The Glendale Lyceum facilities are available to both members and non-members to host personal, social or business events.

The founding members incorporated the Glendale Lyceum in 1883 to promote higher education, social and friendly relations among members, and to provide literary, musical and social entertainment for its members, the Village of Glendale, and surrounding neighborhoods.

The Glendale Lyceum is a private, member-run social club, located in historic Glendale. In addition to our elegant clubhouse, we also offer members some of the area’s finest tennis and paddle tennis facilities.

The Glendale Lyceum is people. It is that ineffable spirit of Glendale itself that carries on tradition as it grows and changes, that melds newcomer with third generation families, that creates involvement in a wide range of functions. The many facets of the Glendale Lyceum, as outlined below, highlight the broad range of benefits our club offers its members.

Historic Facilities

Glendale Lyceum

Beyond the social and recreational offerings, the Lyceum facilities are available to both members and non-members to host personal, social or business events. Its quiet elegance and character makes the Lyceum an unforgettable setting for entertaining family, colleagues and friends.

Social Events

Social Events

The Lyceum provides a full range of social events for its members. The club traditionally hosts gala affairs, such as the annual black-tie Directors’ Ball, a Valentine’s Dinner, and a New Year’s Eve celebration. The Lyceum also holds festive events such as Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day picnics on the lawn. A Superbowl Party, Dinners of the Month and TGIF summer picnics are traditional member favorites.

Sporting Activities

Paddle Courts

Tennis and Paddle Tennis

No matter the weather, tennis enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy our clay tennis courts or lighted platform tennis courts. Whether you play to satisfy your competitive side or just enjoy casual play, you will appreciate the tennis tournaments, interclub tournaments and outings through the year. Our tennis pros are available for consult, group or individual lessons and offer a junior program for building a great tennis foundation.


Golf enthusiasts also find a connection at the Lyceum with fellow golfers during our annual golf outing and dinner, complete with awards.


A beautiful swimming pool, baby pool, multi-purpose building and patio provides family fun throughout the summer months. Members enjoy the carefree days of summer and pool games under the supervision of outstanding life guards. Swimming lessons are also available.

Youth Activities


The Lyceum is a truly special place for children to play, connect and enjoy the spirit of childhood. We offer a variety of social and educational events geared for youngsters only:

  • Easter Bunny Breakfast
  • Memorial Day Bike Parade
  • Kids’ Summer Day Camp
  • Tennis Camp & Lessons
  • Family Campout
  • Pool Parties
  • Polar Bear Dip on July 4th
  • Gingerbread House Decorating Event
  • Breakfast with Santa
  • Theatrical Productions

Enrichment Opportunities


No matter your age, the Lyceum offers many educational and cultural opportunities throughout the entire year:4

  • The Lyceum Dramatic Club
  • Monthly Dinners with speakers and programs
  • Children’s Theatrical Production
  • Gourmet Dinner Club
  • Book Club
  • Holiday Tea Party