"The reason for evil in the world is that people are not able to tell their stories."

CG Jung from Freud Letters, Vol 2.

What we do

Open Road is a producer and artist lead company with the artistic purpose of creating theatre, film and other creative work inspired by real life stories and histories. We are committed to working across disciplines and sectors and to seeking out stories and histories that are in danger of being lost, forgotten or mistold. We do so because we believe that understanding history has a positive impact on our lives today and telling our stories of now is instrumental in creating a better future. And because truth is stranger and more important than fiction.

How we can help

Open Road creates and produces theatre productions, creative projects, one off events, films and festivals. We’ve initiated and lead the delivery of a diversity of work including numerous cross sector projects. 

We produce our own productions and offer a range of professional skills, services and support to enable you to produce yours. We have experience of senior level company management across both the public and private sectors and approach all projects with a creative as well as a practical mindset.

Our roots are in Scotland, our work can reach across the world.

Rules of the Road

At Open Road we:

  • Believe everyone has the right to have their voice heard and their story listened to.
  • Believe in the power of telling the stories of our lives, our times, our histories and our hopes for the future.
  • Believe in the potential of creative work to change lives.
  • Believe in pushing boundaries and working across sectors and disciplines.
  • Believe there is more that unites than divides.

Projects & Productions

We were here and this is what we saw

We were here and this is what we saw is a series of moments in time recording where we were and what we experienced. Some moments are historical, others personal, some both. Sometimes they are articles, sometimes photo essays, sometimes films. If you have a ‘we were here and this is what we saw’ you’d like to submit then get in touch.