Rotorua Musical Theatre Igniting Passion and Nurturing Potential through the Staging of High Quality Entertainment

About us

OUR VISION - Ko te whakakitenga

Leading the Way in Musical Theatre
Te Arataki i te Whakaari Puoro


Igniting Passion and Nurturing Potential
Te Hika i Te Ngākau Whiwhita me Te Taute Pitomata

OUR VALUES - Ko Ngā Uara

Developing Community
Te Whakawhanake Hapori

Promoting Diversity
Te Whakatairanga i te Kanorau

Fostering Belonging
Te Taurima Whai Hononga

Creating Opportunity
Te Hanga Kōwhiringa

Supporting Learning
Te Tautoko i te Ako


  1. Producing Quality Entertainment
  2. Resourcing our Community with Venues, Equipment and
    Costume Hire
  3. Developing and Teaching


In September 1945, Rotorua Musical Theatre previously known as Rotorua Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society was form with the aim to promote musical, choral operatic and dramatic entertainment to the benefit of the community in Rotorua/Bay of Plenty and New Zealand. Over a span of 70 plus years there has been 176 shows staged.

Rotorua Musical Theatre has been recognized as contributing majorly to the arts in Rotorua. It has provided a platform for excellence in our community. A tool for development and a home to many. Individuals are given a chance to participate in both performance and technical aspects of a musical.

RMT has its own theatre – Casablanca in Riri Street, Rotorua where 2 or 3 shows a year are produced.

The big budget shows such as ‘Mary Poppins’ or ‘Mamma Mia’ are produced at the Sir Howard Morrison  Centre which is undergoing renovation.