It is common knowledge that Vietnamese puppetry is weak on training quality and short of students. Since the beginning, there have not been any formal classes on puppetry and the art has been informally passed from one generation to the next.
Since the end of 1980s, puppet artists have attended in only domestic training courses organized by puppet theaters and Cinema and Theater College. At the seminar on Vietnamese Puppetry Training”, with the attendance of many specialists in puppet performing and training, on February 27,2006., proposals have been discussed to develop Vietnamese puppetry training, including invitation of foreign professional teachers, sending people to study in developed countries.
The Central Puppet Theater and Training Department of Ministry of Culture and Information organized the seminar, aiming at modernizing Vietnamese puppetry.