Performers Theatre Company was first coined back in 2011 by Sam Gibbs when he was 17. Sam had always dreamt of opening a performing arts theatre company for a number of years as he wanted to put his acting, musical theatre and directorial talents to good use. He generated a number of company names including High Five Theatre before settling with Performers Theatre Company as he believed the name represented the diversity and scope of the performance industry.
Sam performed in a number of shows throughout his teenage and adolescent years (West Side Story, Alice in Wonderland, Little Shop of Horrors, Bugsy Malone, Oliver!, Hairspray) before deciding to travel Australia at the age of 19. On his return, he attended the University of Winchester for four years, earning a first class degree in Drama Studies and a Postgraduate Certificate of Education to teach primary education. For the past four years, Sam has taught as a classroom teacher in several junior schools in the local area. After much delegation and perseverance, Sam felt 2022 was the year for him to take the leap of faith and open Performers.