Ancient Thorikos is not in its entirety discussed by Pausanias, and therefore must have been almost deserted in his days. Thorikos was an important settlement in prehistoric times, and was also very important in the classical period. The town was considered a port and was important enough to be protected by a fortress. Antique remains currently show the foundations of countless classic houses, and the oldest stone theater in Attica, with a very special shape: instead of a semicircle, as usual, the stone seats form a half ellipse. At one end there is a temple of Dionysos, at the other a complex of small rooms.
Excavations in and around Thorikos are coordinated by the universities of Ghent and Utrecht. See their website.
Of great importance is the ongoing study of the theater and the publishing of the research data by the University of Ghent, led by Professor Roald Docter, who in their first publication calls for support for the research: http://www.ebsa.info/ pages / data / doc / Thorikos__ENG.pdf
Derived from his work is a photograph of a model of the oldest phase of the theater, with the temple of Dionysus.