TalkTalk and Heart launch fright and delight escape rooms in Manchester

Connectivity provider TalkTalk has announced it has teamed up with Heart, the UK’s biggest commercial radio brand, to bring a spooktacular pop-up event, featuring a trio of escape rooms to Manchester on the 30th October, just in time for Halloween.

The free to attend event will be taking a place at The Trafford Centre from 12pm to 8pm.

Visitors will be challenged on their speedy reactive skills, ability to find the reliable route and detective skills to find hidden devices. If visitors complete all the tasks in time, they and their team will walk away with a TalkTalk goodie bag.

A Heart presenter will be playing live at the event as well as hosting a fun pop-up selfie station where visitors will be able to take a spooky selfie and share on social using #PoweredByFutureFibre. Guests can also enter a prize draw to be in with a chance of winning any of the following: Samsung Galaxy Tab 32GB Tablet, Ring Video Doorbell, Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Wireless Earbuds, Amazon Echo Show 8 Smart Display or Nintendo Switch. 

The event comes as TalkTalk celebrates the launch of Future Fibre in Manchester, which uses the UK's latest fibre technology to bring 100% full fibre directly into the home. Future Fibre is 45 x faster and 5 x more reliable than standard broadband, which means it can effortlessly handle all household devices’ streaming, gaming and video-calling at once.

Showing the many benefits of Future Fibre, the pop-up event will feature three separate escape rooms. In the ‘Speed’ room visitors will play a Batak-style light reaction game, whereas the second challenge tasks guests to find 75 hidden golden coins in the ‘Concurrency’ room. The final task will see visitors take on the ‘Reliability’ room, where one team member will be blindfolded and verbally led by their group through the most reliable route – guests will need to watch out for rotten pumpkins, a broken wheelbarrow, the sinking ground and the scary pumpkin man.

Becki Smith, General Manager of Ultrafast at TalkTalk, said: “We’re excited to bring this event to The Trafford Centre to celebrate half-term week, and the launch of Future Fibre in the city. Guests to the event will be able to work together to make it through our three escape rooms whilst experiencing all the benefits of Future Fibre – which uses the latest broadband technology to bring an ultrafast and ultra-reliable connection to Manchester.”

For any residents who want to know whether they can access TalkTalk’s Future Fibre plans can simply need to enter their postcode at: where they will be able to call to sign up to a plan or register interest.

Heart is the nation’s favourite commercial radio brand and the home of feel-good music for 9.6m weekly listeners.