.
In December 2015, with the possibility of a new performing arts centre starting to look like a real possibility, a number of people interested in the performing arts expressed interest in considering the creating of one brand new musical theatre company.
A meeting was organised and took place in the Boardroom at 2GN on January 24, 2016 at which a steering committee was formed, and on March 2, 2016 the Rocky Hill Musical Theatre Company was officially Incorporated by the NSW Department of Fair Trading.
In November 2016, RHMTC produced its first musical… Seussical the Musical.
In 2017 the Company performed the revue Villains and Vixens, and then Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.
In 2018, RHMTC performed Getting There and in 2019 will perform Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, and Shrek The Musical.
In addition to these productions, RHMTC has also hosted seven “Hills are Alive” nights at which members and guests are invited to sing songs from Musicals, often with an over-riding theme.