The Drama department is involved in various research activities and the staff regularly publishes academic articles. Various long term research projects (ESAT) has been managed by the department. The department also houses the South African Theatre Journal which is a forum for academic discussions on theatre in Africa.
The department also have a sources centre with texts, books and other archived material on South African theatre. Please note that (a) the centre is only for the use of postgraduate students, faculty and formally accredited researchers, and (b) all books and material can only be used in the Centre, and may not be taken out.