World-class viewing facilities in the heart of Manchester City Centre

We believe that the ambience of a viewing facility can make a huge difference to what you get out of your research, which is why our newly refurbished studios have been designed by researchers for researchers.

Introducing our Magic Marker!

There is a small foot pedal in each respondent room which allows the moderator to create markings in real-time that will appear in your HD MP4 room recordings.

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Studios prepared just for you.

All three of our studios feature an observation room, wi-fi access, comfortable furniture, air conditioning and essential AV equipment, and whether it’s focus groups, in-depth interviews or user-testing, we can set up your studio to perfectly suit your needs.

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In the heart of Manchester.

A stroll away from Manchester City Centre, you’ll have plenty to do before and after your research.

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Free parking.

Don’t worry about having to walk very far for your evening research – our car park is located just across the road from our facilities.

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I sent an email to my team asking whether they’d recommend viewing facilities in Manchester, and all I heard back was The Talking Shop. Word of mouth about you is certainly good.
MJ-C, Freshminds

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