Audio Introductions for Film, Television and Theatre

Curated resources on the topic of audio introductions, also known as pre-show notes, with links to examples.

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Audio introductions are supplemental accessibility material, common in audio described theatre, that is consumed before the production commences, and typically describes the characters, settings, props and context in greater detail than could be achieved with interstitial audio description. These are sometimes referred to as ‘pre-show notes’ and ‘pre-show audio description’.

There is a paucity of material on this topic, especially in regards to film and television, suggesting more work needs to be done in this field to produce and promote these resources.


Articles / Papers


Education and Training


Examples of Audio Introductions

Film and Television


Opera / Musical

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