Where Do We Ombuds?

Theatre Ombuds

Ombuds.io works with you to create a Confidential, Independent, Impartial & Informal Outsourced Ombuds program for your Stage Production or Theatre Production.

When Do We Ombuds?

Ombuds.io works with you to create an Outsourced Ombuds program to fit your stage production or theatre production timeline.

Short-Term Projects

Ombuds.io short-term services are ideal for theatre productions or seasons with a planned run of less than 6 months:

  • One-Person Shows
  • Summer Theatre Programs
  • Theatre Festivals
  • Theatre Competitions
Long-Term Projects

Ombuds.io long-term services are ideal for theatre productions or seasons with a planned run of 6-12 months:

  • Community Theatres
  • Repertory Theatres
  • Regional & Resident Theatres
  • Off-Off Broadway
Monthly Retainer

Ombuds.io monthly retainer options are ideal for theatre productions with a planned run of more than 12 months:

  • National Touring Shows
  • Large Regional Touring Shows
  • Off-Broadway Shows
  • Broadway Shows

How Do We Ombuds?

Ombuds.io works with you to create an Outsourced Organizational Ombuds program to complement your stage production or theatre production environment.


Ombuds.io virtual (off site) services include multiple contact point options, such as:

  • dedicated phone number
  • branded webpage
  • unique email address

On Location

Ombuds.io on location (in person) services include a minimum of three contact point options, such as:

  • private meeting area
  • dedicated phone number
  • unique email address


Ombuds.io hybrid (off site + in person) services include a combination of our virtual & on location options, such as:

  • private meeting area
  • dedicated phone number
  • branded webpage
  • unique email address

What Our Theatre Ombuds Do:

We Help Producers, Managing Directors & Theatre Companies:
  • Monitor Trends
  • Address Challenges
  • Pressure-Test New Ideas
  • Strengthen Relationships
  • Analyze Risks
We Help Stage & Theatre Production Cast & Crew:
  • Manage & Resolve Conflicts
  • Clarify Appropriate Channels
  • Identify Options
  • Build Engagement
  • Analyze Problems

What Theatre Ombuds Don’t Do:

  • Receive official notice of claims against producers, managing directors or theatre companies
  • Conduct investigations
  • Make decisions or policy changes
  • Advocate or take sides
  • Substitute for formal channels
  • Testify or produce documents in legal or other proceedings

Common Theatre Ombuds Issues:

  • Conflicts

  • Disagreements
  • Arguments
  • Misunderstandings
  • Miscommunication
  • Overfriendliness
  • Criminal Behavior
  • Production Policies/Procedures/Rules
  • Production Safety Protocols

  • Sex/Gender

  • Discrimination
  • Harassment

  • Racism
  • Bias
  • Abuse
  • Bullying
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity & Belonging (DEIB)
  • Equality
  • Cross-Cultural Communication
  • Multi-Generational Communication

Let’s Talk About Theatre Ombuds Services!

Contact us today to schedule a FREE 30 Minute Strategy Call to determine which Ombuds.io Theatre Ombuds service options fit the timeline, complement the environment and address the current challenges & goals of your stage or theatre production.

No cost, no obligation – just a simple introductory conversation to see how (or if) we can (or should) work together.

*Please note: we also offer Outsourced Ombuds services for Film Productions & Television Productions.

Call us at 310-359-0142 (West Coast) or 646-759-0142 (East Coast). Or, fill out the form below, hit the submit button & someone from our team will get back to you as soon as possible (typically within 24-36 hours).

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Ombuds.io is an active member of the International Ombuds Association (IOA). Ombuds services offered to Entertainment Industry studios, productions, projects & events through Ombuds.io follow the IOA Standards of Practice & Code of Ethics.

Ombuds.io Operating Principles:

Confidentiality is the defining characteristic of our Ombuds services. The identity of those seeking assistance from our Ombuds and all communications with them are confidential to the maximum extent permitted by law. Our Ombuds may, at their sole discretion, disclose confidential information when the person seeking assistance gives permission to do so; when failure to do so might result in an imminent risk of serious harm; or as necessary to defend against a formal complaint of professional misconduct.

Our Ombuds services are independent in structure, function, appearance, and decision-making. Our Ombuds report to the highest possible level within our client organizations and do not report to a function or entity that could affect, or be perceived as affecting, our Ombuds’ independence.

Our Ombuds are designated neutrals and impartial resources who do not take sides or serve as an advocate for any person or entity. Our Ombuds avoid conflicts of interest and conduct that could be perceived as a conflict of interest.

Our Ombuds do not participate in any evaluative, disciplinary, legal, or administrative proceedings related to concerns brought to the Ombuds’ attention. Our Ombuds are not authorized to make business and policy decisions or conduct formal investigations on behalf of our client organizations. Our Ombuds are not agents of client organizations for purposes of receiving notice of claims against the organization and are not authorized to be a formal reporting channel for the organization on matters brought to the Ombuds’ attention, except when specifically and expressly mandated by law.

Ombuds.io is a proud member of the International Ombuds Association