The Harlequinade Club

During our 150 years of trading, Pollocks has seen so many wonderful things, crossed paths with inspiring people and heard rich stories of theatrical tradition, of delight-filled creativity, of entrancing paper play.

The Three Pollocks were made up of us: the Covent Garden shop. The Pollock’s Toy Museum,  who were  supported by The Pollock’s Charitable Trust whose mission is to promote intelligent discussion on toys and play. Since January 2023, Pollock’s Toy Museum has closed and is looking for a new home for the collection which is now managed by the Trust.
‘The Harlequinade Club’ is in spirit a place for those who want to be more closely involved with this magical world of all things ‘Benjamin Pollock’.

Please join us Holding Up the Queue, “the podcast from the shop floor”, it ran for 2 years from 2018-9, where Simon Seddon (the original shop manager) recalled stories, explored traditions and interviewed some of the fascinating people who we met on a daily basis.  It’s an irreverent and irregular take on esoteric thoughts, storytelling and unexpected corners of creativity, taking toys, toy theatres and the Harlequinade as its wellspring.
Only 6 episodes were released but you can still listen to the  podcast here

New arrivals

A Benjamin Pollock's Toyshop Original


A Benjamin Pollock's Toyshop Exclusive


A Benjamin Pollock's Toyshop Classic


A Benjamin Pollock's Toyshop Original