Cirkus has been expanded several times, with the latest major addition being a new stage and artist loges in 1997/1998 to accommodate the musical Kristina from Duvemåla. During the 1999 autumn season, the parterre section was adapted and furnished with tables, building Sweden’s largest dinner show arena, which was inaugurated with the Joe Labero Show. Since then, Cirkus has hosted several bestselling dinner shows, most recently Peter Jöback’s From the heart that ran in the autumn 2018 season.
In many ways, Cirkus is known as the arena for major musicals. Several of Benny Andersson’s and Björn Ulvaeus’s Swedish musicals have been performed here. Kristina from Duvemåla, seen by over a million people in Sweden, ran here for the duration of its Stockholm performances. Chess was seen by over 500 000 people at Cirkus in 2002/2003 and the box-office success MAMMA MIA! premiered at Cirkus and was seen by 800 000 people from February 2005 to January 2007.