People reacted on Twitter with confusion on Tuesday to the unveiling of the new National Arts Centre logo.

It comes as the NAC gears up for its 45th anniversary in June.

NAC spokesperson Rosemary Thompson explained that's it's meant to be a spotlight, which complements the new tagline, "Canada is our stage."

"It's based on the Canadian flag. The shape is the flag, but it's the size of a stage, and there's a spotlight, and there's an N, and it could be an A, and it could be a curtain opening. And, so, to me, it's really us shining a national spotlight on artists right across the country," Thompson said.